Stone cutter and marble mason, of Dublin, active from 1839 or earlier. In Pettigrew & Oulton's Dublin Almanac for 1847 he appears in partnership with Andrew Kirwan. His altar for the Franciscan Church in Henry Street, Limerick, was described in the Catholic Directory for 1848 as 'one of the most splendid pieces of Irish manufacture, equal to any of the kind in Rome, at one fourth the cost'. He appears to have died in 1867; in May of that year his widow placed advertisements in the Freeman's Journal which announced that she was carrying on her late husband's business.
Addresses: 29 Paradise Row, <=1839->=1841; 101 Upper Dorset Street, 1844; 17 Bolton Street,<=1847->=1867.
All information in this entry not otherwise attributed is from the Post Office Directory, Pettigrew & Oulton's Dublin Almanac and Thom's Official Directory.
Freeman's Journal, 14,21 May 1867
8 work entries listed in chronological order for KIRWAN, MICHAEL *
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||CO. KILDARE, NEWBRIDGE, CHURCH OF ST CONLETH (RC)
||New church in early Norman Gothic style, for Rev. Timothy Kavanagh, PP. FS laid 1847 by Rt. Rev. Dr Haley. Walls pierced by 10 double lancet windows. Stained glass of SS Briget & Conleth gift of J. O'Donohue of Rosehard House. Altar by Kirwan, Bolton St, Dublin.
IB 1, I Mar 1859, 32; B 17, 5 Mar 1859, 173; John McEvoy, ed., The Churches of Kildare and Leighlin 2000 AD (Strasbourg: Editions du Signe, 2000), 116(illus.)..