Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Cork born sculptor, for biography and works of whom see W.G. Strickland, A Dictionary of Irish Artists (1913), I, 587-592, and Paula Murphy, Nineteenth-Century Irish Sculpture:  Native Genius Reaffirmed  (Yale University Press:  New Haven & London, 2010), 52-57. He was the father of JOSEPH ROBINSON KIRK. JOSEPH ROBINSON KIRK.

RHA: founder member, 1823.

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50 work entries listed in chronological order for KIRK, THOMAS *


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Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, YARNHALL STREET, NO. 001 (LINEN HALL)
Date: 1808
Nature: Statue of George IV
Refs: Half-size model exh. RHA 1827, no. 289; S.C. Hall, Dublin & Wicklow (1853), 22; B 32, 21 Feb 1874, 151;  Paula Murphy, Nineteenth-Century Irish Sculpture:  Native Genius Reaffirmed  (Yale University Press:  New Haven & London, 2010), 12.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, O'CONNELL STREET LOWER, NELSON MONUMENT
Date: 1808ca
Nature: Statue of Nelson on top of pillar.
Refs: W.G. Strickland, A Dictionary of Irish Artists (1913), I, 590;  Paula Murphy, Nineteenth-Century Irish Sculpture:  Native Genius Reaffirmed  (Yale University Press:  New Haven & London, 2010), 13-14.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, COLLEGE GREEN, BANK OF IRELAND
Date: 1808p
Nature: Relief of military trophies over entrance to guard house in Foster Place. TK paid £232.1s for same. Also designed statue of George III, executed by John Bacon the younger, 1813.
Refs: J. Warburton, J. Whitelaw & R. Walsh, History of the City of Dublin (1818), I, 533;  F.G. Hall, The Bank of Ireland 1783-1946 (1949), 468;  Paula Murphy, Nineteenth-Century Irish Sculpture:  Native Genius Reaffirmed  (Yale University Press:  New Haven & London, 2010),

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MARLBOROUGH STREET, ST MARY'S PRO-CATHEDRAL (RC)
Date: 1810
Nature: Monument to William and Ann Bayly probably by TK.
Refs: H. Potterton, Irish Church Monuments 1570-1880 (UAHS, 1975), 57

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MARLBOROUGH STREET, ST MARY'S PRO-CATHEDRAL (RC)
Date: 1810
Nature: Monument to Rev. Thomas Clarke.
Refs: Statues of Piety and Charity exh. Society of Artists of Ireland, Dublin, 1810, no. 239; H. Potterton, Irish Church Monuments 1570-1880 (UAHS, 1975), 57

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, CAHIR, GOTHIC BUILDING
Date: 1813
Nature: TK executes series of heads for gothic building, erecting (or erected) by Lord Caher.
Refs: Heads exh. Society of Artists of the City of Dublin, 1813, nos.227,228

Building: CO. SLIGO, ROSSES POINT, METAL MAN
Date: 1815-22
Nature: 12-foot-high statue of 'A British Tar' erected as a beacon, for the Ballast Board. Sketch exh. Dublin, 1815. Model exh. London, 1817. Town & Harbour Commissioners advertise for stone pillar 10 ft above high water upon which to place metal man, 'now lying on the quay', 1822.. Commissioners decide to paint same, 1825 same, 1825.
Refs: Sketch exh. Hibernian Society of Artists, Dublin, 1815, no. 172;  model. exh. London, 1817;  William Gregory Wood Martin, History of Sligo, county and town, from the earliest ages to the close of the reign of Queen Elizabeth (to the present time) (Dublin, 1882-92), III, 224;  W.G. Strickland, A Dictionary of Irish Artists (1913), I, 592;  illus. in National Inventory of Architectural Heritage http://www.buildingsofireland.ie /niah/search.jsp?type=record&county=SL&regno=32304007 (last visited 7 Oct 2008).

Building: CO. MEATH, TRIM, WELLINGTON PLACE, WELLINGTON MONUMENT
Date: 1817
Nature: Statue of Wellington on column by TK.
Refs: Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 519

Building: CO. DOWN, NEWRY, ST MARY STREET, CHURCH OF ST MARY (CI)
Date: 1817p
Nature: Monument to James Wright.
Refs: H. Potterton, Irish Church Monuments 1570-1880 (UAHS, 1975), 57

Building: CO. LOUTH, DUNDALK, CHURCH STREET, CHURCH OF ST NICHOLAS (CI)
Date: 1819
Nature: Monument to George Gillichan (d. 1817) with Good Samaritan relief.
Refs: H. Potterton, Irish Church Monuments 1570-1880 (UAHS, 1975), 57; Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 264;  Paula Murphy, Nineteenth-Century Irish Sculpture:  Native Genius Reaffirmed  (Yale University Press:  New Haven & London, 2010), 54(illus.).

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CHRISTCHURCH PLACE, CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL (CI)
Date: 1822p
Nature: Monument to Sir Samuel Auchmuty (d. 1822)
Refs: W.G. Strickland, A Dictionary of Irish Artists (1913), I, 588; H. Potterton, Irish Church Monuments 1570-1880 (UAHS, 1975), 56;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 335.



Building: CO. MEATH, RATHMOLYON, CHURCH (CI)
Date: 1823p
Nature: Monument to Rev. S. Conway Benning (d. 1823)
Refs: Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 459

Building: CO. ARMAGH, DRUMSALLAN, CHURCH OF THE HOLY TRINITY (CI)
Date: 1823p
Nature: Wall monument to James Johnston (d. 1823).
Refs: Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 326.


Building: CO. LIMERICK, LIMERICK, PERY SQUARE, SPRING-RICE MONUMENT
Date: 1826
Nature: Statue of Thomas Spring Rice placed on top of monument designed by H.A. Baker.
Refs: Model? exh. RHA 1826, no. 400

Building: CO. CARLOW, CARLOW, CHURCH OF ST MARY (CI)
Date: 1828
Nature: Monument to Jane, wife of Rev. George Vernon.
Refs: Alto-relievo forming part of monument exh. RHA 1828, no. 350 (?and 1829, no. 284); H. Potterton, Irish Church Monuments 1570-1880 (UAHS, 1975), 56

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, PATRICK STREET, ST PATRICK'S CATHEDRAL (CI)
Date: 1828
Nature: Monument to Dr Spray; H. Potterton, Irish Church Monuments 1570-1880| (UAHS, 1975), 56
Refs: Bust exh. RHA 1828, no. 349;

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MARLBOROUGH STREET, ST MARY'S PRO-CATHEDRAL (RC)
Date: 1828p
Nature: Monument to Thomas Dillon with Good Samaritan relief 'may safely be attributed to Thomas Kirk'
Refs: H. Potterton, Irish Church Monuments 1570-1880 (UAHS, 1975), 57;  attribution supported by Paula Murphy, Nineteenth-Century Irish Sculpture:  Native Genius Reaffirmed  (Yale University Press:  New Haven & London, 2010), 54-55;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 130.



Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, PATRICK STREET, ST PATRICK'S CATHEDRAL (CI)
Date: 1829
Nature: Monument to Thomas Ball (d.1813). For Friendly Brothers of St Patrick.
Refs: Model of part of monument exh. RHA 1828, no. 355; H. Potterton, Irish Church Monuments 1570-1880 (UAHS, 1975), 56;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 623. 

Building: CO. CLARE, KILRUSH, CHURCH (CI)
Date: 1830
Nature: Monument to John Ormsby Vandeleur (d. 1828)
Refs: Part of monument exh. RHA 1830, no. 284; H. Potterton, Irish Church Monuments 1570-1880 (UAHS, 1975), 57

Building: CO. CAVAN, REDHILLS (NEAR), CHURCH (CI, KILLOUGHTER PARISH)
Date: 1831
Nature: Monument to John Boyle Whyte (d. 1827) and James Whyte (d. 1830) erectedby their mother.
Refs: Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 516.


Building: CO. LOUTH, BALLYMASCANLON, CHURCH OF ST MARY (CI)
Date: 1831p
Nature: Monument to James McClelland (d. 1831).
Refs: Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 144

Building: CO. DOWN, GREYABBEY, CHURCH OF ST SAVIOUR (CI)
Date: 1831p
Nature: Monument to William Montgomery (d. 1831).
Refs: H. Potterton, Irish Church Monuments 1570-1880 (UAHS, 1975), 57

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CHRISTCHURCH PLACE, CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL (CI)
Date: 1832a
Nature: Monument to Thomas Abbott, LLD.
Refs: W.G. Strickland, A Dictionary of Irish Artists (1913), I, 588; H. Potterton, Irish Church Monuments 1570-1880 (UAHS, 1975), 56; Paula Murphy, Nineteenth-Century Irish Sculpture:  Native Genius Reaffirmed  (Yale University Press:  New Haven & London, 2010), 53(illus., fig. 54);  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 335.

Building: CO. ARMAGH, GRANGE (LOUGHGALL), CHURCH OF ST AIDAN (CI)
Date: 1832p
Nature: Monument to Sir Capel Molyneux (d. 1832) with portrait bust.
Refs: Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 524.


Building: CO. MONAGHAN, MONAGHAN, CHURCH SQUARE, CHURCH OF ST PATRICK (CI)
Date: 1833p
Nature: Tablet to Francis Cole (d. 1833).
Refs: H. Potterton, Irish Church Monuments 1570-1880 (UAHS, 1975), 57

Building: CO. ARMAGH, TANDRAGEE, CHURCH OF ST MARK (CI, BALLYMORE PARISH)
Date: 1833p
Nature: Monument to William Loftie (d. 1833)
Refs: Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 541.


Building: CO. FERMANAGH, COLETRAIN, CHURCH OF ST RONAN (CI, AGHALURCHER PARISH)
Date: 1834p
Nature: Monument to Sir Henry Brooke (d. 1834)
Refs: Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North West Ulster (1979), 202

Building: CO. MONAGHAN, MONAGHAN, CHURCH SQUARE, CHURCH OF ST PATRICK (CI)
Date: 1834p
Nature: Tablet to Richard Jackson (d. 1834).
Refs: H. Potterton, Irish Church Monuments 1570-1880 (UAHS, 1975), 57

Building: CO. CAVAN, BALLYHAISE, CHURCH (CI, CASTLETERRA PARISH)
Date: 1834p;1837p
Nature: Monument (signed) to Anna Maria Humphreys (d. 1837) and probably also similar monument Tto William Humphreys (d. 1834).
Refs: Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 165.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CHRISTCHURCH PLACE, CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL (CI)
Date: 1835
Nature: Monument to Nathaniel Sneyd.
Refs: Figure of Sneyd exh. RHA 1835, no. 308, model exh. 1828, no. 207; W.G. Strickland, A Dictionary of Irish Artists (1913), I, 591; H. Potterton, Irish Church Monuments 1570-1880 (UAHS, 1975), 56; Paula Murphy, Nineteenth-Century Irish Sculpture:  Native Genius Reaffirmed  (Yale University Press:  New Haven & London, 2010), 54(illus., Fig.55).

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MARY STREET, ST MARY'S CHURCH (CI)
Date: 1835p
Nature: Monument to Robert Morrison (d.1835), in form of Greek marble sarcophagus.
Refs: Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 90.

Building: CO. MONAGHAN, TYHOLLAND, CHURCH OF ST SILLIAN (CI)
Date: 1836p
Nature: Monument to Rev. Charles Henry Crookshank (d. 1836).
Refs: Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 561.


Building: CO. CORK, ROSSCARBERY, CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF ST FACHTNA (CI)
Date: 1837p
Nature: Monument to Rev. Horatio Townsend with Good Samaritan relief.
Refs: H. Potterton, Irish Church Monuments 1570-1880 (UAHS, 1975), 57

Building: CO. DOWN, COMBER, CHURCH OF ST MARY (CI)
Date: 1837p
Nature: Monument to George Hill (d. 1837) with Good Samaritan relief and kneeling figure of Grief under a willow tree.
Refs: H. Potterton, Irish Church Monuments 1570-1880 (UAHS, 1975), 56;  Paula Murphy, Nineteenth-Century Irish Sculpture:  Native Genius Reaffirmed  (Yale University Press:  New Haven & London, 2010), 54(illus.).

Building: CO. CAVAN, KILMORE (CAVAN), CATHEDRAL OF ST FETHLIMIDH (CI)
Date: 1837p
Nature: Monument to Cosby Nesbitt (d. 1837).
Refs: Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 393.


Building: CO. CAVAN, CAVAN, CHURCH (CI, URNEY PARISH)
Date: 1838p
Nature: Monument to Nathaniel Sneyd (d. 1833) probably by TK.
Refs: H. Potterton, Irish Church Monuments 1570-1880 (UAHS, 1975), 56

Building: CO. CAVAN, CAVAN, CHURCH (CI, URNEY PARISH)
Date: 1838p
Nature: Monument to Rev. Joseph Storey (d. 1838).
Refs: H. Potterton, Irish Church Monuments 1570-1880 (UAHS, 1975), 56;  Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 250.

Building: CO. LIMERICK, LIMERICK, BRIDGE STREET, CATHEDRAL OF ST MARY (CI)
Date: 1840p
Nature: Memoiral to Denis Fitzgerald Mahony (d. 1840).
Refs: Paula Murphy, Nineteenth-Century Irish Sculpture:  Native Genius Reaffirmed  (Yale University Press:  New Haven & London, 2010), 54.

Building: CO. ARMAGH, ARMAGH, MALL, CHURCH OF ST MARK (CI)
Date: 1840p
Nature: Wall monument to Rev. Robert Miller, d. 1840.
Refs: Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 116.

Building: CO. MONAGHAN, MONAGHAN, CHURCH SQUARE, CHURCH OF ST PATRICK (CI)
Date: 1841
Nature: Monument to Lady Rossmore (d. 1807), 'The Parting Glance'.
Refs: Alto-relievo exh. RHA 1842, no. 659; H. Potterton, Irish Church Monuments 1570-1880 (UAHS, 1975), 57;  St Patrick's Church, Monaghan (illustrated booklet published by St Patrick's Church post 2002), 10(illus.);  Paula Murphy, Nineteenth-Century Irish Sculpture:  Native Genius Reaffirmed  (Yale University Press:  New Haven & London, 2010), 54(illus., Fig. 56);  Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 466.
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Building: CO. MONAGHAN, MONAGHAN, CHURCH SQUARE, CHURCH OF ST PATRICK (CI)
Date: 1841
Nature: Monument to Hon. Charles Westenra, 'The Soldier's Funeral'.
Refs: Alto-relievo exh. RHA 1841, no. 402, and 1842, no. 661; H. Potterton, Irish Church Monuments 1570-1880 (UAHS, 1975), 57;  St Patrick's Church, Monaghan (illustrated booklet published by St Patrick's Church post 2002),11(illus.);  Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 466.

Building: CO. TYRONE, CALEDON, CALEDON MONUMENT
Date: 1841
Nature: Statue of Du Pré, 2nd Earl of Caledon for top of column.
Refs: Model exh. RHA 1841, no. 401; Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North West Ulster (1979), 161

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CHRISTCHURCH PLACE, CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL (CI)
Date: 1843
Nature: Monument to Sir John Stevenson, unfinished.
Refs: W.G. Strickland, A Dictionary of Irish Artists (1913), I, 591; H. Potterton, Irish Church Monuments 1570-1880 (UAHS, 1975), 56

Building: CO. CAVAN, ASHFIELD, CHURCH (CI)
Date: 1843p
Nature: Wall monument to Henry John Clements (d. 1843) with portrait medallion.
Refs: Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 291.


Building: CO. MAYO, CASTLEBAR, O'MALLEY MONUMENT
Date: 1844
Nature: Column with statue in memory of General George O'Malley.
Refs: Sketch model of statue exh. RHA 1844, no. 433;  Paula Murphy, Nineteenth-Century Irish Sculpture:  Native Genius Reaffirmed  (Yale University Press:  New Haven & London, 2010), 26,55(illus.). 

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MARLBOROUGH STREET, ST MARY'S PRO-CATHEDRAL (RC)
Date: 1845
Nature: Sculpture in pediment of E portico depicting the Virgin with Saints Laurence and Kevin.
Refs: Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 129.


Building: CO. KILKENNY, KILKENNY, COACH ROAD, CATHEDRAL OF ST CANICE (CI)
Date: ?
Nature: Monument to Rev. Robert Fowler, Bishop of Ossory.
Refs: H. Potterton, Irish Church Monuments 1570-1880 (UAHS, 1975), 57

Building: CO. MAYO, BALLINROBE, CHURCH (CI)
Date: ?
Nature: Monument to Thomas Routtledge with Good Samaritan relief 'almost certainly by Kirk'.
Refs: H. Potterton, Irish Church Monuments 1570-1880 (UAHS, 1975), 56

Building: CO. CLARE, KILRUSH, CHURCH (CI)
Date: ?
Nature: Monument to Col. Seymour Vandeleur.
Refs: H. Potterton, Irish Church Monuments 1570-1880 (UAHS, 1975), 57

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, DAWSON STREET, ST ANN'S CHURCH (CI)
Date: ?
Nature: 'several memorials by Kirk...among them Rev. Cotton, Bishoip Dickinson, and Daniel McKay'.  Also 1st Baron Mount Sandford and Anne Alder.(Casey).
Refs: H. Potterton, Irish Church Monuments 1570-1880 (UAHS, 1975), 56;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 470.