Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Engineer and architect, of Dublin. Patrick Francis Leonard served his pupilage with Charles Hazlett Swiney, CE, and appears to have stayed on as his assistant. Following Swiney's death, circa 1868, he set up in independent practice.(1) He was engineer to Drumcondra Township perhaps from as early as 1876, when his plan for the Glasnevin and Drumcondra drainage scheme was published in the Irish Builder,(2) until his death in 1897,(3) when he was succeeded by MICHAEL JAMES BUCKLEY. MICHAEL JAMES BUCKLEY. (4) The Charles P. Leonard, also described as an architect and engineer, who practised from 34 Ormond Quay Lower and lived at 218 Clonliffe Road, in in the opening years of the twentieth century, was presumably his son or brother.(5)

ICEI: elected associate member, 7 February 1877;(6) raised to member, 1880.(7)

Addresses:(8) Work: 34 Ormond Quay Lower, 1874-76; 35 Ormond Quay Lower, 1876-87; 34 Ormond Quay Lower, 1888-1896.
Home: 8 Russell Terrace 1872-1877; St Margaret's, 218 Clonliffe Road, 1880 until death.

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References



(1) Information about Leonard's training and early career from ICEI Membership Applications, II, 48 (NLI microfilm, Pos. 9384).
(2) IB 18, 1 Dec 1876, plan in supplement.
(3) TICEI 27 (1897-98), report of council for 1897.
(4) IB 39, 15 Jun 1897, ?.
(5) Thom's Directory, 1900, 1903.
(6) TICEI 12 (1876-1879), 26.
(7) TICEI lists of members.
(8) From Jones's transcripts from Thom's directories.


12 work entries listed in chronological order for LEONARD, PATRICK FRANCIS


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Building: CO. ROSCOMMON, CASTLEPARK HOUSE
Date: 1873
Nature: New house, for Major D'Arcy. Contractor: M. O'Brien.
Refs: IAA, PKS B06/09, A06 (Feb 1873)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, DRUMCONDRA, DRAINAGE
Date: 1881-1886
Nature: Main drainage scheme for Drumcondra & Clonliffe. Contractor: Derwin & Boyland.
Refs: IAA, PKS 0644 (includes drawings), B11/35, B12/28, B13/16,

Building: CO. DUBLIN, BLANCHARDSTOWN, HOUSES
Date: 1884
Nature: Labourers' cottages, for North Dublin Union.
Refs: IB 26, 1 Apr 1884, 107

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, ARTANE, HOUSES
Date: 1884
Nature: Labourers' cottage, for North Dublin Union.
Refs: IB 26, 1 Apr 1884, 107

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, COOLOCK, HOUSES
Date: 1884
Nature: Labourers' cottages, for North Dublin Union.
Refs: IB 26, 1 Apr 1884, 107

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HOWTH, HOUSES
Date: 1884
Nature: Labourers' cottages, for North Dublin Union.
Refs: IB 26, 1 Apr 1884, 107

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, RAHENY, HOUSES
Date: 1884
Nature: Labourers' cottages for North Dublin Union.
Refs: IB 26, 1 Apr 1884, 107

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, SUTTON, HOUSES
Date: 1884
Nature: Labourers' cottages, for North Dublin Union.
Refs: IB 26, 1 Apr 1884, 107

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, JONES'S ROAD, DUBLIN WHISKEY DISTILLERY
Date: 1885
Nature: Extensive bonded stores.
Refs: IB 27, 1 Jul 1885, ? (B of I ref. says 'p.I'); The Industries of Dublin (London: Spencer Blackett, n.d.), 48-49(illus.)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HOWTH, HOUSES (009)
Date: 1887
Nature: 9 labourers' cottages in Howth & Kilbarrack Upper.
Refs: IB 29, 15 Mar 1887, ? (B of I ref given as 'p.I')

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, KILBARRACK UPPER, HOUSES
Date: 1887
Nature: 9 labourers' cottages in Howth & Kilbarrack Upper.
Refs: IB 29, 15 Mar 1887, ? (B of I ref given as 'p.I')

Building: CO. DUBLIN, BALLYBRACK, WATER SUPPLY
Date: 1891
Nature: Reported on the Killiney & Ballybrack Township water supply for the Township Commissioners, 1884, and designed water supply system for the township, 1891.
Refs: IB 26,15 Nov 1884, ?; 33, 1 Dec 1891, 275