Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Engineer and architect, of Dublin. According to the 1911 census, George Tighe Moore, a native of Clonee, Co. Meath, was born in 1869 or 1870. He entered the Royal College of Science, graduating with a Diploma in Engineering in 1891. He then spent two years in the office of the city engineer, SPENCER HARTY SPENCER HARTY , moving to the office of the City Architect, CHARLES JAMES MCCARTHY CHARLES JAMES MCCARTHY , in 1893.   In 1895 he was elected McCarthy's assistant.(1) He remained in the employment of the Corporation until September 1898, when he resigned and set up in private practice at 184 Great Brunswick Street.  Soon afterwards he formed a brief partnership with FRANCIS XAVIER AYLWARD FRANCIS XAVIER AYLWARD , practising as MOORE & MOORE & amp; AYLWARD  AYLWARD from circa 1901 to circa 1903.(2) In By 1905 he had been appointed permanent engineer to Rathdrum District Council at a salary of £200 per annum(3) and he was also architect and engineer to Rathdown Union Board of Guardians. He was appointed architect for major works at the Portrane and Richmond lunatic asylums in 1908(4) and for a large housing scheme at Arklow, Co. Wicklow, in 1910.(5) His practice appears to have consisted chiefly of public works - hospitals, workhouse improvements, dispensaries and housing - and commercial buildings.



Moore was for a time a member of Dublin Corporation. He died, unexpectedly and comparatively young on 28 August 1912, after an operation for peritonitis.   He had been married to a daughter of the Sub-Sheriff of Dublin, John Clancy, but was a widower at the time of the 1911 census, when he was living in a boarding house in Sandycove. His works in hand were taken over by CYRIL KEEFE  CYRIL KEEFE and JOHN JOSEPH ROBINSON JOHN JOSEPH ROBINSON , who practised as G.T. MOORE, KEEFE & KEEFE & amp; ROBINSON ROBINSON (6) until about 1916.(7)  He was succeeded as architect and engineer to Rathdown Board of Guardians by PATRICK HARNETT MCCARTHY. PATRICK HARNETT MCCARTHY. (8)



ICEI: elected associate, 1894; transferred to rank of associate member, 6 December 1899;(9) transferred to member, 1908.

RCSI: associate by 1900.



Addresses: Work:(10) 184 Great Brunswick Street, <=1899->=1903;(11) 1 & 2 Foster Place, 1904 until death.(12)

Home: Glenburn, Sutton Road, Howth, 1898; Ballantree, Sandycove Avenue West, Dun Laoghaire, 1907;  8 Sandycove Avenue, Dun Laoghaire, 1911;  Moorevale, Clonee, Co. Meath, 1912.(13)



See WORKS; see also works of MOORE & MOORE & amp; AYLWARD. AYLWARD.



References

All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from ICEI membership applications, III, 15, from the obituaries of Moore in the Irish Times, 30 Aug 1912, IB 54, 14 Sep 1912, 526 and TICEI 39 (1913), 219-220 , and from Thom's and Post Office directories.

(1) IB 37, 15 Aug 1895, 203; see also Irish Times, 11 Aug 1896. Moore gives a different account of his training in his rejected application for membership of the RIAI in 1898, where he says that he served a three-year apprenticeship to McCarthy and remained McCarthy's assistant for a further five years until Sep 1898 (IAA, RIAI office archives (Acc. 93/136), membership forms 1878-1909 (extremely fragile).  His resignation is reported in Irish Times, 9 Sep 1898. 
(2) IB 43, 13 Mar 1901, 656; 45, 2 Jul 1903, 1844.
(3) IB 47, 6 May 1905, 317. According to Moore's aplication for full membership of the ICEI, dated 18 Feb 1908, he had been in the post 'for the past five years'.
(4) IB 50, 25 Jul 1908, 449.
(5) IB 52, 19 Feb 1910, 117.
(6) IB 54, 12 Oct 1912, 580.
(7) Confusingly they subsequently joined forces with ROBERT DONNELLY and JAMES MOORE, to form the partnership of DONNELLY, MOORE, KEEFE & ROBINSON.
(8) Irish Times, 26 Sep 1912.
(9) TICEI 28 (1898-1901), ?.
(10) From membership lists in TICEI unless otherwise stated.
(11) IB 45, 13 Aug 1903, 1932.
(12) IB 46, 24 Sep 1904, 634.
(13) Irish Times, 30 Aug 1912.


69 work entries listed in chronological order for MOORE, GEORGE TIGHE


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Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, GEORGE'S STREET SOUTH GREAT, NO. 070-71 (W. HOLMES)
Date: 1903
Nature: Enlargement and rebuilding. 5 storey front of Ruabon brick with limestone dressings.
Refs: IB 45, 16 Jul,13 Aug 1903, 1880,1932

Building: CO. WICKLOW, RATHDRUM, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1904
Nature: Alts. & imps. to chapel.
Refs: Wicklow Newsletter, 24 Dec 1904

Building: CO. WICKLOW, DUNGANSTOWN, DISPENSARY & DISPENSARY RESIDENCE
Date: 1904
Nature: Tenders invited for erection of same
Refs: IB 46, 31 Dec 1904, 894; B 87, 24 Dec 1904, 680

Building: CO. WICKLOW, DUNGANSTOWN, DISPENSARY & DISPENSARY RESIDENCE
Date: 1904
Nature: -
Refs: IB 46, 31 Dec 1904, 894

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUN LAOGHAIRE, EBLANA AVENUE, TECHNICAL SCHOOLS
Date: 1904-07
Nature: GTM selected to prepare plans for same. Tenders invited Jan 1906. Plumbing and gas fitting by T.W. Little.
Refs: IB 46, 24 Sep 1904, 634; 49, 26 Jan 1907, 60; B 90, 13 Jan 1906, 54 (advt. for tenders)

Building: CO. WEXFORD, NEW ROSS, DRAPERY PREMISES (BROWN)
Date: 1905
Nature: New drapery premises being rebuilt.
Refs: IB 47, 7 Oct 1905, 705

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, GRAFTON STREET, NO. 038
Date: 1905
Nature: Rebuilding of premises formerly occupied by Mssrs. Johnson & Oldham (?for James Tallon).
Refs: IB 47, 11 Feb 1905, ?;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 520.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, GRAFTON STREET, PREMISES
Date: 1905
Nature: Being rebuilt.
Refs: IB 47, 11 Feb 1905, 81

Building: CO. WICKLOW, MOUNT USHER (ASHFORD)
Date: 1906
Nature: Gate lodge for Geo. Walpole.
Refs: IB 49, 6 Apr 1907, 252

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, SHERIFF STREET LOWER, NO. 001-2 (P. MACKEN & CO.)
Date: 1906
Nature: Alts. & adds. Contractor: Pat Shortall.
Refs: IB 48, 3 Nov 1906, 888

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUN LAOGHAIRE, ALBERT ROAD, HOUSES (002)
Date: 1906
Nature: 2 villas for Mr A.K. McDonald. Contractor: L. Monks.
Refs: IB 48, 20 Oct 1906, 850

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUN LAOGHAIRE, MARINE ROAD, GRAND CENTRAL HOTEL
Date: 1906
Nature: New hotel incourse of construction for Mr Hynes, member of Urban District Council (i.e. Philip P. Hynes). Contractor: Byrne & Son, Fairview.
Refs: IB 48, 22 Sep 1906, 770

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUN LAOGHAIRE, SANDYCOVE AVENUE WEST, HOUSE
Date: 1906
Nature: Contractor: L. Monks. Tender of £800.
Refs: IB 48, 20 Oct 1906, 850

Building: CO. DUBLIN, LOUGHLINSTOWN, RATHDOWN UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1906
Nature: Sanitary accommodation, for Rathdown Union Board of Guardians.
Refs: IB 48, 14 Jul,8 Sep 1906, 564,730

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, GRAFTON STREET, NO. 070 (AMERICAN SHOE CO.)
Date: 1906-07
Nature: Alts., including increasing width, new stairs and opening entrance in Grafton St.
Refs: IB 48, 11 Aug 1906, 648; 49, 26 Jan 1907, 60

Building: CO. WICKLOW, ANNAMOE, DISPENSARY & DOCTOR'S RESIDENCE
Date: 1906-08
Nature: New dispensary for Rathdrum Rural District Council. Tender of Alex McGowan, Arklow, accepted, but tenders invited again in 1907, when tender of P.F. Kinlan, Greystones, for £1,558 accepted.
Refs: IB 48, 14,28 Jul,20 Oct 1906, 564,606,847; 49, 21 Sep 1907, 661; 50, 25 Jul 1908, 465; Wicklow Newsletter, 21 Jul 1906, 5 Oct 1907

Building: CO. WICKLOW, WICKLOW, HOUSES (004)
Date: 1907
Nature: 4 labourers' cottages for Wicklow RDC.
Refs: IB 49, 9 Feb 1907, 100

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HENRY STREET, NO. 048
Date: 1907
Nature: Alts. for J. Purcell, Talbot St. Tenders invited.
Refs: IB 49, 6 Apr 1907, 252

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, KING STREET NORTH, NO. 153-155 (MACKEN & CO.)
Date: 1907
Nature: Tenders to be invited shortly for extensive alts.
Refs: IB 49, 14 Dec 1907, 861

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MOREHAMPTON ROAD, NO. 040
Date: 1907
Nature: Garage., for James O'Connor, Esq., BI.
Refs: IB 49, 26 Jan 1907, 60

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUN LAOGHAIRE, GLASTHULE, NO. 010-11
Date: 1907
Nature: Rebuilding. Tender of Frank Weaver, Kingstown, of £1,200 accepted.
Refs: IB 49, Apr 1907, 254

Building: CO. DUBLIN, LOUGHLINSTOWN, RATHDOWN UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1907
Nature: Tenders invited for fixing new drying horses in laundry and repairs to ceiling of drying room.
Refs: IB 49, 21 Sep 1907, 662

Building: CO. WICKLOW, WICKLOW, ABBEY STREET, PREMISES
Date: 1908
Nature: Rebuilding, for Sylvester Delahunt, TC. Tenders received.
Refs: IB 50, 21 Mar,18 Apr 1908, 182,247

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, ANNESLEY PLACE, HOUSE
Date: 1908
Nature: Contractor: P. Shortall.
Refs: IB 50, 27 Jun 1908, 406

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, BENBURB STREET, NO. 001 (J.J. NEVIN)
Date: 1908
Nature: Rebuilding of licensed premises for J.J. Nevin. contractor: P. Shortall.
Refs: IB 50, 5,19 Sep 1908, 552,579

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CASTLE AVENUE (CLONTARF), CLONTARF CRICKET & TENNIS CLUB
Date: 1908
Nature: New pavilion. Contractor: Farmer Bros, Nottingham St.
Refs: IB 50, 13 Jun 1908, 373

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, KING STREET NORTH, NO. 153-155
Date: 1908
Nature: Rebuilding. Contractor: P. Shortall, York St.
Refs: IB 50, 27 Jun 1908, 406

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, SUMMERHILL, NO. 069
Date: 1908
Nature: Tenders to be invited shortly for rebuilding of premises for Mr E. Lloyd.
Refs: IB 50, 8 Feb 1908, 85

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUN LAOGHAIRE, ?, PREMISES
Date: 1908
Nature: New premises, for R. Cooke being built by Frazer, Bray.
Refs: IB 49, 12 Jan 1907, 24

Building: CO. WICKLOW, KILPEDDER, SEWERAGE
Date: 1908-09
Nature: Sewerage, erection of oil engine sewage pump &c., for Rathdrum RDC.
Refs: IB 50, 12 Dec 1908, 781; 51, 7 Aug 1909, 510

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, GRANGEGORMAN, RICHMOND LUNATIC ASYLUM
Date: 1908-09
Nature: Extension. New female wing, begun Oct 1909. Contractors: G. & T. Crampton and T. Mackey.
Refs: IB 50, 25 Jul,28 Nov 1908, 449,737; 51, 6 Feb,12 Jun,7 Aug 1909, 81,374,501;  Freeman's Journal, 21 Aug, 18 Sep,26 Dec 1908,22,29 May,8 Oct 1909;  B 96, 29 May 1909, 658 (advt. for tenders);  Ruth McManus, Crampton Built (Dublin: G. & T. Crampton, 2008), 25,27(illus.)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUN LAOGHAIRE, PATRICK STREET, NO. 099-101 (KINGSTOWN DISPENSARY, 1909)
Date: 1908-09
Nature: New dispensary for Rathdown Union Board of Guardians. Tenders invited, 1908. Work completed by Nov 1909. Loan of £1,500 sanctioned by Board of Works, Nov 1909.
Refs: IB 50, 25 Jul 1908, 462;  Freeman's Journal, 18 Nov 1909.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, PORTRANE, LUNATIC ASYLUM
Date: 1908-09
Nature: GTM appointed architect for new isolation hospital and alts. in existing male and female acute blocks. Estimated cost: £40,000. Tenders invited, May 1909.
Refs: IB 50, 25 Jul,8 Aug 1908, 449,493; 51, 6 Feb,12 Jun 1909, 81,374;  Freeman's Journal, 21 Aug,18 Sep,16 Oct,26 Dec 1908,22,29 May 1909;  B 96, 29 May 1909, 658 (advt. for tenders).

Building: CO. DUBLIN, STILLORGAN, STILLORGAN ROAD, DISPENSARY & CARETAKER'S RESIDENCE
Date: 1908-09
Nature: Tenders invited for erection of same for £850, for Rathdown Board of Guardians.
Refs: IB 50, 2 May,25 Jul 1908, 285,465

Building: CO. DUBLIN, BRITTAS, CROOKSLING SANATORIUM
Date: 1908-1911
Nature: New sanatorium for consumptives, for Dublin Joint Hospital Board. Opened Jun 1911. Contractor: Mssrs. Scott, Usher's Quay.
Refs: Freeman's Journal, 21 Sep 1908,6 Nov,18 Dec 1909; IB 50, 17 Oct 1908, 621; 51, 20 Mar,1 May,27 Nov,25 Dec 1909, 177,277,756,826; 53, 10 Jun 1911, 386

Building: CO. WICKLOW, RATHNEW, WATERWORKS
Date: 1908a
Nature: For Rathdrum RDC.
Refs: ICEI membership applications, III, 15

Building: CO. WICKLOW, KILPEDDER, DRAINAGE
Date: 1908a
Nature: For Rathdrum RDC.
Refs: ICEI membership applications, III, 15

Building: CO. WICKLOW, RATHDRUM, SEWERAGE
Date: 1908a
Nature: For Rathdrum RDC.
Refs: ICEI membership applications, III, 15

Building: CO. WICKLOW, ARKLOW, SEWERAGE
Date: 1908a
Nature: Fopr Rathdrum RDC.
Refs: ICEI membership applications, III, 15

Building: CO. WICKLOW, KILCOOLE, FOUNTAINS (002)
Date: 1909
Nature: For Rathdrum RDC.
Refs: IB 51, 6 Feb 1909, 91

Building: CO. WICKLOW, AUGHRIM, MEDICAL OFFICER'S RESIDENCE
Date: 1909
Nature: Painting & repairs, for Rathdrum Board of Guardians.
Refs: IB 51, 10 Jul 1909, 438

Building: CO. WICKLOW, ARKLOW, MEDICAL OFFICER'S RESIDENCE
Date: 1909
Nature: Painting & repairs, for Rathdrum Board of Guardians.
Refs: IB 51, 10 Jul 1909, 438

Building: CO. WICKLOW, ARKLOW, FORESTERS' HALL
Date: 1909
Nature: Designs completed for same. Contractor: L. O'Toole.
Refs: IB 51, 26 Jun 1909, 405; Wicklow Newsletter, 22 May,31 Jul 1909

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, AMIENS STREET, NO. 045 (JOHN MULLETT)
Date: 1909
Nature: Structural alts & fitting of new shop front, for Mr Mullett. Contractor: P. Shortall, Temple St.
Refs: IB 51, 24 Jul 1909, 469

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, O'CONNELL STREET UPPER, NO. 067
Date: 1909
Nature: Alterations to premises lately occupied by Norwich Union. Contractor: P. Shortall.
Refs: IB 51, 16 Oct 1909, 661

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, WELLINGTON QUAY, NO. 008-9 (PETER CEPPI & SONS)
Date: 1909
Nature: Rebuilding of shop premises. Contractor: P/ Shortall.
Refs: IB 51, 20 Mar 1909, 177

Building: CO. DUBLIN, LOUGHLINSTOWN, RATHDOWN UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1909
Nature: Board room and suite of offices for clerks, for Rathdown Board of Guardians. Tenders invited.
Refs: IB 51, 21 Aug,4 Sep,25 Dec 1909, 533,565,818

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, WINETAVERN STREET, CORPORATION WORKMEN'S TRADES UNION HALL
Date: 1909
Nature: Tenders invited for carrying out extension, Jun 1909.
Refs: Freeman's Journal, 18 Jun 1909.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DALKEY, DISPENSARY
Date: 1909
Nature: New dispensary for Rathdown Union Board of Guardians, almost complete at end of 1909. (Attr. to GTM as engineer to Board.)
Refs: Freeman's Journal, 25 Nov 1909.

Building: CO. WICKLOW, NEWTOWNMOUNTKENNEDY, HOUSES (022)
Date: 1909-10
Nature: Tenders invited for erection of 22 labourers' cottages, for Rathdrum RDC. Contractor: William Clarke.
Refs: IB 51, 21 Aug 1909, 534; Wicklow Newsletter, 14 Aug 1909, 19 Feb 1910.

Building: CO. WICKLOW, NEWCASTLE, DISPENSARY & RESIDENCE
Date: 1909-10
Nature: To be built for £800, for Rathdrum RDC.
Refs: IB 51, 17 Apr 1909, 241; 52, 9 Jul 1910, 443

Building: CO. DUBLIN, LOUGHLINSTOWN, RATHDOWN UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1909-12
Nature: Sanitary annexes at fever hospital. Contractor: Louis Monks, Kingstown.
Refs: IB 51, 20 Feb 1909, 114; 53, 30 Sep 1911, 662; 54, 2 Mar 1912, 141

Building: CO. WICKLOW, RATHDRUM, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1910
Nature: Proposed new entrance lodge
Refs: Wicklow Newsletter, 1 Oct 1910

Building: CO. WICKLOW, KILCOOLE, HOUSES (020)
Date: 1910
Nature: Tenders invited for erection of 20 labourers' cottages, for Rathdrum RDC.
Refs: IB 52, 8 Jan 1910, 21; Wicklow Newsletter, 1 Jan 1910

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, DAME STREET, NO. 038 (FARROW'S BANK)
Date: 1910
Nature: Alterations for conversion into Irish head office of Farrow's Bank. Contractor: P. Shortall.
Refs: IB 52, 9 Jul 1910, 443

Building: CO. DUBLIN, KILLINEY, DISPENSARY
Date: 1910
Nature: GTM reports on site for proposed new dispensary for Rathdown Union Board of Guardians.
Refs: Freeman's Journal, 18 Nov 1909; IB 52, 5 Feb 1910, 85

Building: CO. WICKLOW, KILLADREENAN (NEWTOWNMOUNTKENNEDY), DISPENSARY & MEDICAL OFFICER'S RESIDENCE
Date: 1910
Nature: New, for Rathdrum Union Board of Guardians.  Tenders invited for erection of same 'in accordance with plan and specification prepared by the Guardian's architect and engineer, Mr G.T. Moore'. 
Refs: Freeman's Journal, 27 Apr 1910.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, EARL STREET NORTH, NO. 007 (J. DOWNES)
Date: 1910-11
Nature: Alts. (or new?) retaurant and bakery premises, for Sir Joseph Downes. Contractor: W. Connolly & Son
Refs: IB 52, 24 Dec 1910, 791; 53, 5 Aug 1911, 529

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, GEORGE'S STREET SOUTH GREAT, NO. 072 (PETER O'REILLY)
Date: 1910-11
Nature: Reconstruction for drapery premises, for Peter O'Reilly, North Earl St. Contractor: R. Farquharson, Jones's Rd. Shop front by Judge & Son, North Circular Rd.)
Refs: IB 52, 15 Oct 1910, 644; 53, 4 Feb 1911, 83

Building: CO. KERRY, KILLARNEY, KENMARE PLACE, INTERNATIONAL HOTEL
Date: 1911
Nature: Extensive adds. & imps. Tender of J. Ryan & Son, Limerick, accepted. £6,000.
Refs: IB 53, 14,28 Oct,23 Dec 1911, 678,726,850; 54, 13 Apr 1912, 236; B 111, 27 Oct 1911, 493 (advt. for tenders)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, TALBOT STREET, NO. 045 (DUBLIN ELECTRIC THEATRE)
Date: 1911
Nature: Construction being proceeded with for new cinema for New Dublin Electric Theatres Ltd. To cost 'close on £2,000'. Contractor: P. Shortall, 18a Upper Temple St..
Refs: IB 53, 4 Mar 1911, 142

Building: CO. MEATH, CLONEE, HOUSE
Date: 1912
Nature: GTM building 'country residence with extensive farm buildings, motor garage and out-offices' by direct labour for himself (but died in August of the same year).
Refs: IB 54, 17 Feb 1912, 110

Building: CO. KILDARE, NAAS, STEWARD'S HOUSE
Date: 1912
Nature: Tenders invited for building steward's house for Stephen Brown.
Refs: IB 54, 13 Apr 1923, 227

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, AMIENS STREET, NO. 047 & 48 (W. POWELL)
Date: 1912
Nature: Imps. & alts., sanitary works, &c., for Mr Powell, wine merchant. Contractor: Alderman Doyle, Portland Row.
Refs: IB 54, 2 Mar 1912, 141

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, DAME STREET, NO. 001 (& EXCHANGE COURT)
Date: 1912
Nature: Reconstruction, for owner Mr John Purcell, North Earl St. Contractor: Pat Shortall.
Refs: IB 54, 6 Jul 1912, 405

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, DUKE STREET, NO. 005-7 (BROWN, THOMAS & CO.)
Date: 1912
Nature: New shop fronts. Designed by late GTM. Mr Keefe supervising work.
Refs: IB 54, 28 Sep 1912, 561

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, GRANGEGORMAN, RICHMOND LUNATIC ASYLUM
Date: 1912
Nature: New bakery. Contractor: Benjamin Pemberton, Serpentine Ave, Ballsbridge. Plumbing by C. Sherlock, Dorset St.
Refs: IB 54, 17 Feb,2,30 Mar 1912, 110,142,199

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, KING STREET NORTH, NO. 102
Date: 1912
Nature: Rebuilding. Contr: Bolger & Doyle, Chamber St.
Refs: IB 54, 17 Feb 1912, 110

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MERRION ROAD, NO. 131 (BLOOMFIELD)
Date: 1912
Nature: Alts. & imps. being made for J.G. Murphy. Contractor: Louis Monks, Dun Laoghaire.
Refs: IB 54, 17 Feb 1912, 110