Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect, of Dublin. John Skipton Mulvany was born in 1813, the fourth son of the landscape and figure painter Thomas James Mulvany by his wife, Mary, daughter of Dr Cyrus Field, and a younger brother of WILLIAM THOMAS MULVANY WILLIAM THOMAS MULVANY . He received his professional training with WILLIAM DEANE BUTLER WILLIAM DEANE BUTLER . His father, a friend and biographer of JAMES GANDON JAMES GANDON , had by this time been appointed Keeper of the Royal Hibernian Academy's house in Lower Abbey Street. It was presumably on account of his father's position and connections that, according to his obituarist in the Irish Builder, John, while still very young, was 'taken in hand by some of the first nobility and commercial men in Ireland'. He had established himself in private practice by 1836. In this year he received the commission to design an extension to the hotel at Salthill, Monkstown, for the Dublin & Kingstown Railway Company, and between 1837 and 1841 he designed stations at Salthill, Blackrock and Kingstown for the same company. He was later to be appointed architect to the Midland Great Western Railway Company, incorporated in 1845, at a salary of £450 per annum,(1) and to the Dublin Trunk Connecting Line. He was also architect to the Dublin Board of Superintendence of City Prisons.(2). Many of his important domestic commissions came from members of the Malcomson family of Portlaw, for whom he designed several houses in Portlaw and elsewhere.(3) Another transport enterprise with which Mulvany was involved was the Dublin & Kingstown Steam Packet Company, of which he was elected a director early in 1863.(4) He wrote over the signature 'M' in the Dublin Monthly Magazine for 1842.(5) He died at the age of fifty-seven, after a short illness, which was diagnosed as cirrhosis, in 1870. At the time of his death he was described as 'one of the most extensively employed practitioners in Ireland'.(6) The architect ALBERT EDWARD MURRAY  ALBERT EDWARD MURRAY remembered him as 'a prodigious smoker of cigars, and very fond of hunting'.(7) He was married briefly to Eleanor Burke, who died of consumption in 1852 at the age of twenty-five, and had no children.

Among Irish architects Mulvany was singled out for praise by ALBERT EDWARD RICHARDSON  ALBERT EDWARD RICHARDSON in his Monumental Classic Architecture in Great Britain and Ireland during the 18th and 19th centuries (1914). 'If any building expresses the character of its purpose,' Richardson wrote of Broadstone station, 'it is this magnificent terminus, which so well illustrates the application of the monumental manner in a spirit of modernity.'(8)

Mulvany's pupils and assistants included RAFFLES BROWN RAFFLES BROWN , JOHN C. CAMPBELL JOHN C. CAMPBELL , WILLIAM ROBERT FARRELL WILLIAM ROBERT FARRELL , ALFRED GRESHAM JONES ALFRED GRESHAM JONES , JOHN JOSEPH LYONS  JOHN JOSEPH LYONS and WILLIAM BINGHAM MCGUINNESS.  WILLIAM BINGHAM MCGUINNESS.

RIAI: elected fellow, 21 January 1864, having been proposed by SANDHAM SYMES  SANDHAM SYMES and NATHANIEL MONTGOMERY NATHANIEL MONTGOMERY , and seconded by JAMES RAWSON CARROLL JAMES RAWSON CARROLL , FREDERICK VILLIERS. CLARENDON  FREDERICK VILLIERS. CLARENDON and JAMES HIGGINS OWEN. JAMES HIGGINS OWEN. (9) RHA:(10) elected associate, 16 February 1850; member, 13 October 1854; auditor, from 1856.
GLFI: registered Lodge 494 (Dublin), 18 February 1840.(11)

Addresses:(12) Work: 24 Upper Sackville Street, Dublin, 1836; 159 Great Brunswick Street, 1842(13)-1844; 176 Great Brunswick Street, 1845; 175 Great Brunswick Street, 1846-1856; 50 Lower Sackville Street, 1856-1864; 190 Great Brunswick Street, 1866 until death.
Home: Academy House, Dublin, 1833; Dirker House, Cross Avenue, Booterstown, 1843-45; Seapoint, Blackrock, 1846-48; Lakelands, Dundrum, 1848-1857; Alma Lodge, Sandycove South, Dun Laoghaire, 1857-63; 4 Trafalgar Terrace, Monkstown, 1864 until death.

See WORKS and BIBLIOGRAPHY. BIBLIOGRAPHY.



References

All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from the obituary of Mulvany in IB 12, 15 May 1870, 114, and from Frederick O'Dwyer, 'The architecture of John Skipton Mulvany', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 3 (2000), 10-75, an expanded version of his earlier article, 'John Skipton Mulvany, architect, 1813-1870', Martello (Summer 1988), 30-41. Both articles are illustrated with a portrait photograph. A bust of Mulvany by Thomas Kirk Stewart was exhibited at the RHA in 1871 and at the Dublin Exhibition of Arts, Industries Manufactures & Loan Museum in 1872.

(1) Jeanne Sheehy, 'Railway Architecture - its heyday', Journal of the Irish Railway Record Society 12, no. 68 (Oct, 1975), 137; Sheehy notes that after 1850 he was only employed by the company for specific jobs.
(2) B 8, 3 Aug 1850, 368.
(3) Mark Girouard (Country Life 143, 7 Sep 1967, 525) finds the detail of these 'fine expensive' houses 'decidedly questionable.' See O'Dwyer (2000) for an account of the circle of Quaker families which formed the nucleus of Mulvany's clientele.
(4) DB 5, 15 Jan 1863, 9.
(5) IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc. 2008/44.
(6) IB 12, 1 Dec 1870, 285.
(7) IB 66, 28 Jun 1924, 569.
(8) Richardson, op. cit., 88.
(9) RIAI council meeting minutes, 7 Jan 1864, 9; general meeting minutes, 21 Jan 1864, 136; DB 6, 20 Jan 1864, 15.
(10) W.G. Strickland, A Dictionary of Irish Artists (1913), II, 631.
(11) GLFI archives.
(12) From O'Dwyer, Pettigrew & Oulton's, Thom's and Post Office directories unless otherwise stated.
(13) Address on drawing of Royal St George Yacht Club, 1842, in Office of Public Works Drawings Collection, National Archives.


86 work entries listed in chronological order for MULVANY, JOHN SKIPTON


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Building: CO. MEATH, DUNBOYNE, COURT HILL
Date: 1835ca
Nature: For H. Greene. Attr. to JSM by Williams: 'only J.S. Mulvany could have achieved such an equilibrium between Classicism and convenience'; entrance step railings 'characteristic' of JSM
Refs: J. Williams, Companion guide to Architecture in Ireland 1837-1921 (1994), 308 (date and client from Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 259)

Building: CO. KILKENNY, KILKENNY, CHURCH OF ST MARY (RC)
Date: 1836
Nature: Exhibits design for RC chapel 'proposed to be erected in the parish of St Mary, Kilkenny' (i.e. a project for St Mary's Cathedral?) at RHA.
Refs: RHA 1836, No. 235; Frederick O'Dwyer, 'The architecture of John Skipton Mulvany', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 3 (2000), 14.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, GLENAGEARY, HOUSE
Date: 1836
Nature: Exhibits' Design for a villa to be erected at Glenagarry, for Pierce Mahony, Esq.' at RHA; 'seems not to have been built' (O'Dwyer)
Refs: RHA 1836, no. 231; Frederick O'Dwyer, 'The architecture of John Skipton Mulvany', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 3 (2000), 16

Building: CO. DUBLIN, KILLINEY, BELLE VUE PARK
Date: 1836
Nature: Exhibits model of adds. 'now erecting to a villa at Killiney, the Seat of Alexander Boyle, Esq.' at RHA.
Refs: RHA 1836, no. 241; Frederick O'Dwyer, 'The architecture of John Skipton Mulvany', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 3 (2000), 16,17(illus.)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, MONKSTOWN, SALTHILL, SALTHILL HOTEL
Date: 1836
Nature: JSM employed in Sep 1836 to design additions, for Dublin & Kingstown Railway Co. Not built until 1843.
Refs: Jeanne Sheehy, 'Railway Architecture - its heyday', Journal of the Irish Railway Record Society 12, no. 68 (Oct, 1975), 125; Frederick O'Dwyer, 'John Skipton Mulvany, architect, 1813-1870', Martello (Summer 1988), 32; Frederick O'Dwyer, 'The architecture of John Skipton Mulvany', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 3 (2000), 18. (Demolished.)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, MONKSTOWN, SALTHILL, RAILWAY STATION
Date: 1837;1841
Nature: Cottage ornee style station to serve Salthill Hotel, for Dublin & Kingstown Railway Co.; extended 1841. Demolished.
Refs: Frederick O'Dwyer, 'John Skipton Mulvany, architect, 1813-1870', Martello (Summer 1988), 34; Frederick O'Dwyer, 'The architecture of John Skipton Mulvany', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 3 (2000), 18

Building: CO. DUBLIN, MONKSTOWN, MONKSTOWN AVENUE, MONKSTOWN CASTLE
Date: 1838p
Nature: Improvements for James Pim, jr, (including stone portico in antis and extension to rear) appear to be by JSM.
Refs: Frederick O'Dwyer, 'The architecture of John Skipton Mulvany', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 3 (2000), 20,27(illus)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, MONKSTOWN, MONKSTOWN AVENUE, MONKSTOWN CASTLE, PUBLIC GARDENS (PROPOSED)
Date: 1839
Nature: Proposed hilltop observatory in Grecian style as centrepiece of proposed gardens.
Refs: N. Niven, 'A general outline…of the new public garden' in Prospectus of the proposed public gardens at Monkstown Castle (Dublin, 1839), 17-25; Frederick O'Dwyer, 'The architecture of John Skipton Mulvany', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 3 (2000), 20

Building: CO. FERMANAGH, CROM, CHURCH OF THE HOLY TRINITY (CI)
Date: 1840-44
Nature: New church, for 3rd Earl of Erne, 'possibly by J.S. Mulvany' (Rowan).   Cost: £7,200.
Refs: Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North West Ulster (1979), 223 (Terence Reevers-Smyth also suggests Edward Blore and James Sudden as possible candidates for the design, see PRONI E-catalogue, http://applications.proni.gov.uk/LL_DCAL_PRONI_ECATNI/ResultDetails.aspx  last visited, Nov 2011);  Claude Costegalde & Brian Walker, The Church of Ireland: an illustrated history (2013), 245(illus.).


Building: CO. DUBLIN, BLACKROCK, RAILWAY STATION
Date: 1841
Nature: Classical, for Dublin & Kingstown Railway Co.
Refs: Frederick O'Dwyer, 'John Skipton Mulvany, architect, 1813-1870', Martello (Summer 1988), 34; Frederick O'Dwyer, 'The architecture of John Skipton Mulvany', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 3 (2000), 24(illus.),25

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, BROADSTONE, RAILWAY STATION (MIDLAND GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY TERMINUS)
Date: 1841-51
Nature: New station. In progress 1851; complete by end Jan 1852. Of Ballyknockan granite. Contractor: Cockburn & Son. To cost about £24,000.
Refs: RHA 1841, no. 459,492; 1852, no. 349; 1853, no. 384; B 8, 3 Aug 1850, 368; 9, 16 Aug 1851, 517; 10, 31 Jan 1852, 76; IB 73, 6 Jun 1931, 505; Frederick O'Dwyer, 'John Skipton Mulvany, architect, 1813-1870', Martello (Summer 1988), 38; Frederick O'Dwyer, 'The architecture of John Skipton Mulvany', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 3 (2000), 31-38(illus.);  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 282-3.

Building: CO. WESTMEATH, GORTMORE HOUSE (BALLYMORE)
Date: 1842
Nature: Tenders invited for carrying out alts. & adds..  Architect: 'Mr Mulvany'.
Refs: Westmeath & Longford News Letter, 27 Jan 1842.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUN LAOGHAIRE, CROFTON ROAD, ROYAL ST GEORGE YACHT CLUB
Date: 1842-43;1848
Nature: Completed 1843. Enlarged by Papworth. JSM proposes new front, 1848 (not executed).
Refs: Drawings, 1842,1848, in Office of Public Works collection, National Archives; Peter Pearson., Dun Laoghaire (1981), 74,76(illus.); Frederick O'Dwyer, 'John Skipton Mulvany, architect, 1813-1870', Martello (Summer 1988), 37; Frederick O'Dwyer, 'The architecture of John Skipton Mulvany', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 3 (2000), 17(illus.),25,26(illus.),27

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUN LAOGHAIRE, CROFTON ROAD, RAILWAY STATION
Date: 1842;1853-54
Nature: For Dublin & Kingstown Railway Co. Contractor: Samuel Roberts. Additional buildings, 1853-54.
Refs: Peter Pearson., Dun Laoghaire (1981), 48-49; B 12, 5 Aug 1854, 418; Frederick O'Dwyer, 'John Skipton Mulvany, architect, 1813-1870', Martello (Summer 1988), 34 (illus. on back cover); Frederick O'Dwyer, 'The architecture of John Skipton Mulvany', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 3 (2000), 24(illus.),25,49(illus.)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HAROLD'S CROSS ROAD, MOUNT JEROME CEMETERY, PERRY MEMORIAL
Date: 1844
Nature: Perry family vault appears to be by JSM.
Refs: Frederick O'Dwyer, 'John Skipton Mulvany, architect, 1813-1870', Martello (Summer 1988), 32,33(illus.); Frederick O'Dwyer, 'The architecture of John Skipton Mulvany', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 3 (2000), 16,33(illus.).

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, KINGSBRIDGE, RAILWAY STATION (GREAT SOUTHERN & WESTERN RAILWAY TERMINUS)
Date: 1845
Nature: JSM wins competition but job given to Sancton Wood. For Great Southern & Western Railway.
Refs: Frederick O'Dwyer, 'John Skipton Mulvany, architect, 1813-1870', Martello (Summer 1988), 35(illus.),38; Frederick O'Dwyer, 'The architecture of John Skipton Mulvany', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 3 (2000), 31;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 688.

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, CLONMEL, QUAKER SCHOOL (PRIOR PARK SCHOOL)
Date: 1846
Nature: New school premises. (Converted into private house named Prior Park, 1864, and demolished 1997.)
Refs: Frederick O'Dwyer, 'The architecture of John Skipton Mulvany', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 3 (2000), 47

Building: CO. DUBLIN, MONKSTOWN, BRIGHTON VALE
Date: 1846
Nature: Terrace, including his own house, probably designed by JSM.
Refs: Frederick O'Dwyer, 'The architecture of John Skipton Mulvany', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 3 (2000), 18,19(illus.),21-22,23(illus.)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, MONKSTOWN, BRIGHTON VALE, NO. 005
Date: 1846
Nature: Probably designed by JSM for himself..
Refs: Frederick O'Dwyer, 'The architecture of John Skipton Mulvany', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 3 (2000), 18,19(illus.),21-22,23(illus.)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUN LAOGHAIRE, CROFTON ROAD, ROYAL IRISH YACHT CLUB
Date: 1847-1850
Nature: Exhibits elevations at RHA. Completed Summer 1850. Grecian. Exterior of Roman cement. Contractor: Crowe. Contract for £4,000.
Refs: RHA 1847, nos. 411,419; B 8, 10 Aug 1850, 375; 9, 8 Feb 1851, 91(illus.); Peter Pearson., Dun Laoghaire (1981), 74,77(illus.); Frederick O'Dwyer, 'John Skipton Mulvany, architect, 1813-1870', Martello (Summer 1988), 37(illus.); Frederick O'Dwyer, 'The architecture of John Skipton Mulvany', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 3 (2000), 28-30(illus.)

Building: CO. WESTMEATH, MULLINGAR, DISTRICT LUNATIC ASYLUM
Date: 1847-53
Nature: New Tudor Gothic asylum.  Work started 1850; Tudor Gothic. Contractor: John Smith (original contract, £24,203)
Refs: 16th Annual Report of Commissioners of Public Works (Ireland) (1848), 15; B 8, 10 Aug,14 Sep 1850, 375,436; 9, 22 Feb 1851, 124; 10, 3 Jan 1852, 13; 11, 19 Nov 1853, 701; 14, 9 Feb 1856, 74; RHA 1853, no. 379; 1856, no. 382; DB 5, 15 Jun 1863, 101; APSD, L, 153;  Frederick O'Dwyer, 'John Skipton Mulvany, architect, 1813-1870', Martello (Summer 1988), 39(illus.); Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 420,Pl.129; Frederick O'Dwyer, 'The architecture of John Skipton Mulvany', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 3 (2000), 65,Pls.65,66

Building: CO. DUBLIN, MONKSTOWN, CLIFTON TERRACE
Date: 1847a
Nature: Some houses probably by JSM.
Refs: Frederick O'Dwyer, 'The architecture of John Skipton Mulvany', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 3 (2000), 18,21(illus.)

Building: CO. WESTMEATH, MULLINGAR, RAILWAY STATION (MIDLAND GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY)
Date: 1848
Nature: Designed by JSM for Midland Great Western Railway Co.
Refs: Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 423

Building: CO. FERMANAGH, LISNASKEA, BUTTER MARKET
Date: 1850
Nature: Attr. to JSM by Brett and given to him by Rowan; for 3rd Earl of Erne.
Refs: B 8, 31 Aug 1850, 416; C.E.B. Brett, Court Houses and Market Houses of the Province of Ulster (UAHS, 1973), 82; Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North West Ulster (1979), 360 (for date, given as 1856 in Rowan, seeB 8, 31 Aug 1850, 416)

Building: CANADA, NEWFOUNDLAND, CONVENT OF ST JOHN
Date: 1850
Nature: Dr Fleming, Bishop of Newfoundland, has bequeathed £300 towards completion of same to designs by 'Mr Mulvany'.
Refs: B 8, 31 Aug 1850, 416

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CIRCULAR ROAD SOUTH, GRIFFITH BARRACKS (RICHMOND BRIDEWELL)
Date: 1850
Nature: Alts. to introduce separate system in large portion of the building, augmentation of treadwheel buildings &c. For Board of Superintendence of City Prisons
Refs: B 8, 3 Aug 1850, 368

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HAROLD'S CROSS ROAD, MOUNT JEROME CEMETERY, WEST MEMORIAL
Date: 1850
Nature: Memorial to Robert Lucius West.probably by JSM.
Refs: Frederick O'Dwyer, 'The architecture of John Skipton Mulvany', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 3 (2000), 15(illus.),16

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, GRANGEGORMAN, RICHMOND PENITENTIARY
Date: 1850-51
Nature: Adds. & alts., including new call-hall, consultation room, remodelling of chapel, bathrooms, clothes stores, fumigating rooms &c., for Board of Superintendence of City Prisons. Contractors for part or all of work: Butler & Drake.
Refs: B 8, 3,31 Aug 1850, 368,416; 9, 16 Aug 1851, 517;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 258.

Building: CO. GALWAY, GALWAY, EYRE SQUARE, TRANSATLANTIC HOTEL (MIDLAND GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY CO.)
Date: 1850-53;1854
Nature: Begun 1851, for Midland Great Western Railway Co. 4th storey added 1852.
Refs: RHA 1854, no. 255; B 8, 21 Dec 1850, 605; 9, 29 Mar,20 Dec 1851, 207,800; 10, 17 Jan 1852, 46; 12, 9 Dec 1854, 636; DB 4, 1 Apr 1862, 73; Jeanne Sheehy, 'Railway Architecture - its heyday', Journal of the Irish Railway Record Society 12, no. 68 (Oct 1975), 137; Frederick O'Dwyer, 'John Skipton Mulvany, architect, 1813-1870', Martello (Summer 1988), 38; Frederick O'Dwyer, 'The architecture of John Skipton Mulvany', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 3 (2000), 37(illus.),38

Building: CO. DUBLIN, BLACKROCK, NEWTOWN HOUSE
Date: 1850ca
Nature: Remodelling, for William Hodgens, attr. to JSM by O'Dwyer.
Refs: Frederick O'Dwyer, 'The architecture of John Skipton Mulvany', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 3 (2000), 43

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DALKEY, RAILWAY STATION
Date: 1850ca
Nature: Given to Mulvany by Williams.
Refs: J. Williams, Companion guide to Architecture in Ireland 1837-1921 (1994), 175

Building: CO. DUBLIN, MONKSTOWN, TRAFALGAR TERRACE
Date: 1850ca
Nature: Probably designed by JSM. Builder: Daniel Crowe, Pearse St.
Refs: Frederick O'Dwyer, 'The architecture of John Skipton Mulvany', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 3 (2000), 18,20(illus.)

Building: CO. WESTMEATH, BALLINAGORE
Date: 1850ca-1854
Nature: New Picturesque house. For John Perry. Contractor: Gilbert Cockburn.
Refs: DB 4, 15 Feb 1862, 43;  Frederick O'Dwyer, 'The architecture of John Skipton Mulvany', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 3 (2000), 54,55(illus.)

Building: CO. WATERFORD, PORTLAW, HOUSES
Date: 1850s
Nature: JSM 'appears to have had a hand in the design'.
Refs: Frederick O'Dwyer, 'The architecture of John Skipton Mulvany', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 3 (2000), 53

Building: CO. GALWAY, GALWAY, RAILWAY STATION (MIDLAND GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY)
Date: 1851
Nature: For Midland Great Western Railway Co. Begun early 1851; to be completed by 1 Aug. Contractor: William Dargan.
Refs: B 9, 29 Mar 1851, 207; 10, 20 Dec 1851, 800; RHA 1854, no. 255; Jeanne Sheehy, 'Railway Architecture - its heyday', Journal of the Irish Railway Record Society 12, no. 68 (Oct 1975), 137; Frederick O'Dwyer, 'John Skipton Mulvany, architect, 1813-1870', Martello (Summer 1988), 38; Frederick O'Dwyer, 'The architecture of John Skipton Mulvany', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 3 (2000), 37(illus.),38

Building: CO. GALWAY, BALLINASLOE, RAILWAY STATION (MIDLAND GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY)
Date: 1851
Nature: Attr. to JSM by Cox & Gould.
Refs: Michael Gould & Ronald Cox, 'The railway stations of George Wilkinson', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 6 (2003), 195(illus.), 197-8

Building: CO. WESTMEATH, MOATE, RAILWAY STATION (MIDLAND GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY)
Date: 1851
Nature: New station. Opened 1 Aug 1851 (Butt). Attributed to JSM by Sheehy.
Refs: B 9, 22 Feb 1851, 124;  Jeanne Sheehy, 'Railway Architecture - its heyday', Journal of the Irish Railway Record Society 12, no. 68 (Oct 1975), 137;  R.J.V. Butt, The Directory of Railway Stations (1995), 161 (wrongly stated to be a GS & WR station).

Building: CO. WESTMEATH, ATHLONE, GRACE ROAD, RAILWAY STATION (MIDLAND GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY)
Date: 1851-1858
Nature: In progress 1851. For Midland Great Western Railway Co. Contractor: Cockburn & Son, Dublin. To cost nearly £3,000. Completed autumn 1858 - 'of a very important and costly character'.
Refs: RHA 1851, 307,308; 1853, no. 383; National Exhibition of the Arts, Manufactures & products, Cork, 1852, no. 165; B 9, 3 May,12 Jul 1851, 281,437; 16, 16 Oct 1858, 699; 11, 19 Nov 1853, 701; Frederick O'Dwyer, 'John Skipton Mulvany, architect, 1813-1870', Martello (Summer 1988), 38; Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 136-7; Frederick O'Dwyer, 'The architecture of John Skipton Mulvany', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 3 (2000), 36,38(illus.)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, STILLORGAN, KILMACUD ROAD UPPER, HAZELWOOD
Date: 1851-53
Nature: New house, for Henry B. Clarke.
Refs: RHA 1851, nos. 306,311; 1853, no. 368 (drawn by Alfred G. Jones);  Irish Times, 25 May 1895, 11 Apr 1896;  Frederick O'Dwyer, 'John Skipton Mulvany, architect, 1813-1870', Martello (Summer 1988), 35(illus.),36; Frederick O'Dwyer, 'The architecture of John Skipton Mulvany', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 3 (2000), 41,44(illus.)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, STILLORGAN, KILMACUD ROAD, KILMACUD HOUSE
Date: 1852p
Nature: Porch,imperial staircase and gate lodge attr. to JSM by O'Dwyer. For Robert Hoey?
Refs: Frederick O'Dwyer, 'The architecture of John Skipton Mulvany', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 3 (2000), 27(illus.),41,43,

Building: CO. GALWAY, ATHENRY, MODEL FARM
Date: 1853
Nature: For James Perry, a director of the Midland Great Western Railway Co.
Refs: B 11, 1 Jan,30 Jul 1853, 8,484; Frederick O'Dwyer, 'John Skipton Mulvany, architect, 1813-1870', Martello (Summer 1988), 38; Frederick O'Dwyer, 'The architecture of John Skipton Mulvany', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 3 (2000), 53

Building: CO. GALWAY, ATHENRY, HOTEL
Date: 1853
Nature: New hotel adjoining railway station to be built to designs by JSM, for James Perry, a director of the Midland Great Western Railway Co.
Refs: B 11, 1 Jan,30 Jul 1853, 8,484; Frederick O'Dwyer, 'John Skipton Mulvany, architect, 1813-1870', Martello (Summer 1988), 38(illus.); Frederick O'Dwyer, 'The architecture of John Skipton Mulvany', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 3 (2000), 53

Building: UNITED STATES, CALIFORNIA, HOTEL
Date: 1853
Nature: 'facsmile of large railway hotel at Galway to be built by capitalists at California...working plans in preparation by the architect, Mr. J.S. Mulvany'
Refs: B 11, 22 Oct 1853, 654

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUNDRUM, SANDYFORD ROAD, CLONARD
Date: 1853
Nature: Attr. to JSM by O'Dwyer. For Henry Thompson.
Refs: Frederick O'Dwyer, 'The architecture of John Skipton Mulvany', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 3 (2000), 43 (illus. in Peter Pearson, Between the Mountains and the Sea (Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, 1998), 330)

Building: CO. WESTMEATH, GIGGINSTOWN
Date: 1853-1855ca
Nature: Classical house, gates and lodge attributable to JSM, for Elizabeth Busby.
Refs: Frederick O'Dwyer, 'The architecture of John Skipton Mulvany', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 3 (2000),

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MOUNT JEROME CEMETERY, MAHONY MEMORIAL
Date: 1853ca
Nature: Tomb of Pierce Mahony 'undoubtedly a Mulvany design'
Refs: Frederick O'Dwyer, 'The architecture of John Skipton Mulvany', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 3 (2000), 15(illus.),16

Building: CO. DUBLIN, GOATSTOWN, MOUNT ANNVILLE ROAD, MOUNT ANVILLE
Date: 1853ca
Nature: Remodelling for William Dargan, with gates and lodge, attr. to JSM by O'Dwyer.
Refs: Frederick O'Dwyer, 'John Skipton Mulvany, architect, 1813-1870', Martello (Summer 1988), 39(illus.); Frederick O'Dwyer, 'The architecture of John Skipton Mulvany', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 3 (2000), 38-41(illus.)

Building: CO. WATERFORD, PORTLAW, MALCOMSON'S MILL
Date: 1854
Nature: School and hall.
Refs: Frederick O'Dwyer, 'The architecture of John Skipton Mulvany', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 3 (2000), 53

Building: CO. DUBLIN, MONKSTOWN, LONGFORD TERRACE
Date: 1855ca
Nature: Retaining wall and possibly houses themselves attr. to JSM by O'Dwyer.
Refs: Frederick O'Dwyer, 'John Skipton Mulvany, architect, 1813-1870', Martello (Summer 1988), 34(illus.); Frederick O'Dwyer, 'The architecture of John Skipton Mulvany', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 3 (2000), 18,19(illus.)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, BLACKROCK, MOUNT MERRION AVENUE, NO. 059 (GLENVAR)
Date: 1856-59
Nature: Elevations of 'villa in Merrion Avenue, the seat of George MacMullin, Esq' exh. RHA 1856.
Refs: RHA 1856, no. 378,379; Frederick O'Dwyer, 'John Skipton Mulvany, architect, 1813-1870', Martello (Summer 1988), 35(illus.),36; Frederick O'Dwyer, 'The architecture of John Skipton Mulvany', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 3 (2000), 43,60(illus.)

Building: CO. LEITRIM, CARTOWN
Date: 1856ca
Nature: Gabled villa attributable to JSM, for George Church.
Refs: Frederick O'Dwyer, 'The architecture of John Skipton Mulvany', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 3 (2000), 68

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, COLLEGE STREET, MOORE TESTIMONIAL
Date: 1857
Nature: JSM wins competition for design of pedestal. Contractor:  Cockburn.
Refs: Freeman's Journal, 4 Jul 1857;B 15, 18 Jul 1857, 410; Frederick O'Dwyer, 'The architecture of John Skipton Mulvany', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 3 (2000), 65,Pl.64.

Building: CO. WATERFORD, MAYFIELD (PORTLAW)
Date: 1857ca
Nature: Additions, including tower, for Joseph Malcomson (d.1858)
Refs: RHA 1858, no. 355; Frederick O'Dwyer, 'John Skipton Mulvany, architect, 1813-1870', Martello (Summer 1988), 40(illus.); Frederick O'Dwyer, 'The architecture of John Skipton Mulvany', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 3 (2000), 48,Pls.41,42,43,45,46,47,62

Building: CO. DUBLIN, BALLINTEER, GORTMORE (NOW GORTMUIRE)
Date: 1858
Nature: Attr. to JSM by O'Dwyer. For Richard Atkinson.
Refs: Frederick O'Dwyer, 'The architecture of John Skipton Mulvany', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 3 (2000), 43

Building: CO. DUBLIN, CLONSKEAGH, FRIARSLAND
Date: 1859
Nature: Attr. to JSM by O'Dwyer. For Augustus de Butts.
Refs: Frederick O'Dwyer, 'The architecture of John Skipton Mulvany', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 3 (2000), 42(illus.), 43

Building: CO. DUBLIN, KILLINEY, MONTEBELLO
Date: 1860
Nature: Attr. to JSM by O'Dwyer. For Daniel Connolly.
Refs: Frederick O'Dwyer, 'The architecture of John Skipton Mulvany', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 3 (2000), 43,45(illus.)

Building: CO. MEATH, WILLIAMSTOWN LODGE
Date: 1860ca
Nature: JSM 'has been convincingly suggested as architect of this design'. For Garnett family.
Refs: Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 337; Frederick O'Dwyer, 'The architecture of John Skipton Mulvany', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 3 (2000), 68

Building: CO. WATERFORD, PORTLAW, WOODLOCK
Date: 1861
Nature: Perspective view of 'villa erected for George P. Malcomson, Esq., at Portlaw' exh. RHA 1864. Tenders invited
Refs: RHA 1864, no. 468; IAA, PKS A03 (Apr 1861, p.39v); Frederick O'Dwyer, 'The architecture of John Skipton Mulvany', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 3 (2000), 61,Pls.60,61

Building: CO. WATERFORD, DUNMORE EAST, VILLA MARINA
Date: 1861
Nature: Marine residence of David Malcomson. Style 'peculiar but effective'. Curved roof with projecting bracketed eaves. 2 bows on garden front. Builder: Matthew Lynch, Camden St. Perspective view of stables & coach house exh. RHA 1866.
Refs: Outline perspective exh. RHA 1861, no, 602; 1866, no. 521; DB 3, 15 May 1861, 508; 4, 15 Jul 1862, 175; 6, 15 Apr 1864, 70; IAA, PKS A03 (Mar 1861, ), B01, 186 (old ref)], also L1 (p.471); Frederick O'Dwyer, 'John Skipton Mulvany, architect, 1813-1870', Martello (Summer 1988), 40,41(illus.);

Building: CO. WATERFORD, PORTLAW, CLODIAGH
Date: 1861-1863
Nature: Tenders invited for erecting same, Mar 1861;  Design for mansion 'now erecting' for Frederick Malcomson, Esq. exh. RHA 1862. Cost: £7,900. Decoration: Sibthorpe. Design for conservatory & hothouse 'to be erected' exh. RHA 1864. Fine Grecian mansion with extensive and elegant conservatory completed 1864. Builder: Cockburn, Gt. Brunswick St.
Refs: Irish Times, 11 Mar 1861;   IAA, PKS B02/15, A03 (Mar 1861, p.40v), L1 (pp.99-102,105,108,114,120,473 &c.); DB 3, 15 May 1861, 519; 4, 15 Jul 1862, 175; 6, 15 Mar 1864, 44;  RHA 1862, no. 454; 1864, no. 410; Frederick O'Dwyer, 'The architecture of John Skipton Mulvany', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 3 (2000), 61,Pl.59

Building: CO. DUBLIN, LEOPARDSTOWN PARK
Date: 1861-62
Nature: Perspective view exh. RHA 1862. Reconstruction of house built in 1790s, for Charlotte, widow of Joseph Malcomson. Also alterations to stables. Builder: William Crowe.
Refs: RHA 1862, no. 493; IAA, PKS A03 (Oct 1862, p.44v), L1 (p.471); Frederick O'Dwyer, 'John Skipton Mulvany, architect, 1813-1870', Martello (Summer 1988), 40; Frederick O'Dwyer, 'The architecture of John Skipton Mulvany', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 3 (2000), 58,59(illus.)

Building: CO. LAOIS, BELMONT
Date: 1861p?
Nature: Cottage orne extension attributable to JSM, for Robert Owen.
Refs: Frederick O'Dwyer, 'The architecture of John Skipton Mulvany', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 3 (2000), 68

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, COLVILLE (CLONMEL)
Date: 1862
Nature: Design for gate lodge for Thomas Malcomson exh. RHA 1862. (See also Minella)
Refs: RHA 1862, no. 490; DB 4, 15 Jul 1862, 175

Building: CO. WEXFORD, DUNBRODY HOUSE
Date: 1862
Nature: Proposed alts. for Lord Templemore.
Refs: RHA 1862, no. 455; Frederick O'Dwyer, 'The architecture of John Skipton Mulvany', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 3 (2000), 67

Building: CO. WATERFORD, ELVA LODGE (WATERFORD)
Date: 1862-64
Nature: Classical. For John Malcomson. Contractor: James F. Ryan, Waterford. (Demolished 1994.)
Refs: IAA, PKS B02/05, A03 (May 1861-Nov 1862, pp.40v,80v), L1 (pp.118,127-129,131,137,142,149,158,356,376,472,504,530 &c.); DB 6, 15 Apr 1864, 70; RHA 1866, no. 520; Frederick O'Dwyer, 'John Skipton Mulvany, architect, 1813-1870', Martello (Summer 1988), 40; Frederick O'Dwyer, 'The architecture of John Skipton Mulvany', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 3 (2000), 63-4 (dates given here as 1864-66)

Building: CO. OFFALY, BUNREVAN (BIRR)
Date: 1863
Nature: For John Lyster, of Norefields, Co. Laois.
Refs: Frederick O'Dwyer, 'The architecture of John Skipton Mulvany', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 3 (2000), 54

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, CORN STORES
Date: 1863
Nature: 2 large corn stores 'about to be erected'.
Refs: DB 5, 15 Jan 1863, 10

Building: CO. OFFALY, BIRR (NEAR), HOUSE
Date: 1863
Nature: Handsome new dwelling house being erected. Contractor: John Dwyer.
Refs: DB 5, 15 Jan 1863, 10

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUN LAOGHAIRE, HAIGH TERRACE, MARINERS' CHURCH (CI)
Date: 1863
Nature: Proposed alts.
Refs: RHA 1863, no. 457; DB 5, 15 Jun 1863, 101

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, MINELLA (CLONMEL)
Date: 1864
Nature: Perspective view of house 'erected for Thomas Malcomson, Esq.' exh RHA 1864. (See also Colville). 3-storey, with terraces running down to river and central rusticated piazza. Large domed light over saloon. Contractor: Matt Lynch, Dublin.
Refs: RHA 1864, no. 458; DB 3, 1 Sep 1861, 620; 6, 1 Aug 1864, 154; Frederick O'Dwyer, 'John Skipton Mulvany, architect, 1813-1870', Martello (Summer 1988), 40; Frederick O'Dwyer, 'The architecture of John Skipton Mulvany', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 3 (2000), 61,Pls.34,63

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUN LAOGHAIRE, CROFTON ROAD, SAILORS' HOME
Date: 1868
Nature: Perspective view of ''The Sailors' Home'...as proposed to be erected' exh. RHA 1868. (Demolished)
Refs: RHA 1868, no. 383; IB 10, 15 Aug 1868, 198; Frederick O'Dwyer, 'The architecture of John Skipton Mulvany', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 3 (2000), 31

Building: CO. OFFALY, CLARA HOUSE
Date: ?
Nature: 'Victorian embellishments' probably by JSM. For Richard Goodbody.
Refs: Frederick O'Dwyer, 'The architecture of John Skipton Mulvany', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 3 (2000), 54

Building: CO. OFFALY, CHARLESTOWN HOUSE (CLARA)
Date: ?
Nature: 'Victorian embellishments' probably by JSM, for Jonathan Goodbody.
Refs: Frederick O'Dwyer, 'The architecture of John Skipton Mulvany', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 3 (2000), 54,56(illus.)

Building: CO. OFFALY, INCHMORE
Date: ?
Nature: Probably designed by JSM, for Marcus Goodbody. Alts. & adds. 1865. Estimated cost£1,626.
Refs: IAA, PKS A03 (Aug 1865, p.?); Frederick O'Dwyer, 'The architecture of John Skipton Mulvany', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 3 (2000), 54,57(illus.)

Building: CO. OFFALY, CLARA, HOUSES
Date: ?
Nature: Workers' housing attr. to JSM by O'Dwyer.
Refs: Frederick O'Dwyer, 'The architecture of John Skipton Mulvany', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 3 (2000), 54

Building: CO. WATERFORD, POULDREW, MILLER'S HOUSE
Date: ?
Nature: May have been enlarged by JSM.
Refs: Frederick O'Dwyer, 'The architecture of John Skipton Mulvany', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 3 (2000), 48

Building: CO. WESTMEATH, KILLUCAN, RAILWAY STATION
Date: ?
Nature: Attr. to JSM by Sheehy abd Casey & Rowan. For Midland Great Western Railway Co.
Refs: Jeanne Sheehy, 'Railway Architecture - its heyday', Journal of the Irish Railway Record Society 12, no. 68 (Oct 1975), 137;  Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 362

Building: CO. OFFALY, CLARA, QUAKER MEETING HOUSE
Date: ?
Nature: Attributed to JSM by O'Dwayer.
Refs: Frederick O'Dwyer, 'The architecture of John Skipton Mulvany', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 3 (2000), 54,56(illus.); David M. Butler, The Quaker Meeting Houses of Ireland (2004), 40-41(illus.)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, CHURCHTOWN, CHURCHTOWN ROAD, HOUSES (003)
Date: ?
Nature: Pair of semi-detached and 1 detached house attr. to JSM by O'Dwyer.
Refs: Frederick O'Dwyer, 'The architecture of John Skipton Mulvany', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 3 (2000), 43

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DEAN'S GRANGE HOUSE
Date: ?
Nature: 'in Mulvany's Italianate style', for James Perry, jr.
Refs: Frederick O'Dwyer, 'The architecture of John Skipton Mulvany', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 3 (2000), 58,59(illus.)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HOWTH, CLAREMONT
Date: ?
Nature: Attr. to JSM by O'Dwyer. For Richard D. Kane.
Refs: Frederick O'Dwyer, 'The architecture of John Skipton Mulvany', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 3 (2000), 41,42(illus.)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, LEESON STREET UPPER, NO. 077-79
Date: ?
Nature: Terrace attr. to JSM by O'Dwyer.
Refs: Frederick O'Dwyer, 'The architecture of John Skipton Mulvany', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 3 (2000), 43,45(illus.)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, OAKLEY ROAD (RANELAGH), NO. 031-32
Date: ?
Nature: Terrace attr. to JSM by O'Dwyer.
Refs: Frederick O'Dwyer, 'The architecture of John Skipton Mulvany', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 3 (2000), 43

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, RATHGAR ROAD, NO. 150-153
Date: ?
Nature: Terrace attr. to JSM by O'Dwyer.
Refs: Frederick O'Dwyer, 'The architecture of John Skipton Mulvany', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 3 (2000), 43

Building: CO. DUBLIN, GLENAGEARY HOUSE
Date: ?
Nature: JSM 'appears to have...remodelled... Glenageary House for...Halliday Bruce' (O'Dwyer). (Demolished, 1978)
Refs: Frederick O'Dwyer, 'John Skipton Mulvany, architect, 1813-1870', Martello (Summer 1988), 32; Frederick O'Dwyer, 'The architecture of John Skipton Mulvany', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 3 (2000), 16.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, MONKSTOWN, CROFTON TERRACE
Date: ?
Nature: 'probably refaced' by JSM.
Refs: Frederick O'Dwyer, 'John Skipton Mulvany, architect, 1813-1870', Martello (Summer 1988), 34

Author Title Date Details
Butler, Rudolf Maximilian 'J.S. Mulvanny, RHA. The Story of an Eminent Irish Architect' 1924 IB 66, 28 Jun 1924, ?.
O'dwyer, Frederick 'John Skipton Mulvany, architect, 1813-1870' 1988 Martello (Summer 1988), 30-41.