Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect, of Galway City active from circa 1900 to 1940.   Allan Macdonald, who, according to the 1911 census, was born in Galway in 1868 or 1869,  was articled to GEORGE COPPINGER ASHLIN  GEORGE COPPINGER ASHLIN and spent a further three years as Ashlin's assistant before becoming a temporary assistant surveyor to the Board of Works.   When he applied for membership of the RIAI in 1905 he had also followed a three-year course of engineering lectures at Queen's College, Galway.   At the time of the 1911 census, he had been married for four years to his wife, Agnes, from Swinford, Co. Mayo, and had two children.

RIAI: elected member, 25 May 1905, having been proposed by GEORGE COPPINGER ASHLIN GEORGE COPPINGER ASHLIN , seconded by JOHN HOWARD PENTLAND  JOHN HOWARD PENTLAND and THOMAS ALOYSIUS COLEMAN THOMAS ALOYSIUS COLEMAN ;(1)   resigned 1940.(2)

Addresses:(3) 8 Eyre Square, Galway, <=1905-1909; Francis Street, Galway, 1910-1940.; 1 Francis Street, 1911.

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References

All information in this entry not otherwise attributed is from the 1911 census of Ireland, http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/ (last visited Oct 2009). and from  IAA, RIAI office archives (Acc. 93/136), membership forms 1878-1909 (extremely fragile).

(1) RIAI general meeting minutes, 25 May 1905, 403; MS addenda to copy of list of members in archives of RIAI (photocopy in IAA).
(2) JRIAI (1941), 4.
(3) From RIAI membership lists.


11 work entries listed in chronological order for MACDONALD, ALLAN


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Building: CO. GALWAY, GALWAY, SALTHILL ROAD, PALMYRA CRESCENT, HOUSE
Date: 1905
Nature: House and out offices. Contractor: J. Emerson, Devon Pl. (£850)
Refs: IB 47, 25 Mar,22 Apr 1905, 206,286

Building: CO. GALWAY, GALWAY, ST MARY'S ROAD, ST MARY'S DIOCESAN COLLEGE
Date: 1910-12
Nature: AMacD clerk of works to W.A. Scott.
Refs: B of I files, citing The Mantle II, pt. ii (1959)

Building: CO. GALWAY, GALWAY, UNIVERSITY ROAD, UNIVERSITY COLLEGE
Date: 1914
Nature: Plumbing, drainage, heating and lighting to new building.
Refs: IB 56, 6 Jun 1914, 368

Building: CO. GALWAY, GALWAY, EYRE SQUARE, NATIONAL BANK
Date: 1914
Nature: Alts. & extension. Tenders invited, Jul-Aug 1914.
Refs: Freeman's Journal, 23,30 Jul 1914;   IB 56, 1 Aug 1914, 472

Building: CO. GALWAY, GALWAY, TECHNICAL INSTITUTE
Date: 1914
Nature: New technical institute for City of Galway Technical Instruction Committee. Tenders invited, May 1914.
Refs: Freeman's Journal, 26 May 1914; IB 56, 6 Jun 1914, 360

Building: CO. GALWAY, MOYCULLEN, DISPENSARY & MEDICAL OFFICER'S RESIDENCE
Date: 1914
Nature: Tenders invited for erection of new dispensary and medical officer's residence for Guardians of Galway Union, Apr 1914.
Refs: Freeman's Journal, 5 Mar,24 Apr 1915; IB 56, 25 Apr 1914, 251.

Building: CO. GALWAY, GALWAY, COUNTY HOSPITAL
Date: 1915
Nature: New iron isolation hospital.
Refs: IB 57, 25 Sep,9 Oct 1915, 426,451

Building: CO. GALWAY, GALWAY, WILLIAMSGATE STREET, F. MCDONAGH & CO.
Date: 1919-1922
Nature: Demolition and rebuilding of premises.
Refs: IB 61, 22 Feb 1919, 88; 64, 11 Mar 1922, 149

Building: CO. GALWAY, ATHENRY, PRESENTATION CONVENT
Date: 1925
Nature: New drainage work.
Refs: IB 67, 11 Jul 1925, 582

Building: CO. GALWAY, GLENCORRIB, CURATE'S HOUSE
Date: 1927
Nature: Tenders invited for erection of residence for curate of St Mary's RC Church, Glencorrib.
Refs: IB 69, 29 Oct 1927, 802

Building: CO. GALWAY, GALWAY, UNIVERSITY ROAD, UNIVERSITY COLLEGE
Date: 1930
Nature: New lecture block containing 6 lecture rooms.
Refs: IB 72, 25 Oct 1930, 970