Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Builder, of 13 Kevin Street, Dublin. Listed as such in Wilson's Dublin Directory for the years 1807 to 1820.   According to his fellow tradesmen, writing in 1834,(1) McKenna had at one stage employed twenty men and made 'a large property' but had 'failed about 1804 & his property sold off'.   At the time of writing he was 'still alive but very poor'.  His name appears in a list of bankrupts for April 1815 in Charles Taylor's Literary Panorama and National Register Vol. 2 (1815), 10.



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(1) Royal Irish Academy, Haliday MS 4B 31;  this manuscript is a copy of a report presented to Daniel O'Connell in 1834 to support the argument for repealing the Act of Union by describing the catastrophic impact the Act had had on the tradesmen of Dublin.