Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architectural partnership of Dublin, formed between LUCIUS O'CALLAGHAN  LUCIUS O'CALLAGHAN and JAMES HENRY WEBB  JAMES HENRY WEBB on 31 August 1908.(1) Eleven years later, on 30 August 1919, LOUIS FRANCIS GIRON  LOUIS FRANCIS GIRON also became a partner, although the practice continued to be known simply as O'Callaghan & Webb. Webb left to practise on his own on 31 August 1931, after which the name of the practice changed to O'CALLAGHAN & GIRON CALLAGHAN & GIRON . As reflected in the pages of the Irish Builder, the work of the practice appears to have been primarily commercial and domestic. O'Callaghan was said to have enjoyed architectural competitions because they allowed 'more elbow room than is usually associated with ordinary commissions',(2) and the partners entered several in the decade 1909-19. They were placed second in the Tralee Carnegie library competition in 1909 (which was eventually built to their design) and won the Dun Laoghaire Carnegie library competition the following year. Other competitions included University College, Dublin (1912), the Municipal Buildings, Dublin (1913), Louth County Hall, Dundalk (1915), and the National University offices, Dublin, (1918). In 1919 they, together with Giron, were awarded second prize in Part 1, Section A, of the Local Government Board's housing competition with a design for industrial dwellings.(3) They exhibited only two designs at the Royal Hibernian Academy, both in 1909; these were for the entrance to the diocesan college at Mullingar and for Ponsonby's premises at 116 Grafton Street.(4) Pupils and assistants in the office included WILLIAM SEDGWICK KEATINGE.  WILLIAM SEDGWICK KEATINGE.

Address: 31 South Frederick Street, 1908-1931.

See WORKS.



References

The dates of the partnership come from handwritten notes by Jones in file O18, his source apparently being a telephone conversation with an unknown interlocutor (probably Giron himself).

(1) IB 50, 19 Sep 1908, 565.
(2) IB 64, 14 Jan 1922, 9.
(3) JRIAI (1920), 6.
(4) The latter may have been the design for 'a recently erected shop front' which was exhibited by O'Callaghan & Webb at the AAI exhibition of members' work early in 1910 and described by the reviewer of the exhibition in The Irish Builder as 'having special attraction in its scholarly design'.


64 work entries listed in chronological order for O'CALLAGHAN & WEBB


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Building: CO. WICKLOW, BRAY, KILLARNEY ROAD, ST HELEN'S
Date: 1909
Nature: Gate lodge, for Mrs J.E. Gilmore. Contractor: H. Pemberton, Ballybrack.
Refs: IB 51, 17 Apr,1 May 1909, 241,258(illus.)

Building: CO. WESTMEATH, MULLINGAR, RACECOURSE
Date: 1909
Nature: Reconstruction of grandstand. Contractor: Trussed Concrete Co.
Refs: IB 51, 26 Jun 1909, 405

Building: CO. WESTMEATH, KILLUCAN, HOUSE
Date: 1909
Nature: New residence for Dr De Courcy Williams. Contractor: J. O'Reilly, Mullingar & Killucan.
Refs: IB 51, 26 Jun 1909, 405

Building: CO. DUBLIN, RUSH, BOYS' NATIONAL SCHOOL
Date: 1909-10
Nature: By Lucius O'Callaghan?. Renovation, £800.
Refs: Clonliffe College Archive, MS p1/2

Building: CO. KERRY, TRALEE, PUBLIC LIBRARY & TECHNICAL SCHOOL
Date: 1909-13
Nature: O'C & W appointed architects for new Carnegie Library and techinical school, 1910, having won second prize in competition, 1909. Contractor: Alex Hull & Co.
Refs: IB 51, 25 Dec 1909, 801; 52, 22 Jan 1910, 37; 54, 3 Feb,25 May,7 Dec 1912, 82,321,703; 55, 1 Feb,10 May 1913, 70,320; Brendan Grimes, Irish Carnegie Libraries: a catalogue and architectural history (1998), 244-247(illus.)

Building: CO. WESTMEATH, COLLINSTOWN, CHURCH OF ST MARY (RC)
Date: 1909-1910
Nature: Reconstruction. Dedicated 9 Oct 1910. Contractor: Hugh Coughlan & Sons, Castlepollard.
Refs: IB 51, 9 Jan,17 Apr 1909, 22,31,241; 52, 15 Oct 1910, 637;  Freeman's Journal, 10 Oct 2010.

Building: CO. WICKLOW, BRAY (NEAR), HOUSE
Date: 1910
Nature: Tenders invited for new villa near Bray.
Refs: IB 52, 10 Dec 1910, 764

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CHURCH LANE, NO. 002 (R. ATKINSON)
Date: 1910
Nature: Reconstruction, for Mssrs. Atkinson. Contractor: H. & J. Martin (£2184)
Refs: IB 52, 16 Apr 1910, 253; IA & C 1, 11 Mar 1911, 87,100(illus.)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, GRAFTON STREET, NO. 097-99 (SEALE)
Date: 1910
Nature: Internal alts., for E. & W. Seale, tailors & outfitters.
Refs: IB 52, 30 Apr 1910, 285

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, GRAFTON STREET, NO. 102 & 103 (GRAFTON HOUSE)
Date: 1910
Nature: Rebuilding.
Refs: IB 52, 22 Jan 1910, 53

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, SUTTON, HOUSE (CRAIGEND?)
Date: 1910
Nature: Being erected for Mrs Theodore Cronhelm. Contractor: Alexander Frazer, Bray. (Theodore Cronhelm was living at Craigend, Claremont Rd, Howth, in 1915.)
Refs: IB 52, 5 Feb 1910, 86 (illus.)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUN LAOGHAIRE, GEORGE'S STREET LOWER, NO. 019-22 (CARNEGIE LIBRARY)
Date: 1910-12
Nature: O'C & W win competition. Assessor: G.C. Ashlin. Tenders sought, June, 1911. Opened by William Joseph Myles Starke, 2 Oct 1912. Contractor: J. & P. Good (£3,690).
Refs: IB 52, 15,29 Oct,12,26 Nov 1910, 629,671,686,718,724(illus.); 53, 10 Jun,22 Jul 1911, 389,494; B 100, 23 Jun 1911, 797;  Freeman's Journal, 21,26 Oct 1910;  Irish Times, 3 Oct 1912;  Brendan Grimes, Irish Carnegie Libraries: a catalogue and architectural history (1998), 177-179(illus.)

Building: CO. WICKLOW, BARNDARRIG, PAROCHIAL HOUSE
Date: 1911
Nature: Repairs & renovation for Rev. William Byrne.
Refs: Wicklow Newsletter, 20 May 1911

Building: CO. WICKLOW, BRAY, KILLARNEY ROAD, ROANCRUAGHAN
Date: 1911
Nature: New villa in course of erection for William F. Figgis. Contractor: Frazer & Co., Bray.
Refs: IB 53, 24 Jun 1911, 429

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DALKEY, CASTLEPARK ROAD, ST MARGARET'S
Date: 1911
Nature: Alts. & adds., for William R.C. Richardson, solicitor. Countractor: L. Monks, Dun laoghaire.
Refs: IB 53, 22 Jul 1911, 493

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, RATHFARNHAM ROAD (TERENURE), ROYAL BANK
Date: 1911
Nature: New branch premises. Contractor: S.H. Bolton & Sons, Rathmines Rd.
Refs: IB 53, 10 Jun 1911, 397,398; 54, 3 Feb 1912, 68

Building: CO. WESTMEATH, MULLINGAR, ST FINIAN'S DIOCESAN COLLEGE
Date: 1912
Nature: Extension and alts. Contractor: James Kiernan, N Richmond St.
Refs: IB 54, 27 Apr 1912, 257

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, EARLSFORT TERRACE, UNIVERSITY COLLEGE
Date: 1912
Nature: Competition entrants; design commended. Similarity to winning design 'almost uncanny'.
Refs: IB 54, 9 Nov 1912, 628; Irish Architect and Building Trades Journal4, 30 Nov 1912, (illus. in supplement).

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, EUSTACE STREET, QUAKER MEETING HOUSE
Date: 1912
Nature: Alts. Contract given to: H. & J. Martin (but work not carried out? see D.M. Butler, |The Quaker Meeting houses sof Ireland| (2004), 233.)
Refs: IB 54, 25 May 1912, 319

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, GRAFTON STREET, NO. 104 (HODGES, FIGGIS & CO.)
Date: 1912-13
Nature: Rebuilding of premises of Hodges, Figgis. Contractor: J. & P. Good. Work 'practically finished by beginning of 1913.
Refs: IB 54, 16 Mar,27 Apr,26 Oct 1912, 169,244,601; 55, 4 Jan 1912, 23

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, LORD EDWARD STREET, NO. 021-25 (MUNICIPAL BUILDINGS) (PROPOSED)
Date: 1913
Nature: Placed third in competition.
Refs: IB 55, 12 Apr 1913, 224(illus.),252(illus.),258

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, SUFFOLK STREET, NO. 021 (CORNELIUS BULL)
Date: 1913
Nature: Alts. to new workshop and demolition of old workshop, for Cornelius Bull, Ltd, church furnishers and vestment makers. Contractor: M. Green, Donnybrook. Casey suggests that O'C & W had probably designed Nos. 18,19 and 21.
Refs: IB 55, 1 Mary 1913, 147;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 533.


Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUN LAOGHAIRE, GEORGE'S STREET LOWER, NO. 018 (TEMPERANCE WORKMEN'S CLUB)
Date: 1913-16
Nature: New club adjoining Carnegie Library.. Contractor: Pemberton & Sons. Opened Jan 1916 by Maj Gen Friend, CB.
Refs: IAA, PKS B22/09; IB 55, 5 Jul,12 Aug 1913, 429,442,502; 57, 13 Mar 1915, 135; 48, 29 Jan 1916, 45

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CITY QUAY, NO. 009 & 10 (PRESBYTERY)
Date: 1914
Nature: New 3-storey presbytery adjoining Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Contractor: James Kiernan.
Refs: IB 56, 11 Apr,4 Jul 1914, 229,419; Building News 107, 10 Jul 1914, 44

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, DORSET STREET UPPER, NO. 040 & 41
Date: 1914
Nature: Rebuilding.
Refs: IB 56, 3 Jan 1914, 18

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, JAMES'S LANE, HOUSE
Date: 1914
Nature: New house for Royal Bank of Ireland.
Refs: IB 56, 5 Dec 1914, 665

Building: CO. LOUTH, DUNDALK, COUNTY HALL (PROPOSED)
Date: 1915
Nature: O'C & W win competition (Assessor: W.A. Scott) for hall which 'will form practically an adjunct to the Courthouse', but Local Government Board declines to sanction loan of £10,000 for building same.
Refs: IB 57, 24 Apr,17 Jul 1915, 185, 317; 58, 8 Apr 1916, 165; Building News 109, 8 Sep 1915, 280

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, BAGGOT STREET LOWER, NO. 135-136
Date: 1915
Nature: Addition at rear. Contractor: Fletcher & Philipson, 10 Baggot St Lr.
Refs: IB 5;7, 22 May 1915, 242

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, GLOUCESTER STREET LOWER, CHAPEL OF OUR LADY OF LOURDES (RC)
Date: 1915
Nature: Temporary chapel-of-ease in Cullenswood Rd, Ranelagh, made of timber and galvanized iron, to be moved to Gloucester St Lr. Contractor: P. Shortall, Temple St. Gates & railings by J. & C. McGloughlin.
Refs: IB 57, 28 Aug 1915, 386

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, KILDARE STREET, NO. 030-31
Date: 1915
Nature: New area walls, new railings. Contractor: James Kiernan.
Refs: IB 57, 9 Oct 1915, 446

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MERRION STREET UPPER, NO. 022 (ORTHOPAEDIC HOSPITAL)
Date: 1915
Nature: 2-storey addition at rear about to be made.
Refs: IB 17, 16 Jan 1915, 34; Building News 108, 22 Jan 1915, 117

Building: CO. ROSCOMMON, ROSCOMMON, ABBEY STREET, CHURCH OF THE SACRED HEART (RC)
Date: 1916
Nature: Addition of tower and spire to church built 1897-1903. Contractor: John Maguire, Cork.
Refs: Building News 107, 4 Sep,11 Dec 1914, 327,761; IB 56, 5 Dec 1914, 657; 57, 31 Jul,29 Aug 1915, 353,509; 58; 58, 10 Jun 1916, 260

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, O'CONNELL STREET LOWER, NO. 001 (HOPKINS & HOPKINS)
Date: 1916
Nature: In destroyed area, 1916. Temporary premises erected, 1916. Contractor: Bolton & Sons. New premises started, 1922. Contractor: Collen Bros.
Refs: IB 58, 24 Jun 1916, 287; 59, 29 Sep 1917, 493; 64, 25 Feb 1922, 121

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, EDEN QUAY, NO. 003 (MOONEY)
Date: 1916-17
Nature: Rebuilding of premises of Gerald Mooney, wine and spirit merchant, destroyed in Easter Rising. Contractor: Keatinge, Grafton St.
Refs: IB 58, 30 Sep 1916, 483; 59, 3,17,31 Mar,8 Dec 1917, 111,125,152,625

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, FOSTER PLACE, NO. 003 (ROYAL BANK)
Date: 1917
Nature: Imps. & repairs. Contractor: Keatinge, Grafton St.
Refs: IB 59, 7 Jul 1917, 340

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, GRAFTON STREET, NO. 076
Date: 1917
Nature: Reconstruction of premises formerly occupied by Royal Irish Insustries Association for Mssrs. Newell, underclothing specialists. Contractor: Keatinge & Son.
Refs: IB 59, 7 Jul 1917, 340

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, O'CONNELL STREET UPPER, NO. 001 (TYLER & SON)
Date: 1917
Nature: In destroyed area, 1916. Rebuilding of premises of Tyler & Son, boot merchants (also occupying 29 & 30 Earl St N).
Refs: IB 59, 29 Sep 1917, 493

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, WESTMORELAND STREET, NO. 037
Date: 1917
Nature: Alts. including new shop front, for Andrew J. Keogh, auctioneer. Contractor: William Conolly & Son, Dominick St.
Refs: IB 59, 3,31 Mar 1917, 111,160

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MOUNT STREET UPPER, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OFFICES (PROPOSED)
Date: 1918
Nature: Competition entrants. Winners of second premiated design. Street elevation 'late Georgian with Greek detail'.
Refs: IB 60, 16 Feb 1918, 82; 64, 14 Jan 1922, 9

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, DAME STREET, NO. 075?
Date: 1920
Nature: Rebuilding has commenced of licensed premises in Dame St and Crampton Court, for Michael Humphreys. Contractor: Keatinge, Grafton St.
Refs: IB 62, 31 Jul 1920, 501

Building: CO. DUBLIN, BALLYMOUNT, CHURCH (RC)
Date: 1923
Nature: L O'C reports on repairs necessary for churches of Crookstown, Ballymount and Kilmeade, for schools of Ballymount, Crookstown and Skerries and for parochial houses of Crookstown and Kilmeade, and cost of said repairs.
Refs: IB 65, 11 Aug 1923, 622

Building: CO. DUBLIN, BALLYMOUNT, SCHOOL
Date: 1923
Nature: L O'C reports on repairs necessary for churches of Crookstown, Ballymount and Kilmeade, for schools of Ballymount, Crookstown and Skerries and for parochial houses of Crookstown and Kilmeade, and cost of said repairs.
Refs: IB 65, 11 Aug 1923, 622

Building: CO. DUBLIN, CROOKSTOWN, CHURCH (RC)
Date: 1923
Nature: L O'C reports on repairs necessary for churches of Crookstown, Ballymount and Kilmeade, for schools of Ballymount, Crookstown and Skerries and for parochial houses of Crookstown and Kilmeade, and cost of said repairs.
Refs: IB 65, 11 Aug 1923, 622

Building: CO. DUBLIN, CROOKSTOWN, PRESBYTERY
Date: 1923
Nature: L O'C reports on repairs necessary for churches of Crookstown, Ballymount and Kilmeade, for schools of Ballymount, Crookstown and Skerries and for parochial houses of Crookstown and Kilmeade, and cost of said repairs.
Refs: IB 65, 11 Aug 1923, 622

Building: CO. DUBLIN, CROOKSTOWN, SCHOOL
Date: 1923
Nature: L O'C reports on repairs necessary for churches of Crookstown, Ballymount and Kilmeade, for schools of Ballymount, Crookstown and Skerries and for parochial houses of Crookstown and Kilmeade, and cost of said repairs.
Refs: IB 65, 11 Aug 1923, 622

Building: CO. DUBLIN, KILMEADE, CHURCH (RC)
Date: 1923
Nature: L O'C reports on repairs necessary for churches of Crookstown, Ballymount and Kilmeade, for schools of Ballymount, Crookstown and Skerries and for parochial houses of Crookstown and Kilmeade, and cost of said repairs.
Refs: IB 65, 11 Aug 1923, 622

Building: CO. DUBLIN, KILMEADE, PRESBYTERY
Date: 1923
Nature: L O'C reports on repairs necessary for churches of Crookstown, Ballymount and Kilmeade, for schools of Ballymount, Crookstown and Skerries and for parochial houses of Crookstown and Kilmeade, and cost of said repairs.
Refs: IB 65, 11 Aug 1923, 622

Building: CO. DUBLIN, SKERRIES, SCHOOL
Date: 1923
Nature: L O'C reports on repairs necessary for churches of Crookstown, Ballymount and Kilmeade, for schools of Ballymount, Crookstown and Skerries and for parochial houses of Crookstown and Kilmeade, and cost of said repairs.
Refs: IB 65, 11 Aug 1923, 622

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, JERVIS STREET, NO. 061-64
Date: 1923p
Nature: Confectionery factory, for ?Sinclair, Robinson & Sons. (Site indicated as demolished in Thom's 1925 directory, but as occupied by S, R & Sons in 1927 directory.)
Refs: IB 65, 25 Aug 1923, 655

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MERRION ROAD (BALLSBRIDGE), ROYAL DUBLIN SOCIETY
Date: 1925
Nature: Adds. and alts. - including enlargement of Art Industries Hall and approach corridor - consequent on move from Leinster House. Government grant of £68,000.
Refs: IB 67, 18 Apr,8 Aug 1925, 285,624; 68, 9 Jan 1926, 5; AJ 64, 18 Aug 1926, 210

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, EGLINTON ROAD (DONNYBROOK), HOUSE
Date: 1925
Nature: New residence just completed.
Refs: IB 67, 18 Apr 1925, 314

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HARCOURT STREET, NO. 082 (STANDARD HOTEL)
Date: 1925
Nature: Imps. (This hotel belonged to Webb's family.)
Refs: IB 67, 28 Nov 1925, 973

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HOWTH ROAD (KILLESTER), HOUSE
Date: 1925
Nature: -
Refs: IB 67, 30 May 1925, 445

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, MARLFIELD (CLONMEL)
Date: 1925-26
Nature: L O'C gave 'invaluable advice and assistance' to John Bagwell re rebuilding of house after fire of 1923.
Refs: Jones, citing inscription in book given by Bagwell to O'Callaghan, Christmas, 1926; Mark Bence-Jones, Burke’s Guide to Country Houses. Volume I, Ireland. (London, 1978), 203

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, IVEAGH GARDENS (CRUMLIN), HOUSING SCHEME
Date: 1926
Nature: Private housing scheme to be erected for Lord Iveagh at Crumlin.
Refs: IB 68, 13 Nov 1926, 833

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, TEMPLE STREET, NO. 024A
Date: 1926
Nature: Alts. to premises for Mr James Branagan. Plans approved by City Surveyor.
Refs: IB 68, 18 Sep 1926, 718

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MERRION ROAD (BALLSBRIDGE), ROYAL DUBLIN SOCIETY
Date: 1926-27
Nature: Conversion of Industries Hall into concert hall; creation of reading, writing and smoking rooms in W wing of entrance block. Reconstruction of E. wing and new granite front. New stand in jumping enclosure (Contractor for latter: Collen Bros.)
Refs: IB 68, 9 Jun,27 Nov 1926, 891; 69, 20 Aug 1927, 601(illus.); AJ 73, 17 Jun 1931, 849,858

Building: CO. GALWAY, CASTLE HACKET
Date: 1926-27
Nature: Reconstruction in Queen Anne Revival style of house burnt in 1923 involving addition of front porch and 2 canted bays on rere elevation. 9 bay, 2-storey. For Col. D.K. Bernard. Contractor: J. & P. Good. (Bence Jones says that house was rebuilt 1928-29 without one of its 18th cent. wings and top storey of centre block.)
Refs: Unsigned drawing, dated Oct 1926, in NA, OPW drawings collection (old ref. F.3.12); IB 69, 17 Sep 1927, 690; Mark Bence-Jones, Burke’s Guide to Country Houses. Volume I, Ireland. (London, 1978), 70

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CITY QUAY, NATIONAL SCHOOL
Date: 1928
Nature: Extension and structural alts.
Refs: IB 70, 26 May,24 Nov 1928, 472,1003

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, ESSEX QUAY, NO. 026
Date: 1928
Nature: Reroofing.
Refs: IB 70, 18 Feb 1928, 148

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, LIFFEY STREET LOWER, NO. 026
Date: 1928
Nature: Proposed shop and houses.
Refs: IB 70, 12 May 1928, 420

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, FOWNES STREET, NO. 012
Date: 1929
Nature: Rebuilding. Contractor: Clifton & Cooper.
Refs: IB 71, 25 May 1929, 464

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, FOWNES STREET, NO. 014 & 15 (GOODBODY)
Date: 1929
Nature: Proposed strucctural alts to premises of J.L. & F. Goodbody, jute spinners.
Refs: IB 71, 13 apr 1929, 317

Building: CO. DUBLIN, GLENAGEARY, ADELAIDE ROAD, ST PAUL'S NATIONAL SCHOOL
Date: 1930
Nature: Alts. Contractor: R. Pemberton, Ballybrack.
Refs: IB 72, 12 apr 1930, 337