Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect and engineer, of Earl Street, Dundalk, active from the first decade of the twentienth century until 1950 or later. Vincent O' Connell, fourth son of Henry O'Connell, grocer, of Dundalk, and his wife, Mary, was born in Co. Louth in 1882 or 1883.   He became a pupil in the office of of HAGUE & HAGUE & amp; MCNAMARA  MCNAMARA in Dublin(1) before setting up in practice in Earl Street, Dundalk, in 1906 or earlier. He was appointed engineer to the Newry Port and Harbour Trust in 1910 in succession to JAMES BARTON JAMES BARTON (2) and had opened a branch office in Newry by the autumn of 1911.(3)  He married after 1911, when, according to the 1911 census, he was still living as a bachelor with his parents in Earl Street, Dundalk.  By 1944 he had taken a son into partnership, practising as V.J. O'Connell & Son.

RIBA: passed preliminary examination qualifying for admission as probationer, June 1901.(4)

Address: 34 Gardiner's Place, Dublin, 1901;(5) 15 Earl Street, Dundalk, 1911->=1950.

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References

Information in this entry not otherwise attributed is from the 1911 census of Ireland, http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/ (last visited Nov 2009). 

(1) RIBAJ 8 (1900-1901), 436.
(2) IB 52, 11 Jun 1910, 390.
(3) IB 53, 14 Oct 1911, 694.
(4) See note 1, above.
(5) See note 1, above.
(6) IB 54, 26 Oct 1912, 612.


59 work entries listed in chronological order for O'CONNELL, VINCENT JAMES


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Building: CO. LOUTH, KILCURRY, CURATE'S HOUSE
Date: 1906
Nature: Tenders inv. for carrying out addition.
Refs: IB 48, 15 Dec 1906, 1008

Building: CO. LOUTH, DUNDALK, CHAPEL STREET, CHRISTIAN BROTHERS' HOUSE
Date: 1908
Nature: Tenders invited for carrying out adds.
Refs: IB 50, 18 Apr 1908, 246

Building: CO. CAVAN, COOTEHILL, DRUMMOND, HOUSE
Date: 1909
Nature: Tenders invited for erection of same, for A. McCutcheon, Main ST.
Refs: IB 51, 15 May 1909, 310

Building: CO. DOWN, NEWRY, HARBOUR
Date: 1911
Nature: Very large iron & steel stores at Albert Basin in course of erection. Contractor: A. & J. Main & Co.
Refs: IB 53, 14 Oct 1911, 694;IA & C 1, 20 May 1911, 229

Building: CO. LOUTH, DUNDALK, PARK STREET, THEATRE
Date: 1911-12
Nature: Tenders invited for erecting same, for Irish Provincial Theatre, Ltd. Tenders invited for erection of electrical installation, Apr 1912.
Refs: IB 53, 11 Nov 1911, 758; 54, 13 Apr 1912, 233;  Irish Times, 12 Apr 1912.

Building: CO. MEATH, JOHNSTOWN (RATHCORE), HOUSE
Date: 1912
Nature: Tenders invited for erecting same for Thomas Murphy.
Refs: IB 54, 8 Jun 1912, 350

Building: CO. MONAGHAN, CARRICKMACROSS, HOTEL
Date: 1912
Nature: Tenders invited for completing new hotel, for Joseph Magee.
Refs: IB 54, 20 Jul 1912, 432

Building: CO. LOUTH, DUNDALK, ST MARY'S ROAD, HOUSE
Date: 1912
Nature: Tenders invited for erecting same for Joseph Siraux.
Refs: IB 54, 31 Aug 1912, 510

Building: CO. LOUTH, DUNDALK, PARK STREET, HOUSE
Date: 1912
Nature: Tenders invited for erecting new house, for James Byrne.
Refs: IB 54, 26 Oct 1912, 612

Building: CO. LOUTH, DUNDALK, CASTLETOWN ROAD, SHOP & HOUSE
Date: 1912
Nature: Tenders invited for erection of new house sfor Felix McArdle.
Refs: IB 54, 26 Oct 1912, 612

Building: CO. MONAGHAN, BROOMFIELD, HOUSE
Date: 1912
Nature: Tenders invited for erection of same.
Refs: IB 54, 13 Apr 1912, 227

Building: CO. LOUTH, DUNMAHON, HOUSE
Date: 1912
Nature: Tenders invited for erection of same.
Refs: IB 54, 13 Apr 1912, 227

Building: CO. LOUTH, DUNDALK, DUBLIN ROAD, HOUSES (002)
Date: 1913
Nature: Tenders invited for erection of 2 semi-detached villas, for Mr Patrick Hoey.
Refs: IB 55, 22 Nov 1913, 744

Building: CO. LOUTH, DROMISKIN, PAROCHIAL HOUSE
Date: 1913
Nature: Tenders invited for erecting same, for Very Rev. Thomas Murray, PP.
Refs: IB 55, 6 Dec 1913, 776

Building: CO. LOUTH, DARVER, CHURCH (RC)
Date: 1914
Nature: Alts.
Refs: IB 56, 24 Oct 1914, 602

Building: CO. LOUTH, DUNDALK, PARK STREET, HOUSE
Date: 1914
Nature: Alts.
Refs: IB 56, 15 Aug 1914, 498

Building: CO. ARMAGH, MEIGH, SHOP & HOUSE
Date: 1914
Nature: New shop & house.
Refs: IB 56, 25 Apr 1914, 264

Building: CO. CAVAN, BALLYCONNELL, HOUSES (002)
Date: 1914
Nature: To be erected.
Refs: IB 56, 28 Mar 1914, 199

Building: CO. LOUTH, DROMISKIN, HOUSE
Date: 1914
Nature: (?Tenders invited for) erection of new house.
Refs: IB 56, 14 Feb 1914, 104

Building: CO. LOUTH, DUNDALK, POINT ROAD, HOUSE
Date: 1914
Nature: (?Tenders invited for) erection of new house.
Refs: IB 56, 31 Jan 1914, 76

Building: CO. LOUTH, DARVER, HOUSE & STABLING
Date: 1914
Nature: (?Tenders invited for) erection of new house.
Refs: IB 56, 17 Jan 1914, 48

Building: CO. LOUTH, MOUNTBAGNALL, HOUSE
Date: 1914
Nature: Tenders invited for erection of new house for Mrs Quinn.
Refs: IB 56, 3 Jan 1914, 20

Building: CO. LOUTH, HARRISTOWN HOUSE (ARDEE)
Date: 1915
Nature: Tenders invited for carrying out adds. & alts.
Refs: IB 57, 8 May 1915, 221

Building: CO. LOUTH, MULLANSTOWN (ARDEE), HOUSE
Date: 1916
Nature: Tenders invited for erecting house for Mr W. Leonard.
Refs: IB 58, 5 Aug 1916, 361

Building: CO. LOUTH, MULLANS CROSS (ARDEE), HOUSE
Date: 1916
Nature: Tenders invited for erection of house for Mr P. Clarke.
Refs: IB 58, 24 Jun 1916, 284

Building: CO. LOUTH, DUNDALK, JOCELYN STREET, HOUSE
Date: 1917
Nature: Tenders invited for erecting new house.
Refs: IB 59, 21 Jul 1917, 368

Building: CO. LOUTH, DUNDALK, MOUNT AVENUE, HOUSE
Date: 1917
Nature: Tenders invited for erection of same, for P. Harmon.
Refs: IB 59, 13 Oct 1917, 523

Building: CO. LOUTH, DUNDALK, COUNTY INFIRMARY
Date: 1917;1931-32
Nature: New bathrooms & lavatories, 1917. Structural alts., 1931-32.
Refs: IB 59, 20 Jan 1917, 3973, 28 Mar 1931, 274

Building: CO. LOUTH, PURCELSTOWN (ARDEE)
Date: 1918
Nature: Tenders received for add. to stables of James Cusack.
Refs: IB 60, 25 May 1918, 277

Building: CO. LOUTH, ARDEE, JAMES MOONAN
Date: 1919
Nature: Tenders invited for carrying out alts. to premises of James Moonan, auctioneer.
Refs: IB 61, 19 Apr 1919, 192

Building: CO. LOUTH, DUNDALK, TUBERCULOSIS DISPENSARY
Date: 1922
Nature: Tenders received for carrying out repairs.
Refs: IB 64, 26 Aug 1922, 585

Building: CO. LOUTH, DUNDALK, CLANBRASSIL STREET, NO. 006 & 7 (MCCLEAN, DEERY & CO.)
Date: 1922
Nature: Tenders invited for carrying out structural alts. for McClean, Deery & Co.
Refs: IB 64, 12 Aug 1922, 554

Building: CO. LOUTH, DUNDALK, DUBLIN STREET, HOUSES (002)
Date: 1923
Nature: Tenders sought for erection of same.
Refs: IB 65, 3 Nov 1923, 854

Building: CO. ARMAGH, ADAVOYLE, FORESTERS' HALL
Date: 1923
Nature: Tenders invited for rebuilding same.
Refs: IB 65, 25 Aug 1923, 655

Building: CO. LOUTH, DUNDALK, HOUSES (002)
Date: 1924
Nature: (?Tenders invited for) erection of 2 houses.
Refs: IB 66, 29 Nov 1924, 1018

Building: CO. LOUTH, CARLINGFORD, PAROCHIAL HALL
Date: 1924
Nature: (?Tenders invited for) erection of parochial hall.
Refs: IB 66, 19 Apr 1924, 353

Building: CO. LOUTH, HAGGARDSTOWN, GOLF CLUB HOUSE
Date: 1926
Nature: Tenders invited for erection of same, for Dundalk Golf Club.
Refs: IB 68, 15 May 1926, 397

Building: CO. LOUTH, BLACKROCK (DUNDALK), HOUSE
Date: 1928
Nature: (?Tenders invited for) erection of bungalow.
Refs: IB 70, 26 May 1928, 464

Building: CO. LOUTH, DUNDALK, HARBOUR
Date: 1929
Nature: V O'C chosen from 34 applicants to be Clerk of Works for constructional scheme at harbour
Refs: IB 71, 13 Apr 1929, 308

Building: CO. LOUTH, KILCURLEY (DUNDALK), CEMETERY
Date: 1929
Nature: Boundary wall and gate piers.
Refs: IB 71, 2 Feb 1929, 109

Building: CO. LOUTH, MONAVALLET, HOUSE
Date: 1930
Nature: (?Tenders invited for) erection of house
Refs: IB 72, 26 Apr 1930, 387

Building: CO. LOUTH, DUNDALK, HOUSE
Date: 1931
Nature: Contractor: Thomas McDonnell & Son, Castle Rd, Dundalk.
Refs: IB 73, 29 Aug 1931, 763

Building: CO. LOUTH, DROMISKIN, HOUSE
Date: 1932
Nature: Tenders invited for erection of new house.
Refs: IB 74, 13 Aug 1932, 740

Building: CO. LOUTH, BLACKROCK (DUNDALK), HOUSE
Date: 1932
Nature: New bungalow being erected for John Conlan. Contractor: P. McGuinness, Blackrock.
Refs: IB 74, 27 Aug 1932, 780

Building: CO. LOUTH, DUNDALK, COUNTY HOSPITAL
Date: 1932
Nature: VO'C appointed architect for proposed new hospital with T.J. Cullen as consulting architect.
Refs: IB 74, 2 Jul,22 Oct,3 Dec 1932, 611,950,1090

Building: CO. LOUTH, FAUGHART, CHURCH OF ST BRIGID (RC)
Date: 1933
Nature: St Bridgid grotto.
Refs: IB 75, 12 Aug 1933, 699

Building: CO. LOUTH, DUNDALK, DE LA SALLE MONASTERY
Date: 1933
Nature: V O'C architect for addition.
Refs: IB 75, 12 Aug 1933, 699

Building: CO. LOUTH, ARDEE, ST BRIGID'S MENTAL HOSPITAL
Date: 1933-34;1938
Nature: Catholic chapel. Internal painting of chapel, 1938.
Refs: IB 75, 12 Aug 1933, 699; 76, 24 Feb 1934, 158

Building: CO. LOUTH, DUNDALK, NICHOLAS STREET, ST MARY'S CHURCH (RC)
Date: 1933-35
Nature: New church replacing one destroyed by fire. Contractor: James Wynne & Co. Dedicated 8 Dec 1935 by Cardinal McRory.
Refs: IB 75, 12 Aug 1933, 699; 76, 1 Dec 1934, 1049; 77, 14 Dec 1935, 1128(illus.); Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 271

Building: CO. LOUTH, DUNDALK, MILL STREET, HOUSE
Date: 1934
Nature: -
Refs: IB 76, 10 Mar 1934, 204

Building: CO. MONAGHAN, CASTLEBLAYNEY, CHURCH STREET?, CINEMA
Date: 1936
Nature: New.
Refs: IB 78, 28 Nov 1936, 1089

Building: CO. LOUTH, DUNDALK, HOUSES (106)
Date: 1936
Nature: (?Tenders invited for) erection of houses.
Refs: IB 78, 27 Jun 1936, 573

Building: CO. MONAGHAN, CASTLEBLAYNEY, HOUSES
Date: 1936-37
Nature: New housing scheme.
Refs: IB 78, 28 Nov 1936, 1089; 79, 6 Feb 1937, 126

Building: CO. MONAGHAN, CASTLEBLAYNEY, WATER SUPPLY & SEWERAGE
Date: 1937
Nature: Water supply and sewerage to existing houses.
Refs: IB 79, 13 Nov 1937, 1013

Building: CO. CAVAN, BALLYJAMESDUFF, CHAPEL STREET, PREMISES
Date: 1944
Nature: Addition. By Vincent O'Connell & Son.
Refs: IB 86, 21 Oct 1944, 426

Building: CO. LOUTH, DUNDALK, NEWRY ROAD, GARAGE
Date: 1946
Nature: (?Tenders invited for) erection of public garage. By Vincent O'Connell & Son.
Refs: IB 88, 21 Nov 1946, 724

Building: CO. LOUTH, DUNDALK, NICHOLAS STREET, CHURCH HILL, ST MARY'S COLLEGE
Date: 1950
Nature: Extension, 1950.
Refs: IB 92, 9 Dec 1950, 1344; Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 271

Building: CO. LOUTH, KILCURLEY (DUNDALK), NATIONAL SCHOOL
Date: 1950
Nature: Imps. By Vincent O'Connell & Son.
Refs: IB 92, 19 Aug 1950, 890I

Building: CO. LOUTH, DUNDALK, QUAY STREET, PREMISES
Date: ?
Nature: (?Tenders invited for) erection of premises.
Refs: IB (Jones transcript omits date and page)