Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect and engineer, of Ennis, Co. Clare, active from the late 1870s until at least 1905.(1)   Francis O'Connor, who, according to the 1901 census, was born Co. Clare in 1840 or 1841 and  died in 1908, was possibly related to JOSEPH F. O'CONNOR.  JOSEPH F. O'CONNOR.

Society of Architects: founder member, 1884.(2)

Address: Jail Street, Ennis, 1881.(3)

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References



(1) He is listed in A.C. Freeman, ed., The Architect's & Surveyor's Directory & Referendum (1910), 180, but information from this source tends to be out of date.
(2) Building News 94, 7 Feb 1908, 231.
(3) Slater's Royal National Commercial Directory of Ireland (1881).


6 work entries listed in chronological order for O'CONNOR, FRANCIS


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Building: CO. CLARE, ENNIS, LIMERICK ROAD, ST FLANNAN'S DIOCESAN COLLEGE
Date: 1878-1889
Nature: F O'C appointed architect 1878. Completed by Mar 1889. Clock tower 150 ft high. Cost: £21,000.
Refs: B 36, 23 Mar 1878, 305; IB 31, 1 Mar 1889, 68

Building: CO. CLARE, ENNIS, WATERWORKS
Date: 1879
Nature: To be constructed. Contractor: J. Cunningham, Dalkey (£7,245)
Refs: IB 21, 15 Jan,1 Mar,1 Jul 1879, 31,75,201

Building: CO. GALWAY, GORT, CHURCH OF ST COLMAN (RC)
Date: 1883p
Nature: Additions to nave, early English facade (and 120 ft spire?, said by May to have been designed by William Hague).
Refs: The Mantle 2, no. 3;  Tom May, Churches of Galway, Kilmacduagh and Kilfenora (Galway, 2000), 88-89(illus.).

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, EGLISH (BORRISOKANE), CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL (RC)
Date: 1891-93
Nature: New church.  According to IB new church was 'to be erected' in 1891 at 'Eglish, Co. Tyrone' in 1891 but this is almost certainly the church at Eglish, Co. Tipperary, of 1893 noted by Murphy.
Refs: IB 33, 15 Apr 1891, 93;  Ignatius Murphy, The Diocese of Killaloe 1850-1904 (Blackrock: Four Courts Press, 1995), 441.

Building: CO. CLARE, TOMGRANEY, CHURCH (RC)
Date: 1892
Nature: New church of dressed stone. FS recently laid. Estimated cost almost £2,000. Contractor: John Hargreave, Sixmilebridge.
Refs: IB 34, 15 May 1892, 117;  Ignatius Murphy, The Diocese of Killaloe 1850-1904 (Blackrock: Four Courts Press, 1995), 441.


Building: CO. CLARE, ENNIS, GALWAY ROAD, DISTRICT LUNATIC ASYLUM
Date: 1903-1905
Nature: Water supply, sewerage, proposed new buildings.
Refs: IB 45, 13 Aug,19 Nov,3,17 Dec 1903, 1930,2098,3030,3055; 47, 6 May 1905, 298; 48, 1 Dec 1906, 950; B 85, 12 Dec 1903, 620