Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect, of Cork, active from the late 1920s. Edmond ('Eddie') O'Flynn, a son of BARTHOLOMEW O'FLYNN BARTHOLOMEW O'FLYNN , was born in Cork on 18 July 1904. After spending two years in an architect's office, he attended the School of Architecture at Liverpool University for three years. In the late 1920s he entered his father's office and had entered into partnership with his father by March 1936.(1) He carried on the practice after his father's death in 1950. As in his father's case, much of his work was for public authorities in Co. Cork; he designed many housing schemes in the city and county(2) and was the architect of a number of vocational schools including the new music school on Union Quay, Cork. In about 1962 he took John Allan Morrison Green into partnership.(3) He died in 1980 or 1981. He was married with children.

RIAI; elected member, 1935;(4) raised to fellow, 1956.(5)
RIBA: registered as probationer, 1926;(5) passed intermediate exam, 1928; elected student, 8 July 1929.(6)

Address: Work: 60 South Mall, Cork, <=1935->=1964.
Home: Lee Villa, Sunday's Well, Cork, <=1912->=1929;(7) 3 Westbourne Villas, Western Rd, Cork, from 1965 or 1966.

See WORKS, for works up to and including 1950 only. See also works of B. O'FLYNN & SON. FLYNN & SON.



References

All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from O'Flynn's application for registration as a probationer of the RIAI, 1931, in IAA, Acc. 93/136, Box 59, RIAI lists of members and from the obituary by Oscar Richardson in RIAI Year Book (1981), 49.

(1) The first mention of the partnership in the Irish Builder is in Vol. 78, 7 Mar 1936, 212.
(2) See works file; see also IB 87, 21 Apr 1945, 189; 91, 16 Apr,3 Sep 1949, 344,814.
(3) The first mention of the partnership in The Irish Builder is in Vol. 104, 23 Jun 1962, 494.
(4) JRIAI (1936), 13.
(5) RIAI Year Book (1956), 58.
(6) RIBAJ 34 (1927), 155.
(7) IB 54, 25 May 1912, 520; RIBAJ 36 (1929), 735.
(8) See note 6, above.


30 work entries listed in chronological order for O'FLYNN, EDMOND PATRICK JOSEPH


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Building: CO. CORK, CORK, SCHOOL OF DOMESTIC ECONOMY
Date: 1937
Nature: -
Refs: IB 79, 9 Jan 1937, 15

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, WELLINGTON ROAD, GRAMMAR SCHOOL
Date: 1939
Nature: Alts.
Refs: IB 81, 22 Jul 1939, 645

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, SHARMAN CRAWFORD STREET, CRAWFORD MUNICIPAL TECHNICAL INSTITUTE
Date: 1939
Nature: Proposed extension; sundry repairs.
Refs: IB 81, 11 Nov,9 Dec 1939, 935,999

Building: CO. CORK, DUNMANWAY, VOCATIONAL SCHOOL
Date: 1941
Nature: New.
Refs: IB 83, 1 Mar 1941, 116

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, GRATTAN STREET, SOUTH COUNTY BOARD OF ASSISTANCE
Date: 1941
Nature: Renovation & reconstruction of Board's premises.
Refs: IB83, 26 Apr 1941, 216

Building: CO. KERRY, CASTLEGREGORY, MAHAREES NATIONAL SCHOOL
Date: 1941
Nature: Repairs.
Refs: IB 83, 25 Oct 1941, 494

Building: CO. CORK, CLOYNE, CHURCH OF ST COLMAN (RC)
Date: 1941
Nature: Alts. & repairs.
Refs: IB 83, 24 May 1941, 266

Building: CO. CORK, MALLOW, TECHNICAL SCHOOLS
Date: 1941-43
Nature: New. Consultant: Thomas H.W. Wain. Opened by Minister for Education, Oct 1943. Contractor: John O'Leary, Donoughmore.
Refs: IB 83, 26 Apr,7 Jun5 Jul,13 Sep 1941, 211,286,326,434; 85, 23 Oct 1943, 407

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, GERALD GRIFFIN AVENUE, OUR LADY'S MOUNT, NORTH MONASTERY
Date: 1943
Nature: Add., for Christian Brothers.
Refs: IB 85, 24 Apr 1943, 168I

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, UNION QUAY, MUNICIPAL SCHOOL OF MUSIC
Date: 1943-1956
Nature: New. For Cork Vocational School Committee. FS laid May 1955. Opened by Gen. R. Mulcahy, Minister of Education, Oct or Nov 1956. Cost £100,000.
Refs: IB 85, 31 Jul 1943, 294; 88, 10 Aug,30 Nov 1946, 484,798; 93, 26 May 1951, 558; 94,1,29 Mar 1952, 228,330; 95, 23 May,4,18 Jul,15 Aug 1953, 538,696,755,845; 96, 27 Feb 1954, 209; 97, 24 Sep 1955, 989; 97, 21 May 1955, 529; 98, 3 Nov 1956, 1010

Building: CO. CORK, SKIBBEREEN, TECHNICAL SCHOOL
Date: 1945
Nature: Repairs.
Refs: IB 87, 14 Jul 1945, 346

Building: CO. CORK, BLACKPOOL, CHURCH OF THE ANNUNCIATION (RC)
Date: 1945
Nature: New church on site of old church of St Nicholas. Designed jointly by E.P. O'F and Seamus Murphy, sculptor. Entire cost borne by W. Dwyer, TD, managing director of Sunbeam Wolsey, Ltd. FS laid Jan 1945. Blessed and opened Oct 1945.
Refs: IB 87, 27 Jan,8 Sep,20 Oct 1945, 42,462,540

Building: CO. CORK, YOUGHAL, HOUSES
Date: 1946;1947;1949
Nature: Houses at Cork Hill (18) and elsewhere for Youghal UDC.
Refs: IB 88, 24 Aug 1946, 536; 89, 31 May,9 Aug 1947, 402,598; 91, 25 Jun 1949, 598

Building: CO. CORK, CLONAKILTY, TECHNICAL SCHOOL
Date: 1947
Nature: Alts. & ext. For Co. Cork VEC.
Refs: IB 89, 15 Nov 1947, 862

Building: CO. CORK, MALLOW, LACKNALOOLA, HOUSES 020)
Date: 1947
Nature: For Mallow UDC. Tenders invited.
Refs: IB 89, 18 Oct 1947, 784

Building: CO. CORK, KANTURK, TECHNICAL SCHOOL
Date: 1947-48
Nature: Tenders invited for erection of additional classroom, painting and decorating. For Co. Cork VEC.
Refs: IB 89, 15 Nov 1947, 862; 90, 10 Jan 1948, 28

Building: CO. CORK, CLONAKILTY, HOUSES (073)
Date: 1948
Nature: Tenders invited for erecting same. For Clonakilty UDC.
Refs: IB 90, 1 May 1948, 354

Building: CO. CORK, PASSAGE WEST, HOUSES (028 + 16)
Date: 1948
Nature: Tenders invited for erecting 28 houses on Rockenham site and 16 on Carrigmahon site. For Passage West Town Commissioners.
Refs: IB 90, 3 Apr 1948, 268

Building: CO. CORK, COBH, MALL, HOUSES (004)
Date: 1948
Nature: Tenders invited for erection of same. For UDC.
Refs: IB 90, 24 Jan 1948, 66

Building: CO. CORK, COBH, CONNOLLY STREET, HOUSES (014)
Date: 1948
Nature: Tenders invited for erection of same. For UDC.
Refs: IB 90, 24 Jan 1948, 66

Building: CO. CORK, CLONAKILTY, PATRICK STREET, HOUSES (017)
Date: 1948
Nature: Tenders invited for erecting same. For Clonakilty UDC.
Refs: IB 90, 30 Oct 1948, 888

Building: CO. CORK, MALLOW, BALLYDAHEEN, HOUSES (130)
Date: 1948-50
Nature: Tenders invited, 1948. Opened, 1950. Contractor: J.J. O'Sullivan & Sons, Tralee. For Mallow UDC.
Refs: IB 90, 20 Mar 1948, 224; 92, 30 Sep 1950, 1052

Building: CO. CORK, MALLOW, CHEST HOSPITAL & HEATHERSIDE SANATORIUM
Date: 1949
Nature: Plumbing, heating installation in nurses' home, wards & probationers' quarters at chest hospital. Proposed new chest hospital and sanatorium?.
Refs: IB 91, 1 Oct,12 Nov 1949, 916,1042; 92, 1 Apr 1950, 330

Building: CO. CORK, PASSAGE WEST, TECHNICAL SCHOOL
Date: 1949
Nature: Tenders invited for carrying out repairs, for Cork VEC.
Refs: IB 91, 14 May 1949, 458

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, PATRICK'S PLACE, CHRISTIAN BROTHERS' COLLEGE
Date: 1949;1951
Nature: Plumbing and lighting, 1951. £60,000 extension opened 1953.
Refs: IB 93, 6 Jan 1951, 34; 95, 14 Feb 1953, 167.

Building: CO. CORK, MITCHELSTOWN, TECHNICAL SCHOOL
Date: 1950
Nature: Tenders invited for erection of same, for Cork VEC.
Refs: IB 92, 9 Dec 1950, 1344

Building: CO. CORK, COBH, NEWTOWN, HOUSES (052)
Date: 1950
Nature: Tenders invited for erection of same for Cobh UDC.
Refs: IB 92, 30 Sep 1950, 1054

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, VICTORIA CROSS, SPORTS GROUND
Date: 1950
Nature: Tenders invited for add. to existing dressing room. For Cork City VEC.
Refs: IB 92, 2 Sep 1950, 940

Building: CO. CORK, FERMOY, TECHNICAL SCHOOL
Date: 1950
Nature: Tenders invited for carrying out external painting.
Refs: IB 92, 22 Jul 1950, 776

Building: CO. CORK, COBH, TECHNICAL SCHOOL
Date: 1950
Nature: Tenders invited for carrying out external painting.
Refs: IB 92, 18 Mar 1950, 274