Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Engineer and architect, of Limerick. Joseph O'Malley, the youngest of the twelve children of Michael O'Malley, a farmer, and his wife Catherine (née Fleming), was born in Murroe, Co. Limerick, in 1867.(1) He had a BA and a BE degree and was an assistant county surveyor for Co. Limerick from 1900 or earlier until 1922 or later.(2) He had become engineer to the Limerick Board of Guardians by 1901(3) and was appointed engineer to Limerick No. 2 District Council on 19 December 1906.(4) In 1908 he was elected architect to Limerick District Lunatic Asylum.(5) In addition to holding these positions, he ran a private practice in Limerick, which, as reflected in the pages of the Irish Builder and the Irish Architect and Craftsman, appears to have been a busy one, dealing mainly in Catholic church, convent and domestic work in Limerick and the neighbouring counties of Clare, Cork, Kerry and Tipperary. From 1908-1910 he was in partnership with HORACE TENNYSON O'ROURKE HORACE TENNYSON O'ROURKE . His pupils and assistants included JOHN JOSEPH MURPHY JOHN JOSEPH MURPHY .

O'Malley died in Corbally, Co. Limerick, in 1933. In 1896 he had married Mary, daughter of Michael Egan, of Pery Square, Limerick, who died the following year after giving birth to a daughter. He subsequently married Mary Tooher and had nine children, the youngest of whom, Donogh, was Minister for Education in the late 1960s. He was the uncle of Desmond O'Malley, Minister for Justice from 1970 to 1973 and a founder member of the Progressive Democrat party.

Addresses: <=10 Glentworth Street, <=1896->=1929;(6) later Riverview, Mill Road, Corbally, Co. Limerick.

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References

All biographical information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from Jean Murray, Limerick Archives & Limerick Ancestry, in letter of 26 Nov 1003 to Margaret Cormack, Templetuohy, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

(1) Jean Murray, as above, citing Murroe church baptismal records. However at the time of his marriage on 20 April 1896 O'Malley's age is recorded as 27.
(2) Information from Thom's Directory for 1900 and 1922; he is no longer listed in the 1933 edition.
(3) IB 43, 16 Jan 1901, 601.
(4) IB 49, 12 Jan 1907, 24; see also IB 51, 23 Jan 1909, 50, and IB 54, 17 Feb 1912, 117.
(5) IB 50, 21 Mar 1908, 181.
(7) IB 43, 27 Feb 1902, 1060.
(8) IB 71, 17 Aug 1929, 749.


61 work entries listed in chronological order for O'MALLEY, JOSEPH P.


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Building: CO. LIMERICK, LIMERICK, O'CONNELL STREET, PREMISES (VAN ESSBECK)
Date: 1902
Nature: Tenders received for erecting new shop front.
Refs: IB 43, 27 Feb 1902, 1060

Building: CO. LIMERICK, LIMERICK, O'CONNELL AVENUE, HOUSES (002)
Date: 1903
Nature: Tenders invited for erecting 2 houses for John Scanlan, Esq., Mulgrave St.
Refs: IB 54, 4,18 Jun 1903, 1806,1830

Building: CO. LIMERICK, CAHERCONLISH, PRESBYTERY
Date: 1903
Nature: For Rev. Father Hanley, PP.
Refs: IB 45, 26 Feb 1903, 1618

Building: CO. LIMERICK, MURROE, CHURCH OF OUR LADY OF THE HOLY ROSARY (RC)
Date: 1903-1906
Nature: New Romanesque church on site given by Sir Charles Barrington. Cruciform, with bell tower. For very Rev. J.J. Duan. To cost about £7,000. Contractor: Thomas Williams, Borrisoleigh. FS laid 16 Oct 1904 by Archbishop of Cashel & Emly. Ded. Oct 1906.
Refs: IB 45, 19 Nov,17 Dec 1903, 2098,3047; 46, 8,22 Oct 1904, 674,710; 48, 20 Oct 1906, 847; B 87, 29 Oct 1904, 446; 89, 5 Aug 1905, 159

Building: CO. LIMERICK, LIMERICK, SHELBOURNE ROAD, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1903;1906
Nature: Kitchen, laundry, disinfecting chamber, &c. for Limerick Union Board of Guardians, 1903. 1 sanitary annexes to fever hospital and 1 to general hospital, 1906.
Refs: IB 45, 22 Oct,19 Nov 1903, 2052,2098; 48, 17 Nov 1906, 928

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, MOYNE, CHURCH (RC)
Date: 1904
Nature: 'recently finished'.
Refs: IB 46, 22 Oct 1904, 710

Building: CO. LIMERICK, LIMERICK, GLENTWORTH HOTEL
Date: 1905
Nature: Billiard room & alts.
Refs: IB 47, 8 Apr 1905, 242

Building: CO. LIMERICK, LIMERICK, BRIDGE STREET, GERALD GRIFFIN CHRISTIAN BROTHERS SCHOOLS
Date: 1906-07
Nature: Reconstruction of former city court house 'in accordance with the old style'. Roof being raised to provide 4 new classrooms. Contractor: Pat Kennedy & Son, George St. Opened Spring 1907.
Refs: B 90, 21 Apr 1906, 446; IB 48, 1 Dec 1906, 968; 49, 4 May,28 Dec 1907, 326,893(illus.in supplement)

Building: CO. LIMERICK, BALLINACURRA, SEWERAGE
Date: 1909
Nature: Works completed. contractor: Patrick Kennedy.
Refs: IB 51, 4 Sep 1909, 573

Building: CO. CLARE, ENNIS, STATION ROAD, PRO-CATHEDRAL OF SS. PETER & PAUL (RC)
Date: 1910-1912
Nature: Alts. and adds., including repairs to roof, for Very Rev. Fr. J. Hannon. Tenders invited for repairs to roof, Sep 1910.  Tenders invited for alts. and adds., Jan 1911.  Works completed, Spring 1912. Contractor: Maguire, Cork. Timber work by T. & C. Martin, North Wall Docks, Dublin. Ornamental brass by John Kane, Upr Abbey St, Dublin..
Refs: Freeman's Journal, 21 Sep 1910, 7,18,21,25,28 Jan 1911;  IB 53, 21 Jan 1911, 52; IA & C 1, 18 Feb 1911, 55.

Building: CO. LIMERICK, GREYBRIDGE, CREAMERY
Date: 1911
Nature: New auxiliary cramery.
Refs: IA & C 1, 6 May 1911, 201

Building: CO. LIMERICK, LIMERICK, ?, TEACHER'S RESIDENCE
Date: 1911
Nature: New.
Refs: IA & C 1, 29 Apr 1911, 187

Building: CO. LIMERICK, RATHKEALE, FARM RESIDENCE
Date: 1911
Nature: New.
Refs: IA & C 1, 29 Apr 1911, 187

Building: CO. LIMERICK, LIMERICK, O'CONNELL AVENUE, HOUSE(S)
Date: 1911
Nature: New residence.
Refs: IA & C 1, 28 Jan,4 Mar 1911, 13,75 (also 15 Apr 1911, 159?)

Building: CO. LIMERICK, BALLYSHEEDY, PAROCHIAL HOUSE
Date: 1911
Nature: Alts. & repairs. Contractor: Mathews.
Refs: IA & C 1, 18 Mar 1911, 113

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, KILLENAULE, CURATE'S HOUSE
Date: 1911
Nature: New.
Refs: IA & C 1, 13 May 1911, 214

Building: CO. LIMERICK, LIMERICK, CLARE STREET, HOUSES (004)
Date: 1911
Nature: 4 small houses.
Refs: IA & C 1, 29 Apr 1911, 187

Building: CO. LIMERICK, BALLINACURRA, GREENPARK, LIMERICK RACE COURSE
Date: 1911
Nature: Concrete stabling; 9 new horse boxes. Contractor for stabling: P. Burke.
Refs: IA & C 1, 28 Jan,29 Apr 1911, 13,187

Building: CO. CLARE, KILLALOE, CONVENT
Date: 1911
Nature: Tenders invited for erection of convent.
Refs: B 100, 28 Apr 1911, 531

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, DRANGAN, CHURCH OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION (RC)
Date: 1911
Nature: New organ loft to be erected.
Refs: IB 53, 14 Oct 1911, 678

Building: CO. LIMERICK, LIMERICK (NEAR), CONVENT
Date: 1911
Nature: Plans prepared for new convent near Limerick.
Refs: IB 53, 15 Apr 1911, 230

Building: CO. CLARE, KILRUSH, CHURCH OF ST SENAN (RC)
Date: 1911
Nature: Proposed imps. by 'Mr O'Malley' approved. For Canon McInerney.
Refs: IA & C 1, 22 Apr 1911, 173; IB 53, 29 Apr 1911, 285

Building: CO. CLARE, MILTOWN MALBAY, TEMPERANCE HALL
Date: 1911
Nature: Plans perpared for timber-framed temperance hall, for Fr. Gavin, CC.
Refs: IB 53, 5 Aug 1911, 530

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, NENAGH, CONVENT OF MERCY
Date: 1911
Nature: New convent.  Tenders invited Mar-May 1911. To cost 'close on £10,000'.
Refs: IB 53, 4 Mar,29 Apr 1911, 129,286; IA & C 1, 11 Mar,22 Apr 1911, 89,173; Building News 100, 10 Mar 1911, 365;  Freeman's Journal, 19,20,25,28,29 Apr, 1,2 May 1911.

Building: CO. LIMERICK, DROMBANNY (LIMERICK), CREAMERY & MANAGER'S RESIDENCE
Date: 1912
Nature: To be erected at Drumbanny, Four Elms, near Limerick, for Donoughmore Co-Operative Society.
Refs: IB 54, 7 Dec 1912, 700

Building: CO. KERRY, LISTOWEL, SEWERAGE
Date: 1912
Nature: Scheme by 'Mr O'Malley, engineer, Limerick'
Refs: IB 54, 6 Jul 1912, 410

Building: CO. KERRY, LISTOWEL, HOUSES (030)
Date: 1912
Nature: 30 artisans' dwellings in 4 blocks to be built under Housing for Working Classes Acts, for Listowel UDC.
Refs: IB 54, 2 Mar,22 Jun,20 Jul 1912, 142,371,429

Building: CO. LIMERICK, LIMERICK, O'CONNELL STREET, CINEMA
Date: 1913-1915
Nature: At rere of nos. 77 & 78. Originally described as 'theatre, hippodrome and picture palace', for Mr M.W. Shanley. Tenders invited, Sep 1913.
Refs: B 108, 26 Sep 1913, 327; IB 55, 27 Sep 1913, 624; 57, 2 Jan 1915, 13

Building: CO. LIMERICK, LIMERICK, MULGRAVE STREET, DISTRICT LUNATIC ASYLUM
Date: 1914
Nature: New wing, enlargement of chapel, remodelling of mortuary.
Refs: IB 56, 28 Mar,15 Aug 1914, 199,498; 57, 8 May 1915, 222; 63rd Report on District, Criminal and Private Lunatic Asylums (1914), 347

Building: CO. LIMERICK, RATH (COROFIN), CHURCH (RC)
Date: 1914
Nature: Repairs.
Refs: IB 56, 9 May 1914, 296

Building: CO. CORK, BALLYGRAN (CHARLEVILLE), CO-OPERATIVE CREAMERY
Date: 1915
Nature: Manager's residence to be built.
Refs: IB 57, 3 Jul 1915, 306

Building: CO. CLARE, SIXMILEBRIDGE, CHURCH (RC)
Date: 1915
Nature: Extensive imps. carried out.
Refs: IB 57, 31 Jul 1915, 346

Building: CO. CLARE, KILLEENY (LISDOONVARNA), CHURCH (RC)
Date: 1915
Nature: Tenders invited for repairs & alts.
Refs: IB 57, 27 Mar 1915, 150

Building: CO. CLARE, KILLILAGH (LISDOONVARNA), CHURCH (RC)
Date: 1915
Nature: Tenders invited for repairs & alts.
Refs: IB 57, 27 Mar 1915, 150

Building: CO. CLARE, KILKEE, HOUSES (024)
Date: 1915
Nature: Housing scheme of 24 cottages, for Kilrush DC.
Refs: IB 57, 13 Mar 1915, 129

Building: CO. LIMERICK, LIMERICK, MULGRAVE STREET, DISTRICT LUNATIC ASYLUM
Date: 1916
Nature: New house for farm attendant.
Refs: IA & C 1, 8 Apr 1911, 145

Building: CO. LIMERICK, ABINGTON, CREAMERY
Date: 1916
Nature: Tenders received for erection of new cheese house.
Refs: IB 58, 24 Jun 1916, 288

Building: CO. LIMERICK, ATHEA, CO-OPERATIVE CREAMERY
Date: 1916
Nature: Tenders invited for addition.
Refs: IB 58, 11 Nov 1916, 560; Building News 111, 15 Nov 1916, 475

Building: CO. LIMERICK, BALLINACURRA, GREENPARK, LIMERICK RACE COURSE
Date: 1916;1924
Nature: Repairs to No. 1 stand, 1916. New concrete stand, 1924.
Refs: IB 58, 8 Jul 1916, 316; 66, 12 Jan 1924, 26

Building: CO. LIMERICK, ARDAGH, CO-OPERATIVE CREAMERY
Date: 1917
Nature: Tenders received for adds., for Ardagh Co-Operative Dairy Society Ltd.
Refs: IB 59, 17 Feb 1917, 95

Building: CO. LIMERICK, KILDIMO, CO-OPERATIVE CREAMERY
Date: 1917
Nature: Tenders invited for erection of addition.
Refs: IB 59, 29 Sep 1917, 500

Building: CO. CORK, KANTOHER (CHARLEVILLE), MILLING HOUSE
Date: 1918
Nature: Erection of concrete milling house at creamery premises proposed. For Kantoher Co-Operative Milling society.
Refs: IB 60, 25 May 1918, 277

Building: CO. CORK, BALLAGH (CHARLEVILLE), KILLEEDY MILLING SOCIETY LTD
Date: 1918
Nature: New building, 48'l, 28'w, 24'h, proposed.
Refs: IB 60, 19 Oct 1918, 423

Building: CO. LIMERICK, TEMPLEBREDIN (PALLASGREEN), SARSFIELD CO-OPERATIVE DAIRY SOCIETY
Date: 1919
Nature: Tenders invited for erection of cheese house.
Refs: IB 61, 11 Jan 1919, 19

Building: CO. LIMERICK, DROMIN, CHURCH (RC)
Date: 1920
Nature: Tenders invited for erection of windows and doors.
Refs: IB 62, 17 Jul 1920, 477

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, MOYGLASS (KILLENAULE), PAROCHIAL HOUSE
Date: 1920
Nature: Tenders invited for conversion of existing building into parochial house, for Rev. W. Fogarty, CC.
Refs: IB 62, 27 Mar 1920, 188

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, ROSCREA, HALL
Date: 1920
Nature: Tenders invited for erecting hall. Plans with Rev. Father Murphy, adm. J.O'M inspects foundations, Sep, and pronounces them satisfactory.
Refs: IB 62, 5 Jun,11 Sep 1920, 393,592

Building: CO. LIMERICK, LIMERICK, NORTH STRAND, CHURCH OF ST MUNCHIN (RC)
Date: 1920-21
Nature: New church, replacing existing church, for Very Rev. Canon O'Driscoll.  Tenders invited, Aug 1920. Contractor: Kenny & Sons. Cost: £30,000.
Refs: Freeman's Journal, 12-14,16 Aug 1920; IB 62, 28 Aug 1920, 561; 63, 15 Jan 1921, 46; 64, 4 Nov 1922, 748

Building: CO. LIMERICK, LIMERICK, ST JOHN'S HOSPITAL
Date: 1920;1929;1932
Nature: Tenders invited for erection of new chapel & alts., Jul 1920. Fire escape, 1929. Further works, to value of £68,350, proposed (Archts: O'Malley & Ryan), 1932.
Refs: Freeman's Journal, 15,16,19,20 Jul 1920; IB 62, 17 Jul 1920, 483; 71, 6 Jul 1929, 631; 74, 2 Jul 1932, 611.

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, CLONEEN, CHURCH OF NATIVITY OF OUR LADY (RC)
Date: 1922
Nature: Tiling of porches & passages; flooring & seating.
Refs: IB 64, 17 Jun 1922, 426

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, GORTNAHOE, CHURCH (RC)
Date: 1923
Nature: Alts. & adds.
Refs: IB 65, 10 Feb 1923, 102

Building: CO. CLARE, MILTOWN MALBAY, PAROCHIAL HOUSE
Date: 1924
Nature: New.
Refs: IB 66, 9 Aug 1924, 698

Building: CO. LIMERICK, LIMERICK, SHELBOURNE ENNIS ROAD, HOUSES (004)
Date: 1926
Nature: Tenders invited for erection of four houses for Col. E.S. Heard.
Refs: IB 68, 29 May 1926, 433

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, FETHARD, PAROCHIAL HOUSE
Date: 1926
Nature: Tenders invited for erecting same for Very Rev. Father Russell, PP.
Refs: IB 68, 3 Apr 1926, 261

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, BORRISOLEIGH, CONVENT OF MERCY
Date: 1927
Nature: New convent.
Refs: IB 69, 8 Jan 1927, 23

Building: CO. KERRY, BALLYBUNION, CASTLE HOTEL
Date: 1927
Nature: Reconstruction for William J. McCarthy, Listowel. Tenders invited.
Refs: IB 69, 19 Mar 1927, 202

Building: CO. LIMERICK, MOHER (BALLYAGRAN), HOUSE
Date: 1928
Nature: New.
Refs: IB 70, 3 Mar 1928, 195

Building: CO. LIMERICK, PALLASGREEN, PAROCHIAL HOUSE
Date: 1928
Nature: New.
Refs: IB 70, 18 Feb 1928, 150

Building: CO. LIMERICK, KILMALLOCK, CREAMERY
Date: 1928
Nature: Newcentral creamery.
Refs: IB 70, 28 Apr 1928, 374

Building: CO. LIMERICK, BALLYNEELY (PALLASGREEN), HOUSE
Date: 1929
Nature: New house.
Refs: IB 71, 16 Feb 1929, 156

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, CASHEL, SCHOOL & CONVENT
Date: 1929
Nature: New.
Refs: IB 71, 17 Aug 1929, 749