Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architectural sculptor, of 63 Capel Street, Dublin, active from the 1850s or earlier until the 1880s.(1) Joseph O'Reilly was responsible for the carving on the National Bank, Waterford, erected to designs of BRETT & SONS BRETT & SONS , in 1877,(2) and for the statue of St Colman on the top of the west front (completed 1899-90) of St Colman's Catholic Cathedral, Cobh, designed by PUGIN & ASHLIN. PUGIN & ASHLIN. (3)



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(1) He appears at this address in the Dublin directories from 1853 or earlier until 1883 or later but is no longer listed in 1896.
(2) IB 19, 15 Sep 1877, 268, where he is described (apparently mistakenly) as being of Cork.
(3) St Colman's Cathedral, Queenstown (1916), 18.


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Building: CO. WATERFORD, WATERFORD, NATIONAL BANK
Date: 1877
Nature: Carving by J. O'R, 'Cork'.
Refs: IB 19, 15 Sep 1877, 268

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, CARRICK-ON-SUIR, CHURCH OF ST NICHOLAS (RC)
Date: 1879p
Nature: Figures on high altar by 'J. O'Reilly (Kilkenny)'
Refs: P.M. Egan, History, guide and directory of county and city of Waterford [1894], 681