Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Engineer, of Limerick, active from the 1890s until the 1920s. Brian Sheehy was born in 1870. According to Who's Who in Architecture (1923), he was educated at 'University College, Blackrock, Co. Dublin' (presumably Blackrock College), and was then articled to SAMUEL GORDON FRASER  SAMUEL GORDON FRASER of Dublin. He was in private practice in Limerick from 1903 or earlier. He was elected joint architect (with MARTIN E. TIERNEY MARTIN E. TIERNEY ) to the Ennis Asylum board in 1909(1) and elected engineer to Newcastle West District Council in 1924.(2) He was also architect to the Thomond Artisans' Dwellings Co., Limerick. He died in 1929 or 1930.(3)   He had married his wife, Elizabeth, in 1908 or 1909, and at the time of the 1911 census had a baby daughter, Sarah.  His pupils and assistants included PATRICK JOHN FITZGERALD MUNDEN. PATRICK JOHN FITZGERALD MUNDEN.

ICEI: elected associate member, 15 May 1901;(4) transferred to class of member, 1 May 1912;(5) council member, 1926 until death.
RIBA: elected licentiate, 1925.(6)
Society of Architects: member.
Royal Sanitary Institute: member
Institute of Water Engineers: member.

Address: 57 O'Connell (formerly George) Street, Limerick, <=1903(7) until death.

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References

All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from Who's Who in Architecture (1923), 222.

(1) IB 51, 26 Jun 1909, 405.
(2) IB 66, 27 Dec 1924, 1081.
(3) TICEI 56 (1929-30), ?.
(4) TICEI 28 (1898-1901), ?.
(5) TICEI 56 (1931), ?.
(6) IB 67, 16 May 1925, 398.
(7) IB 45, 18 Jun 1903, 1830.


61 work entries listed in chronological order for SHEEHY, BRIAN EDWARD FITZGERALD


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Building: CO. CORK, DONERAILE, WATER SUPPLY
Date: 1900
Nature: Water supply scheme to be carried out for Mallow District Council. Contractor: Smith, Bandon (£1188)
Refs: B 78, 20 Jam 1900, ?; IB 42, 15 Feb 1900, 281,303; ICEI membership applications, IV, 131

Building: CO. LIMERICK, LIMERICK, IRISH CO-OP AGENCY SOCIETY
Date: 1901
Nature: New general offices and stores.
Refs: IB 43, 30 Jan,13 Feb 1901, 610,622,637

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, THURLES, WATER SUPPLY
Date: 1901
Nature: Water supply scheme by 'Mr Sheedy'.
Refs: IB 43, 21 Nov 1901, 948

Building: CO. LIMERICK, GARRYOWEN, ATHLETIC GROUNDS
Date: 1903
Nature: Tenders invited for erection and completion of grandstand, for Directors of Garryown Athletic Grounds.
Refs: IB 45, 4, 18 Jun 1903, 1806,1830

Building: CO. LIMERICK, MEELICK, CHURCH (RC)
Date: 1903
Nature: Tenders invited for alts. & imps.
Refs: IB 45, 7 May 1903, 1750

Building: CO. LIMERICK, LIMERICK, ST JOHN'S HOSPITAL
Date: 1903
Nature: Tenders invited for erecting new convent and chapel at hospital.
Refs: IB 45, 12 Mar 1903, 1632,1634

Building: CO. CORK, MALLOW, HOUSES (016)
Date: 1903-04
Nature: 16 artisans' dwellings, for Mallow UDC. Contractor: J. O'Keefe, Mallow (£2160)
Refs: B 85, 12 Dec 1903, 620; IB 45, 3,17 Dec 1903, 3024,3047; 46, 16 Jan,13 Feb 1904, 30,86,94

Building: CO. CORK, MALLOW, HOUSES (024)
Date: 1903-04
Nature: 24 labourers'cottages, for Mallow UDC. Contractor: John O'Keefe.
Refs: IB 46, 16 Jan 1904, 30

Building: CO. CLARE, ENNISTYMON, WATER SUPPLY
Date: 1903;1906
Nature: Combined water supply for Ennistymon and Lahinch. For Ennistymon RDC.
Refs: IB 45, 9 Apr 1903, 1693; 48, 10 Feb,10 Mar,15 Dec 1906, 120,209,1022; ICEI membership applications, IV, 131

Building: CO. CLARE, LAHINCH, WATER SUPPLY
Date: 1903;1906
Nature: Combined water supply for Ennistymon and Lahinch.
Refs: IB 45, 9 Apr 1903, 1693; 48, 10 Feb,10 Mar,15 Dec 1906, 120,209,1022

Building: CO. CLARE, LAHINCH, SEWERAGE
Date: 1903;1911
Nature: Sewerage scheme for Ennistymon RDC.
Refs: IB 45, 9 Apr 1903, 1693; IA & C 1, 15 Apr 1911, 159; ICEI membership applications, IV, 131

Building: CO. CORK, BALLYHEA (CHARLEVILLE), PAROCHIAL HOUSE
Date: 1904
Nature: Tenders invited for erecting new parochial house.
Refs: IB 46, 13,27 Feb 1904, 86,95,122

Building: CO. LIMERICK, KILFINANE, CONVENT
Date: 1904
Nature: Tenders invited for erecting new convent.
Refs: IB 46, 27 Feb,12,26 Mar 1904, 120,130,158,190

Building: CO. CORK, DONERAILE, NATIONAL BANK
Date: 1904
Nature: Sanitary addition.
Refs: IB 46, 26 Mar 1904, 190

Building: CO. LIMERICK, LIMERICK, SEXTON STREET, PRESENTATION CONVENT
Date: 1905
Nature: Alts, adds, new drainage.
Refs: IB 47, 3 Jun 1905, 390

Building: CO. LIMERICK, BRUFF, NATIONAL BANK
Date: 1905
Nature: Sanitary addition.
Refs: IB 47, 3 Jun 1905, 390

Building: CO. KERRY, CAHIRCIVEEN, NATIONAL BANK
Date: 1905
Nature: Tenders invited for general repairs and improvemnets.
Refs: IB 47, 9 Jun 1905, 394

Building: CO. LIMERICK, LIMERICK, MUNSTER-CONNACHT EXHIBITION
Date: 1906-07
Nature: Designs for same, to be opened Jul 1907.. Building work started beginning of May 1906. Contractor: Ryan & Sons, Limerick.
Refs: IB 48, 16 Jun 1906, 486

Building: CO. CORK, CHARLEVILLE, BALLYHUBBO HOUSE
Date: 1907
Nature: Tenders invited for carrying out alts, adds. & improvements, for Nicholas Fitzgerald, Fortlands, Charleville.
Refs: IB 49, 6,20 Apr 1907, 266,288; B 92, 13 Apr 1907, 458

Building: CO. LIMERICK, LIMERICK, CECIL ST LR (& HENRY STREET), ST PATRICK'S TEMPERANCE HALL & SHOPS (003)
Date: 1907-09
Nature: New 3-storey temperance hall on corner of Henry St & Cecil St being to be built for St Michael's Temperance Society; also intended to build 3 residential shops with commodious living rooms. Hall opened Mar 1909. Builder: John Ryan & Son, Limerick.
Refs: IB 49, 27 Jul,10 Aug 1907, 525,538,562; 51, 3 Apr 1909, 210

Building: CO. LIMERICK, DRUMCOLLOGHER, CHURCH (RC)
Date: 1907;1909
Nature: Tenders invited for proposed imps, 1907, and again, 1909. For Rev. Michael Byrne, PP.
Refs: IB 49, 13 Jul 1907, 490,503; 51, 26 Jun24 Jul 1909, 406,470

Building: CO. LIMERICK, KILMALLOCK, PAROCHIAL HOUSE
Date: 1908
Nature: Tenders invited for erecting same, for Rev. James O'Shea, PP.
Refs: IB 50, 30 May 1908, 341,351

Building: CO. LIMERICK, CROOM, PAROCHIAL HOUSE
Date: 1908
Nature: Tenders invited for erecting same, for Rev. Timothy Curtin, PP.
Refs: IB 50, 30 May 1908, 341,351

Building: CO. KERRY, TRALEE, HOUSE
Date: 1909
Nature: Teanders invited for erecting new house for Mr P. Brick.
Refs: IB 51, 26 Jun 1909, 406

Building: CO. LIMERICK, LIMERICK, GLENTWORTH STREET, DOMINICAN PRIORY
Date: 1909
Nature: Alts. Builder: Ryan & Son.
Refs: IB 51, 26 Jun 1909, 406

Building: CO. LIMERICK, KNOCKADERRY, CHURCH (RC)
Date: 1909
Nature: Alts. & adds. Builder: James Coghlan.
Refs: IB 51, 26 Jun 1909, 406

Building: CO. LIMERICK, KILFINANE, NATIONAL SCHOOL
Date: 1909
Nature: New girls' school in progress. Contractor: Gough, Limerick.
Refs: IB 51, 26 Jun 1909, 405

Building: CO. LIMERICK, LIMERICK, ST MUNCHIN'S DIOCESAN SEMINARY
Date: 1909-1911
Nature: New addition in progress. Contractor: Gough, Limerick.
Refs: IB 51, 26 Jun 1909, 405; IA & C 1, 28 Jan 1911, 13

Building: CO. KERRY, LISTOWEL, BRIDGE OVER RIVER FEALE
Date: 1910
Nature: New bridge in reinforced concrete. Contractor: W. Moss & Sons, Ltd., Queen Anne's Chambers, Westminster.
Refs: IB 52, 29 Oct 1910, 680; ICEI membership applications, IV, 131

Building: CO. CLARE, ENNIS, GALWAY ROAD, DISTRICT LUNATIC ASYLUM
Date: 1910
Nature: 2 cottages at same, 1910. Chimney shaft, boiler, &c., 1914. New dormitories, 1915. Archts: Sheehy and Tierney.
Refs: IB 52, 2 Apr,11 Jun 1910, 217,392; 56, 3 Jan 1914, 28; 57, 31 Jul 1915, 346; B 109, 10 Oct 1915, 196

Building: CO. KERRY, TRALEE, HOUSE
Date: 1911
Nature: To be built for Mrs Kenny. Estimated cost about £700.
Refs: IB 53, 30 Sep 1911, 662

Building: CO. LIMERICK, ASKEATON, PAROCHIAL HOUSE
Date: 1911
Nature: New. Contractor: John Ryan & Son.
Refs: IA & C 1, 28 Jan 1911, 13

Building: CO. LIMERICK, ASKEATON, NATIONAL SCHOOL
Date: 1911
Nature: Remodelling & extension.
Refs: IA & C 1, 1 Apr 1911, 130

Building: CO. KERRY, LIXNAW, PRESENTATION CONVENT
Date: 1911
Nature: Adds. & repiars.
Refs: IA & C 1, 1 Apr 1911, 131

Building: CO. CLARE, LISDOONVARNA, SPA
Date: 1911
Nature: Repairs & addition.
Refs: IA & C 1, 15 Apr 1911, 159

Building: CO. KERRY, TRALEE, GREAT SOUTHERN HOTEL
Date: 1911
Nature: Extension.
Refs: IA & C 1, 13 May 1911, 226

Building: CO. CLARE, ENNISTYMON, CONVENT OF MERCY
Date: 1911
Nature: Alts.
Refs: IA & C 1, 1 Apr 1911, 141

Building: CO. LIMERICK, LIMERICK, PARK VIEW TERRACE, HOUSES ( 6)
Date: 1911
Nature: 6 new houses at Park View Terrace, Vize's Fields.
Refs: IA & C 1, 18 Feb,4 Mar 1911, 55,75

Building: CO. LIMERICK, LIMERICK, NATIONAL BANK
Date: 1911
Nature: Alts. Contractor: George Ryan.
Refs: IA & C 1, 4 Feb 1911, 29

Building: CO. LIMERICK, LIMERICK, MILITARY ROAD, HOUSES (004)
Date: 1911
Nature: 4 new villas.
Refs: IA & C 1, 4 Feb 1911, 29

Building: CO. LIMERICK, LIMERICK, ST JOHN'S HOSPITAL
Date: 1911
Nature: Alts. Builder: Ryan & Son.
Refs: IA & C 1, 28 Jan 1911, 13

Building: CO. LIMERICK, KILDIMO, CHURCH (RC)
Date: 1911
Nature: Addition.
Refs: IA & C 1, 1 Apr 1911, 131

Building: CO. LIMERICK, CROOM, NATIONAL SCHOOLS
Date: 1911
Nature: New science room.
Refs: IA & C 1, 11 Feb 1911, 44

Building: CO. LIMERICK, KNOCKADERRY, CHURCH (RC)
Date: 1911
Nature: Alts. & adds.
Refs: IB 51, 26 Jun 1909, 406

Building: CO. LIMERICK, LIMERICK, HENRY STREET, ST VINCENT DE PAUL NATIONAL SCHOOLS
Date: 1911-13
Nature: Enlargement by addition of extra storey to wings in style of existing building. For Rev. Jeremiah O'Connor, administrator, St Michael's, Limerick. Tenders invited Jul 1913.
Refs: Signed drawing(s) dated 1912 in NA, OPW collection (old ref. D.12.6); IB 53, 22 Jul 1911, 493; 55, 19 Jul 1913, 476

Building: CO. LIMERICK, ASKEATON, POST OFFICE
Date: 1911a
Nature: Designed by BEFC.
Refs: IA & C 1, 1 Apr 1911, 130

Building: CO. LIMERICK, ATHEA, NATIONAL SCHOOL
Date: 1912
Nature: Tenders invited for erecting new national school, for Very Raev. James Cregan, PP.
Refs: IB 54, 23 Nov,7 Dec 1912, 668,708

Building: CO. LIMERICK, KILCOLMAN, CHURCH OF ST COLMAN (RC)
Date: 1912-13
Nature: New church., for Rev. Jeremiah Murphy, PP. FS laid Aug 1913. Contractor: Goerge Ryan, Thomas St, Limerick.
Refs: IB 54, 28 Sep,7 Dec 1912, 562,708; 55, 30 Aug 1913, 563; B 105, 22 Aug 1913, 204

Building: CO. LIMERICK, LIMERICK, NICHOLAS STREET, HOUSES
Date: 1913
Nature: Tenders invited for erecting new artisans' dwellings for Rev. Denis R. Shanahan, PP, St Mary's Limerick.
Refs: IB 55, 15 Feb 1913, 116

Building: CO. CLARE, TULLA, AUXILIARY LUNATIC ASYLUM
Date: 1914
Nature: Conversion of workhouse into auxiliary asylum for Co. Clare, for Ennis District Lunatic Asylum Committee of Management. With Martin E. Tierney. Estimated cost: £15,825.
Refs: IB 52, 2 Apr,25 Jun,29 Oct 1910, 217,413,672; 56, 31 Jan,28 Mar 1914, 72,199; IA & C 1, 11 Mart 1911, 88

Building: CO. LIMERICK, LIMERICK, O'CONNELL AVENUE, MUNICIPAL TECHNICAL INSTITUTE
Date: 1923-24;1926
Nature: Repairs, decoration, 1923; engineering workshop, 1924. New workshops, office & cartaker's residence, 1926.
Refs: IB 65, 22 Sep 1923, 738; 66, 14 Jun 1924, 518; 68, 15 May 1926, 397

Building: CO. LIMERICK, PALLASKENRY, COPSEWOOD COLLEGE
Date: 1923a; 1940;
Nature: Alts., before 1923.
Refs: Who's Who in Architecture (1923), 222

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, ROSCREA, BACON FACTORY
Date: 1924
Nature: Addition.
Refs: IB 66, 5 Apr 1924, 305

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, CASHEL, ARDMAYLE HOUSE
Date: 1925
Nature: Tenders invited for carrying out alts.
Refs: IB 67, 27 Jun 1925, 524; B 129, 3 Jul 1925, 27

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, KILBOY HOUSE (NENAGH)
Date: 1925-27
Nature: Restoration, for Henry, 5th Baron Dunalley.
Refs: IB 67, 30 May 1925, 445; 69, 19 Mar 1927, 201.

Building: CO. LIMERICK, NEWCASTLE WEST, WATER SUPPLY
Date: 1928
Nature: For Limerick Board of Health.
Refs: IB 70, 21 Jan 1928, 72

Building: CO. LIMERICK, NEWCASTLE WEST, WATER SUPPLY
Date: 1929
Nature: Water supply scheme for Newcastle West and Rathkeale.
Refs: IB 71, 2 Feb 1929, 124

Building: CO. LIMERICK, RATHKEALE, WATER SUPPLY
Date: 1929
Nature: Water supply scheme for Newcastle West and Rathkeale.
Refs: IB 71, 2 Feb 1929, 124

Building: CO. KERRY, KILLARNEY, FAIR HILL, FRANCISCAN FRIARY
Date: ?
Nature: Extension.
Refs: Who's Who in Architecture (1923), 222

Building: CO. CORK, KILLWELLION? (MALLOW), WATER SUPPLY
Date: ?
Nature: Waterworks, for Mallow RDC.
Refs: ICEI membership applications, IV, 131

Building: CO. CORK, GLANCORISH? (FERMOY), WATERWORKS
Date: ?
Nature: Waterworks, for Fermoy RDC, executed between 1901 and 1912.
Refs: ICEI membership applications, IV, 131

Author Title Date Details
Sheehy, Brian Edward Fitzgerald 'Detailed Cost of materials and labour in connection with building operations' 1923 Listed as one of Sheehy's publications in Who's Who in Architecture (1923), 222 (and published(?) or mentioned(?) in AJ 58, 15 Aug 1923, 266)
Sheehy, Brian Edward Fitzgerald 'Schedules of rates of wages paid to artisans, labourers etc. employed in the building trade' 1924 Listed as one of Sheehy's publications in Who's Who in Architecture (1923), 222
Sheehy, Brian Edward Fitzgerald 'Schedules of 1924 costs and prices for bulding'' 1924 B 66, 8 Mar 1924, 197