Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect, of Dublin. Donald Tyndall appears to have been a son of Joseph Patrick Tyndall, a Dublin solicitor.(1) He qualified in London in 1926 and was working in the office of WALTER JOHN TAPPER  WALTER JOHN TAPPER when he became a member of the RIAI in the same year. He remained in London until 1928 or 1929 and then went to Shanghai, where he was involved in hospital design. In 1932 or 1933 he returned to Dublin. In October 1933 he was appointed an assistant architect in the Corporation's housing architect's department on a temporary basis.(2) From 1937 until the early 1940s he worked in partnership with the engineer JOHN J. WINTERS  JOHN J. WINTERS on a new county hospital for Cavan and other projects.

Tyndall's career was interrupted by the Second World War, during which he served as an officer in the Royal Engineering Corps, attaining the rank of major. After the war he established his own practice in Dublin. Much of his work was for local authorities, including a number of housing schemes in Co. Offaly and hospitals and clinics in Co. Kerry. In 1961 Brian Hogan became a partner(3) and in 1968 Richard P. Hurley. Tyndall himself retired in 1968 but remained as a consultant to the practice until his death in 1974 or 1975.

The Irish Architectural Archive holds three drawings by Tyndall, donated by Patricia Brady in 2013 (Acc. 2013/079 ).

AAI: elected member, 1921; no longer on list of members from 1933.
RIAI: elected student, 1923;(4) elected member, 1926;(5) raised to fellow, 1952.(6)
RIBA: licentiate, 1933;(7) elected fellow, 10 December 1957, having been proposed by JOHN JOSEPH ROBINSON JOHN JOSEPH ROBINSON , G.A. Jellicoe and VINCENT KELLY. VINCENT KELLY. (8)

Addresses: 2 Eaton Square, Monkstown, 1921-1927; c/o Walter Tapper, 10 Melina Place, St John's Wood, 1926; 22 Prince's Square, Bayswater, London, 1928; 11 Queensbury Place, South Kensington, London, 1928; c/o Mssrs. Lester, Johnston & Morris, Shanghai, China, 1929-1932; 27 Molesworth Street, Dublin, 1936-<=1941; 121 St Stephen's Greeen, <=1946-1950;(9) 43 Fitzwilliam Place, 1950(10)-1964; Bridge House, Upper Baggot Street, 1965-1967; 27 Mespil Road, 1968; 1 Mount Street Crescent, <=1971 until death.
Home: Sorrentoville, Vico Road, Dalkey, 1957.

See WORKS, for works until formation of partnership with Brian Hogan in 1961 only; see also works of WINTERS & WINTERS & amp; TYNDALL. TYNDALL.



References

All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from the obituary of Tyndall by R.H. (Richard Hurley) in RIAI Year Book (1975-1976), 42, and from AAI and RIAI membership lists.

(1) Joseph Patrick Tyndall is named as the householder at 2 Eaton Square, Monkstown, where D.A. Tyndall lived during the 1920s.
(2) IB 75, 21 Oct 1933, 901.
(3) The partnership had been formed by June 1961, see IB 103, 10 Jun 1961, 459.
(4) JRIAI (1924), 15.
(5) JRIAI (1927), 11.
(6) RIAI Year Book 1953, 3.
(7) RIBA Kalendar 1957-1958, 546.
(8) RIBAJ 65 (1958), 33.
(9) IB 92, 24 Jun 1950, 664.
(10) IB 92, 14 Oct 1950, 1112.
(11)


54 work entries listed in chronological order for TYNDALL, DONALD ALFRED


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Building: WALES, LLANDUDNO, HOSPITAL
Date: 1937
Nature: Design by Tyndall & Winters for proposed new hospital exh. RHA. Competition entry?
Refs: RHA 1937, no. 241

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MOLESWORTH STREET, NO. 025-27 (BUSWELL'S HOTEL)
Date: 1937-39
Nature: Works at same by Winters & [Rupert] Jones, afterwards Winters & [Donald] Tyndall. Contractor: Alexander Hull & Co. and/or Stone & Son.
Refs: IAA, PKS 0517

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, CARRICK-ON-SUIR, FAIR GREEN, PUBLIC LAVATORY
Date: 1938
Nature: Tenders invited for erecting same, Nov 1938.
Refs: IB 80, 26 Nov 1938, 998

Building: CO. CAVAN, KEADUE, HOSPITAL
Date: 1938
Nature: Proposed new medical and surgical hospital. With John J. Winters.
Refs: IB 80, 10 Dec 1938, 1032

Building: CO. KERRY, TRALEE, HOUSE
Date: 1938
Nature: Design for 'Residence at Tralee…for Gerald Fitzgerald, Esq., MB, DPH' by Tyndall & J.J. Winters exh RHA, 1938. .
Refs: RHA 1938, no. 269

Building: CO. CAVAN, CAVAN, LISDARN, TUBERCULOSIS HOSPITAL
Date: 1938-39
Nature: New hospital, medical officer's residence and gate lodge. With John J. Winters. Tenders invited Sep 1939.
Refs: RHA 1938, no. 266; IB 80, 16 Apr,25 Jun,12 Nov,10 Dec 1938, 322,542,957,1032; 81, 2 Sep 1939, 761; F. O’Dwyer, Irish Hospital Architecture, a pictorial history (Department of Health and Children, 1997), 20,102(illus.);  Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 258.

Building: CO. CAVAN, CAVAN, COUNTY HOSPITAL
Date: 1938-39
Nature: JJW appointed architect for proposed new hospital, 1934.. Earliest design by Winters & [Rupert] Jones, 1936. Redesigned by Winters & [Donald Tyndall], 1938-39. Not executed.
Refs: F. O’Dwyer, Irish Hospital Architecture, a pictorial history (Department of Health and Children, 1997), 20, illus. on title page and p.69.  Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 258.

Building: CO. KERRY, TRALEE, COUNTY HOSPITAL
Date: 1939
Nature: Adds.By [J.J.] Winters & [Donald] Tyndall..
Refs: IB 81, 24 Jun 1939, 550

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, DAWSON STREET, NO. 035 (ENGINEERS' HALL)
Date: 1939
Nature: Alts. & adds. By [John Joseph] Winters & [Donald] Tyndall. For Institution of Civil Engineers of Ireland.
Refs: IB 81, 30 Sep 1939, 836

Building: CO. KERRY, GORTALEA (TRALEE), EDENBURN SANATORIUM
Date: 1939;1955
Nature: County medical officer's and chaplain's residences, gate lodge. Designed by [J.J.]Winters & [Donald] Tyndall, 1939, but not built until 1953 (residences) and 1955 (gate lodge).
Refs: IB 81, 8 Jul 1939, 594; 95, 14 Mar 1953, 274; 97, 30 Jul 1955, 794

Building: CO. KERRY, KILLARNEY, DISTRICT HOSPITAL
Date: 1941;1954
Nature: New gate lodge, 1941 (with J.J. Winters). Alts. & adds., 1954. For Kerry Co. Council.
Refs: IB 83, 22 Nov 1941, 538; 96, 14 Aug 1954, 804

Building: CO. OFFALY, EDENDERRY, ST FRANCIS STREET, HOUSES
Date: 1948
Nature: Housing for Offaly county council at St Francis St and St Mary's Rd, Edenderry.
Refs: IB 90, 21 Feb 1948, 142

Building: CO. OFFALY, EDENDERRY, ST MARY'S ROAD, HOUSES
Date: 1948
Nature: Housing for Offaly county council at St Francis St and St Mary's Rd, Edenderry.
Refs: IB 90, 21 Feb,4 Sep,30 Oct 1948, 142,718,888

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, NEWFOUNDLAND STREET, FLATS
Date: 1948
Nature: Tenders invited for erection of 12 blocks of flats, for Dublin Corporation.
Refs: IB 90, 4 Sep 1948, 718

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, WILTON PLACE, FITZWILLIAM LAWN TENNIS CLUB
Date: 1949
Nature: Lavatory accommodation, 1949. Extension, 1955.
Refs: IB 91, 23 Jul 1949, 684; 97, 18 Jun 1955, 635

Building: CO. OFFALY, FERBANE, HOUSES
Date: 1949
Nature: Houses for Offaly County Council at Ferbane, Portarlington, Clonbullogue, Geashill & Cloghan.
Refs: IB 91, 14 May 1949, 456

Building: CO. OFFALY, CLONBULLOGUE, HOUSES
Date: 1949
Nature: Houses for Offaly County Council at Ferbane, Portarlington, Clonbullogue, Geashill & Cloghan.
Refs: IB 91, 14 May 1949, 456

Building: CO. OFFALY, GEASHILL, HOUSES
Date: 1949
Nature: Houses for Offaly County Council at Ferbane, Portarlington, Clonbullogue, Geashill & Cloghan.
Refs: IB 91, 14 May 1949, 456

Building: CO. OFFALY, CLOGHAN, HOUSES (010)
Date: 1949
Nature: 10 cottages for Offaly County Council
Refs: IB 91, 14 May 1949, 456; 92, 11 Nov 1950, 1222

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CAMERON SQUARE (KILMAINHAM), HOUSES (002)
Date: 1949
Nature: 2 houses for Dublin Housing Association. Plans approved.
Refs: IB 91, 3 Sep,15 Oct 1949, 822,964

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, ANNALY ROAD, NO. 015
Date: 1949
Nature: Garage, for Dublin Housing Association.
Refs: IB 91, 20 Aug 1949, 778

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, GRAFTON STREET, NO. 109
Date: 1949-1952
Nature: Rebuilding, for Kingston Ltd. Contractor: O'Connell & Bailey.
Refs: IAA, PKS 0582, 1157; IB 91, 29 Oct 1949, 1008; 93, 10 Nov 1951, 1170

Building: CO. KERRY, CAHIRCIVEEN, HOSPITAL
Date: 1949-1955
Nature: Tenders sought for erecting new district hospital, Aug 1949. Opened by Minister of Health, Jun 1955. Cost: £100,000. contractor: Fitzgerald Bros., Tralee.
Refs: Drawing dated Mar 1950 in IAA, Acc. 2013/79 ;  RHA 1950, no. 220; IB 91, 20 Aug 1949, 786; 97, 26 Feb,18 Jun 1955, 207,639

Building: CO. LAOIS, PORTARLINGTON, HOUSES
Date: 1949;-1951
Nature: Houses for Offaly County Council.
Refs: IB 91, 14 May 1949, 456; 92, 23 Dec 1950, 1394; 93, 12,28 May 1951, 514,562

Building: CO. OFFALY, SHINRONE, HOUSES (003)
Date: 1950
Nature: Tenders invited for erecting 3 cottages for Offaly County Council.
Refs: IB 92, 14 Oct 1950, 1112

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, LEMON STREET, NO. 013 (CAVENDISH FURNITURE CO.)
Date: 1950
Nature: Alts., for Cavendish Furniture Co. Ltd, 1950. Plans appr. for reconstruction, 1952.
Refs: IB 92, 19 Aug 1950, 890; 94, 7 Jun 1952, 596

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, PHIBSBOROUGH, NORTH CITY MILLING CO.
Date: 1950
Nature: Temporary grain store.
Refs: IB 92, 23 Dec 1950, 1390

Building: CO. OFFALY, CLONEYGOWRAN, HOUSES (004)
Date: 1950
Nature: 4 cottages, for Offaly Co. Council. (part of scheme of 30 cottages in Offaly district)
Refs: IB 92, 27 May,24 Jun 1950, 552,664

Building: CO. KERRY, DINGLE, DISTRICT HOSPITAL
Date: 1951
Nature: Alts. & adds.
Refs: IB 93, 17 Feb 1951, 194

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, POOLE STREET, HOUSES (019)
Date: 1951
Nature: 19 houses for Dublin Housing Association.
Refs: IB 93, 31 Mar 1951, 344

Building: CO. KERRY, TRALEE, COUNTY CLINIC
Date: 1951-54
Nature: New county clinic, entrance gate & gate lodge.
Refs: Drawing dated 30 Apr 1951 in IAA, Acc. 2013/79;  IB 94, 16 Feb 1952, 186; 96, 11 Sep 1954, 898.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, GRAFTON STREET, NO. 028-29
Date: 1952
Nature: Additional lavatory accommodation. Plans approved.
Refs: IB 94, 16 Feb 1952, 182

Building: CO. CAVAN, CAVAN?, COUNTY SURGEON'S RESIDENCE
Date: 1952
Nature: Tenders invited for erecting same, for Cavan Co. Council.
Refs: IB 94, 22 Nov 1952, 1125

Building: CO. OFFALY, CLARA, HOUSES (052)
Date: 1952-1955
Nature: 52 houses, for Offaly Co. Council.. Contractor: J. Dunne, Tullamore. Cost: £78,000.
Refs: IB 94, 8 Nov 1952, 1072; 97, 12 Feb 1955, 153

Building: CO. KERRY, TRALEE, ASHE STREET, COUNTY COURT HOUSE
Date: 1952;1953
Nature: Repairs. Tenders invited Mar 1853.
Refs: IB 94, 7 Jun 1952, 600; 95, 14 Mar 1953, 274

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, D'OLIER STREET, NO. 012-24 (T. & C. MARTIN)
Date: 1953
Nature: Lavatory accommodation.
Refs: IB 95, 6 Jun 1953, 589

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, GRAFTON STREET, NO. 057 (R. TYSON & CO.)
Date: 1953
Nature: Alts.
Refs: IB 95, 25 Apr 1953, 433

Building: CO. LAOIS, BALLYROAN, MEDICAL OFFICER'S RESIDENCE & DISPENSARY
Date: 1954
Nature: Tenders invited for erecting same, for Laois Co. Council
Refs: IB 96, 24 apr 1954, 417

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DONABATE, DISPENSARY
Date: 1954
Nature: Tenders invited for erection of same, forBalrothery Board of Assistance.
Refs: IB 96, 11 Sep 1954, 902

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, SYCAMORE STREET, PREMISES
Date: 1954
Nature: Alts., for W.L. Fexton. Plans approved.
Refs: IB 96, 31 Jul 1954, 749

Building: CO. DUBLIN, BALLYBRACK, DISPENSARY
Date: 1954
Nature: Tenders invited for erecting same, for Rathdown Board of Guardians.
Refs: IB 96, 4 Dec 1954, 1210

Building: CO. KERRY, TRALEE, COUNTY HOSPITAL
Date: 1954
Nature: Tenders invited for erection of medical officer's residence, for Kerry County Council, 1954
Refs: IB 96, 9 Oct 1954, 999

Building: CO. OFFALY, BIRR, ST BRENDAN'S DISTRICT HOSPITAL
Date: 1955-1959
Nature: Extension scheme comprising extension of existing hospital, improved nursing accommodation, maternity unit, town clinic. For Offaly County Council. Tenders invited Nov 1955. Formally opened Spring 1959.Contractor: M. Loughnane & Sons, Birr. Cost: £45,000.
Refs: IB 97, 5 Nov 1955, 1162; 101, 7 Mar 1959, 155

Building: CO. KERRY, LISTOWEL, DISPENSARY
Date: 1955-56
Nature: Tenders invited for erecting dispensary at Listowel for Kerry Co. Council.
Refs: IB 97, 24 Sep 1955, 1004; 98, 5 May,14 Jul 1956, 425,655

Building: CO. CAVAN, CAVAN, COUNTY CLINIC
Date: 1955a
Nature: New clinic officially opened. Main contractor: J. Devine & Sons, Monaghan. Cost: £25,000.
Refs: IB 97, 4 Jun 1955, 575

Building: CO. KERRY, BALLYBUNION, DISPENSARY
Date: 1956
Nature: Tenders invited for erecting dispensaries at Ballybunion, Ballylongboro, Listowel, Castlegregory, Glencar & Castleisland for Kerry Co. Council.
Refs: IB 98, 14 Jul 1956, 655

Building: CO. KERRY, BALLYLONGBORO, DISPENSARY
Date: 1956
Nature: Tenders invited for erecting dispensaries at Ballybunion, Ballylongboro, Listowel, Castlegregory, Glencar & Castleisland for Kerry Co. Council.
Refs: IB 98, 14 Jul 1956, 655

Building: CO. KERRY, CAHIRCIVEEN, DISPENSARY
Date: 1956
Nature: Tenders invited for erection of dispensary at Cahirciveen.
Refs: IB 98, 28 Jan,28 Jul 1956, 76, 700

Building: CO. KERRY, TARBERT, DISPENSARY
Date: 1956
Nature: Tenders invited for erection of dispensaries at Cahirciveen, Tarbert & Castlemaine.
Refs: IB 98, 28 Jul 1956, 700

Building: CO. KERRY, CASTLEMAINE, DISPENSARY
Date: 1956
Nature: Tenders invited for erection of dispensaries at Cahirciveen, Tarbert & Castlemaine., for Kerry Co. Council.
Refs: IB 98, 28 Jul 1956, 700

Building: CO. KERRY, KILLARNEY, DISPENSARY
Date: 1956
Nature: Tenders invited for erection of dispensary at Killarney, for Kerry Co. Council.
Refs: IB 98, 28 Jan 1956, 76

Building: CO. LAOIS, PORTLAOISE, COUNTY HOSPITAL
Date: 1959
Nature: Nurses' home, 1954. Alts., 1959. For Laois Co.Council.
Refs: IB 96, 13 Mar 1954, 267; 101, 11 Jul 1959, 507

Building: CO. OFFALY, TULLAMORE, COUNTY HOSPITAL
Date: 1959a;1960
Nature: New nurses' home with chapel & convent attached, completed 1959. Consultant engineer: J.V. Tierney. Contractor: Garvey, Solon & Co. Cost: £80,000. Alts, 1960.
Refs: IB 101, 7,21 Mar 1959, 155,187(illus.); 102, 25 Jun 1960, 482

Building: CO. KERRY, TRALEE, DISPENSARY
Date: 1960
Nature: Tenders invited fo erection of new dispensary.
Refs: IB 102, 1,15 Oct 1960, 750,775