Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect, of Dublin. George Coppinger Ashlin, third son(1) of John Musson Ashlin, J.P., of Rush Hill, Wandsworth, Surrey, by his wife Dorinda Coppinger,(2) was born at Carrigrenane House, Co. Cork, on 28 May 1837. His mother's family had been long established in Co. Cork. He was educated at the College of St. Servais, Liège, and, from 1851 to 1855, at Oscott College, near Birmingham, where he appears already to have started preparing for a career in architecture.(3) In 1856 he became a pupil of EDWARD WELBY PUGIN EDWARD WELBY PUGIN , first in Birmingham and then in London, and from 1858 until 1860 he was also a student at the Royal Academy. On completing his articles, he was taken into partnership by Pugin, who gave him the responsibility of establishing a Dublin branch of the practice and taking charge of the Irish commissions, which now included the large new church of SS Peter and Paul in Cork. By the beginning of 1861 he had opened the office of PUGIN & PUGIN & amp; ASHLIN  ASHLIN at 90 St Stephen's Green.(4) Many commissions followed, almost all of them for Catholic churches, convents and monasteries throughout the country, culminating in the new cathedral at Queenstown (Cobh), Co. Cork. The partnership of Pugin & Ashlin was dissolved in the latter months of 1868, but, as Ashlin had married Edward Pugin's younger sister Mary Pugin (1844-1933) in 1867, family ties remained close. Ashlin is said to have been in partnership with his brothers-in-law Peter Paul Pugin and Cuthbert Pugin from 1875 to circa 1880(5) but, if this is true, he worked under his own name in Ireland, where he continued to enjoy a highly successful practice. In 1903 he invited his former pupil and office manager, THOMAS ALOYSIUS COLEMAN  THOMAS ALOYSIUS COLEMAN to join him in the new partnership of ASHLIN & ASHLIN & amp; COLEMAN COLEMAN . Other pupils and assistants from the period before the establishment of the new partnership included Ashlin's nephew STEPHEN MARTIN ASHLIN STEPHEN MARTIN ASHLIN , who also became a partner,  the engineer HENRY NORMAN LEASK HENRY NORMAN LEASK , ALLAN MACDONALD ALLAN MACDONALD , ALFRED IGNATIUS MCGLOUGHLIN ALFRED IGNATIUS MCGLOUGHLIN , who supervised the Portrane Asylum project before emigrating to the United States circa 1900, HORACE TENNYSON O'ROURKE HORACE TENNYSON O'ROURKE , JOHN GABRIEL O'SULLIVAN JOHN GABRIEL O'SULLIVAN , PATRICK F. O'SULLIVAN PATRICK F. O'SULLIVAN , JAMES PURCELL WRENN  JAMES PURCELL WRENN and perhaps HERBERT AUGUSTINE KEATE GRIBBLE.  HERBERT AUGUSTINE KEATE GRIBBLE.

Although described as being 'of a quiet and retiring disposition … with a certain inherent shyness',(6) Ashlin played an active role in the affairs of the architectural profession in Ireland. As president of the RIAI from 1902 to 1904 he represented Irish architects on the RIBA's committee on registration, undertaking, as ALBERT EDWARD MURRAY ALBERT EDWARD MURRAY , pointed out, 'many journeys solely for that purpose and at his own expense, and doubtless to his own personal and professional inconvenience'.(7) He was a member of both the original and the revived AAI, to which he gave generous financial support.(8) He also belonged to the London Architectural Association and frequently joined its excursions, sketching and taking photographs. He acted as assessor in many competitions: St Peter's Catholic church, Drogheda, 1883;(9) Town Hall, Newry, Co. Down, 1890;(10) County Hall, Tralee, Co. Kerry, 1905;(11) Fever Hospital, Galway, 1907;(12) Castletownberehaven Catholic church, Co. Cork, 1907;(13) Tralee Technical School and Library, 1909;(14) remodelling and extension of the Munster & Leinster Bank, Cork, 1909;(15) Carnegie Library, Dun Laoghaire, 1910.(16)

ALFRED EDWIN JONES ALFRED EDWIN JONES , who became a pupil in Ashlin & Coleman's office in about 1911, remembered Ashlin as a tall, commanding figure with 'an appearance of distinction' and described his morning routine.(17) Each day he would catch a fast train from Killiney to Westland Row and walk from the station to his office at 7 Dawson Street. On reaching the office door he would hand his umbrella and attaché case to an awaiting junior member of staff and mount the horse which a man held ready at the kerb. He would then canter up Dawson Street to to Stephen's Green and ride several times round the park on the track which ran just inside the railings before returning to the office to start his day's work. According to his obituarist in the RIAI Journal, Ashlin 'continued in active energy until a short while before his death' and 'preserved his comparatively youthful bearing almost to the end of his active career'. He died, aged eighty-four, on 10 December 1921, at St George's, Killiney, the house which he had designed for himself, and was buried in the family plot in Glasnevin Cemetery.(18) He left personal property to the value of £9,943.10s. 8d. Apart from a bequest of £25 to the parish priest of Ballybrack 'for charitable purposes', his entire estate went to his wife.(19) His only child, Miriam Francis Xavier, married his nephew and partner STEPHEN MARTIN ASHLIN  STEPHEN MARTIN ASHLIN in 1904.

AAI: elected member of revived society, 1896.(20)
RIAI: elected fellow, 21 May 1863;(21) council member, 1865,1870-1874;(22) president, 1902-1904.(23)
RIBA: elected fellow, 1899;(24) resigned, 1915.(25)
RHA:(26) elected associate, 18 January 1879; member, 10 June 1885.

Addresses:(27) 90 St Stephen's Green, 1861-1879; 41 Westmoreland Street, 1879;(28) 1 College Street, 1880-1886; 10-12 Trinity Street, 1888-1893; 3 Merrion Street Lower, 1894-1895; 7 Dawson Street, 1896 until death.
Home: St George's, Killiney, 1880 until death.

See WORKS; see also PUGIN & PUGIN & amp; ASHLIN  ASHLIN (for works from 1861 to 1868) and ASHLIN & ASHLIN & amp; COLEMAN  COLEMAN (for works from 1903 onwards).



References

All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from E. Macdowel Cosgrave, ed., Dublin and County Dublin in the Twentieth Century (1908), 263, which is illustrated with a portrait photograph, from the obituary in JRIAI (1922), 17-18, and from the biography in Frederick O'Dwyer, 'A Victorian Partnership - the architecture of Pugin & Ashlin', in J. Graby, ed.,150 Years of Architecture in Ireland: the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland 1839-1989, (RIAI, 1989), 55 (also illustrated with a portrait photograph). Other obituaries are in IB 63, 31 Dec 1921, 841, and Building News 121, 23 Dec 1921, 402. The photograph in Cosgrave also accompanies an interview with Ashlin in IB 44, 30 Jan 1902, 1018, and appears again in IB 45, 1 Jan 1903, 1532. Other likeness are in Building News 58, 28 Feb 1890, 'Contemporary British Architects' series (not seen) and the RIBA Drawings Collection. Ashlin is also depicted in one of the oratory windows at St George's, Killiney. His signature is reproduced in RIBAJ 12 (1904-5), 115.

(1) Transcript from Oscott College records in Jones file A46, which see for further details of Ashlin's time at the school.
(2) Name as supplied by Ashlin's granddaughter Stephanie in an interview with Alistair Rowan, 10 Dec 1981.
(3) See note 1, above; Jones transcribed Ashlin's account at Oscott,, which regularly includes extra charges for drawing and materials, and, in 1855, a single charge for 'Requisites for land measuring'.
(4) At the Dublin Exhibition of Fine and Ornamental Arts, 1861, the partners exhibited (no. 268): 'Seven perspective view of churches, etc., drawn by G.C. Ashlin, drawing of stained glass window (Cork)'; also 'Two drawings of proposed Augustinian church and monastery, cathedral church of St Thomas, Northampton, St Augustine's RC church, Dublin' (IALE I, 20).
(5) This information may be based on Alexandra Wedgwood, Catalogue of the Drawings Collection of the Royal Institute of British Architects: The Pugin Family (1977), 120. Wedgwood appears to infer the existence of the partnership from the fact that in 1879 'Pugin , Ashlin & Pugin' exhibited a bird's-eye view of the Pugin family home, The Grange, Ramsgate, at the Royal Academy, although on p.118 she states that this had been drawn by Cuthbert Pugin in 1873.
(6) JRIAI(1922), 18.
(7) IB, 16 Jan 1904, 5; Building News 87, 18 Nov 1904, 742.
(8) AAI Green Book (1905), 29; IB 48, 10 Feb 1906, 108.
(9) IB 23, 1 May 1881, 141.
(10) IB 32, 1 Jun 1890, 138-9.
(11) IB 47, 6 May,7 Oct 1905, 14,?.
(12) IB 49, 20 Apr 1907, 273.
(13) IB 49, 21 Sep 1907, 650.
(14) IB 51, 16 Oct,25 Dec 1909, 662, 801.
(15) IB 51, 16 Oct 1909, 661.
(16) IB 52, 3 Sep 1910, 545; Building News 99, 4 Nov 1910, 668.
(17) Typescript in Jones file.
(18) Glasnevin Cemetery Records.
(19) IB 64, 20 May 1922, 346.
(20) Lists of members in AAI Green Books.
(21) RIAI council meeting minutes, 8 May 1863, 5; general meeting minutes, 21 May 1863, 127.
(22) Jones transcripts from Thom's directories.
(23) IB 43, 7 Nov 1901, 924, and RIAI lists of members.
(24) IB 41, 15 Jun 1899, 70; RIBAJ 6 (1898-99), 401.
(25) Directory of British Architects 1834-1900 (RIBA, 1993), 26.
(26) From Strickland II, 622.
(27) From Jones transcripts from Thom's directories unless otherwise stated.
(28) B 37, 15 Oct 1879, 1182.


224 work entries listed in chronological order for ASHLIN, GEORGE COPPINGER


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Building: CO. DUBLIN, MONKSTOWN, CARRICKBRENNAN ROAD, PAROCHIAL SCHOOLS (RC)
Date: -
Nature: Parochial schools.
Refs: Undated drawing (site plan and elevation towards play ground) in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman Collection, 76/1.171

Building: CO. KERRY, BROSNA, CHURCH (RC)
Date: 1866;1869
Nature: New church 'of simple character' to be built. Designed by Ashlin. Contractor: W. Walsh, Foynes. Initial plans much modified. Tower at NW angle in original design changed for bellcote in W. gable. Not begun until 1869.
Refs: DB 8, 1 Oct 1866, 243; IB 10, 1 Dec 1868, 294, 295 (illus.); Douglas Scott Richardson, Gothic Revival Architecture in Ireland (1983), ?; Frederick O'Dwyer, 'A Victorian Partnership - the architecture of Pugin & Ashlin', in J. Graby, ed., 150 Years of Architecture in Ireland: the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland 1839-1989, (RIAI, 1989), 59;  information from Dr Gerard Hyland.

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, TIPPERARY, CONVENT OF MERCY
Date: 1867;1870;1873;
Nature: 'in progress', 1867; new chapel, 1870; tenders sought, 1873; high altar, 1884; stalls, porch entrance door, 1889.
Refs: IB 12, 15 May 1867, 114; 12, 15 May 1870, 114; 15, 15 Apr 1873, advertisement for tenders; drawings dated 1885  in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman Collection, 76/1.158/1, 76/1.159/1.

Building: CO. KERRY, KILMOYLEY (ARDFERT), CHURCH OF THE SACRED HEART (RC)
Date: 1868
Nature: New church, for Father Denis O'Donoghue. Nave, chancel, porch and 1 aisle. FS laid Mar 1871. Dedicated 5 Oct 1873.
Refs: Undated tracing of design for communion rail for this(?) church in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman drawings collection, Acc. 76/1.6/1; IB 10, 15 Dec 1868, 304(illus.); Thomas P. Kennedy, 'Church Building', History of Irish Catholicism, Vol. 5 (1970), 27; Frederick O'Dwyer, 'A Victorian Partnership - the architecture of Pugin & Ashlin', in J. Graby, ed.,150 Years of Architecture in Ireland: the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland 1839-1989, (RIAI, 1989), 59;  information from Dr Gerard Hyland, citing Stephen Welsh Papers on EW Pugin (1975) in RIBA Collection, Victoria & Albert Museum, London.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, BRUNSWICK STREET NORTH, NO. 083-88 (CHRISTIAN BROTHERS' SCHOOLS)
Date: 1868-1869
Nature: New schools.  With Daniel J. Freeman.Opened 1869.
Refs: Clonliffe College Archive, MS p.1/2;  Building News, 12 Apr 1867, 261;  information from Dr Garard Hyland.

Building: CO. LOUTH, GLYDE COURT
Date: 1868ca
Nature: Proposed garden front.
Refs: Drawing by GCA in catalogue of sale by Nicholas Nicholson, Fine Art Auctioneer, of contents of Glyde Court, 15-16 Sep 1982, Lot 248

Building: CO. CORK, FERMOY, ST COLMAN'S COLLEGE
Date: 1869
Nature: 'The chapel, which had been left until recently in rather an unfinished state, is now a perfect little gem. The whole interior is decorated in early Norman style from designs furnished by Mr Ashlin of Dublin'.
Refs: Cork Examiner, 26 Nov 1869 (information from Rev. James Field, St Colman's College)

Building: CO. CORK, BALLYROE, CHURCH (RC)
Date: 1869
Nature: New church of large proportions and in a very plain and severe style being built.
Refs: IB 11, 15 Feb 1869, 51

Building: CO. WEXFORD, ENNISCORTHY, CASTLE STREET, ENNISCORTHY CASTLE
Date: 1869
Nature: Complete renovation and remodelling to fit it as the Irish residence of 5th Earl of Portsmouth.
Refs: IB 11, 15 Aug 1869, 195

Building: CO. WEXFORD, BALLYNASTRAGH
Date: 1869
Nature: Imps. and addition, for Sir John Esmonde, MP.
Refs: IB 11, 15 Feb 1869, 51; David Rowe & Eithne Scallan, Houses of Wexford (Ballinakella Press, 2004), no. 172 (illus.)

Building: CO. CORK, SHANBALLYMORE (DONERAILE), CHURCH (RC)
Date: 1869
Nature: Enlargement and improvement.
Refs: IB 11, 15 Feb 1869, 51

Building: CO. KILKENNY, BALLYRAGGET, CHURCH OF ST PATRICK (RC)
Date: 1869
Nature: High altar representing Sacrifice of Melchisadec, Sacrifice of Abraham and Crucifixion to be executed in Caen stone.
Refs: IB 11, 15 Feb 1869, 44(illus.)

Building: CO. CORK, CARRIGTWOHILL, CHURCH OF ST MARY (RC)
Date: 1869
Nature: Gothic, with nave & aisles. FS laid 4 Nov 1869. Opened and consecrated, 15 May 1872. Contractor: Newstead, Fermoy. Cost: £2,500.
Refs: Drawings, details of benches and designs for predieu, in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman drawings collection, 76/1.180; IB 11, 15 Nov 1869, 263; JCHAS (1975) (1), 4; Frederick O'Dwyer, 'A Victorian Partnership - the architecture of Pugin & Ashlin', in J. Graby, ed.,150 Years of Architecture in Ireland: the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland 1839-1989, (RIAI, 1989), 59;  information from Dr Gerard Hyland, citing Stephen Welsh Papers on EW Pugin (1975) in RIBA Collection, Victoria & Albert Museum, London.

Building: CO. CORK, FERMOY, LORETTO CONVENT
Date: 1869
Nature: New wing comprising recreation hall and dormitory, and chapel?. Contractor: Newstead, Fermoy. FS laid 18 Oct 1868. Dedicated 16 Apr 1873. Cost: £3,500.
Refs: IB 11, 15 Sep 1869, 210,211(illus.);  information from Dr Gerard Hyland, citing letter from Sr Aquin O'Riordan, Loretto Convent, Fermoy, 18 Sept 2008.

Building: CO. CORK, DONERAILE, CHRISTIAN BROTHERS SCHOOL
Date: 1869
Nature: To be erected. contractor: James Newstead.
Refs: IB 11, 15 Feb 1869, 51; Cork Examiner, 7 Apr 1869.

Building: CO. CORK, DONERAILE, CONVENT (PRESENTATION)
Date: 1869
Nature: New chapel and choir. Builder: Newstead. Cost: £1,500 including altar.
Refs: IB 11, 1 Jul 1869, 156,157(illus.) ;  information from Mgr James O'Brien, Buttevant, Co. Cork, Aug 2010.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, THOMAS STREET, CHURCH OF SS AUGUSTINE & JOHN (RC)
Date: 1869
Nature: Statue of S Augustine, 10ft 6ins high. Executed by Earley & Powell.
Refs: IB 11, 15 Jun 1869, 150

Building: CO. LOUTH, DROGHEDA, SHOP STREET, CHURCH OF ST AUGUSTINE (RC, AUGUSTINIAN)
Date: 1869-1870;1876
Nature: GCA paid for works including St Joseph altar, 1869 (on view at O'Callaghan's Marble Works, Jun-Jul 1869) and organ gallery, 1876
Refs: Transcript made, 1962, by Father F.X. Martin of extracts (relating to Augustinian order only) from Ashlin cash book then in possession of Herbert Thomas Coleman(?) (transcript in Jones file); undated drawings for altar rails, gates, mosaic floor to chancel and side chapels in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman drawings collection, Acc. 76.1.46/1-5;  Freeman's Journal, 28 Jun 1869.

Building: CO. CORK, BARRYROE, CHURCH (RC)
Date: 1869-1871
Nature: New church 'for the Very Rev. Father Moloney from Mr Ashlin's design'. FS laid 8 Jun 1869. Dedicated 18 Jun 1871.
Refs: IB 11, 15 Feb 1869, 51;  information from Dr Gerard Hyland, citing Stephen Welsh Papers on EW Pugin (1975) in RIBA Collection, Victoria & Albert Museum, London.

Building: CO. CORK, CLONAKILTY, CHURCH OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION (RC)
Date: 1869-80
Nature: GCA winner of limited competition, 1869. New church in Early French Gothic style with nave, aisles, transept, 2 chapels and baptistry. Tenders for roofing same invited, Jul 1875. Opened 1880. Tower and spire still to be added. Cost: £29,000. High altar by Earley & Powell, erected by P.J. Scannell, Cork. Decoration of apse by Hodginson, Limerick. Woodwork by Cotter, Cork.
Refs: Various detail drawings for this church, 1869-1923, in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman drawings collection, Acc. 76/1.25/1-19, 76/1.26/1,3,4; IB 11, 15 Sep 1869, 209; 22, 1 Apr 1880, 101;  Freeman's Journal, 7 Jul 1875; Architect 24, 31 Jul 1880, 75

Building: CO. WICKLOW, TINODE HOUSE (BLESSINGTON)
Date: 1870
Nature: New farm steading for W.H.F. Cogan, MP, in progress, May 1870. Contractor: J. & W. Beckett, S King St.
Refs: IB 12, 15 May 1870, 114

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, AILESBURY ROAD (OFF), SCHOOL
Date: 1870
Nature: New school in connection with Sacred Heart Church, Donnybrook. For Very Rev. Dean O'Connell. Builder: Courtney, Dundrum. FS laid, Spring 1870.
Refs: IB 12, 15 Apr, 15 May 1870, 98, 114

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, STILLORGAN ROAD (DONNYBROOK), BOYS' SCHOOL
Date: 1870
Nature: New school immediately adjoining Church of Sacred Heart. FS laid Spring 1870. Contractor: Courtenay, Dundrum.
Refs: Drawing (showing plan, sections and elevations) in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman Collection, 76/1.232; Clonliffe College Archive, MS p1/2; IB 12, 15 Apr 1870, 98

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, STILLORGAN ROAD (DONNYBROOK), ST MARY'S GIRLS' SCHOOL
Date: 1870
Nature: New school for Sacred Heart RC parish.
Refs: Clonliffe College Archive, MS p1/2

Building: CO. LOUTH, DROGHEDA, WELLINGTON QUAY (& DOMINICK STREET), CHURCH OF ST MARY MAGDALENE (RC, DOMINICAN)
Date: 1870-1878;1883
Nature: C13 Gothic style. Dedicated 1878. Cost: £8,000. No contractor; local tradesmen used. Plasterer: Thomas Fox. Boundary railing: Grendon & Co., Dublin.
Refs: Design for pulpit, 1883, in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman Collection, 76/1.44; IB 12, 15 May 1870, 114; 16, 15 Jan 1875, 26; B 36, 26 Oct 1878, 1130; History of Drogeda up to date (1893), ?; Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 240

Building: CO. DUBLIN, KILLINEY, ST GEORGE'S
Date: 1870-71
Nature: House for himself. Builder: James Donovan.
Refs: Date of house from R. O'Donnell and N. Sheaff; IB 49, 13 Jul 1907, 487

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, STANHOPE STREET, CONVENT OF MERCY
Date: 1870;1876
Nature: New church in connection with training school. FS laid 28? Aug 1870 by Bishop of Cape Town. Builder: J. McCormack, Talbot St..
Refs: IB 12, 15 May, 1 Sep 1870, 114, 205; Architect 4, 10 Sep 1870, 152; design for choir stalls, dated 17 Mar 1876, in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman Collection, 76/1.78/1

Building: CO. LOUTH, DUNDALK, RODEN PLACE, CHURCH OF ST PATRICK (RC PRO-CATHEDRAL)
Date: 1872
Nature: Proposed communion gates.
Refs: Tracing, dated Nov 1872, in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman drawings collection, Acc. 76/1.84/3

Building: CO. KILKENNY, FRESHFORD, CHURCH (RC)
Date: 1872
Nature: Proposed new entrance and other works to church for the Right Revd Dr Moran, Bishop of Ossory.
Refs: Specifications of works to church by George Coppinger Ashlin, dated August 1872 (photocopy in IAA, RP.D.332.9); undated drawing of proposed new communion rails in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman Collection, 76/1.197.

Building: CO. LAOIS, AGHABOE, CHURCH OF ST CANICE (RC)
Date: 1872-1877
Nature: New Gothic church, for Rev. Matthew Keeffe; 'princely donation' by Lord Castletown. Tenders invited for completion, Mar 1873. Dedicated 4 Nov 1877, with spire unbuilt..Builder: R. Courtney. Lawsuit (Courtney v. Keeffe) after portion of wall collapsed. E Window ' gift of Mrs Phelan, San Francisco.
Refs: IAA, PKS B05/54, B06/31, A06 (Dec 1872); IB 15, 15 Mar 1873, advt. for tenders; 19, 15 Nov 1877, 339

Building: CO. WATERFORD, DUNGARVAN, MAIN STREET, AUGUSTINIAN MONASTERY (FRIARY HOUSE)
Date: 1872-73
Nature: New, for Rev. Father Williams, Prior. GCA paid total of £70 pounds from Fr. Williams for this work.
Refs: From transcript made, 1962, by Father F.X. Martin of extracts (relating to Augustinian order only) from Ashlin cash book then in possession of Herbert Thomas Coleman(?) (transcript in Jones file)

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, WASHINGTON STREET, CHURCH OF ST AUGUSTINE (RC) & PRIORY
Date: 1872-74;1876;18
Nature: Work on convent started 1872. Clerk of works: Delaney. (Demolished when church was rebuilt.)
Refs: Transcript made, 1962, by Father F.X. Martin of extracts (relating to Augustinian order only) from Ashlin cash book then in possession of Herbert Thomas Coleman(?) (transcript in Jones file); IB 14, 15 Dec 1872, 339; undated plan of church, design for altar, altar rail (1876?), details of chancel seats (1879) in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman drawings collection, 76/1.32; St Augustine's Church Extension Fund Souvenir (1938)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, RATHFARNHAM, ORLAGH (AUGUSTINIAN NOVITIATE)
Date: 1872-74;1877
Nature: GCA paid 1874,1877 for works at above.
Refs: Transcript made, 1962, by Father F.X. Martin of extracts (relating to Augustinian order only) from Ashlin cash book then in possession of Herbert Thomas Coleman(?) (transcript in Jones file)

Building: CO. WICKLOW, KILBRIDE, CHURCH OF ST BRIGID (RC)
Date: 1872;1876-79
Nature: New church for Rev. James Hamilton. Estimated cost of M. Meade's tender £1,457. Builder: Henry Sharpe.
Refs: Design for rectangular Gothic church, 1872, and another, 1876, in Ashlin & Coleman Collection, seen by N. Sheaff, c. 1976, (but not in IAA list?); undated designs for communion railing and high altar in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman collection, 76/1.101/1,2, may be for this church or for Kilbride, Co. Meath; IAA, PKS B06a/38, B09/11, A06 (Jan 1877)

Building: CO. WATERFORD, WATERFORD, BARRACK HILL, ASYLUM OF THE LITTLE SISTERS OF THE POOR
Date: 1873
Nature: New asylum;  'plain, substantial' building. Estimated cost £5,000. Tenders invited, Mar-Apr 1873. FS laid 13 Jul 1873. Contractor: James Moran, the Manor. Clerk of Works: T. Lait.
Refs: Freeman's Journal, 29 Mar, 2 Apr 1873; IB 15, 1 Apr 1873; Building News 25, 1 Aug 1873, 126

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, ST ALPHONSUS ROAD (DRUMCONDRA), REDEMPTORISTINE MONASTERY OF ST ALPHONSUS
Date: 1873
Nature: New convent for Sisters of the Most Holy Redeemer. Contractor: John Brady.
Refs: IB 15, 1 Aug 1873, 210

Building: CO. GALWAY, ROVEAGH (CLARINBRIDGE), CHURCH OF ST COLMAN (RC)
Date: 1873
Nature: Restoration and improvements to church of 1820.
Refs: Tom May, Churches of Galway, Kilmacduagh and Kilfenora (Galway, 2000), 154-5(illus.).

Building: CO. WESTMEATH, DELVIN, CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION (RC)
Date: 1873-1874;1876-7
Nature: French Gothic. FS laid Oct? 1870. Contract signed 1872 (£6,431 for church, £2,081 for tower and spire) Contractor: W.R. Davis. Spire not built to height of original design. Decoration, 1889?
Refs: IAA, PKS B06/48, B06a/41, B07/32, A06 (Sep 1874); IB 15, 1 Nov 1873, 298; RHA 1882, no. 648; View of church exh. Irish Exhibition of Arts & Manufactures, Dublin, 1882, no. 628; Rev. J. Brady, History of the diocese of Meath 1867-1944, 377; Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993) 200-201, Pl. 132; detail drawing (dated 1888) of roundel decoration (Lion of St Mark) in IAA Ashlin & Coleman Collection, 76/1.186.

Building: CO. DOWN, NEWRY, QUEEN STREET, CHURCH OF ST CATHERINE OF SIENNA (RC, DOMINICAN)
Date: 1873-1875;1884
Nature: New church. Cost: £8,600. FS laid 23 May 1873. Dedicated 17 Sep 1875. Spire completed, 1884.
Refs: Drawings of benches (one dated 17 Nov 1874), mosaic decoration, high altar, in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman drawings collection, Acc. 76/1.137; IB 17, 15 Feb, 1 Sep 1875, 50 (illus.), 248; E. Campbell, Ecclesiastical Buildings in the Diocese of Dromore (1940), 4

Building: CO. GALWAY, GALWAY?, MERCY CONVENT & SCHOOLS
Date: 1873-74
Nature: New convent & schools. Builder: P. Morris.
Refs: IAA, PKS B06/14, A06 (Jun 1873)

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, SUNDAYS WELL ROAD, GOOD SHEPHERD CONVENT
Date: 1873-74ca;1879-1880a
Nature: New convent for Dr Delany, Bishop of Cork, with wings containing Magdalen Asylum and Industrial School. Gothic.   Proposed by Bishop Delany in Apr 1870.  Foundation stone laid, 2 Oct 1870. Inauguration of convent (central block) and Magdalen Asylum (one wing), 28 Jul 1872. Foundations of other wing (Industrial School) in process of excavation by end of Dec 1874. Large portion of 10-acre site presented by Alderman James Hegarty, who also made  largest donation to cost of building. Builder: E. & P. O'Flynn, Cork.  For Dr Delany, Bishop of Cork.
Refs: Freeman's Journal, 11 Apr 1870,11 Apr 1871,3 Jan 1874;  Cork Examiner, 11 Apr,3 Oct 1870, 29 Jul 1872 (information from Roger Herlihy, Cork, Jan 2011);  Irish Times, 3 Jan 1874;  drawings for stalls, benches, prie-dieus in chapel, 1879-1880, in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman drawings collection,  Acc. 76/1.36/1-5; Dublin, Cork & South of Ireland…past & present (1892), 172

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, SUNDAYS WELL ROAD, GOOD SHEPHERD CONVENT
Date: 1873-74ca;1879-1880a
Nature: New convent for Dr Delany, Bishop of Cork, with wings containing Magdalen Asylum and Industrial School. Gothic.   Proposed by Bishop Delany in Apr 1870.  Foundation stone laid, 2 Oct 1870. Inauguration of convent (central block) and Magdalen Asylum (one wing), 28 Jul 1872. Foundations of other wing (Industrial School) in process of excavation by end of Dec 1874. Large portion of 10-acre site presented by Alderman James Hegarty, who also made  largest donation to cost of building. Builder: E. & P. O'Flynn, Cork.  For Dr Delany, Bishop of Cork.
Refs: Freeman's Journal, 11 Apr 1870,11 Apr 1871,3 Jan 1874;  Cork Examiner, 11 Apr,3 Oct 1870, 29 Jul 1872 (information from Roger Herlihy, Cork, Jan 2011);  Irish Times, 3 Jan 1874;  drawings for stalls, benches, prie-dieus in chapel, 1879-1880, in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman drawings collection,  Acc. 76/1.36/1-5; Dublin, Cork & South of Ireland…past & present (1892), 172

Building: CO. KILKENNY, KILKENNY, JAMES'S STREET, CATHEDRAL OF ST MARY (RC)
Date: 1874
Nature: Communion rail.
Refs: Tracing of design for same, Sep 1874, in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman drawings collection, Acc. 76/1.102/1

Building: CO. GALWAY, ROOVEAGH, CHURCH (RC)
Date: 1874
Nature: Plastering 'to ten windows' For Christopher Talbot Redington of Kilcornan..
Refs: IAA, PKS B06/41

Building: CO. WEXFORD, BALLYOUGHTER, CHURCH OF THE SACRED HEART (RC)
Date: 1874
Nature: New church, 76 x 30 ft, with chancel 20 x 16 ft, 'now in course of erection'. Local brown limestone with local white limestone dressings. FS laid 12 Mar 1874. Dedicated 11 Oct 1874.
Refs: IB 16, 15 Jun 1874, 168 (illus.);  Churches of the Diocese of Ferns (Booklink, 2004), 47 (illus.).

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, SS. PETER & PAUL PLACE, CHURCH OF SS. PETER & PAUL (RC)
Date: 1874-1875
Nature: Interior embellishments.
Refs: Plan of chancel panelling, Dec 1874, and detail drawing of brasswork, Sep 1875, in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman drawings collection, Acc. 76/1.33/1,2

Building: CO. DUBLIN, RATHFARNHAM, CHURCH OF THE ANNUNCIATION (RC)
Date: 1874-78
Nature: New church in Early French Pointed style, for Rev. Robert Meyler. Nave, aisles and chancel terminating in 3 semicircular apses. FS laid by Cardinal Cullen, 29 Mar 1875. Dedicated 27 Mar 1878 by Monsignor McCabe. Builder: Michael Meade & Son (estimated cost £5,793). High altar by Farrell & Sons. Side altars, communion railing and statues by P.J. Neill & Co., Great Brunswick Street.
Refs: Design for font cover, May 1877, and undated bird's eye views in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman Collection, 76/1.167/1-9; IAA, PKS B06/46, B06a/04, B07/19, A06 (Jan 1875); Clonliffe College Archive, MS p1/2; IB 17, 1 Apr 1875, 98; 20, 1 Apr 1878, 111;  Freeman's Journal, 15, 19 Mar, 20 Apr 1878.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, ST ALPHONSUS ROAD (DRUMCONDRA), CHURCH OF ST ALPHONSUS (RC)
Date: 1874;1878-79
Nature: New. Builder: Meade & Son?
Refs: Design for communion railing, May 1878, and benches, Apr 1879 (or 1875?), in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman Collection, 76/1.65/1,2; IAA, PKS B06/49; IB 15, 1 Aug 1873, 210

Building: CO. KERRY, KENMARE, CHURCH OF THE HOLY CROSS (RC)
Date: 1875
Nature: Memorial altar in memory of Archdeacon O'Sullivan.
Refs: Drawing in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman drawings collection, Acc. 76/1.100/3

Building: CO. CORK, MIDLETON, PRESENTATION CONVENT
Date: 1875
Nature: Choir screen.
Refs: Tracing, dated Sep 1875, in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman drawings collection, Acc. 76/1.126/1.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, GLASTHULE, GLASTHULE ROAD, PRESBYTERY
Date: 1875
Nature: New?
Refs: IAA, PKS B06a/05, B07/02

Building: CO. CORK, COBH, CATHEDRAL OF ST COLMAN (RC)
Date: 1875-1902
Nature: Pugin & Ashlin architects of cathedral until 1870 and nominally until Pugin's death.  Ashlin sole architect until 1902, thereafter Ashlin & Coleman.
Refs: Designs in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman drawings collection, Acc. 76/1.1/1-3; further drawings in Cloyne Diocesan Archive;  RHA 1874, no. 283; 1877, no. 319; IAA, PKS 0671; B14/36, B15/57 (missing), A07 (Jan 1889-Mar 1892, p.348), A08 (Apr 1901); B 24, 12, 26 Oct 1867, 753, 786; 82, 1 Mar 1902, 219; IB 12, 1 Jan 1870, 14; 21, 1 Aug 1879, 240; 31, 15 Jan 1889, 27; 41, 15 Jun 1899, 65; 32, 1 Dec 1890, 281, 283 (illus.); 42, 1 Jun 1900, 380; 44, 8 May 1902, 1242; Architect 40, 3 Aug 1888, suppl. p.1; 41, 18 Jan 1889, suppl. p.2; Capuchin Annual 12 (1941), 280; (1951), 364; exterior and interior views exh. Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1897.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, TYRCONNELL ROAD (INCHICORE), CHURCH OF MARY IMMACULATE (RC)
Date: 1875-78;1892-1903
Nature: New church for Oblate Fathers dedicated 8 or 9 Dec 1878. Chancel, side chapel and sacristies, 1892-1903. Communion railing, executed by Pearse & Sons, 1901, also altars on W side.
Refs: Drawings and prints, 1870-1889, in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman drawings collection, Acc. 76/1.64/1-11; Clonliffe College Archive, MS p1/2; IAA, PKS 0718, 0746, A06 (Feb 1876), A07 (Apr 1892, Dec 1894-Jan 1895, pp.313, 431), B06a/21, B15/59(missing); IB 17, 1 Dec 1875, 329 (illus.); 20, 15 Dec 1878, 368; 43, 10 Oct 1901, 893; B 37, 18 Jan 1879, 82; also ref in Architect 1884? (B of I); Irish Exhibition of Arts & Manufactures, Dublin, 1882, no. 558 (model); RHA 1884, no. 369; 1901, no. 296 (design for W side altars);

Building: CO. LOUTH, DROGHEDA, CORD ROAD, SIENNA CONVENT (DOMINICAN)
Date: 1876
Nature: Communion rails for chapel.
Refs: Design for communion railing, 1876, in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman collection, 76/1.43/1; Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 241

Building: CO. DUBLIN, KILLINEY, ST GEORGE'S?
Date: 1876
Nature: Summer house.
Refs: Design for brass lock plate for door (Oct 1876) and finial in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman Collection, 76/1.106/1,2

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUNDRUM, MAIN STREET, CHURCH OF THE HOLY CROSS (RC)
Date: 1876-79;1880;18
Nature: New church, 'built as far as practicable on the lines of the old chapel only much larger and with [a?] wider transept'. Ready for dedication in 1879. Builder: Meade & Son. Cost: £5274. Also presbytery.
Refs: IAA, PKS B06a/24, B09/28, A06 (Mar 1876); Clonliffe College Archive, MS p1/2; design for communion rail, Feb 1880, and new pulpit, Jun 1890, in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman drawings collection, Acc. 76/1.88/1,2; N. Donnelly, Short Histories of Dublin Parishes, I, 120

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, STANHOPE STREET, ST MARIE'S INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL
Date: 1876-80
Nature: Works, comprising or including new porter's lodge and laundry buildings. For Irish Sisters of Charity. Contractor: Richard Toole. Estimated cost: £6,310.
Refs: IAA, PKS B06a/28, B08/18, B10/01, A06 (Jul 1876)

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, MOORESFORT
Date: 1877
Nature: Chapel, for Arthur John Moore. Estimated cost: £1,892.
Refs: Undated interior perspective sketch drawn by 'H.G.' (Herbert Gribble?) in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman drawings collection, Acc. 76/1.130/1;   IAA, PKS B06a/49, A06 (Jun 1877); RA 1878, no. 1162;  B 36, 18 May 1878, 501.

Building: CO. MEATH, DOWTH, NETTERVILLE ALMSHOUSES
Date: 1877
Nature: New almshouses. Tenders invited, Jan 1877. Estimated cost of Hammond & Co's tender: £3,350
Refs: IAA, PKS B06a/39, A06 (Jan 1877);  Freeman's Journal, 6 Jan 1877;   Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 230

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, JOHN STREET WEST, PRESBYTERY
Date: 1877-1880
Nature: New. Builder: Hammond. Estimated cost: £7,273.
Refs: Drawings (plans, sections, elevations and details) in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman Collection, 76/1.233; IAA, PKS B06a/54, B10/25, A06 (Dec 1877); payments to GCA, 1879-80, in transcript made, 1962, by Father F.X. Martin of extracts (relating to Augustinian order only) from Ashlin cash book then in possession of Herbert Thomas Coleman (?) (transcript in Jones file); IB 20, 15 Apr 1878, 119 (illus.),121

Building: CO. LIMERICK, KILFINANE, CHURCH (RC)
Date: 1877-1884
Nature: New church.
Refs: Plan, section, elevations, s. & d. Nov 1877, also 2 receipts for 'commission and expenses', Nov 1883 (£40) and Sep 1884 (£30) in possession of parish priest, Kilfinane (2003); 2 drawings (1882), for communion rails and prie dieu, in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman Collection, 76/1.198.

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, TEMPLEMORE, CHURCH OF THE SACRED HEART (RC)
Date: 1877-1905
Nature: New church, for Very Rev. J. O'Connor, PP.  FS laid 1 Jan 1877.  Tenders invited Jan-Mar 1877. 1st mass celebrated Jan 1882. Estimated cost: £8,092. Gothic quatrefoil window for W wing executed by Mr Newstead, Fermoy, 1880, using limestone from his Gurrane quarry. Tower & spire completed 22 Mar 1905 and dedicated Oct 1907. Builder: T. Mackey, Dublin.
Refs: Undated sketch proposal for altar railing, &c. in Coleman sketchbook B81 in possession of Jones & Kelly, architects (photocopy in IAA, RPB 30); IAA, PKS B06a/43, B07/46, B09/32, A06 (Mar 1877);   Freeman's Journal, 24 Jan,19 Mar 1877;  IB 19, 1 May 1877, 128 (illus.), 133; 22, 15 Aug 1880, 238; 44, 31 Jul 1902, 1348; 47, 3 Jun 1905, 377, 378(illus.); 49, 2 Nov 1907, 762; B 88, 3 Jun 1905, 603

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, THURLES, CATHEDRAL STREET, CATHEDRAL OF THE ASSUMPTION (RC)
Date: 1877-79
Nature: Archbishop's throne, pulpit, communion railing, altar baldachino,stalls, &c.
Refs: Drawings, most dated 1878-79, in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman drawings collection, Acc. 76/1.155/1-13;

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, WHITEFRIAR STREET, CARMELITE CHURCH OF OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL (RC)
Date: 1877;1881
Nature: Cloister on N side and Chapel of Our Lady of Lourdes, 1877. Contractor: Michael Meade & Son. Estimated cost £2,462. Also oak pulpit, 1881.
Refs: IAA, PKS B06a/51, B07/49, B08/03, A06 (Jul 1877); IB 19, 15 Jul 1877, 202, 205 (illus.); design for pulpit in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman drawings collection, Acc. 76/1.51

Building: CO. KILKENNY, KILKENNY, COLLEGE ROAD, ST KIERAN'S COLLEGE
Date: 1877a
Nature: Addition of 'Moran' wing; also steps leading to cloisters on E wing. Work completed 1877. For Bishop Patrick Francis Moran.
Refs: St Patrick's Kilkenny: Gravestone Inscriptions with historical notes on the parish (Kilkenny Archaeological Society, n.d.), 80

Building: CO. CORK, YOUGHAL, PRESENTATION CONVENT
Date: 1877ca
Nature: Choir stalls, communion bench.
Refs: Designs, 1876 & 1877, in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman drawings collection, Acc. 76/1.169/1-3

Building: CO. KERRY, KILLARNEY, FAIR HILL, CHURCH OF THE HOLY TRINITY (RC, FRANCISCAN)
Date: 1878
Nature: Cross on spire.
Refs: Tracing of detail of part of cross to spire, May 1878, in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman drawings collection, Acc. 76/1.105/1

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, CATHEDRAL ROAD, CATHEDRAL OF ST MARY (RC)
Date: 1878
Nature: Communion rail (proposed).
Refs: Detail drawing, Dec 1878 (or 1888?), in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman drawings collection, Acc. 76/1.34/1

Building: CO. CORK, MACROOM, CHURCH (RC)
Date: 1878
Nature: Tenders invited carrying out additions and alterations, for Canon Callinan, PP.
Refs: Freeman's Journal, 16, 18, 21 May 1878.

Building: CO. LOUTH, DUNDALK, ST ALPHONSUS ROAD, ST JOSEPH'S MISSION HOUSE (REDEMPTORIST)
Date: 1878-1881
Nature: Begun 19 Mar 1879. Opened 28 Aug 1881. Builder: J.McAdory. Estimated cost £9,544.
Refs: IAA, PKS B06a/64, B14/52, A06 (Sep 1878); Architect 26, 3 Sep 1881, 164; George Henry Bassett, Louth County Guide and Directory (1886), 277-279; Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 266, Pl. 135; www.redemptorists.ie

Building: CO. GALWAY, GALWAY, TAYLOR'S HILL, DOMINICAN CONVENT
Date: 1878-79
Nature: Additions, including chapel? Builder: P. Halloran.
Refs: Details of choir stalls, Jul 1878, in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman drawings collection, Acc. 76/1.97/1; IAA, PKS B08/24, A06 (May 1879)

Building: CO. WEXFORD, GALBALLY, CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST (RC)
Date: 1878ca
Nature: High altar in new apse for Christopher D. Redington in memory of his grandfather John Hyacinth Talbot.. (Later removed.)
Refs: Churches of the Diocese of Ferns (Booklink, 2004), 43(illus.).

Building: CO. WATERFORD, DUNGARVAN, CONVENT SCHOOLS
Date: 1879
Nature: Cost: £1,375. Builder: R. Curran.
Refs: IAA, PKS A06 (May 1879)

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, THURLES, PRESBYTERY
Date: 1879
Nature: New. Estimated cost of B. McMullan's tender, £1,608.
Refs: IAA, PKS B06a/75

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, WESTLAND ROW, ST ANDREW'S CHURCH (RC)
Date: 1879
Nature: Benches.
Refs: Drawing in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman drawings collection, Acc. 76/1.83/1

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, CARRICK-ON-SUIR, CHURCH OF ST NICHOLAS (RC)
Date: 1879-1891
Nature: New church, begun 1879 to replace original of 1804. Campanile added 1889-91.. Builder: John Hearne, Adelphi Tce, Waterford. Amount of estimate £2,581.
Refs: Drawings for various furnishings in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman drawings collection, Acc. 76/1.20; IAA, PKS B14/45, A07 (May 1889, p.390);P.M. Egan, History, guide and directory of county and city of Waterford [1894] 681

Building: CO. GALWAY, PALLAS (TYNAGH)
Date: 1879-81
Nature: Additions, for 10th Earl of Westmeath. Builder: P. Morris. Estimated cost: £5,000.
Refs: IAA, PKS B09/10, B10/24, A06 (Sep 1879); B 37, 15 Oct 1879, 1182

Building: CO. CORK, BUTTEVANT, CONVENT OF MERCY
Date: 1879a
Nature: New. Domestic Gothic with pointed gables and massive chimneys. Local limestone with Youghal bricks. Formally opened 9 Feb 1879. To accommodate 16 nuns and 100 pension pupils. Cost £3,000. Clerk of works: P.F. Monahan.
Refs: Drawing(s) in W.H. Byrne drawings collection, folder 130; IB 21, 15 Feb 1879, 52

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, FITZWILLIAM PLACE, NO. 028
Date: 1879p
Nature: Chapel at rear, projecting oriel and interior alterations. For Christopher Palles, Chief Baron of the Exchequer.
Refs: Frederick O'Dwyer, The Architecture of Deane and Woodward (Cork University Press, 1997), 417;    Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 570.

Building: CO. WICKLOW, RATHDRUM, CHURCH OF SS MARY & MICHAEL (RC)
Date: 1880
Nature: Design for hexagonal pulpit, for Rev. Fr Cartney, with Midleton red marble central column and 4 serpentine surrounding columns. Did Ashlin design pulpit and altar which was consecrated by Archbishop of Dublin, 6 Nov 1881? See Irish Times, 7 Nov 1881, 5.)
Refs: Drawing of design for pulpit in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman Collection, 76/1.208.

Building: CO. WESTMEATH, DELVIN, PRESBYTERY
Date: 1880
Nature: New presbytery on site obtained 1877. Loan of £1,367 from Board of Works, Feb 1878. Built 1880. Contract £1,917.
Refs: RHA 1882, no. 648; Rev. J. Brady, Short History of the Diocese of Meath 1867-1944, ?

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MALAHIDE ROAD, NO. 057 (O'BRIEN INSTITUTE)
Date: 1880
Nature: Entrant in limited competition.
Refs: IB 22, 1 May 1880, 131

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MOLESWORTH STREET, NO. 033 (LISLE HOUSE)
Date: 1880
Nature: Alts. to fine mid-18th cent. house to create shop premises for Irish National Co-operative Society. Contractor: Stubbs & Brodigan, Amiens St.
Refs: IB 22, 1 Sep 1880, 251

Building: CO. GALWAY, TULLIRA CASTLE
Date: 1880-1884
Nature: Additions, for Edward J. Martyn. Builder: J. Donovan. Amount of tender: £6,727.
Refs: IAA, PKS 0631, B09/36, B11/67, A07, pp.200,208 (Jan 1884); 2 drawings (details of front door hinges; grates in library, staircase and diningroom), 1882, in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman Collection, 76/1.221; RHA 1882, nos. 629, 648; Irish Exhibition of Arts & Manufactures, Dublin, 1882, no. 631; article in Irish Arts Review

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, EMLY, CHURCH OF ST AILBHE (RC)
Date: 1880-82
Nature: New church. Contractor: Healy Bros, Tralee.
Refs: IAA, PKS B09/25, A06 (Feb 1880); detail drawing (1880, real size) of gable window to chancel, in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman Collection, 76/1.196;  RHA 1880, 486; IB 22, 15 Mar 1880, 83.

Building: CO. DOWN, NEWRY, DOMINICAN PRIORY
Date: 1881
Nature: Tenders invited for erecting new monastery, Apr 1868.
Refs: IB 23, ? ?,1 Apr 1881, 68,111

Building: CO. LOUTH, DROGHEDA, DOMINICK STREET, DOMINICAN PRIORY
Date: 1881-82
Nature: New priory. FS laid 6 Jun 1881 by Dr Towers, provincial of the Dominican order. Builder: James McAdorey, Cost: £2,500.
Refs: IAA, PKS B10/16, A06 (Mar 1881); Irish Times, 7 Jun 1881, 7;  George Henry Bassett, Louth County Guide and Directory (1886), 105

Building: CO. CORK, SKIBBEREEN, CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF ST PATRICK (RC)
Date: 1881-83
Nature: Alts. & adds, for Rev. Dr. William Fitzgerald, Bishop of Ross. Cost: £2,289. Builder: J. Newstead.
Refs: Designs for communion rail, Jun 1882, & Bishop's throne, Mar 1883, and mural tablet to Dr Kelly, and font in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman drawings collection, Acc. 76/1.150; IAA, PKS 0630, B10/14, A06 (Mar 1881); IB 23, 1 Apr 1881, 111; Cork Examiner, 5 May 1883

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, JOHN STREET WEST, AUGUSTINIAN FRIARY
Date: 1881-83
Nature: Payments to GCA 'on a/c/ of New Convent, John St, Dublin', 1881-1883
Refs: Transcript made, 1962, by Father F.X. Martin of extracts (relating to Augustinian order only) from Ashlin cash book then in possession of Herbert Thomas Coleman(?) (transcript in Jones file); Clonliffe College Archive, MS p1/2

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, CARRICK-ON-SUIR, CONVENT (PRESENTATION)
Date: 1881;1890
Nature: Schools, 1881. Estimated cost of tender of Healy Bros., £344. New chapel wing, 1890. Builder: John Hearne, Adelphi Terrace, Waterford. Amount of tender, £2,162.5s.11d.
Refs: Drawings and specifications for National School (and Convent?), 1881-2, in IAA, Acc.2001/050; IAA, PKS B10/27, B15/19, A06 (Aug 1881), A07 (Jun 1890, p.390)

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, LOUGH ROAD, CHURCH OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION (RC, ST FINBARR'S W)
Date: 1881a
Nature: New Romanesque church also known as St Finbarr's West. Built as chapel-of-ease for St Finbarr's South. Blessed by Dr Delaney, Bishop of Cork, Dec 1881. Builder: Barry McMullen.
Refs: Drawing for communion gates ('Drawing no. 24'), 188[?], in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman drawings collection, Acc. 76/1.35/1; JCHAS (1943), 29

Building: CO. CORK, CLONAKILTY, PRESBYTERY
Date: 1882
Nature: Designed by GCA?
Refs: Detail of finial, 1882, in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman drawings collection, Acc. 76/1.26/2

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CLARENDON STREET, CHURCH OF ST TERESA (RC, DISCALCED CARMELITES)
Date: 1882
Nature: Sacred Heart oratory.
Refs: Clonliffe College Archive, MS p1/2

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, PARNELL SQUARE, ROTUNDA GARDENS, IRISH NATIONAL EXHIBITION
Date: 1882
Nature: Exhibition building.
Refs: B 43, 19 Aug 1882, 253; Architect 27, 6 May 1882, 287

Building: CO. DUBLIN, TALLAGHT, ST MARY'S CHURCH (RC, DOMINICAN)
Date: 1882-1886
Nature: New church (or simply add. of sacristy, chapter room & belfry?) (Memorial to Very Rev. Thomas Burke) Builder: Meade & Son (estimated cost £6,462). Corner stone laid 1 Oct 1882 by Cardinal McCabe.
Refs: 2 drawings (details of stalls, hinges and ring) in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman collection, 76/1.152/1-2; Clonliffe College Archive, MS p1/2; RHA 1884, no. 362,375; 1886, no. 563; IAA, PKS 0633, B11/14, B12/27, A07, p.108 (May 1882); inscription on memorial trowel (copy in Jones file); IB 26, 1 Aug 1884, 232 (illus.); 28, 1 Apr 1886, 103 (illus.); B 47, 13 Sep 1884, 372

Building: CO. KERRY, CAHIRCIVEEN, CHURCH OF THE HOLY CROSS (RC, O'CONNELL MEMORIAL )
Date: 1882-1909
Nature: Early Gothic, cruciform with apse, tower. Corner stone, gift of Pope, laid 1 Aug 1888. Keystone of arch, from house of St Clement, Rome, also gift of Pope. For Very Rev. Canon Brosnan, PP. Original intention to build in Minard red sandstone but executed in Newry granite with local limestone dressings.
Refs: Drawings in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman drawings collection, Acc. 76/1.16/1-117; 2 sets of lithographed designs, also photograph of laying of Roman corner stone, in IAA, P.J. Lynch collection, Acc. 78/34; RHA 1882, no. 557; 1885, nos. 536, 540; Cork Industrial Exhibition, 1883, nos. 1041-1042; Architect 31, 28 Mar 1885, 195 (illus.); IB 27, 1 Jul 1885, 193 (illus.), 203 (illus.); exterior and interior views exh. Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1897; R. Hayward, in the Kingdom of Kerry (reprint, 1970), ?

Building: CO. DUBLIN, GLASTHULE, GLASTHULE ROAD, CHURCH OF ST JOSEPH (RC)
Date: 1882ca
Nature: Tower & spire proposed about 1882 (but not executed). Design for high altar exh. at Irish Exhibition of Arts & Manufactures, Dublin, 1882.
Refs: N. Donnelly, Short Histories of Dublin Parishes, I, 216; IALE, I 20.

Building: CO. WICKLOW, ANNACURRA (AUGHRIM), CHURCH (RC)
Date: 1883
Nature: Proposed Sacred Heart altar. For Father Martin Fortune, Tinahely.
Refs: Signed detail drawing of altar, 1883, in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman Collection, 76/1.181.

Building: CO. DONEGAL, CARRICK, CHURCH OF ST COLUMBA (RC)
Date: 1883
Nature: High altar (proposed).
Refs: Design for high altar, Dec 1883, in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman drawings collection, Acc. 76/1.18/1; Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North West Ulster (1979), 166

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MARLBOROUGH STREET, ST MARY'S PRO-CATHEDRAL (RC)
Date: 1883-1886;1897-
Nature: Renovation, decoration of interior, &c. Sacred Heart altar, executed by Edmund Sharp, dedicated Passion Sunday, 1898. Contractor for redecoration and renovation: William Martin, St Stephen's Gn.
Refs: Designs for benches, prie-dieus, console, 1883-1884, and for communion rail and new window, 1897, in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman drawings collection, Acc.76/1.70; IAA, PKS A07, p.266 (Jun 1886); IB 27, ? ? 1885, 111; 28, 1 May, 1,15 Oct, 1 Nov 1886, 127, 277, 285; see also Architect for 1886 (B of I); The Illustrograph, 2 May 1898 (quoted in E. Sharp's publicity brochure of 1920s, 68-69))

Building: CO. DUBLIN, BALLYBRACK, CHURCH OF SS. ALPHONSUS & COLUMBA (RC)
Date: 1883-1888
Nature: New tower & spire, internal furnishings, &c. for Rev. Canon George Harold. Contractor: Joseph J. Long, Dun Laoghaire
Refs: Drawings of holy water stoup and Lady Altar, 1888, in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman drawings collection, Acc. 76/1.12; IAA, PKS 0635; B11/37, A07, p.114 (Jan 1883); photograph of tabernacle door by McGloughlin & sons in IB 31, 15 Mar 1889, 74; N. Donnelly, Short Histories of Dublin Parishes, I, 216

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, JAMES LARKIN ROAD, ST ANNE'S
Date: 1883-87
Nature: New stables, avenue tower, bridge, tunnel under 'new avenue', summer house, laundry &c., for 1st Baron Ardilaun. Builder: Henry Sharpe and Collen Bros (stables)
Refs: IAA, PKS 0628, B13/07, A07, pp.136, 228, 230-231 (May 1883-Feb 1886);  stables illus. in Claire Gogarty, From Village to Suburb: The Building of Clontarf since 1760 (2013), 51,53.

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, CARRICK-ON-SUIR, CHURCH OF ST NICHOLAS (RC)
Date: 1883;1891
Nature: New organ by Telford and Telford. Case designed by GCA, 1883. Stalls, 1891.
Refs: Detail drawings for organ case, Mar 1883, stalls, Feb, Apr 1891, in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman drawings collection, Acc. 76/1.20; IB 25, 15 Oct 1883, 330

Building: CO. CORK, ANNEMOUNT (GLOUNTHAUNE)
Date: 1884
Nature: Alts. for John Murphy, converting 2 distinct houses into one & introducing bay windows, portico, campanile, conservatory and servants' hall. Builder: McMullen, Cork. Cost £2,500. Destroyed by fire in 1948.
Refs: Detail drawing of finial on roof, Sep 1883, in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman drawings collection, Acc. 76/1.4/2; Architect 29, 19 Jan 1884, 45 (illus. in supplement); Mark Bence-Jones, Burke’s Guide to Country Houses. Volume I, Ireland. (London, 1978), 5 (illus.)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, GOATSTOWN, MOUNT ANNVILLE ROAD, MOUNT ANVILLE, CONVENT OF THE SACRED HEART
Date: 1884
Nature: Oratory in grounds commissioned by Ashlin's mother, Dorinda Ashlin.
Refs: Frederick O'Dwyer, 'A Victorian Partnership - the architecture of Pugin & Ashlin', in J. Graby, ed.,150 Years of Architecture in Ireland: the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland 1839-1989, (RIAI, 1989), 60

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HARRINGTON STREET, CHURCH OF ST KEVIN (RC)
Date: 1884
Nature: Design for high altar. For Very Rev. James Connolly, PP.
Refs: General elevation, signed and dated Jan 1884, in IAA, James Purcell Wrenn collection, Acc. 2009/20, on loan from Mrs Dympna Carton and Mrs Oonagh Maguire.

Building: CO. MAYO, ASHFORD CASTLE (CONG)
Date: 1884-6
Nature: 3 gateways, 1 lodge, drawbridge, rampart & river walls, garden steps &c. Builder: J. & W. Beckett.
Refs: IAA, PKS 0627, 0628, B12/04, B13/23, A07, pp.137,229 (Aug 1884, Sep 1885); design for bridge exh. RHA 1886, no. 552

Building: CO. WATERFORD, NEWTOWN, CHURCH (RC)
Date: 1885
Nature: Proposed new church, for Fr. Fitzgerald, PP. Romanesque with nave, aisles and sacristy. Belfry in round spirelet, with round-arched openwork bell stage.
Refs: Elevation in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman drawings collection, Acc. 76/1.142

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, CASHEL, PRESENTATION CONVENT
Date: 1885
Nature: Communion railing (proposed).
Refs: Detail drawing, Jun 1885, in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman drawings collection, Acc. 76/1.21/1

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, TRINITY STREET, NO. 010-12 (SUN INSURANCE OFFICE)
Date: 1885
Nature: New premises, for Mssrs. O'Donnell & Fitzgerald. Estimated cost of tender of Meade & Son, £6,262.
Refs: RHA 1885, no. 535; IAA, PKS 0645, B12/32, A07, p.108 (Jan 1885); IB 28, 1 Jun 1886, 168 (illus.); see also Architect for 1885 (full ref in B of I files)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, TRINITY STREET, NO. 010-12 (O'DONNELL & FITZGERALD)
Date: 1885
Nature: Estimated cost of Meade's tender, £6,262.
Refs: IAA, PKS 0645, B12/32, A07 (Jan 1885)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HOWTH ROAD (RAHENY), CHURCH OF ALL SAINTS (CI, RAHENY PARISH)
Date: 1885-1890
Nature: New parish church built at sole cost of Lord Ardilaun. Contractor: Collen Bros. Estimated cost: £5,600 (then £9,000, but eventually £20,000?). Pulpit by A.P. Sharp, 17 Gt Brunswick St.
Refs: Designs for mausoleum, church tower and chancel mosaics in posession of church (2010);  designs for font & other furnishings, 1887-1890, in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman drawings collection, Acc. 76/1.63/1-5; IAA, PKS 0624; B13/25, B14/18, A07 (Jun 1885, Feb 1887-1890, pp.229, 297-8); IB 27, 1 May 1885, 138; 28, 15 May 1886, 150; 30, 1 Feb 1888, 33 (illus.); 31, 1 Sep 1889, 223 (illus.); 33, 15 Jul 1891, 158 (illus.); Jubilee Number 1908, 46 (illus); RHA 1891, no. 496;  exterior illus. in Claude Costegalde & Brian Walker, The Church of Ireland: an illustrated history (2013), 294.

Building: CO. CORK, FERMOY, CHURCH OF ST PATRICK (RC)
Date: 1885;1892
Nature: GCA paid commission of £22 for design of high altar, 4 Oct 1885. Executed by O'Neill & Co. for £345. (Candlesticks, crucifix and other brass furnishings supplied by McGloughlin for £32.).GCA paid £8 (5% of cost); for design for new oak pulpit for Canon Dennehy, 2 Oct 1892. Pulpit exected by Bull of Dublin for £160. (Moved to Church of Immaculate Conception, Kanturk, 16 Oct 1897.)
Refs: Parochial accounts of parish of Fermoy (information from Mgr James O'Brien, Buttevant, Co. Cork, Aug 2010).

Building: CO. MEATH, KILSKYRE (KELLS), CHURCH OF ST ALPHONSUS LIGUORI (RC)
Date: 1886
Nature: New spire. Amount of Hammond's tender: £1,870.
Refs: IAA, PKS A07, p.264 (May 1886)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, GLASNEVIN, PROSPECT CEMETERY, MCCABE (CARDINAL) MEMORIAL
Date: 1886
Nature: Executed to design by GCA. Marble figure by Thomas Farrell (£500). Carving by C.W. Harrison & Sons. Contractor: Hammond, Sheephouse, Drogheda. Cost: £2,000.
Refs: RHA 1886, no. 555;  Building News 50, 25 June 1886,  copy of this illustration in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman drawings collection, Acc. 76/1.73/2.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, GLASNEVIN, PROSPECT CEMETERY, MCCABE (CARDINAL) MEMORIAL
Date: 1886
Nature: Executed to design by GCA. Marble figure by Thomas Farrell (£500). Carving by C.W. Harrison & Sons. Contractor: Hammond, Sheephouse, Drogheda. Cost: £2,000.
Refs: RHA 1886, no. 555;  Building News 50, 25 June 1886,  copy of this illustration in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman drawings collection, Acc. 76/1.73/2.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, KEVIN STREET LOWER, CITY OF DUBLIN TECHNICAL SCHOOLS
Date: 1886
Nature: Repairs.
Refs: IAA, PKS B13/09, A07, p.258 (Mar 1886)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, STILLORGAN ROAD, BELMONT
Date: 1886
Nature: Proposed chapel and cloisters.
Refs: IAA, PKS 0595

Building: CO. DUBLIN, STILLORGAN ROAD, BELMONT
Date: 1886
Nature: Chapel and cloisters. Amount of Donovan's tender £2,167.
Refs: IAA, PKS 0595, A07, p.208 (Mar 1886)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, GRANTHAM STREET, ST KEVIN'S FEMALE NATIONAL SCHOOL (RC)
Date: 1886-87;1898
Nature: New? Adds. 1898 & 1908. Described as by 'Ashlin & Byrne & Son', i.e. presumably original building by Ashlin and perhaps also 1898 adds.
Refs: Clonliffe College Archive, MS p1/2

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, WESTMORELAND STREET, NO. 007 (NORTHERN FIRE & LIFE ASSURANCE CO.)
Date: 1886-88
Nature: GCA wins competition for new offices. Existing building (successively Royal Harmonic Saloon, Robinson, Bussell & Robinson, Bussell & Co.and finally Thomas Fry & Co.) demolished. Builder: J. Donovan, Harcourt St. Amount of tender: £7,349.
Refs: RHA 1886, nos. 560, 566; IAA, PKS 0680, B13/15, B14/13, A07 (May 1886-May 1888); IB 28, 1 Sep 1886, 251; 29, 1 Jan,16 Feb 1887, 4, 47(illus.); see also Architect for 1886 (full ref. in missing B of I files)

Building: CO. CLARE, KILLULLA, CHURCH (RC)
Date: 1887
Nature: New, for Very Rev. - Higgins.
Refs: IAA, PKS 0658; design for altar rails in 'new church' in Ashlin & Coleman drawings collection? (seen by R. O'Donnell, ca. 1976, but not in IAA list).

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, JAMES LARKIN ROAD, ST ANNE'S
Date: 1887
Nature: Kitchen offices, for 1st Baron Ardilaun. Contractor: J. & W. Beckett.
Refs: IAA, PKS B13/07, B14/02, A07 (Dec 1886-Nov 1887, p.296)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, GOATSTOWN, MOUNT ANNVILLE ROAD, MOUNT ANVILLE, CONVENT OF THE SACRED HEART
Date: 1887-1889
Nature: Alts & adds (including chapel & kitchen) for Sacred Heart Sisters. Builder: R. Toole.
Refs: IAA, PKS B14/09, A07, pp.150,151 (Oct 1887-Oct 1889); drawing of design for oak stalls in church in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman Collection, 76/1.190; IB 47, 3 Jun 1905, 370.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, GOATSTOWN, MOUNT ANNVILLE ROAD, MOUNT ANVILLE, CONVENT OF THE SACRED HEART
Date: 1887-1889
Nature: Alts & adds (including chapel & kitchen) for Sacred Heart Sisters. Builder: R. Toole.
Refs: IAA, PKS B14/09, A07, pp.150,151 (Oct 1887-Oct 1889); drawing of design for oak stalls in church in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman Collection, 76/1.190; IB 47, 3 Jun 1905, 370.

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, THURLES, CATHEDRAL STREET, PRESENTATION CONVENT
Date: 1887-1890
Nature: Stalls in chapel.
Refs: Detail drawings, some dated 1887,1889 and 1890, in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman drawings collection, Acc. 76/1.156

Building: CO. WESTMEATH, KILLULAGH, CHURCH OF ST LIVINUS (RC)
Date: 1887-1891
Nature: New church, for Very Rev. J Higgins, PP, Delvin. Contractor: Patrick O'Brien, Kells. Amount of tender: £2,000. FS laid 21 Oct 1888. Almost complete, 1891.  Altar (also designed by Ashlin?), 1894. Consecrated, 1904.
Refs: Designs for altar rail and wainscotting, 1891, in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman Collection, 76/1.200;  IAA, PKS 0658, A07 (Jul 1887, p.332);  Rev. J. Brady, A short history of the parishes of the diocese of Meath, 1867-1944, 378;  Delvin Parish, Co. Westmeath, http://www.delvinparish.ie/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=18 (last visited May 2009)

Building: CO. LIMERICK, KILMALLOCK, CHURCH OF SS PETER & PAUL (RC)
Date: 1887-1893;1900
Nature: GCA becomes architect for church after death of J.J. McCarthy in 1884. Various works (benches, holy water stoup, hinges on outside doors, communion gates, lavatory in sacristy, &c.).
Refs: Drawings, some dated 1887-1893 and 1900, in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman drawings collection, Acc. 76/1.108; B 43, 7 Nov 1901, 930

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, TEMPLEMORE, CONVENT OF MERCY
Date: 1888
Nature: Design for stalls in chapel.
Refs: Drawing in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman Collection, 76/1.219.

Building: CO. KILDARE, MAYNOOTH, ST PATRICK'S COLLEGE
Date: 1888
Nature: Entrant in limited competition for completion of chapel.
Refs: Architect 43, 28 Oct 1887, 259; IB 29, 1 Nov 1887, 306

Building: CO. DOWN, NEWRY, HILL STREET, CATHEDRAL OF SS PATRICK & COLMAN (RC)
Date: 1888
Nature: Additions, including tower, transepts, sacristy, organ gallery, porches, altars, communion railing, confessionals, new seating. Clerk of works: Richard Hynes.
Refs: Drawings in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman drawings collection, Acc. 76/1.138; IB 30, 15 Mar, 15 Nov, 1 Dec 1888, 83, 279 (illus.), 297; E. Campbell, Ecclesiastical Buildings of the Diocese of Dromore (1940), 3

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, CLONMEL, IRISHTOWN, CHURCH OF ST MARY (RC)
Date: 1888
Nature: Portico. Contractor: Richard Toole.( £1,925).
Refs: IAA, PKS B14/29, A07, p.151 (Aug 1888);  ;  illus. in Seán O'Donnell, Clonmel 1840-1900: anatomy of an Irish town (1999), between pp. 118 and 119.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, ORMOND QUAY LOWER, NO. 024 (J.H. HUNTER & CO.)
Date: 1888
Nature: Additions. Builder: J. Kiernan. (Fire claim for £1,420, in 1898)
Refs: IAA, PKS B14/08, B18/28, A07 (Feb 1888, P.312), A08 (Sep 1898)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HALSTON STREET, ST MICHAN'S CHURCH (RC)
Date: 1888-1894
Nature: Extension of church to Halston Street, thereby lengthening it by over 30 ft. Extension comprises chancel with large Perp. window, 2 side chapels, tower & belfry. FS laid 15 Nov 1891. Builder: Alderman Richard Toole.
Refs: Designs for various furnishings (communion gate, pulpit &c), Oct 1888-Oct 1894, in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman drawings collection, Acc. 76/1.61/1-7; IAA, PKS B15/36, (missing); B16/07, A07, pp.158-159 (May 1891); inscription on memorial trowel (copy in Jones file); Clonliffe College Archive, MS p1/2; IB 34, 1 Oct 1892, 206 (illus.); 37, 1 Jul 1895, 159; 42, 1 Nov 1900, 537;  Irish Times, 17 Nov 1894;  refs. also in Architect 1891 and 1895 (B of I)

Building: CO. MAYO, BALLINTUBBER, CHURCH (RC)
Date: 1889-1890
Nature: Re-roofing and restoration of chancel of mediaeval abbey used as RC church. For Fr Tom J.Reidy, who superintended the work. Labour given free by local people..
Refs: IB 62, 31 Jan 1920, 69; Thomas A. Egan, 'Ballintubber Abbey', Capuchin Annual (1963), 199; 'The abbey that survived', Irish Times, 16 Feb 1963; Douglas Scott Richardson, Gothic Revival Architecture in Ireland (1983), 182

Building: CO. LOUTH, DUNDALK, ST ALPHONSUS ROAD, CHURCH OF ST JOSEPH (RC, REDEMPTORIST)
Date: 1889-1892
Nature: New chapel. Contractor: James McAdorey (Dundalk). Amount of tender: £11,351. FS laid 1 Jun 1890. Church dedicated 7 Aug 1892. High altar by Thomas Earley.
Refs: Drawings in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman drawings collection, Acc. 76/1.85; IAA, PKS B14/52, A07 (Aug 1889, p.364); IB 32, 15 Jun 1890, 143; 33, 1 Oct 1891, 225 (illus.); 34, 15 May, 15 Aug 1892, 117, 173; RHA 1891, no. 499; Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 265-6, Pl. 135

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HARRINGTON STREET, CHURCH OF ST KEVIN (RC)
Date: 1889-1894
Nature: Confraternity room.
Refs: Designs in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman drawings collection, Acc. 76/1.62

Building: CO. LONGFORD, LONGFORD, ST MEL'S ROAD, CATHEDRAL OF ST MEL (RC)
Date: 1889-93
Nature: Ionic portico, interior furnishings. Builder of portico: Meade. Estimated cost: £5,680.
Refs: Drawings for interior furnishings, dated 1890-92, in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman drawings collection, Acc. 76/1.118/1-9; IAA, PKS 0654, A07, p.111 (Mar 1889); Architect 41, 15 Feb 1889, suppl. p.2; IB 35, 15 Apr, 1 May, 1 Jun 1893, 95 (illus.), 99,123; Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 377-9

Building: CO. WATERFORD, FEDDINS, PAROCHIAL HOUSE
Date: 1890
Nature: New. (For Rev. Richard Phelan, PP, 1887-1897.)
Refs: Architect, ? ? 1890, ? (full ref in Buildings of Ireland Co. Dublin file); http://www.rathgormack.com/history/histor21.htm

Building: CO. DUBLIN, CABINTEELY, CHURCH OF ST BRIGID (RC)
Date: 1890
Nature: Replacement of roof of 1836 church.
Refs: Clonliffe College Archive, MS p1/2

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, BERKELEY STREET, CHURCH OF ST JOSEPH (RC)
Date: 1890
Nature: Pulpit.
Refs: Design for pulpit, Aug 1890., in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman drawings collection, Acc. 76/1.52/9

Building: CO. LONGFORD, LONGFORD, ST MEL'S ROAD, CATHEDRAL OF ST MEL (RC)
Date: 1890-92
Nature: Various interior works (add. to Sacred Heart Altar, stalls, screen, throne, communion gates &c.).
Refs: Drawings, dated 1890-1892, in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman drawings collection, Acc. 76/1.118

Building: CO. LIMERICK, LIMERICK, HENRY STREET UPPER, CHURCH OF ST ALPHONSUS (RC, REDEMPTORIST)
Date: 1890;1893
Nature: Decorative work.
Refs: Designs in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman drawings collection, Acc. 76/1.114

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CLARENDON STREET, CHURCH OF ST TERESA (RC, DISCALCED CARMELITES)
Date: 1891
Nature: St John of God altar.
Refs: Clonliffe College Archive, MS p1/2

Building: CO. KILDARE, SALLYMOUNT
Date: 1891
Nature: Plastering work by H. Parsons for H. Sharpe, Builder, priced at £165.19s.11d. Presumably part of Victorian additions for Marmaduke William Coghill Cramer-Roberts. attrib. by Bence-Jones to G.C. Ashlin on stylistic grounds.
Refs: IAA, PKS A07, p.129 (Oct 1891); Mark Bence-Jones, Burke’s Guide to Country Houses. Volume I, Ireland. (London, 1978), 254(illus.)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, DAWSON STREET, MANSION HOUSE (INCLUDING ROUND ROOM)
Date: 1891-92
Nature: Supper room (Round Room) and connecting passages designed and erection supervised by GCA because City Architect (Spencer Harty) was incapacitated by illness.
Refs: B 62, ? ? 1892, 510;  Irish Times, 17 Feb, 2 May 1894.

Building: CO. WATERFORD, DUNGARVAN, EMMET STREET, CHURCH OF ST MARY (RC)
Date: 1892
Nature: Extensive imps., including new glass in E. window, decoration, furnishings.
Refs: Detail of benches, Jan 1892, and design for communion railing, step and tiling, Aug 1892, in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman drawings collection, Acc. 76/1.90/1,2;   P.M. Egan, History, guide and directory of county and city of Waterford [1894], 633

Building: CO. KERRY, BALLYBUNION, CHURCH OF ST JOSEPH (RC)
Date: 1892
Nature: To be built.
Refs: Architect 47, 3 Jun 1892, suppl., p.13

Building: CO. DOWN, NEWRY, HILL STREET, CATHEDRAL OF SS PATRICK & COLMAN (RC)
Date: 1892-93;1897
Nature: Marble pulpit. 14th cent. English Gothic. Main panel depicts Sermon on the Mount. Work executed by Harrison & Sons. Also communion gates and railing, credence table, tabernacle &c.
Refs: Drawings, some dated 1892-93 and 1897, in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman drawings collection, Acc. 76/1; IB 35, 15 Jun 1893, 135

Building: CO. CORK, CLONMEEN
Date: 1893
Nature: New house, for Stephen Grehan.
Refs: Notes and rough sketches in Coleman sketchbook B81 in possession of Jones & Kelly, architects (photocopy in IAA, RPB 30); IB 44, 30 Jan 1902, 1018; Mark Bence-Jones, Burke’s Guide to Country Houses. Volume I, Ireland. (London, 1978), 87; Anna-Maria Hajba, Houses of Cork I (2002), 119-120 (illus.)

Building: CO. CORK, BUTTEVANT, CONVENT OF MERCY
Date: 1893
Nature: Chapel.
Refs: Drawing(s), dated 1893, formerly in office archives of W.H. Byrne & Son

Building: CO. LIMERICK, BALLINGARRY, CHURCH OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION (RC)
Date: 1893
Nature: Proposed 'throne' to High Altar? (High altar executed by Edmund Sharp)
Refs: Drawing, 1893, in Ashlin & Coleman drawings collection? (seen by R. O'Donnell, ca. 1976, but not in IAA list); Edmund Sharp's publicity booklet (1920s), 62

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CLONTARF ROAD, CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST (RC)
Date: 1893
Nature: Addition of apse.
Refs: Clonliffe College Archive, MS p1/2

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, GEORGE'S STREET SOUTH GREAT, NO. 021
Date: 1893
Nature: Adds to billiard room., for Dublin South City Markets Co.
Refs: IAA, PKS B15/75 (missing)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, JAMES LARKIN ROAD, ST ANNE'S
Date: 1893
Nature: Adds. to billiard room wing for 1st baron Ardilaun.
Refs: IAA, PKS A07 (Feb 1893, p.299)

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, BALLINGADDY, CHURCH OF ST MARY (RC)
Date: 1893
Nature: Work at same?
Refs: Drawing of 'detail of frame in chancel' in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman drawings collection, Acc.76/1

Building: CO. CORK, MIDLETON, CHURCH OF THE MOST HOLY ROSARY (RC)
Date: 1893-95
Nature: New church.  FS laid, 13 May 1894. by Archbishop Croke of Cashel. Contractor: Jeremiah J. Coffey (£10,890).
Refs: Designs for various details 1894-1923 in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman drawings collection, Acc. 76/1.124/1-17; RHA 1894, nos. 443,445; IB 35, 15 Aug 1893, 193; 36, 15 Jan,15 Feb 1894, 23,47;  Cork Examiner, 14 May 1894 (information from Roger Herlihy, Cork).

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, NENAGH, ST FLANNAN STREET, CHURCH OF ST MARY OF THE ROSARY (RC)
Date: 1894
Nature: GCA exhibits competition design at RHA
Refs: RHA 1894, nos. 438,449

Building: CO. DUBLIN, BALBRIGGAN, CHURCH OF SS PETER & PAUL (RC)
Date: 1894-97
Nature: Rebuilding. Addition of chancel, sacristy, porches, organ gallery. Church reopened 26 Jul 1896. Contractor: J. Heeney. Font, pulpit, altar rails, side altar, 2 shrines executed by E. Sharp, Dublin. Heeney paid £5,200 and GCA paid £250.
Refs: Clonliffe College Archive, MS p1/2; RHA 1894, no. 440;  Irish Times, 27 Jul 1896;   IB 38, 1 Aug 1896, 161; N. Donnelly, Short Histories of Dublin Parishes, IV, 128; E. Sharp's publicity booklet (1920s), 18; J. Walsh, Church of SS Peter and Paul, Balbriggan (Dublin, 1992), 13-18

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, BLACKPITTS, ST KEVIN'S MALE NATIONAL SCHOOLS (RC)
Date: 1895
Nature: New schools opened 20 Apr 1895. Builder: B. Millard, Pleasant St. ?Further work 1897-98.
Refs: ?Undated detail drawings for stairs in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman drawings collection, Acc. 76/1.62/56 (under St Kevin's, Harrington St); IB 37, 1 May 1895, 112; Clonliffe College Archive, MS p1/2, record payments 1897 & 1898

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, GRACE PARK ROAD, ALL HALLOWS COLLEGE
Date: 1895
Nature: New chapel to replace one destroyed by fire on 13 May 1895. Work started by Oct 1895. Builder: Kiernan. (Shortly before the fire a marble altar designed by Ashlin had been erected;  this was destroyed, see Irish Times, 14 May 1895.)
Refs: Drawings, dated 1897-1902, for furnishings and details in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman drawings collection, Acc. 76/1.60; RHA 1897, no. 503; IB 37, 15 Jul, 15 Oct 1895, 176, 245;  Irish Times, 14 Oct 1895; RHA 1897, no. 503

Building: CO. DUBLIN, PORTRANE, LUNATIC ASYLUM
Date: 1895-1906
Nature: New district lunatic asylum. Builder: Collen Bros.(estimated cost £165,089) Work supervised by A.J. McGloughlin. Contractors' manager: H.N. Leask. Clerk of Works: E. Twist, assisted by J. Bennett. Builder for completion (from 1902): Connolly & Son. Tenders invited for constructing cemetery, Aug 1898, for 'formation of grounds', Feb 1900, for erecting gardener's cottage, May 1900.
Refs: Drawing? for infirmary block and several copies of supplement to IB 42, 5 Jul 1900, and supplement to Building News , 27 Apr 1900 in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman drawings collection, Acc. 76/1.144/11; IAA, PKS 0767; B16/23, B17/10; B18/14, B20/04, A07 (Dec 1895); RHA 1897, 504; notes in Coleman's hand made at arbitration, 12 May 1905, in Coleman sketchbook B58 in possession of Jones & Kelly, architects (photocopy in IAA, RPB 30);   Irish Times, 24 Jan 1895, 27 Aug 1898, 13, 20 Feb,14 May 1900;   IB 37, ??,1 Apr, 1 Jun 1895, 67, 84, 134; 38, 1 Aug 1896, 157; 39, 15 Apr, 15 Sep 1897, 77, 180; 41, 1 Aug, 15 Sep 1899, 89, 130; 42, 15 May, 15 Jul 1900, 362, 418 (illus.); 43, 7 Nov 1901, 928; 44, 30 Jan, 19 Jun, 3, 31 Jul 1902, 1020, 1283, 1308, 1335; 47, 1 Jul, 9 Sep 1905, ?, 622 (re arbitration); B 71, 22 Aug 1896, 159; 83, 22 Nov 1902, 481; Building News 68, 5, 12 Apr 1895, 498, 507 (illus.); 78, 27 Apr 1900, 572-3 (illus.)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, PROSPECT ROAD (GLASNEVIN), ST VINCENT DE PAUL MALE ORPHANAGE
Date: 1895-97
Nature: Jubilee memorial chapel. FS laid 1895. Chapel blessed by Archbishop of Dublin, 27 Jun 1897.
Refs: Irish Builder, 7 Jul 1897;  B 73, 10 Jul 1897, 32.

Building: CO. MONAGHAN, CARRICKMACROSS, O'NEILL STREET, CHURCH OF ST JOSEPH (RC)
Date: 1895-98
Nature: Tower & spire &c., for Rev. Peter Bermingham. Builder: J. Mackey. Amount of tender £4,200.
Refs: IAA, PKS 0752, A07 (Apr 1895, p.435); IB 40, 1 May 1898, 69; 44, 30 Jan 1902, 1018

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, DOMINICK STREET LOWER, CHURCH OF ST SAVIOUR (RC, DOMINICAN)
Date: 1895;1899-1901
Nature: New north aisle of 7 bays. Decorated Gothic to harmonize with church. Bath stone used for interior work, limestone for exterior. Construction started Sep 1899. Opened 28 Apr 1901 Contractor: James Donovan. Communion rail executed by Ryan.
Refs: Undated drawings for benches for N aisle, lavatory & sacrarium in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman drawings collection, Acc. 76/1.57; Clonliffe College Archive, MS p1/2 (R. O'Donnell's transcript appears to make ref. to N & S aisles, erected for £7,000 in 1894-95?) IB 37, 15 Oct 1895, 249; 43, 8 May 1901, 719; B 80, 11 May 1901, 470

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, GLANMIRE ROAD LOWER, CHURCH OF ST PATRICK (RC)
Date: 1896
Nature: Alts. 'in progress for the last eighteen months will shortly be completed'. Parishioner left £10,000 for enlargement of church. Builder: Sisk & Sons. Clerk of Works: Thomas O'Byrne.
Refs: B 71, 28 Nov 1896, 454

Building: CO. DUBLIN, STILLORGAN, KILMACUD ROAD, CHURCH OF ST LAURENCE O'TOOLE (RC, CARMELITE)
Date: 1896
Nature: New church. FS laid 2 Jun 1896 by Archbishop Walsh.. Contractor: Thomas Macken.
Refs: Inscription on memorial trowel (copy in Jones file); tracing of detail drawing of prie dieus, Mar 1897, in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman drawings collection, Acc. 76/1.107/1.

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, ROCKWELL COLLEGE (CASHEL)
Date: 1896-1901
Nature: New Romanesque chapel costing £4,000 to £5,000 and wing ; library, cloisters &c.. FS laid 15 Jun 1896 by Dr Croke, Archbp. of Cashel & Emly. Builder: Holloway, Cahir. Surveyor: D.W. Morris, Dublin. New wing, 1901.
Refs: IB 38, 15 Jun 1896, 137; 43, 27 Feb,26 Sep 1901, 638,641,873; B 70, 27 Jun 1896, 564;

Building: CO. CORK, DERARA (CLONAKILTY), CHURCH (RC)
Date: 1896-97
Nature: New church. Early Gothic. Nave, aisle, chancel & mortuary chapel. Belfry on W gable. Dedicated 29 Aug 1897 by Rev. Dr. Kelly, Bishop of Ross. Builder: John Sisk.
Refs: Design for benches to nave in IAA Ashlin & Coleman drawings collection, Acc. 76/1.40/1; design for holy water stoup, 1896, in Ashlin & Colemen Collection? (seen by R. O'Donnell, c.1976, but not in IAA list); B 73, 11 Sep 1897, 207; IB 39, 15 Sep 1897, 180; 63, 5 Nov 1921, 729

Building: CO. LIMERICK, LIMERICK, BAKER'S PLACE, CHURCH OF ST SAVIOUR (RC, DOMINICAN)
Date: 1896;1899
Nature: Stalls, railing to Sacred Heart chapel.
Refs: Drawings for stalls, Sep 1896, and railing to Sacred Heart chapel, 1899, in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman drawings collection, Acc. 76/1.112/1,4,7

Building: CO. DOWN, NEWRY, HIGH STREET, ST CLARE'S CONVENT
Date: 1897
Nature: Communion railing. Executed by E. Sharp, Dublin, who also executed high altar. (Convent established 1830.)
Refs: Design, dated Feb 1897, in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman drawings collection, Acc. 76/1.138/30 (wrongly filed with Newry cathedral drawings); E. Sharp's publicity booklet (1920s), 40

Building: CO. KILDARE, CASTLEDERMOT, CHURCH (RC)
Date: 1897
Nature: Altars, reredos m(£496) and railings (£45). Sculptor: Pearse.
Refs: Clonliffe College Archive, MS p1/2

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, THOMAS STREET, CHURCH OF SS AUGUSTINE & JOHN (RC)
Date: 1897-1901
Nature: Sacred Heart chapel (supervised by T.A. Coleman), proposed high altar, decoration of chancel, &c.
Refs: Drawings in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman drawings collection, Acc. 76/1.82; for payments to GCA see transcript made, 1962, by Father F.X. Martin of extracts (relating to Augustinian order only) from Ashlin cash book then in possession of ?Herbert Thomas Coleman (transcript in Jones file); RHA 1898, no. 443; 1901, no. 291; IB 43, 20 Jun 1901, 767

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, JAMES'S STREET, CHURCH OF ST JAMES (RC)
Date: 1897-98
Nature: New high altar and reredos, carried out by George Smyth. £700. Porch added 1898.
Refs: IB 39, 1 Aug 1897, 150; Clonliffe College Archive, MS p1/2

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, LORAN PARK (ROSCREA)
Date: 1898
Nature: Alts. & adds., for Carden Roe. Estimated cost of tender of J. Sisk & Son £6,275. (House demolished)
Refs: IAA, PKS 0793, B18/27, A08 (Sep 1898)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HIGH STREET, ST AUDOEN'S CHURCH (RC)
Date: 1898-1902
Nature: New front and portico. Contractor: Kevin Toole. Granite from Walter Osborne's quarries, Ballyknockan, Co. Wicklow.
Refs: Clonliffe College Archives MS p1/2; IB 42, 15 Nov 1900, 544; 44, 11 Sep 1902, 1386-77

Building: CO. MEATH, CURRAHA, CHURCH OF ST ANDREW (RC)
Date: 1898-1904
Nature: New. Opened Oct 1904. Builder: J. McAdorey, Dundalk. High altar and 32 marble side altars by Earley.
Refs: IB 40, 15 Oct 1898, 153; 46, 22 Oct, 19 Nov 1904, 710, 786; B 87, 22 Oct 1904, 421; Rev. J. Brady, Short History of the Parishes of Meath 1867-1944, 41; Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 461-2

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, CLOUGHJORDAN, CHURCH OF ST PATRICK (RC)
Date: 1898-99
Nature: New church. FS laid June or July 1898. Opened July 1899. Builder: John Sisk
Refs: IB 41, 1 Aug 1899, 9844, 30 Jan 1902, 1018; 63, 5 Nov 1921, 729;  illus. in Building a Business: 150 Years of the Sisk Group, ed. by Madeleine Lyons (Dublin:  Associated Editions, 2009), 10.

Building: CO. GALWAY, LOUGH CUTRA CASTLE
Date: 1898-99
Nature: 3-storey bayed addition on NW front, with museum on ground floor ('extension to accommodate the family collection of military trophies' Bence Jones). For 3rd Viscount Gough. Estimated cost: £3,600. (Extension demolished)
Refs: Drawing of proposed alts and adds (1898) in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman Collection, 76/1.205; IAA, PKS 0805, B18/35, A08 (Dec 1898); Mark Bence-Jones, Burke’s Guide to Country Houses. Volume I, Ireland. (London, 1978), 192.

Building: CO. SLIGO, SLIGO, HIGH STREET, CHURCH OF THE HOLY CROSS (RC, DOMINICAN)
Date: 1899
Nature: Communion railing and mosaic work. (Church later demolished but mosaic for chancel gable survives.)
Refs: Tracing of design for communion railing, dated Nov 1899, and undated, perhaps later, designs for mosaic work (for Fr. Costello, Prior) in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman drawings collection, Acc. 76/1.151/1-6

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, DRUMCONDRA ROAD UPPER, ST PATRICK'S TRAINING COLLEGE (BELVIDERE HOUSE)
Date: 1899
Nature: New chapel, red brick with Portland stone dressings, cloisters, &c.. Consecrated, 11 Jun 1899. Builder: James Donovan. High altar executed by E. Sharp, Dublin.
Refs: Irish Times, 12 Jun 1899; IB 41, 1 Jul 1899, 78; E. Sharp's publicity booklet (1920s), 14.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUN LAOGHAIRE, GEORGE'S STREET UPPER, NO. 102 (NATIONAL BANK)
Date: 1899
Nature: Alts.; proposed new premises. Estimated cost: £5,698.
Refs: IAA, PKS 0809, B18/39, B19/06, B19/12, A08 (Feb 1899); IB 44, 30 Jan 1902, 1018

Building: CO. DUBLIN, MALAHIDE, CHURCH OF ST SYLVESTER (RC)
Date: 1899
Nature: Proposed tower and spire for Fr Mulcahy. Contractor James Byrne.
Refs: Contract drawing for completion of tower and spire in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman Collection, 76/1.206

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, WILLIAM STREET NORTH, ST VINCENT DE PAUL FEMALE ORPHANAGE
Date: 1899
Nature: New wing, for Sisters of Charity of St Vincent de Paul.. Foundation stone blessed, 20 Apr 1899.
Refs: Irish Times, 21 Apr 1899.

Building: CO. LIMERICK, LIMERICK, MALLOW STREET LOWER, PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Date: 1899-1901
Nature: Early English. Ruabon brick dressed with Portland stone. Opinions divided 'as to the effect of the Portland stone dressings against the red brick'. To seat 500. FS laid 16 Oct 1899; 'just finished, Oct 1901. Ded. Nov? 1901. Cost £6,000. Builder: John Ryan & Sons, Limerick.Clerk of works: James Henderson. Surveyor: D.W. Morris.
Refs: 'Plan, shewing benches', 1899, and revised design for benches in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman drawings collection, Acc. 76/1.115;  Irish Times, 17 Oct 1899;  IB 41, 1 Nov 1899, 170; 42, 15 Aug 1900, 448; 43, 7 Nov 1901, 930; B 81, 12 Oct 1901, 322.

Building: CO. CORK, MIDLETON, MUNSTER & LEINSTER BANK
Date: 1899-1901
Nature: Contractor: Samuel Hill, Cork.. Cost: £4,100.
Refs: Drawing and print from IB in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman drawings collection, Acc. 76/1.125/1-2; IAA, PKS 0802; B19/21, A08 (Jun 1899); RHA 1901, no. 308; IB 42, 15 Mar 1900, 315; 44, 30 Jan 1902, 1018(illus.).

Building: CO. DUBLIN, RUSH, CHURCH OF ST MAUR (RC)
Date: 1899-1902;1904
Nature: Addition of apse and transepts. Contractor: McAdorey. £4,000. Blessing after enlargement, 10 Jun 1902. confessional, 1904. New marble & stone high altar.
Refs: Clonliffe College Archive, MS p1/2; IB 44, 19 Jun 1902, 1292; 45, 26 Mar 1903, 1678; details of confessional, 2 Aug 1904, in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman Collection, 76/1.148; N. Donnelly, Short Histories of Dublin Parishes, IV, 117

Building: CO. DERRY, DERRY, CATHEDRAL OF ST EUGENE (RC)
Date: 1900
Nature: Belfry and spire. With E.J. Toye. Builder: Courtney, Belfast.
Refs: IB 42, 1 May, 1 Jun, 1 Aug, 15 Nov 1900, 347, 376, 437, 549; B 78, 26 May 1900, 530 (advt for tenders)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DALKEY, CASTLE STREET, CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION (RC)
Date: 1900
Nature: Altar? High altar, altar rails, baptismal font all carried out by E. Sharp, Dublin.
Refs: Sketch design for tabernacle door, 1900, in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman drawings collection, Acc. 76/1.38/1; E. Sharp's publicity booklet (1920s), 10

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HARRINGTON STREET, CHURCH OF ST KEVIN (RC)
Date: 1900
Nature: Transept windows, 1897. Cross on porch, 1900 (and new porch itself?)
Refs: Designs in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman drawings collection, Acc. 76/1.62/39-41,?57

Building: CO. DUBLIN, TILLYSTOWN, NATIONAL SCHOOL
Date: 1900
Nature: Adds. to RC national school.
Refs: Clonliffe College Archive, MS p1/2

Building: CO. CORK, MIDLETON, MUNSTER & LEINSTER BANK
Date: 1900-01
Nature: Red brick, with Dumfries stone dressings. Frontage 64 ft long & 62 ft high. Builder: S. Hill, Cork; 'just completed' Jan 1902. Cost: £4,100.
Refs: IB 42, 15 Mar 1900, 315; 44, 30 Jan 1902, 1018 (illus.),1022

Building: CO. ARMAGH, ARMAGH, CATHEDRAL ROAD, CATHEDRAL OF ST PATRICK (RC)
Date: 1900-1902;1909
Nature: Stone groining to aisles, side chapels, towers, wall & ceiling decoration, 5 altars, screens, throne, Lady Chapel, pulpit, organ gallery, communion rail, choir pavement, porches, font &c. Also decorative scheme for synod hall stair hall? Contractor (1901): James Kiernan.
Refs: Drawings in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman drawings collection, Acc. 76/1.8; IAA, PKS 0831, A08 (Apr 1901); IB 43, 6, 20 Jun 1901, 751, 767; 46, 30 Jul 1904, 474; B 67, 6 Jun 1904, 161; Guide to St Patrick's Cathedral, Armagh (1904), 64;  Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 113.


Building: CO. CORK, BALLYCOTTON, CHURCH OF OUR LADY STAR OF THE SEA (RC)
Date: 1900a
Nature: New Romanesque church. Dedicated Aug 1900. High altar by E. Sharp, Dublin. Cathedral glass from Youghal Art Works.
Refs: B 79, 31 Aug 1900, 198; IB 43, 10 Oct 1901, 890; E. Sharp's publicity booklet (1920s), 28

Building: CO. LIMERICK, LIMERICK, HENRY STREET UPPER, MOUNT ST ALPHONSUS REDEMPTORIST MONASTERY
Date: 1901
Nature: 'large and important works' at same. Builder: P. Kennedy, Limerick.
Refs: Undated design for adds. to juvenile wing in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman Collection, 76/1.114/14; IB 43, 27 Feb,27 Mar 1901, 638, 641, 673

Building: CO. CORK, MIDLETON, CHURCH OF THE MOST HOLY ROSARY (RC)
Date: 1901
Nature: Altar in Carrara marble executed by E. Sharpe.
Refs: IB 43, 3 Dec 1901, 967

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DALKEY, PORTER'S ROAD, NATIONAL SCHOOL
Date: 1901
Nature: New school and teacher's residence.
Refs: IB 43, 16 Jan 1901, 600

Building: CO. DERRY, DERRY, CHAPEL ROAD (WATERSIDE), CHURCH OF ST COLUMB (RC)
Date: 1901-1903
Nature: High altar, with carved representation of Leonardo's Last Supper, & reredos. Sculptor: Edmund Sharp. Altar group carved by P. Tomlin. For Monsignor McFaul.
Refs: Drawings, 1901, in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman drawings collection, Acc. 76/1.41/1-4; IB 44, 27 Mar 1902, 1079 (illus.); 45, 26 Mar 1903, 1678; 46, 16 Jul 1904, 438 (illus); illus. in E. Sharp's publicity brochure of 1920s, 25

Building: CO. CARLOW, CARLOW, CATHEDRAL OF THE ASSUMPTION (RC)
Date: 1902
Nature: Proposed communion gates.
Refs: Drawing, 1902, in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman Collection, 76/1.178

Building: CO. LIMERICK, DROMIN, CHURCH (RC)
Date: 1902
Nature: Renovation. Contractor: William Gleeson, Fedamore. According to parish website, http://www.drominathlacca.com/Church%20of%20Dromin.htm (2008), church was built in 1828.)
Refs: IB 44, 27 Mar 1902, 1092

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DALKEY, PATRICK'S RD?, HAROLD SCHOOL
Date: 1902
Nature: New RC school. cost: £1,850.
Refs: Clonliffe College Archive, MS p1/2

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, JAMES'S STREET, CHURCH OF ST JAMES (RC)
Date: 1902
Nature: Altar rails, executed by James Pearse?
Refs: Clonliffe College Archive, MS p1/2; undated design for communion rail in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman drawings collection, Acc. 76/1.68

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, O'CONNELL STREET LOWER, NO. 021-27 (CLERY & CO & IMPERIAL HOTEL)
Date: 1902
Nature: Enlargement of premises, comprising reconstruction of Imperial Hotel (Nos. 21 & 22) lately purchased by Clery & Co. Wrought iron canopy over main entrance of hotel with name 'cleverly interwoven', by Fagan & Son, 18 Great Brunswick St.
Refs: Undated plan in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman Collection, 76/1.71; IB 43, 21 Nov 1901, 946; 44, 30 Jan, 27 Mar 1902, 1020 &/or 1024, 1088; 46, 16 Jul 1904, 438

Building: CO. DUBLIN, GLASTHULE, EDEN PARK, HAROLD MEMORIAL SCHOOLS
Date: 1902
Nature: New RC school. £2,500.
Refs: Clonliffe College Archive, MS p1/2

Building: CO. LIMERICK, LIMERICK, ALL HALLOWS
Date: 1902a
Nature: ?
Refs: IB 44, 30 Jan 1902, 1018

Building: JAMAICA, TRINIDAD, CHURCH AND ARCHBISHOP'S HOUSE
Date: 1902a
Nature: -
Refs: IB 44, 30 Jan 1902, 1018

Building: CO. KERRY, TRALEE, CHURCH OF ST JOHN (RC)
Date: 1902a
Nature: Tower and spire.
Refs: IB 44, 30 Jan 1902, 1018

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CLONTARF, ST JOHN BAPTIST SCHOOLS
Date: 1903
Nature: Adds. £1,800.
Refs: Clonliffe College Archive, MS p1/2

Building: CO. DUBLIN, KILLINEY, ST GEORGE'S AVENUE, CARRIGRENANE
Date: 1904ca
Nature: House (called after G.C. Ashlin's birthplace) presumably designed by GCA with SMA after latter's marriage to Miriam Ashlin.
Refs: Thom's Directories

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HERBERT PARK, INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION
Date: 1906
Nature: GCA and John Henry Ryan joint architects and engineers.
Refs: IB 46, 16 Jan 1904, 5

Building: SCOTLAND, LANARK, CHURCH (RC)
Date: ?
Nature: New church?
Refs: Obituary of GCA in IB 63, 31 Dec 1921, 841

Building: CO. WEXFORD, CROSSABEG, CHURCH OF SS. PATRICK & BRIGID (RC)
Date: ?
Nature: Design for benches (3 only) as ?family pews, for J. F. Kane (of Saunderscourt). See also Saunderscourt.
Refs: Undated ground plan of T-plan church and design for benches in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman drawings collection, Acc. 76/1.37/1,2

Building: CO. LOUTH, ARDEE, CHURCH OF ST MARY (RC)
Date: ?
Nature: Proposed octagonal pulpit with brass stairs; proposed communion railing.
Refs: Undated tracing of communion railing in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman drawings collection, Acc. 76/1.5/1 (undated drawing of pulpit in Ashlin & Coleman collection? seen by R O'Donnell, ca. 1976, but not in IAA list).

Building: CO. OFFALY, MOUNT ST JOSEPH ABBEY (RC, CISTERCIAN)
Date: ?
Nature: Proposed communion rail for church.
Refs: Undated drawings in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman drawings collection, Acc. 76/1.147/1,2

Building: CO. WEXFORD, SAUNDERSCOURT
Date: ?
Nature: Design for Gothic benches (for a private chapel?). See also Crossabeg.
Refs: Unsigned undated drawing in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman Collection, 76/1.214.

Building: CO. DOWN, DROMARA, CHURCH (RC)
Date: ?
Nature: Proposed communion rail.
Refs: Undated drawing in Ashlin & Coleman drawings collection? (seen by R. O'Donnell, ca. 1976, but not in IAA list).

Building: CO. LIMERICK, KILMALLOCK, CHURCH OF SS PETER & PAUL (RC)
Date: ?
Nature: High altar, communion rail, mosaic pavement, 2 side altars, new sacristy, tower and spire erected by GCA after death of J.J. McCarthy. High altar and interior carving executed by Edmund Sharp.
Refs: IB 43, 7 Nov 1901, 928,930; Edmund Sharp's publicity booklet (1920s), 22

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, BALLYNEALE, CHURCH (RC)
Date: ?
Nature: Proposed Sacred Heart altar with big arch behind, infilled with diaper work.
Refs: Undated drawing in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman Collection, 76/1.174.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, BALLYBRACK, PRESBYTERY
Date: ?
Nature: -
Refs: Undated tracing of finial to bay window in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman drawings collection, Acc. 76/1.12/3

Building: CO. CORK, COBH, BISHOP'S HOUSE
Date: ?
Nature: Designs for bookcases and mantel shelf.
Refs: Signed, undated drawing in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman drawings collection, 76/1.2/3

Building: CO. CORK, COBH, CHURCH (RC, TEMPORARY)
Date: ?
Nature: Designs for benches for temporary church used while cathedral was being built.
Refs: Drawing(s) in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman drawings collection

Building: CO. CORK, COBH, CONVENT OF MERCY NOVITIATE HOUSE
Date: ?
Nature: High altar.
Refs: Unsigned, undated design in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman drawings collection, 76/1.30/1-2

Building: CO. KERRY, AGHADOE, CHURCH (RC)
Date: ?
Nature: Attr. to GCA by Kennedy.
Refs: Thomas P. Kennedy, 'Church Building', History of Irish Catholicism, Vol. 5 (1970), 27

Building: CO. WESTMEATH, CLONYN CASTLE
Date: ?
Nature: Plan and fittings for an oratory.  For 1st or 2nd Baron Greville.
Refs: Undated drawing of design for oratory in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman Collection, 76/1.184.

Author Title Date Details
Ashlin, George Coppinger 'The Possibility of the revival of the ancient arts of Ireland and their adaptation to our modern cirumstances' 1902 RIBAJ 9 (1902), 117-119. (Extracts in IB 43? and IB 44, 30 Jan 1902, 1018-9.)