Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Civil engineer and architect, of Co. Cork. Denis Buckley, the son of John Buckley, a Cork botanist, was born in Cork on 11 February 1872. He served an an apprenticeship with KEARNS DEANE ROCHE  KEARNS DEANE ROCHE and studied at Queen's College and the Municipal School of Science and Art, Cork, the Manchester Technical Schools and the Royal College of Science and Art, South Kensington, where, in 1892, he was awarded an Art Master's Certificate and a £50 scholarship. He was subsequently assistant to WILLIAM HAGUE  WILLIAM HAGUE and John Ely of Manchester. By 1905 he had become engineer to Mallow Urban District Council;  he was  also architect and engineer to Fermoy Urban District Council(1) and to Millstreet Rural District Council. He still held the Mallow and Fermoy posts in 1934.(2)

Buckley married on 10 January 1903, Beatrice, daughter of Edward Vaughan, of Hunting Hall, Castletownroche, by whom he had three daughters and two sons, the younger of whom, Dermot Edward Buckley, practised as an engineer in England.(3)

RIAI: elected member 25 May 1905, proposed by THOMAS ROBERTS THOMAS ROBERTS , seconded by LAURENCE ALOYSIUS MCDONNELL  LAURENCE ALOYSIUS MCDONNELL and ARTHUR HILL ARTHUR HILL ;(4) reinstated member 1919;(5) still on membership list for 1950, but not on that for 1951.(6)

Addresses: Work: 21 Adelaide St, Cork, 1898;(7) 15 Marlborough St, Cork, <=1903-1906;(8) 53 South Mall, Cork, 1907->=1915.(9)
Home: Holly Hill House, Cork, <=1911->=1912;(10)  Elmvale, Mallow, Co. Cork, <=1924->=1943;(11) Laurelville, Corbally, Limerick, <=1948-1950.(12)

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References

All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from IAA, RIAI office archives (Acc. 93/136), membership forms 1878-1909 (extremely fragile) and from Richard J. Hodges, Cork and County Cork in the Twentieth Century (1911), 172 (with portrait photograph). The statement in this biography that Buckley was a member of ICEI is not borne out by ICEI membership lists.

(1) Guy's Cork Almanac and Directory (1915), 148.
(2) Thom's Directory (1934), 893,894.
(3) Information from Buckley's great-granddaughter, Cathy Hayes.
(4) RIAI general meeting minutes, 25 May 1905, 493; handwritten list of 'New Members elected during the present Year' appended to list of RIAI members for 1905 in RIAI archives.
(5) JRIAI (1920), 4.
(6) Thom's Directory of Dublin (1950), 209.
(7) Building News 75, 26 Aug 1898, xiii;
(8) IB 45, 24 Sep 1903, 2002; 48, 13 Jan 1906, 34.
(9) IB 49, 13 Jul 1907, 490; Guy's Cork Almanac & Directory (1915),108.
(10) Irish Times, 8 Jun 1912.
(11) JRIAI (1924), list of members; IB 85, 24 Apr 1943, 168.
(12) RIAI Year Book (1948), list of members; Thom's Directory of Dublin (1950), 209.


28 work entries listed in chronological order for BUCKLEY, DENIS JOSEPH


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Building: CO. CORK, CORK, OLIVER PLUNKETT STREET, NO. 088
Date: 1898
Nature: Alts. & imps. Cost: £210
Refs: IB 40, 15 Sep 1898, 141

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, OLD GEORGE'S STREET, NO. 080
Date: 1898
Nature: Alts.
Refs: Building News 75, 26 Aug 1898, xiii

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, OLD GEORGE'S STREET, NO. 088
Date: 1898
Nature: Alterations & improvements
Refs: IB 40, 15 Sep 1898, 141

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, CHETWYND, HOUSE
Date: 1903
Nature: Tenders erected for erection of residence for Daniel Casey, Esq.
Refs: IB 45, 24 Sep 1903, 2002

Building: CO. CORK, DUNMANWAY, ST MARY'S CONVENT
Date: 1904
Nature: New kitchen
Refs: IB 46, 13 Aug 1904, 532

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, BLARNEY STREET, HOUSE
Date: 1905
Nature: -
Refs: IB 47, 7 Oct 1905, 698

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, COMMONS ROAD, HOUSES (006)
Date: 1905
Nature: 6 houses.
Refs: IB 47, 6,20 May 1905, 314,332

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, WESTERN ROAD, HOUSE & SHOP
Date: 1905-1906
Nature: -
Refs: IB 47, 16 Dec 1905, 914; 48, 13 Jan 1906, 34

Building: CO. CORK, CROSSHAVEN, HOUSE & STABLES
Date: 1907
Nature: Tenders received for erection of same.
Refs: IB 49, 14 Dec 1907, 861

Building: CO. CORK, KILLAVULLEN, NATIONAL SCHOOL
Date: 1907
Nature: Tenders invited for erecting new schools.
Refs: IB 49, 13 Jul 1907, 490

Building: CO. CORK, FERMOY, WOLFE TONE PARK, HOUSES (006)
Date: 1909
Nature: 6 houses for working classes. For Fermoy UDC
Refs: IB 51, 13 Nov 1909, 725,726

Building: CO. CORK, FERMOY, FACTORY ROW, HOUSES (022)
Date: 1911
Nature: ll artisans' and 11 labourers' dwellings, for UDC. Tenders sought.
Refs: B 95, 11 Jul 1908, 49

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, MAGAZINE ROAD, HOUSES (004)
Date: 1911
Nature: Terrace of 4 houses.
Refs: IB 53, 8 Jul 1911, 461

Building: CO. CORK, MALLOW, MORAN'S HOTEL
Date: 1911
Nature: New stables & garage
Refs: IA & C 1, 8 Apr 1911, 145

Building: CO. CORK, FERMOY, HOUSES (060)
Date: 1911
Nature: 60 artisans' dwellings, for Fermoy UDC.
Refs: IA & C 1, 22 Apr 1911, 173

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, SUNDAYS WELL ROAD, SHOP & HOUSE
Date: 1912
Nature: -
Refs: IB 54, 28 Sep 1912, 562

Building: CO. CORK, FERMOY, HOUSES (017)
Date: 1912
Nature: 17 workmen's dwellings.
Refs: IB 54, 31 Aug 1912, 515

Building: CO. CORK, BUTTEVANT, WATER SUPPLY
Date: 1912
Nature: Extension
Refs: IB 54, 30 Mar 1912, 205

Building: CO. CORK, FERMOY, HOUSES (020)
Date: 1914
Nature: 20 workmen's cottages.
Refs: IB 56, 9 May,12 Sep 1914, 295,538

Building: CO. CORK, BUTTEVANT, BUILDING 'SUITABLE FOR A GRINDING MILL'
Date: 1917
Nature: For Buttevant Dairy Co.
Refs: IB 59, 8 Dec 1917, 625

Building: CO. CORK, FERMOY, HOUSING SCHEME
Date: 1919
Nature: For Fermoy UDC
Refs: IB 61, 20 Sep 1919, 413

Building: CO. CORK, MALLOW, HOUSING SCHEME
Date: 1919
Nature: For Mallow UDC
Refs: IB 61, 20 Sep 1919, 413

Building: CO. CORK, MALLOW, HOUSES (036)
Date: 1932
Nature: Single-storey
Refs: IB 74, 17 Dec 1932, 1138

Building: CO. CORK, MALLOW, HOUSES (046)
Date: 1934
Nature: -
Refs: IB 76, 10 Mar 1934, 204

Building: CO. CORK, FERMOY, HOUSES (062)
Date: 1934
Nature: -
Refs: IB 76, 28 Jul 1934, 642

Building: CO. CORK, MALLOW, TOWN HALL
Date: 1940
Nature: Repairs
Refs: IB 82, 20 Jul 1940, 474

Building: CO. CORK, FERMOY, REDMOND STREET, HOUSES (014)
Date: 1941
Nature: -
Refs: IB 83, 8 Nov 1941, 517

Building: CO. CORK, MALLOW, HOUSES (032)
Date: 1943
Nature: -
Refs: IB 85, 24 Apr 1943, 168

Author Title Date Details
Buckley, Denis Joseph 'A Cure for smoky cottage chimneys' 1920 Building News 118, 27 Feb 1920, 167.