Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architectural partnership of EOGHAN DOMINIC G. BUCKLEY  EOGHAN DOMINIC G. BUCKLEY and JOHN JOSEPH O'GORMAN JOHN JOSEPH O'GORMAN , formed in 1935 and practising from 21 Merrion Square, Dublin. The partners exhibited at the Royal Hibernian Academy between 1935 and 1944.(1) In 1944 their 'Design for a Rural Cottage' was awarded second prize in a competition sponsored by Country Workers, Ltd. The partnership came to an end when O'Gorman emigrated to Canada in 1953.

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(1) For these designs see Works file; unidentified designs exhibited were for a housing block (1937, no. 249), a social centre (1938, no. 289) and for a house (1938, no. 296).


25 work entries listed in chronological order for BUCKLEY & O'GORMAN


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Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, KILDARE STREET, NO. 023-28 (DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY & COMMERCE)
Date: 1935
Nature: Competition entrants.
Refs: IB 8, 8 Feb 1936, ? (critique of entries by 'Wisbech', i.e. John O' Gorman himself).

Building: CO. KILDARE, CASTLEDERMOT, VOCATIONAL SCHOOL
Date: 1935-36
Nature: New 3-room school; 'an interesting essay in modified vernacular'.  2 green panels designed and carved by Laurence Campbell.  Contractors:  Kelly Bros., Castledermot.
Refs: RHA 1935, no. 290; IB 78, 14 Nov 1936, 1029(illus.);  Leinster Leader, 6 Feb 1937(illus.);  photograph in IAA, Acc. 96/073, folder S808; another in album formerly belonging to John O'Gorman, Acc.89/01 (photocopy in RP.L.27);  2 photographs in  The Bell 4, no. 1 (April 1942), 30 (copy in IAA, RPC.96.5).

Building: CO. KILDARE, NEWBRIDGE, TECHNICAL SCHOOL
Date: 1935-39
Nature: Design for proposed school exh. RHA 1935.
Refs: Drawing signed by John O'Gorman, 1935, in IAA, Acc. 96/073, Box A1859;  RHA 1935, no. 284; 1944, no. 295; bill of variations, correspondence and drawings, 1937-39, in IAA, PKS 0528; photograph in album formerly belonging to John O'Gorman, IAA, Acc. 89/001 (photocopy in RP.L.27).

Building: CO. DONEGAL, LABBADISH (LETTERKENNY), ALCOHOL FACTORY HOUSES
Date: 1935p
Nature: Flat roofed houses in International Modern style for excise officers.
Refs: Sean Rothery, Ireland and the New Architecture 1900-1940 (1991), 204;  Paul Larmour, Free State Architecture:  Modern Movement architecture in Ireland, 1922-1949 (Kinsale: Gandon Editions, 2009), 57.

Building: CO. DONEGAL, CONVOY, ALCOHOL FACTORY HOUSES
Date: 1935p
Nature: Flat roofed, modern.
Refs: Sean Rothery, Ireland and the New Architecture 1900-1940 (1991), 204

Building: CO. MAYO, CORROY (BALLINA), ALCOHOL FACTORY HOUSES
Date: 1935p
Nature: Flat roofed, modern houses for excise officers attached to factories.
Refs: RIAI Year Book (1943 & 1944), 20(illus.);  IB 87, 10 Mar 1945, 107(illus.); Sean Rothery, Ireland and the New Architecture 1900-1940 (1991), 204;  Paul Larmour, Free State Architecture:  Modern Movement architecture in Ireland, 1922-1949 (Kinsale: Gandon Editions, 2009),57(illus.).

Building: CO. KILDARE, ATHY, TECHNICAL SCHOOL
Date: 1938
Nature: For Kildare VEC.
Refs: IAA, PKS 0379

Building: CO. DUBLIN, BLACKROCK, GLENART AVENUE, VENDOME, WISBECH & GARMISCH
Date: 1939
Nature: 3 detached houses designed by John O'Gorman for his father, sister and another. (Garmisch was apparently designed for his sister, while O' Gorman's son, Ultan O'Gorman, says (Mar 2009) that Wisbech was designed for his father;  Vendome is slightly earlier in date, 1936ca.)
Refs: Drawings (plans, elevations, sections), dated 27 May 1939, and 6 photographs (including 1 of site) in IAA, Acc. 2009/082, Box 1;  2 photographs in IAA, Acc. 2002/146;   illustrated newspaper article, ca 1941, 'House of the Month: "Garmisch" the Happy Home' by Eileen L. Petrie and Uinseann MacEoin in John O'Gorman scrapbook, Acc.2009/82;  Architectural Design, Jul 1947, 183.

Building: CO. WICKLOW, BRAY, MAIN STREET, NO. 101 (LOCHNER'S)
Date: 1946-47
Nature: Premises for C.G. Lochner & Sons, pork butchers.
Refs: 5 drawings, 1946, in IAA, Acc. 95/077;  photograph, 1947, in  IAA, Acc. 88/054; another in Buckley & O'Gorman album, IAA, Acc.89/001 (photocopy in RP.L.27); another in IAA, Acc. 96/073, Box K144.

Building: CO. MEATH, TRIM, FACTORY (TRIMPROOF)
Date: 1946-48
Nature: New factory.
Refs: IAA, PKS 0430

Building: CO. KILDARE, ALLENWOOD, ELECTRICITY SUPPLY BOARD SUB STATION
Date: 1947
Nature: For Electricity Supply Board. Contractor: G.K. Nevin & Co.
Refs: IAA, PKS 0310

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, INCHICORE, CIE CHASSIS FACTORY
Date: 1947
Nature: New tool room.
Refs: IAA, PKS 0319;  Paul Larmour, Free State Architecture:  Modern Movement architecture in Ireland, 1922-1949 (Kinsale: Gandon Editions, 2009), 92.



Building: CO. WICKLOW, BRAY, MAIN STREET, NO. 017 (ELECTRICITY SUPPLY BOARD SHOWROOMS)
Date: 1947-48
Nature: New showrooms for Electricity Supply Board.
Refs: Correspondence file re tenders in IAA, PKS 0473; photograph in album formerly belonging to John O'Gorman, IAA, Acc. 89/001 (photocopy in RP.L.27); another in IAA, Acc. 2009/082, Box 1;   IAA, PKS 0246;  Paul Larmour, Free State Architecture:  Modern Movement architecture in Ireland, 1922-1949 (Kinsale: Gandon Editions, 2009), 89(illus.),92.



Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, BALLYMUN ROAD (GLASNEVIN), INSTITUTE FOR INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH & STANDARDS
Date: 1947-50
Nature: New. Contractor: J. Brennan & Sons, North Strand.
Refs: Correspondence file and drawings &c., 1947-50, in IAA, PKS 0332,0519; IB 92, 5 Aug 1950, 810;  photograph in  IAA, Acc. 96/073, Box K144;  RIAI Yearbook 1950, 36-37(illus.); photograph in album formerly belonging to John O'Gorman (photocopy in RP.L.27);  booklet on building in IAA, Acc. 2009/082, Box 1;  Paul Larmour, Free State Architecture:  Modern Movement architecture in Ireland, 1922-1949 (Kinsale: Gandon Editions, 2009),91(illus.),92.



Building: CO. CORK, KANTURK, ELECTRICITY SUB-STATION
Date: 1948
Nature: For Electricity Supply Board.
Refs: IAA, PKS 0413, 0529

Building: CO. CORK, MONKSTOWN CASTLE, ELECTRICITY SUB-STATION
Date: 1948
Nature: For Electricity Supply Board.
Refs: Photograph in IAA, Acc. 88/094; another, dated 1948, in album formerly belonging to John O'Gorman, IAA, Acc. 89/001 (photocopy in RP.L.27).

Building: CO. GALWAY, BALLINASLOE, ELECTRICITY SUB-STATION
Date: 1948p
Nature: For Electricity Supply Board.
Refs: Correspondence file re estimates with enclosed bills and drawings re estimates for sub-stations at at Ballinasloe, Bantry, Kanturk & Mitchelstown, 1948-51, in IAA, PKS 0529

Building: CO. CORK, BANTRY, ELECTRICITY SUB-STATION
Date: 1948p
Nature: For Electricity Supply Board.
Refs: IAA, PKS 0529

Building: CO. CORK, MITCHELSTOWN, ELECTRICITY SUB-STATION
Date: 1948p
Nature: For Electricity Supply Board.
Refs: IAA, PKS 0529 (includes drawings)

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, DOUGLAS ROAD, ELECTRICITY SUB-STATION
Date: 1949
Nature: New 10 Kv sub-station.
Refs: Photograph, dated 1949, in IAA, Acc. 88/094.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CASTLE AVENUE (CLONTARF), ORTHOPAEDIC HOSPITAL
Date: 1949-54
Nature: Nurses' wing, ward extensions & new physiotherapy room.
Refs: Bills of quantities, bill of variations, 1949-1954, in IAA, PKS 0367, 0573,1078; IB 94, 29 Mar 1952, 321; Architectural Survey (1953), 12(illus.); photograph in album formerly belonging to John O'Gorman, IAA, Acc. 89/001 (photocopy in RP.L.27);  another in IAA, Acc. 96/073, Box K144;  Paul Larmour, Free State Architecture:  Modern Movement architecture in Ireland, 1922-1949 (Kinsale: Gandon Editions, 2009), 91(illus.),92;  illus. in ;  Claire Gogarty, From Village to Suburb: The Building of Clontarf since 1760 (2013), 195.


Building: CO. CLARE, SHANNON AIRPORT
Date: 1952a
Nature: Terminal building, control tower and fire station.
Refs: 5 photographs in IAA, Acc. 2009/082.

Building: CO. LAOIS, PORTARLINGTON, ELECTRICITY SUB-STATION
Date: 1953-4
Nature: For Electricity Supply Board. Contractor: M.J. Sweeney.
Refs: IAA, PKS 0283, 0605

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, CLONMEL, BUS STATION
Date: ?
Nature: New CIE bus station.
Refs: Photographs in IAA, Acc. 88/094.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, BALLYBRACK, KILLINEY HILL ROAD, KNOCKADERRY
Date: ?
Nature: New house for Sean O'Faolain.
Refs: Photographs (general view and detail of entrance porch) in IAA, Acc. 88/094.