Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect, of Dublin. William Henry Byrne was born on 17 May 1844, the sixth child and third son of Peter Byrne of Peafield House, Blackrock, Co. Dublin, and his wife, - Ball, of Moorside, The Naul, Co. Dublin. He became a pupil of JAMES JOSEPH MCCARTHY JAMES JOSEPH MCCARTHY . In about 1869 he entered into partnership with JOHN O'NEILL  JOHN O'NEILL of Belfast(1) and in 1874 opened a branch office of the firm at 52 Dame Street, Dublin.(2) It appears that about a year before O'Neill's death on May 1883, he started to practise independently, while O'Neill formed a new partnership with CHARLES JAMES MCCARTHY CHARLES JAMES MCCARTHY . Byrne worked on his own until 10 April 1902, when he took his second surviving son, RALPH HENRY BYRNE RALPH HENRY BYRNE , into partnership. In about 1913 he became blind. He died on 28 April 1917 at his home, Oakfield, Ailesbury Road, Dublin, and was buried at Glasnevin cemetery.(3) By his wife, May Anna Gertrude Dillon (1850-1928),(4) whom he married on 13 August 1873, he had five sons, of whom three survived him, and one daughter.

William Henry Byrne is particularly associated with Catholic church architecture and was architect to the Catholic dioceses of Killala, Ossory, Tuam, and Achonry and to the Sisters of Charity in Ireland, who ran the Mater, St Vincent's and Temple Street hospitals in Dublin. He was also architect to the South City Markets Co. Dublin, responsible for the reconstruction of the markets after the fire of 1893, and to Pim Brothers' large drapery establishment on the opposite side of South Great George's Street. He was architect to the North Dublin Union and architectural adviser to the Congested Districts Board and to the Inspectors of Lunatics. In 1903 he acted as assessor in the competition for a new public library in Drogheda.(5)

FREDERICK HICKS  FREDERICK HICKS worked in Byrne's office for a year in about 1893.(6) Other pupils or assistants included GEORGE G. LYNES GEORGE G. LYNES , JOHN JOSEPH O'CALLAGHAN JOHN JOSEPH O'CALLAGHAN , HORACE TENNYSON O'ROURKE  HORACE TENNYSON O'ROURKE and PATRICK F. O'SULLIVAN.  PATRICK F. O'SULLIVAN.

RIAI: elected member 28 November 1885; raised to fellow, 12 December 1885.

Addresses:(7) Work: 26 Donegall Pass, Belfast, 1870;(8) 52 Dame Street, Dublin, 1874-1885; 20 Suffolk Street , from 1887.(9)
Home: 21 Idrone Terrace, Blackrock, 1874;(10) Largo House, Rathmines, 1875-1882; 1 Sunbury Gardens, Rathmines, 1883-1886; 2 Mountjoy Square North, 1887-1891; Oakfield, Ailesbury Rd, from 1892 onwards.

For Byrne's works 1869ca-1883, see O'NEILL & NEILL & amp; BYRNE; for his works 1883-1902 see WILLIAM HENRY BYRNE WILLIAM HENRY BYRNE ; for the works of the firm of W.H. Byrne & Son between 1902 and 1917 see WILLIAM HENRY BYRNE & WILLIAM HENRY BYRNE & amp; SON; for the works of the firm of William Henry Byrne & Son 1917-1946 see RALPH HENRY BYRNE RALPH HENRY BYRNE ; for the works of William Henry Byrne & Son 1946-1965 see SIMON ALOYSIUS LEONARD. SIMON ALOYSIUS LEONARD.



References

All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from the obituaries of Byrne in IB 59, 12 May 1917, 243, and Irish Independent, 30 Apr 1917, and from information supplied to Alfred Jones in 1968 by Simon Leonard, partner and nephew of Ralph Henry Byrne. For a photograph of Byrne and further information on the practice, see the booklet, William H. Byrne & Son, architects: Centenary 1883-1893, privately printed in Dublin in 1983 (copy in IAA).

(1) According to O'Neill's last surviving daughter, Mother Brendan, of the Mercy Convent, Downpatrick, interviewed by Alistair Rowan and Hugh Dixon in 1970, when she was 95 years old, Byrne was taken into partnership by O'Neill after falling from scaffolding while supervising work at St Patrick's Church, Downpatrick (1868-72), an accident which caused him to walk with a limp thereafter.
(2) J.J. Tracey, 'A Dissertation on the buildings of John O'Neill and O'Neill and Byrne, architects, 1862-1883, presented at Queen's University Belfast, May 1987, as part of Master of Architecture degree course', I, 21.
(3) Monument in Glasnevin Cemetery.
(4) See note 3, above.
(5) IB 45, 12 Feb 1903, 1594.
(6) M.J. McDermott, 'William H. Byrne and Son', RIAI Architects Yearbook, 1980, 63-5.
(7) From Thom's and Post Office directories unless otherwise stated.
(8) See note 2, above.
(9) The architectural practice of W.H. Byrne & Son has continued at the latter address to the present day (2006).
(10) The 'William Byrne, architect', who is listed in Thom's directories at 4 Albert Terrace, Blackrock, in 1868-72 would appear to be another person.


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Building: CO. KILDARE, BALYNA (MOYVALLEY)
Date: 1872;1892?
Nature: Mason's work at Balyna and Johnstown by Peter Kelly for Rt. Hon. Richard M. O'Ferrall (d.1880), 1872.
Refs: IAA, PKS B05/40, B15/58 (missing)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CLARENDON STREET, CARMELITE FRIARY (DISCALCED)
Date: 1876?
Nature: New friary. Romanesque, red brick, with stone dressings. (Casey gives date as 1898.)
Refs: St Teresa's Church and Monastery, Clarendon Street. Historical Note (leaflet, 1993ca); Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 473.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CABRA ROAD, NORTH DUBLIN UNION FARM
Date: 1881
Nature: Tenders invited for erecting new farm buldings.
Refs: Irish Times, 8 Oct 1881, 8.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CABRA, NORTH DUBLIN UNION CHILDREN'S HOME
Date: 1881-82
Nature: 3-storey building for 500 pauper children. Cost: £10,000.
Refs: IB 23, 1 Jul 1881, 196; drawings (including design for U-shaped block, 1882) formerly in office archives of W.H. Byrne, not transferred to IAA.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, STILLORGAN, STILLORGAN ROAD, ST JOHN OF GOD HOME FOR INVALID GENTLEMEN
Date: 1882-5
Nature: New building, glass corridor, boundary walls, lodge, refectory, &c.. Builder: R. Toole.
Refs: IAA, PKS 0634, B11/28, B12/08, A07, pp.148-149 (Oct 1882-Jul 1885)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, BRUNSWICK STREET NORTH, NO. 004 (CARMICHAEL SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, OLD)
Date: 1882;1888
Nature: Conversion into dispensaries,1882, for North Dublin Union; conversion into residence, 1888
Refs: Drawings (1882) formerly in office archives of W.H. Byrne, not transferred to IAA; IB 24, 15 Dec 1882, 366; Architect 39 (Supplement) 30 Mar 1888, 2; J.J. Tracey, 'A dissertation on the buildings of John O'Neill and O'Neill and Byrne, architects, 1862-1883', unpublished thesis presented as part of Master of Architecture degree course, Queen's University, Belfast, 1987, 43,44-45

Building: CO. MAYO, BALLINA, CONVENT OF MERCY, SCHOOL
Date: 1883
Nature: Proposed elevation to road.
Refs: Elevation, 1883, formerly in office archives of W.H. Byrne & Son

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CIRCULAR ROAD SOUTH, NO. 047 (CONVENT OF LITTLE SISTERS OF THE POOR)
Date: 1883-1888
Nature: FS of chapel laid 2 Oct 1887. Dedicated Nov 1888.
Refs: Designs, 1883,1888, formerly in office archives of W.H. Byrne & Son; Jones file B 209, citing insciption on trowel used in ceremony; IB 30, 1 Dec 1888, 300;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 669.

Building: CO. LOUTH, STABANNON, CHURCH OF ST NICHOLAS (RC)
Date: 1883-1899
Nature: New church. Tenders invited Mar 1884. FS laid 5 Oct 1884. Completed 1899.
Refs: RHA 1883, no. 547; Drawings (designs for tower and spire, 1898), formerly in office archives of W.H. Byrne, not transferred to IAA; IB 26, 1 Apr,15 Oct 1884, 95,313; J.B. Leslie, History of Kilsaran (1908), 547; J.J. Tracey, 'A dissertation on the buildings of John O'Neill and O'Neill and Byrne, architects, 1862-1883', unpublished thesis presented as part of Master of Architecture degree course, Queen's University, Belfast, 1987, 196-8,fig. 25; Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 483

Building: CO. SLIGO, MONASTERADEN, CHURCH OF ST AIDAN (RC)
Date: 1883-84
Nature: New Gothic church with 5-bay nave and 2-bay chancel..  Builder: James Macdonagh, Ballysadare.
Refs: Drawings in IAA, W.H. Byrne Collection, 2006/142; J.J. Tracey, 'A dissertation on the buildings of John O'Neill and O'Neill and Byrne, architects, 1862-1883', unpublished thesis presented as part of Master of Architecture degree course, Queen's University, Belfast, 1987, 198-9;  Liam Swords, Achonry and its churches (Strasbourg: Éditions du Signe, 2007), 44-45(illus.).

Building: CO. LIMERICK, STIRRUPSTOWN, POLICE BARRACKS
Date: 1884
Nature: -
Refs: Drawings in IAA, W.H. Byrne Collection, 2006/142.  J.J. Tracey, 'A dissertation on the buildings of John O'Neill and O'Neill and Byrne, architects, 1862-1883', unpublished thesis presented as part of Master of Architecture degree course, Queen's University, Belfast, 1987, 43,83

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, OOLA, POLICE BARRACKS
Date: 1884
Nature: -
Refs: Drawings in IAA, W.H. Byrne Collection, 2006/142.  J.J. Tracey, 'A dissertation on the buildings of John O'Neill and O'Neill and Byrne, architects, 1862-1883', unpublished thesis presented as part of Master of Architecture degree course, Queen's University, Belfast, 1987, 43,83

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HARRINGTON STREET, CHURCH OF ST KEVIN (RC)
Date: 1884
Nature: Memorial altar to late Canon Murphy
Refs: IB 26, 15 Jun 1884, 178

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MERRION ROAD, ST MARY'S ASYLUM FOR THE FEMALE BLIND
Date: 1884
Nature: Extension to industrial school. For Irish Sisters of Charity. Contractor: Richard Toole.
Refs: Contract drawings, dated 8 Oct 1884, formerly in office archives of W.H. Byrne & Son; J.J. Tracey, 'A dissertation on the buildings of John O'Neill and O'Neill and Byrne, architects, 1862-1883', unpublished thesis presented as part of Master of Architecture degree course, Queen's University, Belfast, 1987, 223

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, TEMPLE STREET NORTH, NO. 013-15 (CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL)
Date: 1884
Nature: Additions, including chapel, for Irish Sisters of Charity.
Refs: IB 76, 15 Oct 1884, 313; J.J. Tracey, 'A dissertation on the buildings of John O'Neill and O'Neill and Byrne, architects, 1862-1883', unpublished thesis presented as part of Master of Architecture degree course, Queen's University, Belfast, 1987, 43

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, GRACE PARK ROAD, ST JOSEPH'S ASYLUM & SCHOOL FOR MALE BLIND
Date: 1884;1892
Nature: New; FS of chapel laid 12 June 1892.
Refs: IAA, W.H. Byrne & Son drawings collection, Acc. 2006/142; B 47, 13 Sep 1884, 372; IB 34, 15 Jun 1892, 133; inscription on trowel presented to Archbp. of Dublin at laying of FS, 12 Jun 1892

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, ABBEY STREET LOWER, NO. 005 (SHIP HOTEL)
Date: 1885
Nature: Alterations
Refs: IB 27, 1 Feb 1885, 38

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, FRANCIS STREET, NO. 001 (BURKE)
Date: 1885
Nature: New premises for E. Burke.
Refs: IAA, PKS A07, p.109 (Sep 1885)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, GLASNEVIN, PROSPECT CEMETERY, MCCABE (CARDINAL) MEMORIAL
Date: 1885
Nature: WHB exhibits design which won 2nd prize in competition
Refs: RHA 1886, no. 559

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, GARDINER STREET UPPER, CHURCH OF ST FRANCIS XAVIER (RC)
Date: 1885-1901
Nature: Presbytery, extension of side corridor, chapel, refectory block
Refs: IAA, W.H. Byrne & Son drawings collection, Acc. 2006/142; IB 43, 20 Jun 1901, 767; B 80, 29 Jun 1901, 640;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005),133.

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, MONTENOTTE, ST MARY'S HOME FOR THE AGED & CONVENT OF LITTLE SISTERS OF THE POOR
Date: 1885;1888;1896
Nature: Chapel; kitchen; refectory block
Refs: Drawings in IAA, W.H. Byrne Collection, 2006/142.

Building: CO. WATERFORD, WATERFORD, CONVENT OF SISTERS OF CHARITY
Date: 1886
Nature: New. For Irish Sisters of Charity. Builder: John Hearne
Refs: Drawings (plans, elevations &c., dated 1885) in IAA, 93/66; IB 28, 1 Oct 1886, 272.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, FRANCIS STREET, CHURCH OF ST NICHOLAS OF MYRA (RC)
Date: 1886
Nature: Pulpit (executed by Earley & Powell)
Refs: IB 28, 1 Nov 1886, 300

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HAROLD'S CROSS, HOSPICE FOR THE DYING
Date: 1886;1898
Nature: Additional buildings, 1886 (Contractor: Richard Toole). Extension, 1898.
Refs: IAA, W.H. Byrne & Son drawings collection, Acc. 2006/142; IB 28, 15 Jul 1886, 210; 40, 15 Jan 1898, 15;   inscription on trowel presented to Archbp. of Dublin at laying of FS on 18 Jul 1886;  Irish Times, 5 Mar 1892.

Building: CO. WATERFORD, WATERFORD, MANOR HILL, CONVENT OF THE LITTLE SISTERS OF THE POOR
Date: 1886;1901
Nature: New wing, 1886 (Builder: John Hearne); alts. and adds. to school and convent, 1901.
Refs: Drawings in IAA, W.H. Byrne Collection, 2006/142. IB 28, 1 Oct 1886, 272; 43, 30 Jan,13 Feb 1901, 607,625

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MOUNT ARGUS, CHURCH OF ST PAUL OF THE CROSS (RC, PASSIONIST)
Date: 1886?
Nature: Alts. to sacristy.
Refs: IAA, W.H. Byrne & Son drawings collection, Acc. 2006/142

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, ST PATRICK'S HOSPITAL
Date: 1887
Nature: Additions, in form of? connecting passage
Refs: Drawings in IAA, W.H. Byrne Collection, 2006/142.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MOREHAMPTON ROAD (DONNYBROOK), GAYFIELD, ST MARY'S DISCALCED CARMELITE HOUSE OF STUDIES
Date: 1887
Nature: Addition of L-shaped block to existing square villa
Refs: Drawings, 1887, formerly in office archives of W.H. Byrne.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CAMDEN STREET LOWER, NO. 022-23
Date: 1887
Nature: For Rev. D. Barber. Builder: J. Donovan. Cost: £1,677
Refs: IAA, PKS 0656, B13/32 and A07, p.208 (May 1887)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, BENBURB STREET, NO. 075 (NORTH CITY DISPENSARY)
Date: 1887
Nature: New dispensary at corner of new southern extension of Blackhall Place. For West Dublin Union
Refs: IAA, W.H. Byrne & Son drawings collection, Acc. 2006/142

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MILLTOWN ROAD, CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION (RC)
Date: 1887-1888
Nature: New chapel at St Anne's Convent for Irish Sisters of Charity FS laid 19 Jan 1887. Dedicated 2 Oct 1888. Contractor: Richard Toole.
Refs: Contract drawings, 18 Feb 1887, formerly in office archives of W.H. Byrne & Son; inscription on trowel presented to Abp. of Dublin at laying of FS; IB 30, 15 Oct 1888, 266; J.J. Tracey, 'A dissertation on the buildings of John O'Neill and O'Neill and Byrne, architects, 1862-1883', unpublished thesis presented as part of Master of Architecture degree course, Queen's University, Belfast, 1987, 213-4

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MARINO, CHRISTIAN BROTHERS SCHOOLS
Date: 1887;1891
Nature: New schools (or adds?), 1887. Estimated cost of Meade's tender, £1750.. Additions, 1891. Estimated cost of Meade's tender £600.
Refs: IAA, PKS 0698, A07, pp.110,111 (Jul 1887, Jul 1891)

Building: CO. LOUTH, ARDEE, CHURCH OF ST MARY (RC)
Date: 1888
Nature: Tenders invited for organ gallery & other works
Refs: Dundalk Democrat, 17 Mar 1888

Building: CO. MEATH, PILLTOWN HOUSE (JULIANSTOWN)
Date: 1888
Nature: Additions and alterations, for Col. Francis Brodigan. Contractor: Donovan. Amount of tender: £3,831
Refs: IAA, PKS B14/25, A07 (Jun 1888, pp.209,311); Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 325-6

Building: CO. KILDARE, MAYNOOTH, ST PATRICK'S COLLEGE
Date: 1888
Nature: Entrant in limited competition for completion of chapel. Design exh. RHA.
Refs: Architect 43, 28 Oct 1887, 259; IB 29, 1 Nov 1887, 306; 30, 15 Jul 1888, 183 (illus.); RHA 1888, no. 473,476

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, GEORGE'S STREET SOUTH GREAT, NO. 112
Date: 1888
Nature: Brick building for S City Markets Co.
Refs: Designs, 1888, formerly in office archives of W.H. Byrne & Son

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, GLOUCESTER STREET LOWER, MAGDALEN ASYLUM & CONVENT OF OUR LADY OF REFUGE
Date: 1888
Nature: New 6-bay block for Sisters of Charity.  FS laid 16 Sep 1888
Refs: Drawings formerly in office archives of W.H. Byrne, not transferred to IAA; Jones, citing inscription on trowel used in ceremony;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005),140.

Building: CO. KILDARE, ARDREE, CHURCH (RC)
Date: 1888
Nature: Proposed wooden gallery and baptistry.
Refs: Drawings, formerly in office archives of W.H. Byrne, not transferred to IAA.

Building: CO. LOUTH, DUNDALK, RODEN PLACE, CHURCH OF ST PATRICK (RC PRO-CATHEDRAL)
Date: 1889
Nature: Internal porch, baptistry fittings (gates by McGloughlin, Dublin).
Refs: Drawings in IAA, W.H. Byrne Collection, 2006/142.

Building: CO. MAYO, BALLINA, CONVENT OF MERCY
Date: 1889
Nature: Completion. Contractor: D. McLynn, Sligo.
Refs: IAA, PKS 14/48, A07 (May 1889, p.358)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, GLOUCESTER STREET LOWER, MAGDALEN ASYLUM & CONVENT OF OUR LADY OF REFUGE
Date: 1889
Nature: Plumbing work, executed by W. Baird.
Refs: IAA, PKS B14/55, A07 (Sep 1889, p.353)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, GARDINER STREET UPPER, PRESBYTERY OF CHURCH OF ST FRANCIS XAVIER
Date: 1889
Nature: 2 greenhouses, erected by William Smiley for Very Rev. J. Bannon.
Refs: IAA, PKS B14/49, A07 (Jun 1889, p.353)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, BRACKENSTOWN (SWORDS)
Date: 1889
Nature: Works at same for Denis O'Callaghan. Contractor: Toole.
Refs: IAA, PKS A07 (Nov-Dec 1889, p.366)

Building: CO. WESTMEATH, ATHLONE, RETREAT ROAD, OUR LADY'S BOWER, CONVENT OF LA SAINTE UNION DES SACRÉS COEURS
Date: 1889
Nature: New convent building.
Refs: Drawings in IAA, W.H. Byrne Collection, 2006/142;  56th Report of the Commissioners of National Education in Ireland (1 889), 198;  Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 134


Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MOUNTJOY STREET, NO. 060-61 (ST JOSEPH'S FEMALE ORPHANAGE)
Date: 1889-1900
Nature: Chapel. FS laid 1900. High altar ('Our Lord blessing little children') executed by E. Sharp, Dublin.
Refs: IB 42, 1 May 1900, 347; B 79, 31 Mar,1 Sep 1900, ?; 80, 23 Mar 1901, ?; E. Sharp's publicity booklet (1920s), 10;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 279.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, WELLINGTON STREET, ST JOSEPH'S NATIONAL SCHOOL
Date: 1889-91
Nature: -
Refs: Drawings in IAA, W.H. Byrne Collection, 2006/142; Clonliffe College Archive, MS p1/2.

Building: CO. MAYO, KILTIMAGH, CHURCH (RC)
Date: 1889a
Nature: Cross executed by McGloughlin & Sons, Dublin.
Refs: Photograph of cross in IB 31, 15 Mar 1889, 74,75(illus.)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MILLTOWN ROAD, ST ANNE'S CONVENT
Date: 1889a
Nature: Cross executed by McGloughlin & Sons.
Refs: Photograph of cross in IB 31, 15 Mar 1889, 74,75(illus.)

Building: CO. WESTMEATH, MULLINGAR, DISTRICT LUNATIC ASYLUM
Date: 1890
Nature: Dining hall addition.  With W. Kaye Parry.
Refs: Drawing(s), dated 1890, formerly in office archives of W.H. Byrne & Son.


Building: CO. LOUTH, DROGHEDA, WEST STREET, HIBERNIAN BANK
Date: 1890
Nature: Conversion of former tholsel into bank. Tenders invited Aug 1890.
Refs: Drawings formerly in office archives of W.H. Byrne, not transferred to IAA;  Irish Times, 12,13,19,20 Aug 1890.

Building: CO. MAYO, CROSSMOLINA, CHURCH (RC)
Date: 1890
Nature: New front onto T-plan church
Refs: Designs, dated 1890, formerly in office archives of W.H. Byrne & Son; IB 58. 24 Jun 1916, 288

Building: CO. LOUTH, LOUTH, CHURCH OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION (RC)
Date: 1890
Nature: New church. Gothic. FS laid 5 Oct 1890. Builder: James McAdorey, Dundalk.
Refs: Designs, dated 1890, formerly in office archives of W.H. Byrne & Son; IB 32, 15 Jun,15 Jul,1 Oct 1890, 147,168,169(illus),236

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, PRINCE'S STREET NORTH, NO. 004-6 (FREEMAN'S JOURNAL)
Date: 1890
Nature: New premises for Freeman's Journal . Tenders invited Jul & Aug 1890.
Refs: IAA, W.H. Byrne & Son drawings collection, Acc. 2006/142;  Irish Times, 26 Jul 1890;  IB 32, 1 Aug 1890, 185.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, STRAND STREET LITTLE, HOLY FAITH CONVENT & SCHOOL
Date: 1890
Nature: FS laid 13 Jun 1890
Refs: Jones file B209, citing inscription on trowel used in ceremony

Building: CO. MEATH, RATOATH, CHURCH (RC)
Date: 1890
Nature: Tenders invited for works at same.
Refs: B 59, ? Aug 1890, 117

Building: CO. MEATH, KILDALKEY, CHURCH OF ST DYMPNA (RC)
Date: 1890-1892
Nature: New church, for Rev. John Martin, PP. Gothic hall with bellcote at W end. Begun 1890. Opened 1 May 1898. Cost: £3,690.
Refs: Drawings, 1890, formerly in office archives of W.H. Byrne, not transferred to IAA; IB 34, 15 Jan 1892, 31; http://kildalkeyvillage.com/church.html (2008)

Building: CO. LOUTH?, TOGHER, PRESBYTERY
Date: 1890?
Nature: New, brick.
Refs: Drawings, dated 1890 (or 1896?), in IAA, W.H. Byrne Collection, 2006/142.

Building: CO. DOWN, NEWRY, CHRISTIAN BROTHERS RESIDENCE AND SCHOOL
Date: 1890s?
Nature: Proposed residence and school, gothic, 2-storey, with gables at each end.
Refs: Undated drawings (1890s?) formerly in office archives of W.H. Byrne & Son

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, CAHIR, CHURCH OF ST MARY (RC)
Date: 1891
Nature: Design for 2 side altar(s). Edmund Sharp, sculptor. (Same design used for church at Swinford, Co. Mayo). Also design for frames for stations of the Cross (c.1895?)
Refs: Drawings in IAA, W.H. Byrne & Son drawings collection, Acc. 2006/142

Building: CO. DONEGAL, BALLYSHANNON, CHURCH OF ST PATRICK (RC)
Date: 1891
Nature: New roof. (Also celtic memorial cross to 'late Dr Sheil', executed by Pat Monaghan, 1892?)
Refs: Drawings in IAA, W.H. Byrne Collection, 2006/142

Building: CO. MAYO, CASTLEBAR, CHAPEL STREET, CHURCH OF OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY (RC)
Date: 1891
Nature: WHB competition entrant, but W. Doolin's design selected.
Refs: IB 43, 10 Oct 1901, 893

Building: CO. TYRONE, COOKSTOWN, JAMES STREET, HIBERNIAN BANK
Date: 1891
Nature: New branch bank with 3-storey, gabled brick façade, stone dressings, arcaded ground floor. Tenders invited, Sep 1891. Builder: J. McNally, Cookstown. Amount of original estimate, £1,650.
Refs: IAA, W.H. Byrne & Son drawings collection, Acc. 2006/142; IAA, PKS 0706, A07 (Oct 1891, p.430);  Irish Times, 5,7,9,11,12 Sep 1891.

Building: CO. MAYO, TUBBERNAVINE, CHURCH (RC, MCHALE MEMORIAL))
Date: 1891
Nature: New Gothic church in local sandstone 'about being erected'. Apsidal sanctuary. Tower to right of entrance front.
Refs: Drawings in IAA, W.H. Byrne Collection, 2006/142; IB 33, 15 Jun 1891, 137 (illus.)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, EXCHEQUER STREET, NO. 001-5 (CENTRAL HOTEL)
Date: 1891
Nature: Addition of top 3 storeys and new roof, for Central Hotel Co.
Refs: Drawings in IAA, W.H. Byrne Collection 2006/142; Irish Times, 9 Feb 1891.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, ?, PHOENIX BREWERY
Date: 1891
Nature: Works after fire damage? (Brewery had premises in Watling St and James's St.)
Refs: IAA, PKS 0697, B15/39, A07 (Jun 1891)

Building: CO. MAYO, BALLINA, CATHEDRAL OF ST MUIREDACH (RC)
Date: 1891-94;1900
Nature: Windows opened in side chapels (1891),.tiling of sanctuary (1892). Also Lady Altar (1892), Font (1894), communion rails (1893), Holy Family altar (1900), all executed by James Pearse, Dublin.
Refs: Designs formerly in office archives of W.H. Byrne & Son

Building: CO. DONEGAL, BALLYSHANNON, SHEIL HOSPITAL
Date: 1891;1897
Nature: WHB winner of limited competition between himself and William Hague. Tenders invited, May 1891.FS laid, Oct 1891. Builder: McAdorey, Dundalk. Design for gate, 1897. (Hospital endowed under will of Dr Simon Sheil , d. 1889; not to be confused with Sheils' Charity.).
Refs: Drawings in IAA, W.H. Byrne Collection, 2006/142; B 33, 1 Apr,15 Oct 1891, 82,236; 34, 1 Jan 1892, 5 (illus.),7;  Irish Times, 2 Apr,1,2,15,18 May 1891.

Building: CO. DONEGAL, BALLYSHANNON, SHIEL MEMORIAL CROSS
Date: 1892
Nature: -
Refs: IAA, W.H. Byrne & Son drawings collection, Acc. 2006/142

Building: CO. GALWAY, BALLYGLUNIN PARK (TUAM)
Date: 1892
Nature: Addition of 3-bay pilastered porch, for Robert Blake, Esq.
Refs: IAA, W.H. Byrne & Son drawings collection, Acc. 2006/142

Building: CO. WATERFORD, WATERFORD, CORK ROAD, CONVENT & ASYLUM OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD
Date: 1892
Nature: New convent, Magdalen asylum and laundry consisting of central block, 2 side wings & staircase wing at back.  Romanesque chapel also proposed.FS laid May 1892.  Builder: John Hearne, Waterford.
Refs: Drawings in IAA, W.H. Byrne Collection, 2006/142;  IB 34, 1 Jun,1 Jul 1892, 124,149.

Building: CO. LOUTH, RAVENSDALE, PAROCHIAL HOUSE
Date: 1892
Nature: Tenders invited for building same.
Refs: IB 34, 1 Apr 1892, 86

Building: CO. GALWAY, BALLINASLOE, PRESBYTERY
Date: 1892
Nature: -
Refs: IB 34, 1 Jun 1892, 124

Building: CO. DUBLIN, ATHGOE PARK (HAZELHATCH)
Date: 1892
Nature: Adds. to left of existing main facade
Refs: IAA, W.H. Byrne & Son drawings collection, Acc. 2006/142

Building: CO. WATERFORD, WATERFORD, LOWER NEWTOWN, DE LA SALLE TRAINING COLLEGE
Date: 1892-1894
Nature: Estimated cost £22,434. Foundations laid, 1892. Opened 16 July 1894. Contractor: George Nolan.
Refs: Drawings in IAA, W.H. Byrne Collection, 2006/142; IAA, PKS 0712, A07 (Jan 1892, p.418); IB 34, 1 May 1892, 108, 777; Designs, dated 1892 (college) and 1894 (chapel), in IAA, W.H. Byrne & Son drawings, Acc.2006/142; B 67, 21 Jul 1894, 45; 61st Report of the Commissioners of National Education in Ireland (1894), 23;  illus. in Multitext - De La Salle College, Newtown, Waterford http://multitext.ucc.ie/d/De_La_Salle_College_Newtown_Co_Waterford_c_1912 (last visited 2 Dec 2008)

Building: CO. LIMERICK, LIMERICK, CHRISTIAN BROTHERS INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL
Date: 1893
Nature: Additions. Estimate £4,800
Refs: IAA, PKS 0730, B15/?, (p.884), B16/78, A07 (May 1893, p.440)PKS Bills of Quantities, Book 15, 884

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, FRANCIS STREET, CHURCH OF ST NICHOLAS OF MYRA (RC)
Date: 1893
Nature: Interior decoration: 'polychromatic colouring, gilding, and...high-class art decoration on tympana, friezes, imposts &c.', restoration of ceiling figures and gilding of background. Paintings of Christ and Virgin of Lourdes placed in panels on walls. Windows reglazed &c. Contr: R. Mannix, Francis St.
Refs: IB 35, 1 Nov 1893, 252

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, RATHMINES ROAD LOWER, CHURCH OF OUR LADY OF REFUGE (RC)
Date: 1893-1896
Nature: Altar rail, side chapel and porch
Refs: Clonliffe College Archive, MS p1/2

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, GEORGE'S STREET SOUTH GREAT, SOUTH CITY MARKETS
Date: 1893-1899
Nature: Alterations, (also to premises in Exchequer Street and Fade Street) for South City Markets Co.. Contractor: H. & J. Martin. (Markets damaged by fire in 1892)
Refs: Drawings formerly in office archives of W.H. Byrne, not transferred to IAA; IAA, PKS 0806, B15/74, B16/21, B17/21, B19/15, A07, pp.120,121 (Sep 18921895), A08 (Oct 1896, May 1899); IB 41, 15 Sep 1899, 130

Building: CO. MAYO, BALLINA, ST MUIREDACH'S SEMINARY
Date: 1893-1904
Nature: New college. 2-gabled façade with smaller gable over door. Mansard roof. Contractors: McKee & McNally, Cookstown. Amount of contract: £11,000.
Refs: Designs, 1893, formerly in office archives of W.H. Byrne & Son; IB 43, 27 Feb 1901, 640; 44, 5 Nov 1903, 2074; 46, 7 May 1904, 294; 48, 10 Mar 1906, 198

Building: CO. WATERFORD, WATERFORD, BARRONSTRAND STREET, CATHEDRAL OF THE HOLY TRINITY (RC)
Date: 1893-4
Nature: Alterations to front and Classical portico for Rev. Dr. Sheehan.  Cost: £5,600. Builder: Sisk
Refs: Drawings formerly in office archives of W.H. Byrne, not transferred to IAA; IAA, PKS 0735, A07(Nov-Dec 1893, p.419);  illus. in Building a Business: 150 Years of the Sisk Group, ed. by Madeleine Lyons (Dublin:  Associated Editions, 2009), 15.

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, CARRICK-ON-SUIR, ST JOSEPH'S CONVENT OF MERCY
Date: 1893-5
Nature: New chapel on first-floor level of new block (above refectory) with rose window at rear end and wooden roof.
Refs: Agreement to Build, 1893, formerly in office archives of W.H. Byrne, not transferred to IAA; B 68, 12 Jan 1895, 32

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, EXCHEQUER STREET, SHOPS
Date: 1893-99
Nature: Proposed shops and premises, for S. City Markets Co.
Refs: IAA, W.H. Byrne & Son drawings collection, Acc. 2006/142; IAA, PKS 0806, B17/21, B19/15

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, GEORGE'S STREET SOUTH GREAT, NO. 019
Date: 1893ca
Nature: Restoration work for South City Markets
Refs: IAA, PKS B15/74 (missing)

Building: CO. LOUTH, DUNDALK, SCHOOLS
Date: 1894
Nature: new 7-bay, 2-storey school.
Refs: Drawings, dated 1894, formerly in office archives of  W.H. Byrne, not transferred to IAA.

Building: CO. MAYO, BALLYHAUNIS, CONVENT OF MERCY
Date: 1894
Nature: New convent with 3-gabled façade and chapel, for Very Rev. John Canning, PP.. Tenders invited, Aug 1894.
Refs: Drawings in IAA, W.H. Byrne Collection, 2006/142;  Tuam Herald, 25 Aug,8 Sep 1894.

Building: CO. LOUTH, TERMONFECKIN, CHURCH OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION (RC)
Date: 1894
Nature: High altar. 'The Three Marys' in antipendium. Executed by Edmund Sharp, Dublin.. For Rev. T. Segrave, PP.
Refs: Drawings, formerly in office archives of W.H. Byrne, not transferred to IAA; The Irish Catholic (quoted in E. Sharp's publicity brochure of 1920s, 68-69)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, PARNELL SQUARE, NO. 004
Date: 1894
Nature: Repairs, for Dublin Catholic Cemeteries office.
Refs: W. Fitzpatrick, History of Dublin Catholic cemeteries (1900), 229;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 223.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, STILLORGAN ROAD (DONNYBROOK), CHURCH OF THE SACRED HEART (RC)
Date: 1894
Nature: Sanctuary floor
Refs: IAA, W.H. Byrne & Son drawings collection, Acc. 2006/142

Building: CO. DONEGAL, KILLYBEGS, ST COLUMBA'S INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL
Date: 1894-1898
Nature: New industrial school, for Dr O'Donnell, Bishop of Raphoe. 3-storey, with cupola, windows quoined in brick. Tenders invited, Mar 1894.
Refs: Drawings, formerly in office archives of W.H. Byrne,  not transferred to IAA; IB 36, 1 Mar 1894, 60; 40, 1 Feb 1898, 20;  Irish Times, 9,10 Mar 1894.

Building: CO. WICKLOW, BRAY, MAIN STREET, CHURCH OF THE HOLY REDEEMER (RC)
Date: 1894-1898
Nature: Reconstruction comprising raising of walls by 12 feet, transepts, apses, new presbytery.  Church opened 10 Jul 1898.
Refs: Designs, 1898, for pulpit,communion rails and high altar, formerly in office archives of W.H. Byrne & Son;  Clonliffe College Archive, MS p1/2 (B of I);  IB 37, 1 Jan 1895, 2; 40, 1 Jul 1898, 99; Clonliffe College Archive, MS p1/2;  Wicklow Newsletter, 12 May 1894; 16 Nov 1895,9 Jul 1898.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MAIN STREET (HOWTH), CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION (RC)
Date: 1894-1899
Nature: New Romanesque church on site donated by Earl of Howth, for Very Rev. Canon J. Flanagan. Comprises nave, tower, two transepts with entrance porches, sanctuary, two side chapels and sacristies.   Builder (stonework): William Lacy, Howth. Woodwork by T. & C. Martin, Dublin, plastering by W.J. Burke, Dublin, all windows but one by Martin & Sons, Stephen's Green, Dublin.  FS laid, 9 Aug 1896. Dedicated, 15 Oct 1899. Cost: £10,000.
Refs: Drawings in IAA, W.H. Byrne Collection, 2006/142;  Irish Times, 16 Jul,16 Aug 1894;  B 67, 4 Aug 1894, 85; 71, 22 Aug 1896, 159; IB 41, 1 Oct 1899, 142; Irish Times, 16 Oct 1899; N. Donnelly, Short Histories of Dublin Parishes, IV, 63; inscription on trowel presented to Archbp. of Dublin at laying of FS 9 Aug 1896

Building: CO. DUBLIN, BALLITORE, CHURCH (RC)
Date: 1894-5
Nature: New enlarged windows and stained glass
Refs: Clonliffe College Archive, MS p 1/2

Building: CO. WATERFORD, WATERFORD, BELMONT ROAD, BELMONT PARK, ST PATRICK'S INSTITUTION
Date: 1895
Nature: New wing and day rooms.. Estimated cost: £4,540.
Refs: IAA, PKS 0754, B17/09, A08 (Sep 18957)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, COOMBE, NO. 115-115 (HOLY FAITH CONVENT)
Date: 1895
Nature: FS of new convent laid 16 Nov 1895
Refs: Jones file B209, citing inscription on trowel used in ceremony

Building: CO. WICKLOW, BRAY, CURATE'S HOUSE
Date: 1895
Nature: New curate's house. For Dr Donnelly, Lord Bishop of Canea.
Refs: Tracings of plans & elevations, 1894, in NA, Pembroke Estate Papers, 1011/8/15

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, DRUMCONDRA ROAD, SACRED HEART HOME
Date: 1895
Nature: Additional 3-storey building with 140 ft frontage. To contain classrooms, dormitories and lavatories; also kitchen, stores, laundry building.  FS laid 27 Jan 1895. Contractor: R. O'Connor, Lower Mount St. £5,000 needed to complete work.
Refs: Irish Times, 28 Jan 1895.

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, ST MARY'S ROAD, ST VINCENT'S CONVENT
Date: 1895-6
Nature: Chapel? and high altar, for Sisters of Charity.
Refs: IAA, W.H. Byrne & Son drawings collection, Acc. 2006/142; B 73, 24 Jul 1897, 76

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, GRANGEGORMAN, RICHMOND LUNATIC ASYLUM
Date: 1895-96;1898-99;1901
Nature: Medical superintendent's house, 1895; stables,1897;  laundry; RC chapel sacristy; hospital, kitchens, &c.
Refs: IAA, PKS 0786, B18/17, B19/01, B20/28, A07 (Feb 1898); NA, OPW drawings collection; IB 37, 15 Mar,1 Sep 1895, 80,215; 38, 1 Apr 1896, 77; 40, 15 Aug 1898, 125; Irish Times, 4 Mar 1898, 18 Feb 1899, 3 Mar 1899.

Building: CO. GALWAY, PORTUMNA, ST JOSEPH'S SCHOOLS
Date: 1895a
Nature: New schools to be erected for Sisters of Mercy
Refs: IB 34, 15 Jan 1892, 31; 62nd Report of the Commissioners of National Education in Ireland (1895), 342

Building: CO. ROSCOMMON, ROSCOMMON, PRESBYTERY
Date: 1895c?
Nature:

New 3-storey presbytery with bay windows on ground floor

Refs: Undated design(s) in IAA, W.H. Byrne & Son drawings collection, Acc. 2006/142

Building: CO. SLIGO, KILMACTIGUE, CHURCH OF OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY (RC)
Date: 1896
Nature: Addition of transepts & chancel to existing nave, 1896.  Church dedicated, 2 Oct 1898.
Refs: Drawings for 1896 adds formerly in office archives of W.H. Byrne, not transferred to IAA;  Liam Swords, Achonry and its churches (Strasbourg: Éditions du Signe, 2007), 89(illus.).
 

Building: CO. DONEGAL, STRANORLAR, CHURCH OF ST MARY (RC)
Date: 1896
Nature: Altar of Blessed Virgin Mary. Executed by W.P. O'Neill & Co.
Refs: Drawings formerly in office archives of W.H. Byrne, not transferred to IAA.

Building: CO. CAVAN, BELTURBET, CONVENT OF MERCY
Date: 1896
Nature: New convent and chapel. Segmental headed windows and brick quoining.
Refs: Drawings in IAA, W.H. Byrne Collection, 2006/142.

Building: CO. LOUTH, KILCURRY, CHURCH OF ST BRIGID (RC, FAUGHART PARISH)
Date: 1896
Nature: New Hiberno-Romanesque church of local limestone faced with Newry granite and lined with brick. FS laid by Cardinal Logue, 18 Oct 1896. Builder: James McAdorey, Dundalk
Refs: Drawings dated 1950s - 60s in IAA, W.H. Byrne Collection, 2006/142; IB 38, 1 Nov 1896, 230; B 71, 7 Nov 1896, 387; Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 348

Building: CO. LOUTH, DROGHEDA, WEST STREET, CHURCH OF ST PETER (RC, NEW)
Date: 1896
Nature: High altar of Carrara marble has been erected. Executed by Edmund Sharp.
Refs: IB 38, 15 Jun 1896, 133

Building: CO. LOUTH, KILCURRY, CHURCH OF ST BRIGID (RC, FAUGHART PARISH)
Date: 1896-97
Nature: Designs for new Romaneque church.
Refs: IAA, W.H. Byrne & Son drawings collection, Acc. 2006/142;  Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 348. 

Building: CO. MAYO, KILTIMAGH, ST LOUIS CONVENT
Date: 1896-98
Nature: New convent and school, for Rev. Denis O'Hara;  walls being completed, Nov 1896. Contractor: Dwyer.
Refs: Tuam Herald, 21 Nov 1896;  66th Report of the Commissioners of National Education in Ireland (1899), 22;  illus. in Liam Swords, Achonry and its churches (Strasbourg: Éditions du Signe, 2007), 33.

Building: CO. SLIGO, SLIGO, CHAPEL HILL, ST PATRICK'S CONVENT OF MERCY
Date: 1897
Nature: Chapel rebuilt in Italian Romanesque style. High altar and altar rails executed by E. Sharp, Dublin.
Refs: Designs, 1897, in IAA, W.H. Byrne & Son drawings collection, Acc. 2006/142; Edmund Sharp's publicity booklet (1920s), 38

Building: CO. MAYO, BALLYHAUNIS, CONVENT OF MERCY NATIONAL SCHOOLS
Date: 1897
Nature: New 2-storey schools with gabled entrance.
Refs: Drawings in IAA, W.H. Byrne Collection, 2006/142.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, BALDOYLE, CHRISTIAN BROTHERS' JUNIOR NOVITIATE (ST JOSEPH'S COLLEGE)
Date: 1897
Nature: -
Refs: IB 39, 1 Jun 1897, 110

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, BURGH QUAY, NO. 012-13 (GRAND LYRIC HALL)
Date: 1897
Nature: Conversion of Conciliation Hall premises into music hall.
Refs: Drawings in IAA, W.H. Byrne Collection, 2006/142; Irish Times, 9,26 Dec 1896;  IB 38, ? ? 1896, 256; 39, 15 Mar 1897, 61; B 73, 13 Nov 1897, 406; view of auditorium in American Architect and Building News, 23 Apr 1898.

Building: CO. GALWAY, LOUGHREA, CATHEDRAL OF ST BRENDAN (RC)
Date: 1897-1902
Nature: New English Gothic cathedral of 'St Brendan by the Lake'.  Foundation stone laid by Rev. Dr Healy, Bishop of Clonfert, 10 Oct 1897.  Estimated cost about £20,000.  Contractor: Glynn, Dublin.
Refs: Designs, 1897, formerly in office archives of W.H. Byrne & Son;  Irish Times, 9,11 Oct 1897;  B 73, 16 Oct 1897, 311;  Irish Times, 29 Dec 1897;   IB 44, 1902, 1021; Tuam Herald, 16 Oct 1897, 8 Jan 1898;  Capuchin Annual (1946-7), 353 (illus.).

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, TERENURE ROAD EAST, ST JOSEPH'S CHURCH (RC)
Date: 1897-1905
Nature: New church. Romanesque with nave, side aisles, transepts, side chapels, sanctuaries, 2 sacristies. FS laid 1 May 1898; dedicated April or May 1904. Builder: Michael Meade & sons, Great Brunswick St.
Refs: Drawings in IAA, W.H. Byrne Collection, 2006/142;  Irish Times, 17 Apr 1897, 2 May 1898;  IB 39, 15 Apr 1897, 77; 40, 1 May 1898, 69; 43, 8 May 1902, 1246; 46, 7 May 1904, 286; Clonliffe College Archive, MS p1/2; inscription on trowel presented to Archbp. of Dublin on laying of FS

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, ABBEY STREET LOWER, NO. 004
Date: 1897a
Nature: 'House and commodious premises ... designed by Mr W.H. Byrne and re-built by Messrs. Meade and Son, extending from Abbey Street to Sackville place, where there is a second entrance' to let, Mar 1897.
Refs: Irish Times, 21-24 Mar 1897.

Building: CO. LOUTH, DROGHEDA, WEST STREET, CHURCH OF ST PETER (RC, NEW)
Date: 1898
Nature: Sacred Heart altar
Refs: Design, 1898, formerly in office archives of W.H. Byrne & Son

Building: CO. LOUTH, TULLYALLEN, CHURCH OF OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION (RC)
Date: 1898
Nature: Hiberno-Romanesque. FS laid 17 Apr 1898. Builder: James Wynne, Dundalk
Refs: Drawings in IAA, W.H. Byrne Collection, 2006/142; IB 40, 1 May 1898, 69; Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 501-2

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, DORSET STREET UPPER, NO. 085 & 86 (HIBERNIAN BANK)
Date: 1898
Nature: New Italianate branch bank with canted bay on corner of St Joseph's Place.
Refs: Drawings formerly in office archives of W.H. Byrne, not transferred to IAA; Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005),190.

Building: CO. LOUTH, DROGHEDA, ST PETER'S PRESBYTERY (RC)
Date: 1898
Nature: Proposed 3-storey, 3-bay terrace house with pedimented porch.
Refs: IAA, W.H. Byrne & Son drawings collection, Acc. 2006/142

Building: CO. LOUTH, STABANNON, CHURCH OF ST NICHOLAS (RC)
Date: 1898
Nature: Designs for upper (bell stage) of tower and spire.
Refs: Designs formerly in office archives of W.H. Byrne, not transferred to IAA.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, GRANGEGORMAN, RICHMOND PENITENTIARY
Date: 1898
Nature: Tenders invited for carrying out alterations to Richmond Asylum and Grangegorman Prison, Mar 1898.
Refs: Irish Times, 4 Mar 1898.

Building: CO. MEATH, KILMAINHAMWOOD, CHURCH (RC)
Date: 1898-1899
Nature: New church completed. Plain rectangular structure with bellcote at W end and Early English style lancet windows. High altar, also by WHB, made by P.J. Neil & Co.
Refs: Drawings (agreed designs, 1898) in IAA, W.H. Byrne Collection, 2006/142; IB 41, 15 Nov. ? ?, 1899, 157,180

Building: CO. DUBLIN, BLACKROCK, CARMELITE CONVENT
Date: 1898-1900
Nature: New chapel
Refs: Drawing (1898, of elevations and sections) in IAA, W.H. Byrne Collection, 2006/142; designs for high altar formerly in office archives of W.H. Byrne & Son, not transferred to IAA; IB 42, 1 Sep 1900, 464

Building: CO. WATERFORD, WATERFORD, MOUNT PROSPECT, TRAINING COLLEGE
Date: 1898-1902
Nature: Opened 16 May 1902
Refs: IB 44, 5 Jun 1902, 1269

Building: CO. LOUTH, DUNDALK, CROWE STREET, TOWN HALL
Date: 1898-1902
Nature: Improvements and repairs; conversion into concert hall
Refs: Drawings in IAA, W.H. Byrne Collection, 2006/142; IB 40, 1 Sep 1898, 133; 44, 30 Jan 1902, 1026; P.J. Geraghty, 'Urban improvement and the erection of municipal buildings in County Louth during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries', County Louth Archaeological and Historical Journal 25, no. 3 (1995), 315

Building: CO. WESTMEATH, KILBEGGAN, CONVENT OF MERCY
Date: 1898-1902
Nature: New convent & chapel
Refs: Drawings in IAA, W.H. Byrne Collection, 2006/142; IB 42, 15 Apr 1900, 334; 44, 19 Jun,3 Jul 1902, 1290,1308;  Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 345

Building: CO. LIMERICK, LIMERICK, TRAINING COLLEGE OF ST MARY IMMACULATE
Date: 1898-1902;1903
Nature: FS laid end 1899. Nearly finished and occupied May 1902. Estimated cost: £18,501; additions, £3,750; chapel (1903), £4,718. Contractor: M. Glynn.
Refs: Drawings in IAA, W.H. Byrne Collection, 2006/142; IAA, PKS 0792, 0858, B18/32, B19/55, A08 (Sep 1898, Jan 1901, Feb 1903); IB 41, 15 Dec 1899, 214; 44, 9 Apr 1903, 1682; B 82, 31 May 1902, 545; Jim Kemmy & larry Walsh, Limerick in old picture postcards(1997), no. 83(illus.)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, GLASNEVIN, CONVENT OF THE HOLY FAITH
Date: 1898-9
Nature: Romanesque chapel. High altar and statue of the Sacred Hear executed by E. Sharp, Dublin.
Refs: Drawings, 1898-9, formerly in office archives of W.H. Byrne & Son; E. Sharp's publicity booklet (1920s), 10

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CLARENDON STREET, CHURCH OF ST TERESA (RC, DISCALCED CARMELITES)
Date: 1898-99
Nature: Repainting and elaborate decoration by J. Clarke, North Frederick St., electrical installation by Cummins & Son, Abbey St. Church formally reopened, 16 Oct 1898.  New pulpit executed by E. Sharp, Dublin, blessed, 5 Feb 1899. 
Refs: Clonliffe College Archive, MS p1/2;  Irish Times, 15 Oct 1898, 2 Feb 1899;  E. Sharp's publicity booklet (1920s), 14

Building: CO. ARMAGH, KEADY, ST CLARE'S CONVENT
Date: 1898ca
Nature: New Gothic chapel with circular window at entrance end. Cost: £2183.
Refs: Drawings in IAA, W.H. Byrne Collection, 2006/142.

Building: CO. KILKENNY, KILKENNY, JAMES'S STREET, CATHEDRAL OF ST MARY (RC)
Date: 1899
Nature: WHB to succeed Hague as architect. (Completion celebrated, 9 Apr 1899.)
Refs: IB 41, 15 Jul 1899, 84

Building: CO. DUBLIN, CHURCHTOWN, CAPUCHIN CONVENT
Date: 1899
Nature: Additions. Estimated cost of M. Glynn's tender, £2,372.
Refs: IAA, PKS A08

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, GLASNEVIN, PROSPECT CEMETERY (EXTENSION)
Date: 1899
Nature: Tenders invited for erecting boundary wall to enclose lands of Violet Hill adjoining Prospect Cemetery for Dublin Catholic Cemeteries Committee.
Refs: Irish Times, 12,25,26 Jul,19 Aug 1899.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HENRY STREET, NO. 059-62 (HENRY ST WAREHOUSE)
Date: 1899-1900
Nature: Top-lit stair & gallery
Refs: IAA, W.H. Byrne & Son drawings collection, Acc. 2006/142; IAA, PKS 0812, 0827, A08 (Jun 1900)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, GRIFFITH AVENUE (MARINO), CHRISTIAN BROTHERS NOVITIATE
Date: 1899-1900
Nature: New. FS laid 10 Jun 1900. Contractor: Meade. cost: £38,384.
Refs: IAA, W.H. Byrne & Son drawings collection, Acc. 2006/142; IAA, PKS 0821, B19/22, B20/11, A08 (Sep 1899); Jones, citing inscription on trowel used in ceremony; IB 42, 15 Jun,1 Jul 1900, 391,404; B ?, 23 Jun 1900, ?; Building News 78, 15 Jun 1900, 823

Building: CO. OFFALY, BIRR, CHURCH OF ST KIERAN (RC)
Date: 1899-1901
Nature: New church, for Dr Abraham Brownrigg, Bishop of Ossory. FS laid autumn 1899.
Refs: Agreement to build, 1899, formerly in office archives of  W.H. Byrne, not transferred to IAA; designs for high altar and communion rail, 1901, formerly in office archives of W.H. Byrne & Son; IAA, PKS 0814; IB 41, 15 Oct 1899, 157

Building: CO. OFFALY, SEIR KIERAN, CHURCH OF ST KIERAN (RC)
Date: 1899-1901
Nature: FS laid 1899; consecrated 13 Oct 1901. For Most Rev. Dr Brownrigg, Bishop of Ossory.  Contractor: Patrick Nolan, Monaghan (£3,300).
Refs: Drawings in IAA, W.H. Byrne Collection, 2006/142; drawings in IAA, Edward Cullen collection (Acc. 2004/160; closed to public access);  IAA, PKS 0814, A08 (Aug 1899); IB 41, 15 Oct 1899, 157; 43, 29 Aug,24 Oct 1901, 846,906.

Building: CO. GALWAY, LOUGHREA, CARMELITE ABBEY
Date: 1899-1902
Nature: Completed from designs of WHB.
Refs: Designs, 1899, formerly in office archives of W.H. Byrne & Son; B ?, 7 Apr 1900, 352; IB 44, 30 Jan 1902, 1021

Building: CO. MAYO, BALLAGHADERREEN, CATHEDRAL OF THE ANNUNCIATION & ST NATHY (RC, ACHONRY DIOCESE)
Date: 1899-1904
Nature: Tower & spire (Tenders invited, Aug 1900; built 1908?)
Refs: Designs, 1899-1900, in IAA, W.H. Byrne & Son drawings collection, Acc. 2006/142; IB 42, 15 Aug 1900, 451;458; 43, 13 Feb,10 Apr 1901, 624,687; 46, 21 May 1904, 318;  illus. in Liam Swords, Achonry and its churches (Strasbourg: Éditions du Signe, 2007), 42(illus.).

Building: CO. MEATH, OLDCASTLE, CHURCH OF ST OLIVER PLUNKETT (RC)
Date: 1899-1904
Nature: New church in early decorated Gothic style (replacing church of 1815). Nave, transepts, sanctuary, side chapels & 2 sacristies. FS laid 15 Oct 1899. Dedicated 1904.
Refs: IB 41, 1 Nov 1899, 171; IAA, W.H. Byrne & Son drawings collection, Acc. 2006/142; Rev. J. Brady, A Short history of the parishes of the Diocese of Meath, 1867-1944, ?; Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 448-9

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CHURCH STREET, CAPUCHIN FRIARY
Date: 1899ca
Nature: Works at same. Contractor: M. Glynn.
Refs: IAA, PKS 0819 and B19/38

Building: CO. GALWAY, WOODFORD, CONVENT OF MERCY
Date: 1900
Nature: 2-storey H plan convent with Romanesque chapel
Refs: Drawings, dated 1900, in IAA, W.H. Byrne Collection, 2006/142.

Building: CO. LIMERICK, LIMERICK, CRESCENT, CHURCH OF THE SACRED HEART (RC, JESUIT)
Date: 1900
Nature: Proposed new 2-storey façade with pediment and giant Corinthian order
Refs: Drawings formerly in the office archives of W.H. Byrne, not transferred to IAA.


Building: CO. MAYO, KILTIMAGH, ST LOUIS CONVENT
Date: 1900
Nature: Chapel (FS laid 6 May 1900); refectory wing
Refs: B 78, 19 May 1900, 497; undated drawings for refectory wing and altar formerly in office archives of W.H. Byrne & Son

Building: CO. LIMERICK, LIMERICK, ST JOHN'S HOSPITAL
Date: 1900
Nature: Residence for nuns
Refs: IB 42, 15 Sep 1900, 486; B 79,1 Sep 1900, 202

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, CLONMEL, GLADSTONE STREET, CHURCH OF SS PETER & PAUL (RC)
Date: 1900
Nature: Tenders invited for carrying out new works.
Refs: IB 42, 1 Feb 1900, 261; B 78, 6 Jan 1900, ?

Building: CO. DUBLIN, BLACKROCK, MOUNT MERRION AVENUE, HOUSES (015)
Date: 1900
Nature: Alts and adds
Refs: IB 42, 15 Nov 1900, 544

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CHRISTCHURCH PLACE, THE LORD EDWARD PUBLIC HOUSE)
Date: 1900
Nature: New premises, for Thomas Cunniam. Builder: H. & J. Martin. Cost: £4,081.
Refs: IAA, PKS 0826, B19/31, and A08 (Apr 1900)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CLARENDON STREET, CARMELITE FRIARY (DISCALCED)
Date: 1900
Nature: Library & refectory block.
Refs: Drawings, formerly in office archives of W.H. Byrne, not transferred to IAA; IB 42, 15 May 1900, 361

Building: CO. GALWAY, ABBEY (LOUGHREA), CHURCH (RC)
Date: 1900
Nature: Enlargement including new sanctuary, side chapels, transepts & porch.
Refs: B 78, 7 Apr 1900, 352

Building: CO. MAYO, KILTIMAGH, ST LOUIS CONVENT
Date: 1900?
Nature: Refectory and dormitory wing
Refs: Undated drawing(s) formerly in office archives of W.H. Byrne & Son

Building: CO. MAYO, KILTIMAGH, ST LOUIS CONVENT
Date: 1900?
Nature: Refectory and dormitory wing
Refs: Undated drawing(s) formerly in office archives of W.H. Byrne & Son

Building: CO. MAYO, KILTIMAGH, TECHNICAL SCHOOLS
Date: 1900ca?
Nature: Proposed neo-Georgian building, 1895 or 1900.
Refs: IAA, W.H. Byrne & Son drawings collection, Acc. 2006/142

Building: CO. LOUTH, DUNDALK, JOCELYN STREET, ST MALACHY'S CONVENT OF MERCY
Date: 1901
Nature: New schools added
Refs: Drawings, formerly in office archives of W.H. Byrne, not transferred to IAA.

Building: CO. MEATH, MOYNALVEY, CHURCH OF THE NATIVITY (RC)
Date: 1901
Nature: Finished and dedicated at end of 1901.
Refs: B 81, 16 Nov 1901, 442; IB 43, 5 Dec 1901, 962; Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 493

Building: CO. WICKLOW, BRAY, STRAND ROAD, BRAY HEAD HOTEL
Date: 1901
Nature: Additions and alterations, for Bethel Hotel Co., Ltd. Cost: £5,641. Builder: McLaughlin & Harvey
Refs: IAA, PKS 0829, B19/42, A08 (Jan 1901)

Building: CO. MAYO, KILLALA, DIOCESAN COLLEGE
Date: 1901
Nature: -
Refs: IB 43, 13 Feb 1901, 624,637

Building: CO. GALWAY, BALLINASLOE, DIOCESAN COLLEGE (THE PINES)
Date: 1901
Nature: New wing
Refs: IB 43, 5 Dec 1901, 960

Building: CO. WICKLOW, WICKLOW, ST MARY'S CONVENT (DOMINICAN)
Date: 1901
Nature: Extensive alterations & nuns' block
Refs: Drawings formerly in office archives of W.H. Byrne & Son; IB 43, 6,20 Jun 1901, 754,768

Building: CO. LOUTH, DUNDALK, CHAPEL STREET, CHRISTIAN BROTHERS' SCHOOL
Date: 1901
Nature: Repairs (or new?)
Refs: IB 43, 4 Jul 1901, 783

Building: CO. DUBLIN, RATHFARNHAM, GRANGE ROAD, LORETO ABBEY
Date: 1901
Nature: Gymnasium
Refs: Designs, 1901, formerly in office archives of W.H. Byrne & Son

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, ORMEAU ROAD (BALLYNAFEIGH), GOOD SHEPHERD CONVENT
Date: 1901
Nature: Additions
Refs: Undated drawings for proposed 3-storey brick block, formerly in office archives of W.H. Byrne & Son; IB 43, 26 Sep 1901, 872; Paul Larmour, Belfast: an illustrated architectural guide (1987), 76 (illus.)

Building: CO. KILKENNY, KILKENNY, DUBLIN ROAD, CHURCH OF ST JOHN (RC)
Date: 1901-1907
Nature: Completion of church begun from designs of W. Hague.  Contractor: Patrick Nolan, Monaghan.
Refs: Drawings in IAA, W.H. Byrne Collection, 2006/142; 2 rolls of drawings, 1907,  in IAA, Edward Cullen collection (Acc. 2004/160; closed to public access);   IB 41, 15 Jul 1899, 84; 43, 4 Jul 1901, 783; 50, 27 Jun 1908, 389

Building: CO. MEATH, TRIM, PATRICK STREET, CHURCH OF ST PATRICK (RC)
Date: 1901-2;1908
Nature: New high altar, side altars, altar rail Spire design. Side altars executed by E. Sharp. Altar rail executed by Thomas Smyth. Design for credence table, 1908.
Refs: IAA, W.H. Byrne & Son drawings collection, Acc. 2006/142; IB 43, 10 Oct 1901, 893

Building: CO. WATERFORD, WATERFORD, CORK ROAD, CONVENT & ASYLUM OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD
Date: 1901-3
Nature: Additions, including chapel, 1901-3. FS of chapel laid 1901.
Refs: Designs, &c., 1901, 1903, 1919, formerly in office archives of W.H. Byrne & Son; IB 43, 13 Feb,13 Mar,20 Jun,7 Nov 1901, 637,657,781,930; 44, 23 Oct 1902, 1444; B 81, 12 Oct 1901, 322-3.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, LITTLE BRAY, RAVENSWELL GIRLS' NATIONAL SCHOOL
Date: 1902
Nature: New school. Cost £2243
Refs: Clonliffe College Archive, MS p1/2

Building: CO. LAOIS, DURROW, CHURCH (RC)
Date: 1902
Nature: Tenders invited for completion of tower, for Rev. John Shortall.
Refs: B 82, 3 May 1902, 458; IB 43, 8 May 1902, 1240

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, THOMAS STREET, NO. 084-85 (HIBERNIAN BANK)
Date: 1902
Nature: New premises. Tenders invited, Feb 1900. Opened 1902
Refs: Designs, 1902, formerly in office archives of W.H. Byrne & Son, not transferred to IAA;  Irish Times, 24 Feb,2 Mar 1900;  IB 44, 3 Jul 1902, 1306

Building: CO. DUBLIN, GLASTHULE, GLASTHULE ROAD, PRESENTATION BROTHERS' SCHOOL
Date: 1902
Nature: New buildings
Refs: Drawings in IAA, W.H. Byrne Collection, 2006/142; IB 43, 22 May 1902, 1258

Building: CO. DUBLIN, RATHFARNHAM, GRANGE ROAD, LORETO ABBEY
Date: 1902
Nature: New wing or wings
Refs: IB 44, 30 Jan 1902, 1020,1024

Building: CO. LEITRIM, MOHILL, HIBERNIAN BANK
Date: 1902-4
Nature: Builder: J. & W. Stewart, Belfast
Refs: IB 44, 16 Jan 1902, 1010; 46, 23 Apr 1904, 237

Building: CO. WEXFORD, WEXFORD, SPAWELL ROAD, LORETO CONVENT
Date: 1903ca?
Nature: Classical additions
Refs: IAA, PKS 0814, A08 (Aug 1899);

Building: CO. SLIGO, TUBBERCURRY, MARIST CONVENT
Date: 1904
Nature: New. Tenders invited Apr 1904. Foundation stone laid, 9 Oct 1904;  building completed, 1906.
Refs: Undated designs for convent and schools in IAA, W.H. Byrne & Son drawings collection, Acc. 2006/142; IB 46, 9 Apr 1904, 222; B 86, 9 Apr 1904, 400;  Liam Swords, Achonry and its churches (Strasbourg: Éditions du Signe, 2007), 33(illus.).

Building: CO. MAYO, KILTIMAGH, ST LOUIS CONVENT
Date: 1906,1915
Nature: Girls' wing & other adds.
Refs: Designs, 1906,1915, formerly in office archives of W.H. Byrne & Son

Building: CO. MEATH?, DONNYMORE (DONAGHMORE?), CHURCH (RC)
Date: ?
Nature: High altar design by WHB
Refs: Drawings formerly in office archives of W.H. Byrne, not transferred to IAA.

Author Title Date Details
Anon. William H. Byrne & Son Architects: Centenary 1883-1983 1983 Dublin, privately printed, 1983. (Copy in IAA.)
Mcdermott, Matthew J. 'William H. Byrne and Son' 1980 RIAI Year Book (1980), 63-5.
Tracey, J.j. 'A dissertation on the buildings of John O'Neill and O'Neill and Byrne, architects, 1862-1883' 1987 Thesis presented at Queen's University, Belfast, Department of Architecture, May 1987, as part of Master of Architecture degree course..