Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect, of Dublin. Thomas Joseph Byrne was born on 15 November 1876(1) in Kingston-on-Thames, the son of Richard Byrne of the Surrey Militia (formerly of the Royal Irish Fusiliers) and his wife Harriet, née Knight.(2) From 1891 to 1895 he was articled to a local architect in Kingston, Edward Carter, ARIBA.& ARIBA.& #160; In 1895 he came to Ireland to work in the office of ANTHONY SCOTT  ANTHONY SCOTT in Drogheda,(3) then returned to Carter's office in London in 1898.  On passing his RIBA final examination the following year, he became an assistant architect with the London County Council.  In this position he worked on the design of fire stations and on working-class hostels of the Rowton House type.(4) He was said to have lived for a time in such a hostel in order to study its features in a practical way.

Byrne returned to Ireland in 1901 to marry Anthony Scott's eldest daughter, Mary Ellen ('May') Scott - the wedding took place at the Pro-Cathedral in Dublin on 29 August 1901 - and to take up the post of council clerk and architect to the South Dublin Rural District Council.(5) He was responsible for the erection of hundreds of well-designed and attractive labourers' cottages in south County Dublin(6) and was a pioneer of improved public housing in Ireland, stressing the importance of aspect and and advocating the inclusion of a parlour in any plan.  He also stressed the choice of local matarials wherever possible. Around 1918 the RIAI nominated him one of the three assessors for the government-sponsored architectural competition for housing schemes.(7) In 1919 he was appointed housing inspector to the Local Government Board.(8) With the establishment of the Provisional Government of Ireland in 1922, he was transferred to the newly established Local Government Department and had been promoted to the position of  Acting Chief of the Local Government Housing Board, when, on the retirement of ANDREW ROBINSON  ANDREW ROBINSON in February 1923, he applied successfully for the post of chief architect to the Board of Public Works.(9)  For a time he heldboth jobs simultaneously.   In August 1923 he represented the Irish Free State at a conference on housing and town planning held in Gothenburg, Sweden.(10)   Among his first tasks as chief architect to the Board of Public Works, he was faced with the restoration of the many government buildings which had been damaged or destroyed in the War of Independence - the most prominent among them being the General Post office, the Custom House and the Four Courts - as well as with providing accommodation for the new Irish government and civil service. 

In addition to his considerable burden of duties with the Board of Public Works, Byrne was a founder member and, from 1929 to 1939, vice-chairman of the Institute of Christian Art, established in Dublin in 1929 to promote an indigenousstyle of church design and decoration in Ireland, and was a member of the city decorations sub-committee for the Eucharistic Congress of 1932, when he introduced floodlighting for the first time in Dublin.(11) In 1936 he was appointed to the Industrial Research Council.(12) He was an external examiner in architecture to the National University of Ireland.

Byrne died suddenly of a heart attack on 27 January 1939 and was buried at Glasnevin Cemetery.  Always extremely meticulous in carrying out his reponsibilities, his death may have been hastened by overwork, as well as by the asthma and bronchitis which persisted for most of his life. He was succeeded at the Office of Public Works by JOHN MATTHEW FAIRWEATHER.& JOHN MATTHEW FAIRWEATHER.& #160;  He and May Scott had two sons and two daughters. The sons, Niall C. Byrne and T. Brendan Byrne, both became engineers.

Writing as 'Oculus' in the Irish Builder, HARRY ALLBERRY HARRY ALLBERRY , who interviewed the forty-six-year-old Byrne in 1923, describes him as having 'the silver hair one associates with the sixties, together with a freshness of complexion and an alertness of a man in the thirties…Many who meet him for the first time may labour under the impression that a certain slowness of speech, and an unusual reserve, betray lack of interest in the matter under discussion. No deduction could be more erroneous. A false argument or a slovenly statement will at once discover to the unfortunate speaker that behind a quiet and unassuming demeanour an active mind and an exceptionally retentive memory are working, and that Mr Byrne is as shrewd in his judgment as he is strong in his determination.'(13)

Between 1987 and 1989 Byrne's elder daughter, Ethna Byrne-Costigan, presented the IAA with various material relating to her father and to the Scott family, and in 1993 his grandson John Byrne loaned further material, including T.J. Byrne's RIBA testimonies and some designs for a small country house (1897-8) and for a house for his son, T.B. Byrne, at 23 Butterfield Drive, Dublin (1933).(14) In 2008 John Byrne presented the IAA with a portrait of Byrne by Sean Dixon, which appears to be based on the photograph which illustrated Harry Allberry's article.

AAI: member, 1914; president, 1923-4.
RIAI: elected member, 1915;(15) elected fellow, 17 January 1921;(16) vice-president, 1926 and 1937;(17) council member, 1923,1929-1930,1933,1935,1938-1939.(18)
RIBA: elected associate, 5 March 1900, having been proposed by WALTER GLYNN DOOLIN WALTER GLYNN DOOLIN , J. Hebb and T. Glashill.
ICEI: elected member, 2 April 1917;(19) council member, 1930-31;(20) gives lecture on the reconstruction of Four Courts, 9 Jan 1928(21) which was the subject of a discussion at the meeting of 2 April 1928.(22)

Addresses: Work: 290 Strand, London, 1900; 1 James's Street, Dublin, <=1909(23)->=1914; Housing Department, Local Government Board, Dublin, 1919-1923; Office of Public Works, Dublin, 1923-1939.
Home:(24) 24 Cranbrook Mansions, South Lambeth Road, London, 1899;  55 Upper Leeson Street, 1909;(25) Kingston Lodge, Rathfarnham, 1915-1918; 1 Victoria Terrace, Rathgar, 1919-1934; 11 Terenure Road East, 1935 onwards.

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References

All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from John Byrne and Michael Fewer, Thomas Joseph Byrne: Nation Builder (South Dublin Libraries, 2013), the fullest account of Byrne's life and works to date (2013), and from a number of earlier sources, namely the biography of Byrne by 'Oculus' in IB 65, 19 May 1923, 373, which appears to be based on information supplied directly to the author by Byrne himself, the obituaries in IB 81, 4 Feb 1939, 87, and RIBAJ 46 (1938-39), 472, and Directory of British Architects 1834-1914 (RIBA 2001), I, 318-9. See also the entry by Helen Andrews in Dictionary of Irish Biography, ed. by James McGuire and James Quinn, 9 vols. (Cambridge University Press, 2009), II, 226-7. Some of the details of Byrne's early life conflict with the information in Ethna Byrne-Costigan's memoirs of her childhood, 'Ethna Mary Twice', published under the nom-de-plume of 'Ethna Bee Cee' by the Vantage Press, New York, in 1989. A much abridged version of the 'Oculus' article, illustrated with the same photograph of Byrne, is in Building News 124, 15 Jun 1923, 728. The photograph of Byrne which illustrates the article by 'Oculus' also accompanies the obituary in the Irish Builder and appears in IB 73, 24 Oct 1931, 913, and in AAI Green Book (1924), 24. An earlier photograph is among the material presented to the IAA by Ethna Byrne-Costigan. A portrait by Sean Dixon, apparently after the photograph in the 'Oculus' article, is in the Irish Architectural Archive (Acc. 2008/39)

(1) Eileen Byrne-Costigan, MS notes on her father (photocopy in IAA); IB 65,373, says 1876, Ethna Byrne-Costigan, op. cit., 198, says 1877.
(2) Byrne-Costigan, 198.
(3) IB, loc. cit., says TJB joined Scott's office in Dublin in 1895, Byrne-Costigan, 199-200, says that he did so when he was 21, and that Anthony Scott's office was then still in Drogheda.
(4) For the Rowton Houses, see F.H.A. Aalen, The Iveagh Trust (Dublin, Iveagh Trust, 1990), 17.
(5) IB 43, 16 Jun 1901, 597.
(6) IB 44, 30 Jan,9 Oct 1902, 1020,1436; 50, 3 Oct,28 Nov 1908, 607,739; 57, 27 Feb 1915, 93; photographs of some of Byrne's housing for SDRDC in IB 52, 20 Aug 1910, between pp. 526 & 527.
(7) IB 61, 31 May 1919, 260.
(8) See note 5, above.
(9) IB 65, 5 May 1923, 317; Building News 124, 18 May 1923, 608.
(10) IB 65, 25 Aug 1923, 641.
(11) Eileen Byrne-Costigan, see note 1, above.
(12) IB 78, 14 Nov 1936, 1009. 
(13) IB 65,19 May 1923, 373.
(14) IAA accessions 87/98. 87/99, 87/110, 87/121, 88/95, 99/101, 88/113, 89/40, 89/77, 93/101.
(15) JRIAI (1916), 9.
(16) JRIAI (1921), 2; IB 63, 29 Jan 1921, 74; AJ 53, 2 Feb 1921, 140.
(17) JRIAI (1927), 15; JRIAI (1937), 13.
(18) JRIAI(1924), 11; 1926, 3,15; 1929, 17; 1930, 17; 1933, 12; 1935, 26; 1938, 23; 1939, 22.
(19) TICEI 43 (1917),?.
(10) TICEI 56 (1931), 220.
(21) TICEI 54, 86-122.
(22) TICEI 54, 181-189.
(23) Freeman's Journal, 30 Nov 1909.
(24) From AAI Green Books unless otherwise stated.
(25) Freeman's Journal, 1 Jun 1909.


42 work entries listed in chronological order for BYRNE, THOMAS JOSEPH


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Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, FISHERWICK PLACE, PRESBYTERIAN ASSEMBLY BUILDING
Date: 1899-1900
Nature: Competition entrant, with W.A. Scott.
Refs: Perspective view in IAA, Acc. 87/98.1; see D.J. Griffin and S. Lincoln, Drawings from the Irish Architectural Archive (IAA, 1993), 69(illus.)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, RAFTER'S ROAD (CRUMLIN), HOUSES (028)
Date: 1901
Nature: Scheme of 28 labourers' cottages.
Refs: John Byrne and Michael Fewer, Thomas Joseph Byrne, Nation Builder (South Dublin Libraries, 2013), 25.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, NAAS ROAD OLD, BLUEBELL GRAVEYARD
Date: 1904
Nature: Caretaker's cottage
Refs: IB 46, 16 Jul 1904, 466

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, TERENURE, SEWERAGE SCHEME
Date: 1905-08
Nature: New drainage scheme for South Dublin RDC, connecting with Rathmines and Pembroke trunk sewer network. With P.H. McCarthy.  Consulting engineer: George Chatterton, London. Contractor: Daniel Clarke, Rathmines ((£15,548 4s. 6d.).
Refs: IB 48, 13,30 Jun 1906, 505,?; 49, 18 May,7 Sep 1907, 370,637; 50, 16 May,22 Aug 1908, 318,506;  John Byrne and Michael Fewer, Thomas Joseph Byrne, Nation Builder (South Dublin Libraries, 2013),27-28.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, YEWLAND TERRACE (TERENURE), HOUSES
Date: 1908
Nature: Terrace of 2-storey brick and pebbledash houses for South Dublin RDC. Contractor: P.J. Hussey. Cost per unit: £109.
Refs: John Byrne and Michael Fewer, Thomas Joseph Byrne, Nation Builder (South Dublin Libraries, 2013), 32-33 (illus.).

Building: CO. DUBLIN, STILLORGAN ROAD, SEWER
Date: 1910
Nature: -
Refs: IB 52, 16 Apr 1910, 264

Building: CO. DUBLIN, BALLYBODEN, TAYLOR'S LANE, CARNEGIE LIBRARY
Date: 1910-11
Nature: Opened on St Patrick's Day, 1911
Refs: IB 52, 22 Jan,18 Mar 1910, 37,182; 53, 1 Apr 1911, 210; Building News 100, 7 Apr 1911, 488; Brendan Grimes, Irish Carnegie Libraries: a catalogue and architectural history (1998), 81-83(illus.);  John Byrne and Michael Fewer, Thomas Joseph Byrne, Nation Builder (South Dublin Libraries, 2013), 45-51(illus.)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, CLONDALKIN, CARNEGIE LIBRARY
Date: 1910-11
Nature: New library. Tenders invited Nov/Dec 1909.  Opened 3 Jan 1911
Refs: Freeman's Journal, 30 Nov,7 Dec 1909;  IB 52, 8 Jan 1910, 21; 53, 7 Jan 1911, 23; B 100, 13 Jan 1911, 53; Building News 100, 13 Jan 1911, 66; Brendan Grimes, Irish Carnegie Libraries: a catalogue and architectural history (1998), 117-119(illus.);  John Byrne and Michael Fewer, Thomas Joseph Byrne, Nation Builder (South Dublin Libraries, 2013), 45-51(illus.).

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CHAPELIZOD, BRIDGE INN
Date: 1912-13
Nature: Rebuilding, for a private client.
Refs: IB 55, 26 Apr 1913, 287;  John Byrne and Michael Fewer, Thomas Joseph Byrne, Nation Builder (South Dublin Libraries, 2013), 40-41(illus.).

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CHAPELIZOD, HOUSES (010)
Date: 1912-13
Nature: 10 2-storey houses, for private client.
Refs: IB 55, 26 Apr 1913, 287;  John Byrne and Michael Fewer, Thomas Joseph Byrne, Nation Builder (South Dublin Libraries, 2013), 40-41(illus.).

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MOUNT BROWN, HOUSES (202)
Date: 1915-1921p
Nature: Housing scheme. (Private commission.) Contractor Louis Monks, Dun Laoghaire.
Refs: John Byrne and Michael Fewer, Thomas Joseph Byrne, Nation Builder (South Dublin Libraries, 2013), 51-55(illus.).

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CHAPELIZOD, ST LAWRENCE, HOUSES (012)
Date: 1916
Nature: 12 labourers' cottages. For South Dublin RDC
Refs: IB 58, 25 Mar 1916, 148

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MOUNT BROWN, MCCAFFREY'S ESTATE (LATER CEANNT FORT)
Date: 1917-1922
Nature: Extensive housing scheme
Refs: IB 59, 8 Dec 1917, 626; 60, 19 Jan 1918, 45;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 689.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CAMDEN STREET LOWER, NO. 001-4 (GOREVAN BROS.)
Date: 1920
Nature: Extension (with R.M. Butler)
Refs: Drawings in IAA (Acc.88/118); IB 62, 3 Jul,18 Dec 1920, 445,777;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 658.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HENRY STREET, POST OFFICE BUILDINGS
Date: 1924-1929
Nature: Extension of GPO including 13 shops. (Also including arcade between Henry St & Princes St?)
Refs: IB 66, 12 Jul,20 Sep 1924, 597,614,821; 67, 13,27 Jun 1925, 478, 510(illus.); 69, 25 Jun 1927, 478; 71, 20 Jul 1929, 663

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, INNS QUAY, FOUR COURTS
Date: 1925-1932
Nature: Restoration, including restoration of dome, and reconstruction of northern block
Refs: IAA, PKS 0119, Account Book 9, 380,390-392;  IB 67, 18 Apr,25 Jul 1925, 285,617;F. O'Dwyer, 'The architecture of the Board of Public Works 1831-1923' in C.O'Connor and J.O'Regan, eds., Public Works: the architecture of the Office of Public Works 1831-1987 (1987), 32;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005),97;  John Byrne and Michael Fewer, Thomas Joseph Byrne, Nation Builder (South Dublin Libraries, 2013), 81-97(illus.).

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Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, O'CONNELL STREET LOWER, GENERAL POST OFFICE
Date: 1925-1932
Nature: Leader of design team responsible for restoration, principally assisted by J. Fairweather. (Other members of the team were H.G. Leask, W.H. Cooke and D.M. Turner. Opened 1929.
Refs: IAA, PKS 0063, 0064; IB 69, 25 Jun 1927, 478; 71, 20 Jul 1929, 663; F. O'Dwyer, 'The architecture of the Board of Public Works 1831-1923' in C.O'Connor and J.O'Regan, eds., Public Works: the architecture of the Office of Public Works 1831-1987 (1987), 32;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005),147;  John Byrne and Michael Fewer, Thomas Joseph Byrne, Nation Builder (South Dublin Libraries, 2013), 67-77(illus.).



Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CUSTOM HOUSE QUAY, CUSTOM HOUSE
Date: 1925-29
Nature: Reconstruction after being burnt out by IRA, 25 May 1921..
Refs: IB 69, 25 Jun 1927, 457; Architect & Building News 126, 19 Jun 1931, 385-390,409 (illus.); F. O'Dwyer, 'The architecture of the Board of Public Works 1831-1923' in C.O'Connor and J.O'Regan, eds., Public Works: the architecture of the Office of Public Works 1831-1987 (1987), 32;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005),145-6;  John Byrne and Michael Fewer, Thomas Joseph Byrne, Nation Builder (South Dublin Libraries, 2013), 77-81(illus.).

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Building: CO. CLARE, LAHINCH, VOLUNTEER HALL
Date: 1927
Nature: New?
Refs: IAA, PKS 0036

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, ISLANDBRIDGE, IRISH NATIONAL WAR MEMORIAL
Date: 1930-1940
Nature: Designed by Edwin Lutyens, with TJB as executant architect,1930, but agreement to build not reached till 1933. Opened 1940.
Refs: Preliminary studies in Victoria & Albert Museum, RIBA drawings collection DR24/5(1-3), DR20/7(1-2), see British Architectural Library Catalogue, http://riba.sirsidynix.net.uk/uhtbin/cgisirsi/mWBpy6wJN1/MAIN_CAT/61590011/9 (last visited May 2009) and  Margaret Richardson, Catalogue of the Drawings collection of the Royal Institute of British Architects: Edwin Lutyens (1973), 19;  details, 1932-36, finished drawings and tracings in National Archives, OPW drawings collection;  Architect & Building News 124, 12 Sep 1930, 322; IB 72, 13 Sep 1930, 794; AJ 85, 6 May 1937, 763; Colin Amery & Margaret Richardson, eds., Lutyens (Arts Council, 1981), 155 (cat. no. 303);  John Byrne and Michael Fewer, Thomas Joseph Byrne, Nation Builder (South Dublin Libraries, 2013), 104-106(illus.).



Building: CO. KILDARE, KILDARE, ARTILLERY BARRACKS (PEARSE, LATER MAGEE, BARRACKS)
Date: 1931
Nature: Alts to suit new military college. With W.H.H. Cooke.
Refs: IAA, PKS 0185

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, FOSTER PLACE, NO. 006 (CURRENCY COMMISSION ALIAS CENTRAL BANK OF IRELAND)
Date: 1931ca
Nature: ?Remodelling
Refs: Architect & Building News 126, 19 Jun 1931, 411 (photograph only of facade)

Building: CO. CORK, BALLYVOURNEY, COLÁISTE NA MUMHAN
Date: 1933
Nature: Extension. With Harry Allberry. Contractor: John Kearns & Son. Estimated cost: £63,804.
Refs: IAA, PKS 0187, A09 (May 1933)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, BUTTERFIELD DRIVE, NO. 023
Date: 1933-35
Nature: House for his son, T.B. Byrne. Proposed design submitted to Dublin Board of Public Health 1935.
Refs: Unsigned design, 1933,  in IAA, Acc. 93/101;   Dublin Public Health Housing Collection, No. 1516 (in possession of Fingal County Council, 2016).

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, TIPPERARY, POST OFFICE
Date: 1934
Nature: New?
Refs: IAA, PKS 0186

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, INFIRMARY ROAD, GARDA SIOCHANA HEADQUARTERS
Date: 1934-1937
Nature: Extension. With W.H.H. Cooke.
Refs: IAA, PKS 0350, 0534

Building: CO. GALWAY, GALWAY, SALTHILL PREPARATORY COLLEGE
Date: 1935ca
Nature: Designed by TJB with collaboration of F.C. Martin.
Refs: Obituary of F.C. Martin in RIAI Year Book (1950), 41

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, ST STEPHEN'S GREEN, NO. 051 (OFFICE OF PUBLIC WORKS)
Date: 1936
Nature: Adds. & alts. Contractor: Hurley?
Refs: IAA, PKS 0030

Building: CO. CORK, MIDLETON, VOLUNTEER HALL
Date: 1937
Nature: New?
Refs: IAA, PKS 0034

Building: CO. LIMERICK, NEWCASTLE WEST, VOLUNTEER HALL
Date: 1937
Nature: New?
Refs: Unpriced bill of quantities, Jun 1937, in IAA, PKS 0035

Building: CO. MONAGHAN, CASTLEBLAYNEY, VOLUNTEER HALL
Date: 1937
Nature: New?
Refs: IAA, PKS 0033

Building: CO. LOUTH, DROGHEDA, VOLUNTEER HALL
Date: 1937
Nature: New?
Refs: Unpriced bill of quantities, Mar 1937, in IAA, PKS 0031

Building: CO. DUBLIN, SWORDS, VOLUNTEER HALL
Date: 1937
Nature: New?
Refs: IAA, PKS 0032

Building: CO. KERRY, LISTOWEL, VOLUNTEER HALL
Date: 1937
Nature: New?
Refs: IAA, PKS 0037

Building: CO. WATERFORD, BALLINAMULT, VOLUNTEER HALL
Date: 1937
Nature: New?
Refs: IAA, PKS 0038

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, TIPPERARY, VOLUNTEER HALL
Date: 1937
Nature: New?
Refs: IAA, PKS 0039

Building: CO. KILDARE, KILDARE, ARTILLERY BARRACKS (PEARSE, LATER MAGEE, BARRACKS)
Date: 1937-39
Nature: Alts & adds, living quarters, at artillery barracks. With W.H.H. Cooke.
Refs: IAA, PKS 0463 (includes drawings); IB 81, 11 Nov 1939, 924

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, RATHFARNHAM, POLICE STATION
Date: 1938
Nature: New garda station. With J.M. Fairweather.
Refs: IAA, PKS 0044, 0266

Building: CO. DUBLIN, COLLINSTOWN, DUBLIN AIRPORT
Date: 1938
Nature: Hangar no 1. With Graham Richards Dawbarn.
Refs: IAA, PKS 0042;  Paul Larmour, Free State Architecture:  Modern Movement architecture in Ireland, 1922-1949 (Kinsale: Gandon Editions, 2009), 69,70(illus., from IB, Jul 1945).


Building: CO. DUBLIN, COLLINSTOWN, DUBLIN AIRPORT
Date: 1938
Nature: Hangar no 1. With Graham Richards Dawbarn.
Refs: IAA, PKS 0042;  Paul Larmour, Free State Architecture:  Modern Movement architecture in Ireland, 1922-1949 (Kinsale: Gandon Editions, 2009), 69,70(illus., from IB, Jul 1945).


Building: CO. DUBLIN, RATHFARNHAM, HOUSING
Date: ?
Nature: -
Refs: IB 65, 19 May 1923, 373

Building: CO. DUBLIN, TALLAGHT, HOUSING
Date: ?
Nature: -
Refs: IB 65, 19 May 1923, 373

Author Title Date Details
Anon. 'May I come in? Mr T.J. Byrne, ARIBA, FRIAI, President of the Architectural Association of Ireland' 1923 IB 65, 19 May 1923, 373.
Anon. 'The Four Courts and Customs House…with a description of their reconstuction' 1931 Architect and Building News 126, 19 Jun 1931, 385-390, 409.
Byrne, John, And Michael Fewer Thomas Joseph Byrne: Nation Builder
2013 South Dublin Libraries, 2013.
Byrne, Thomas Joseph 'Rural Housing' 1915;1916 Dublin Saturday Post, 18 Dec 1915; IB 58, 15 Jan 1916, 26-8. (Paper read to AAI, 16 Dec 1915.)
Byrne, Thomas Joseph [President's inaugural address to AAI] 1923;1924 IB 65, 1 Dec 1923, 917; AAI Green Book (1924), 25-37.
Byrne, Thomas Joseph [President's valedictory address to AAI] 1924 IB 66, 17 May 1924, 433.
Byrne, Thomas Joseph 'Housing in the Saorstat' 1924 IB 66, 31 May 1924, 477. (Text, summary or note of address to Rotary Club, 12 May 1924.)
Byrne, Thomas Joseph 'Some reconstruction work at the Four Courts, Dublin' 1928 TICEI 54 (1928), 86-122; IB 70, 21 Jan 1928, ?.
Byrne, Thomas Joseph 'The Path to Rome' 1931 IB 73, 31 Jan 1931, 100. (Text, summary or note of lecture to AAI.)