Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architectural partnership of Belfast, formed circa 1897 or earlier by EDWARD J. BYRNE  EDWARD J. BYRNE and his brother JAMES BYRNE JAMES BYRNE . During 1897 and 1898 the partners collaborated with JOHN J. O'SHEA  JOHN J. O'SHEA on the west wing of St Mary's Dominican Convent, Falls Road, Belfast (and perhaps also on the related training college) and the Church of the Holy Rosary, Ormeau Road. The practice, which was responsible for a number of other Catholic churches and convents, as well as business premises and houses, operated from 4 Waring St, Belfast, until the death of Edward J. Byrne in 1930. James Byrne survived his brother, and the firm was still in existence in 1935.

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56 work entries listed in chronological order for BYRNE, E. & J.


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Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, GREAT VICTORIA STREET, CROWN BAR
Date: 1885;1898
Nature: Interior, for Patrick Flanigan, 1885. Tiled façade, 1898
Refs: Paul Larmour, Belfast: an illustrated architectural guide (1987), 62 (no.141; illus.); Marcus Patton, Central Belfast: an historical gazetteer (UAHS, 1993), 170,172(illus.)

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, CALLENDER STREET, NO. 002
Date: 1894
Nature: Alterations.
Refs: Sean O'Reilly, 'Timothy Hevey (1846-1878): an episode in Irish High Victorian architecture', Ph.D. thesis, submitted to the National University of Ireland, June 1994, ean O'Reilly, 'Timothy Hevey (1846-1878): an episode in Irish High Victorian architecture', Ph.D. thesis, submitted to the National University of Ireland, June 1994, 186

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, ORMEAU ROAD (BALLYNAFEIGH), CHURCH OF THE HOLY ROSARY (RC)
Date: 1897-98
Nature: With J.J. O'Shea. FS laid 4 Jul 1897. Contractor: H. & J. Martin. High altar, rails, Lady Altar by E. Sharp, Dublin.
Refs: B 73, 10 Jul 1897, 33; E. Sharp's publicity booklet (1920s), 32 (no date given)

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, MALONE ROAD, EGLANTINE INN
Date: 1898
Nature: -
Refs: Paul Larmour, The Architectural Heritage of Malone & Stranmillis (UAHS, 1991), 116

Building: CO. ANTRIM, LISBURN, CHAPEL HILL, CHURCH OF ST PATRICK (RC)
Date: 1898-1900
Nature: New church being erected on site of old church. Begun 1898. Ded. 10 Jun 1900. Dundonald stone with Dumfries stone dresings. Nave 124 x 32 ft, aisles 96 ft. Tower to be capped by a spire rising to 170 ft. Contractor: Laverty & Sons. Cost: £10,000.
Refs: B 78, 16 Jun 1900, 594; IB 42, 1 Jul 1900, 403; C.E.B. Brett, D. Dunleath, Historic Buildings…in the borough of Lisburn (UAHS, 1969), 7 (no. 7)

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, FALLS ROAD (& BROADWAY), ST MARY'S TRAINING COLLEGE
Date: 1898-1901;1902
Nature: With J.J. O'Shea? Completed 1901. Chapel and recreation room added 1902.
Refs: Paul Larmour, Belfast: an illustrated architectural guide (1987), 39 (no. 79); IB 43, 16 Jan 1901, 599; 70th Report of the National Education Commissioners in Ireland (1903), 13

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, BALLYMACARRETT, REFUGE & CONVENT
Date: 1899
Nature: New. Builder: Courtney
Refs: IB 42, 15 Jan 1900, 246

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, NEW LODGE ROAD, CONVENT
Date: 1901
Nature: New convent 'in connection with schools'
Refs: IB 43, 16 Jan 1901, 599

Building: CO. MONAGHAN, MONAGHAN, RAILWAY STREET, HOUSES (005) & BUSINESS PREMISES
Date: 1903
Nature: For Patrick Kieran
Refs: IB 45, 12 Feb 1903, 1596

Building: CO. TYRONE, COOKSTOWN, CONVENT ROAD, PAROCHIAL HOUSE
Date: 1903
Nature: Tenders invited. 4-bay, 2-storey, with canted bays
Refs: B 84, 18 Apr 1903, 422; IB 45, 23 Apr 1903, 1704; R.W. Oram & P.J. Rankin, Historic Buildings in…Dungannon & Cookstown (UAHS, 1971), j34

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, HIGH STREET (& SKIPPER STREET), SHOP & PREMISES
Date: 1903
Nature: New. For Mrs. Murtagh.
Refs: IB 45, 10 Sep 1903, 1960

Building: CO. ANTRIM, LARNE, PAROCHIAL HOUSE
Date: 1903
Nature: Tenders invited for erecting and completing same.
Refs: IB 45, 26 Feb 1903, 1618

Building: CO. ANTRIM, LARNE, AGNEW STREET, CHURCH OF ST MACNISSI (RC)
Date: 1903-1905
Nature: New sanctuary, sacristy, & transepts.  Church rededicated, 3 Sep 1905
Refs: IB 45, 26 Feb 1903, 1618;  Paul Harron, Architects of Ulster: Young & Mackenzie, a transformational provincial practice 1850-1960 (Ulster Architectural Heritage Society, 2016), 261.

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, DONEGALL STREET, ST PATRICK'S CHURCH (RC)
Date: 1904
Nature: Carving by Winter & Thompson
Refs: IB 46, 27 Feb 1904, 106

Building: CO. MONAGHAN, BALLYOSION, CHURCH OF THE HOLY FAMILY (RC, ERRIGAL TRUAGH PARISH)
Date: 1904
Nature: Remodelling of earlier church, built 1819-20 and remodelled 1829, with bell tower added 1844.
Refs: Buildings of Ireland, http://www.buildingsofireland.ie/niah/search.jsp?type=record&county=MO&regno=41400309 (last visited, Aug 2014).

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, LITTLE DONEGALL STREET, STORES & OFFICES (KANE)
Date: 1906
Nature: For J. & R. Kane & Co., wine & spirit merchants
Refs: IB 48, 6 Oct 1906, 797

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, KNOCK, CHURCH (RC)
Date: 1907
Nature: FS laid of new church.
Refs: IB 49, 4 May 1907, 324

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, NEWTOWNARDS ROAD UPR (BALLYHACKAMORE), CHURCH OF ST COLMCILLE (RC)
Date: 1907-1909;1916
Nature: New Celtic-Romanesque church, with campanile. Local stone and native marble used. FS laid Sep 1907. Dedicated Summer 1909. Builder: Courtney. New pulpit, 1916.
Refs: IB 49, 4 May,7 Sep 1907, 324,629; 51, 9 Jan,7 Aug 1909, ?, 501; 58, 11 Mar 1916, 112; Building News 97, 13 Aug 1909, 256

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, COLINWARD STREET, ST JOHN'S SCHOOL
Date: 1910
Nature: New. Builder: W. Fegan
Refs: IB 52, 12 Nov 1910, 703

Building: CO. TYRONE, COALISLAND, BUSINESS PREMISES (DE LACY)
Date: 1911
Nature: Improvements and alterations for James De Lacy
Refs: IB 53, 24 Jun 1911, 429

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, NEWINGTON AVENUE (OFF ANTRIM ROAD), CHURCH OF THE HOLY FAMILY (RC)
Date: 1911-12;1925
Nature: New church in English Gothic style to accommodate 1,400.. Laganvale panel brick & Dumfries red sandstone dressings. Builder: Richmond. FS laid Jan 1912; ded. Sep 1912. Boundary wall 1925
Refs: IB 53, 27 May,23 Dec 1911, 362,849; 54, 3 Feb,14 Sep 1912, 81,521; 55, 15 Feb 1913, 111(illus.); 67, 17 Oct 1925, 857; IA & C 1, 13 May 1911, 214; Building News 102, 9 Feb 1912, 216

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BALLYCLARE, CHURCH (RC)
Date: 1911a
Nature: New. Opened Jun 1911.
Refs: IA & C 1, 1 Apr 1911, 130; Building News 100, 7 Apr 1911, 511; IB 53, 15 Apr 1911, 245

Building: CO. TYRONE, LISBUOY (CARLAND), SCHOOL
Date: 1912
Nature: Tenders invited for erecting new school.
Refs: IB 54, 25 May 1912, 320; B 102, 24 May 1912, 616

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, NEWINGTON AVENUE, NATIONAL SCHOOLS OF THE HOLY FAMILY
Date: 1912;1932
Nature: New schools. FS laid 21 Jan 1912. Tenders invited May 1912. Builder: Wm Fegan.Adds. 1932
Refs: IB 53, 23 Dec 1911, 849; 54, 3 Feb,11,25 May 1912, 81,286,320; 55, 26 Apr,10 May,13 Sep,11 Oct 1913, 287,320,595,656; B 102, 24 May 1912, ?; 74, 24 Sep 1932, 864

Building: CO. TYRONE, COALISLAND, SCHOOLS (PRIMATE DIXON MEMORIAL)
Date: 1913
Nature: New schools opened Dec 1913.
Refs: IB 55, 1 Feb,20 Dec 1913, 83,803

Building: CO. DOWN, PORTAFERRY, CHURCH OF ST PATRICK (RC)
Date: 1913
Nature: New chancel, sacristy, side chapels & bell tower. Tenders.
Refs: IB 55, 24 Mar 1913, 352; G.P. Bell, C.E.B. Brett, R. Matthew, Portaferry & Strangford (UAHS, 1969), 21 (no. 76)

Building: CO. DOWN, GRANGE (GREENCASTLE), CHURCH OF OUR LADY OF LOURDES (RC)
Date: 1914
Nature: Tenders invited for erecting new church.
Refs: IB 56, ? ?,15 Aug 1914, 471,498; Building News 107, 7 Aug 1914, 197

Building: CO. DOWN, GREENCASTLE, PAROCHIAL HOUSE
Date: 1914
Nature: Extension
Refs: IB 56, 1,15 Aug 1914, 471,498; Building News 107, 7 Aug 1914, 197

Building: CO. DOWN, BALLYNAHINCH, SCUTCH MILL & STORES
Date: 1917
Nature: For Drapershill Co-operative Flax Society
Refs: IB 59, 1 Sep 1917, ?

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, WHITEWELL ROAD, HOUSE
Date: 1923
Nature: New villa, for Thos. Mckinney. Plans approved by City Surveyor.
Refs: IB 65, 20 Oct 1923, 811

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BALLYMENA, PAROCHIAL HALL
Date: 1924
Nature: New
Refs: IB 66, 19 Apr 1924, 353

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, EARLSWOOD ROAD, HOUSE
Date: 1924
Nature: Conversion of stables & stores into dwelling house
Refs: IB 66, 3 May 1924, 398

Building: CO. ANTRIM, CREBILLY (BALLYMENA), PAROCHIAL HOUSE
Date: 1924
Nature: -
Refs: IB 66, 8 Mar 1924, 194

Building: CO. DOWN, GRANGE (GREENCASTLE), CHURCH OF OUR LADY OF LOURDES (RC)
Date: 1924-25
Nature: New church. FS laid 2 Nov 1924. Bell blessed, 13 May 1925. Dedicated 2 Aug 1925 by Dr. O'Donnell, Primate of All Ireland. Estimated cost: £10,000.
Refs: IB 66, 22 Mar,15 Nov 1924, 246,984(or 981?); Catholic Directory (1926), 572,581

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, BRYSON STREET, CONVENT OF THE SISTERS OF THE HOLY CROSS & PASSION
Date: 1925
Nature: Additions
Refs: IB 67, 16 May 1925, 401

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, OLDPARK ROAD, HOUSE
Date: 1925
Nature: New bungalow
Refs: IB 67, 17 Oct 1925, 857

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, SPRINGFIELD ROAD, HOUSE
Date: 1926
Nature: For M. Crilly. Plans approved by City Surveyor.
Refs: IB 68, 6 Feb 1926, 98

Building: CO. ANTRIM, CARRICKFERGUS, CHURCH OF ST NICHOLAS (RC)
Date: 1926
Nature: Rebuilt & enlarged in 'Celtic and Romanesque style of architecture'. Dedicated 10 Oct 1926. Cost £1,350.
Refs: IB 68, 30 Oct 1926, 824

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, CABIN HILL GARDENS, HOUSES (004)
Date: 1927
Nature: For James Buckley. Plans approved by City Surveyor.
Refs: IB 69, 15 Oct 1927, 765

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, NEWTOWNARDS ROAD, HOUSE
Date: 1927
Nature: Additions, for Miss B. Kennedy. Plans approved by City Surveyor.
Refs: IB 69, 20 Aug 1927, 616

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, KNOCKBREDA ROAD, HOUSES (002)
Date: 1928
Nature: -
Refs: IB 70, 23 Jun 1928, 550

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, ROSEMARY STREET, SHOP & SHOWROOMS
Date: 1928
Nature: -
Refs: IB 70, 22 Dec 1928, 1084

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, YORK STREET, PREMISES
Date: 1928
Nature: Addition
Refs: IB 70, 18 Aug 1928, 712

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, DUNCAIRN GARDENS, SHOP & HOUSE
Date: 1928-9
Nature: Conversion of premises into shop & house
Refs: IB 70, 10 Nov 1928, 964; 71, 16 Feb 1929, 154

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, FOUNTAIN MEWS, PREMISES
Date: 1929
Nature: Fire escape
Refs: IB 71, 16 Feb 1929, 154

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, GAFFIKIN STREET, HOUSES (004)
Date: 1929
Nature: -
Refs: IB 71, 2 Feb 1929, 106

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, HAYPARK GARDENS, HOUSE
Date: 1929
Nature: -
Refs: IB 71, 3 Aug 1929, 703

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, SPRINGFIELD AVENUE, HOUSE
Date: 1930
Nature: -
Refs: IB 72, 27 Sep 1930, 868

Building: CO. DOWN, BANGOR, SHERIDAN DR (BALLYHOLME), CHURCH (RC)
Date: 1930-31
Nature: Roughcast Romanesque barn church. Last work of Edward Byrne, who did not live to see its completion.Builder: Thomas McKee & Sons, Belfast
Refs: IB 72, 7 Jun 1930, 520; 73, 20 Jun,1,15 Aug 1931, 557,678,709; Marcus Patton, Bangor: an historical gazetteer (UAHS, 1999), 193

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, CASTLEREAGH ROAD, SHOP & HOUSE
Date: 1931
Nature: -
Refs: IB 73, 9 May 1931, 417

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, HOLYWOOD ROAD, PREMISES
Date: 1931
Nature: Alterations
Refs: IB 73, 23 May 1931, 465

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, VICTORIA SQUARE, PREMISES
Date: 1931
Nature: Conversion of houses into 2 premises
Refs: IB 73, 9 May,10 Oct 1931, 417,884

Building: CO. DOWN, BANGOR (NEAR), CHURCH (RC, COMGALL PARISH)
Date: 1932
Nature: -
Refs: IB 74, 19 Nov 1932, 1052

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, MOUNTPOTTINGER ROAD, SHOP & HOUSE
Date: 1933
Nature: Conversion from house, for W.J. Thompson
Refs: IB 75, 11 Mar 1933, 200

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, ORMEAU ROAD, OFFICE
Date: 1933
Nature: For Gerald McGlade
Refs: IB 75, 30 Dec 1933, 1129

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, CHAMBERLAIN STREET, RECREATION HALL
Date: 1935
Nature: Addition; for East Belfast Temperance Club
Refs: IB 77, 20 Apr 1935, 337