Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. GALWAY, TUAM, CATHEDRAL OF THE ASSUMPTION (RC)

Name: MADDEN, DOMINICK
Building: CO. GALWAY, TUAM, CATHEDRAL OF THE ASSUMPTION (RC)
Date: 1827-1836
Nature: Large cruciform church. Most of the tracery based on E window at Claregalway Franciscan friary. DM assisted by Peter Madden FS laid 3 Apr 1827. Consecrated 18 Aug 1836. (DM dismissed 1829) (High altar sent from Rome)
Refs: Catholic Directory (1836), 141; Catholic Directory (1837), 270; 'Report on the Roman Catholic Cathedral at Tuam', 31 Dec 1837 (RIA Ordnance Survey MS, Box 28); APSD, T, 99; Douglas Scott Richardson, Gothic Revival Architecture in Ireland (1983), 220-221, pls. 118,119; Patricia McCarthy & Kevin Mulligan, 'The hapless career of Dominick Madden in the west of Ireland', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 9 (2007), 98-108(illus.),131-132

Name: MADDEN, PETER
Building: CO. GALWAY, TUAM, CATHEDRAL OF THE ASSUMPTION (RC)
Date: 1827-1836
Nature: Worked as 'architect in a subordinate capacity' under Dominick Madden.
Refs: [Peter Madden}, Letter to the Most Rev Dr Kelly on matters concerned with the building of the new RC Cathedral, Tuam (Dublin, 1830); Patricia McCarthy & Kevin V. Mulligan 'Unfulfilled mediocrity: the hapless career of Dominick Madden in the west of Ireland', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies, 10 (2007), 99-108(illus.),131-132

Name: MURPHY, THOMAS
Building: CO. GALWAY, TUAM, CATHEDRAL OF THE ASSUMPTION (RC)
Date: 1827-1837
Nature: TM paid £30 for model of same.
Refs: Letter from Thomas Murphy to Martin Blake, MP, Brooklodge, Galway, 26 Aug 1837, in NA, Blake of Ballyglunin papers M6936/38/293 (information from Kevin Mulligan); ; Patricia McCarthy & Kevin V. Mulligan 'Unfulfilled mediocrity: the hapless career of Dominick Madden in the west of Ireland', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies, 10 (2007), 100, 139n5..

Name: MULLINS, BERNARD
Building: CO. GALWAY, TUAM, CATHEDRAL OF THE ASSUMPTION (RC)
Date: 1829
Nature: BM asked to act as consultant for completion of cathedral.
Refs: Patricia McCarthy & Kevin V. Mulligan 'Unfulfilled mediocrity: the hapless career of Dominick Madden in the west of Ireland', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies, 10 (2007), 104

Name: O'CONNOR, MICHAEL *
Building: CO. GALWAY, TUAM, CATHEDRAL OF THE ASSUMPTION (RC)
Date: 1835-37
Nature: East window (and other glass?) by M. O'C.
Refs: RHA 1835, no. 260; 'Report on the Roman Catholic Cathedral at Tuam', 31 Dec 1837 (RIA Ordnance Survey MS, Box 28)

Name: LEONARDI, GIUSEPPE *#
Building: CO. GALWAY, TUAM, CATHEDRAL OF THE ASSUMPTION (RC)
Date: 1836
Nature: Marble high altar and canopy, 'just finished at Rome'.
Refs: Catholic directory (1836), 141; 'Report on the Roman Catholic Cathedral at Tuam', 31 Dec 1837 (RIA Ordnance Survey MS, Box 28)

Name: MURRAY, WILLIAM [2]*
Building: CO. GALWAY, TUAM, CATHEDRAL OF THE ASSUMPTION (RC)
Date: 1836-37
Nature: Cut stone work by WM, who was paid £664.9s.1d in 1838 for erecting tower, Roman altar and gate
Refs: Metropolitan Cathedral, Tuam: Report for the year 1837 (Tuam Herald, 1838) (copy in Royal Irish Academy, Ordnance Survey MSS, Box 28)

Name: MURRAY, MARK [2]
Building: CO. GALWAY, TUAM, CATHEDRAL OF THE ASSUMPTION (RC)
Date: 1836-37
Nature: MM 'architect' responsible for ornamentation of cathedral. Cut stone work by his son William Murray, who was paid £664.9s.1d in 1838 for erecting tower, Roman altar and gate; stucco by John Daven, Galway; carved wood by John Burke, Tuam; stained glass by O'Connor, Dublin.
Refs: Metropolitan Cathedral Tuam: Report for the Year ending 1st February, 1832; Metropolitan Cathedral, Tuam: Report for the year ending 31 December 1837 (Tuam Herald, 1838) (copy in Royal Irish Academy, Ordnance Survey MSS, Box 28); E.McP files cite O'Kelly Pamphlet 3484, which mentions design for window copied from a Glasgow model.

Name: DAVEN (OR DAVIN), JOHN *
Building: CO. GALWAY, TUAM, CATHEDRAL OF THE ASSUMPTION (RC)
Date: 1838
Nature: JD paid £401 for stucco work on 20 Jan 1838.
Refs: Metropolitan Cathedral, Tuam: Report for the year 1837 (Tuam Herald, 1838) (copy in Royal Irish Academy, Ordnance Survey MSS, Box 28)

Name: ROBINSON, JOHN LOFTUS
Building: CO. GALWAY, TUAM, CATHEDRAL OF THE ASSUMPTION (RC)
Date: 1883-84
Nature: Works at same, incl. heating. For Most Rev. Dr John MacEvilly, Archbishop of Tuam. Builder: Joseph Kelly & Sons.
Refs: IAA, PKS B12/29, A07, p.218 (Dec 1884); IB 25, 15 Dec 1883, 398

Name: BYRNE, WILLIAM HENRY, & SON
Building: CO. GALWAY, TUAM, CATHEDRAL OF THE ASSUMPTION (RC)
Date: 1911
Nature: Exterior pointing
Refs: IB 54, 25 May 1912, 321 (or 521?)

Name: BUTLER, RUDOLF MAXIMILIAN
Building: CO. GALWAY, TUAM, CATHEDRAL OF THE ASSUMPTION (RC)
Date: 1924
Nature: Improvements & repairs
Refs: IB 66, 20 Sep,29 Nov 1924, 825,1018

Name: CULLEN, THOMAS JOSEPH
Building: CO. GALWAY, TUAM, CATHEDRAL OF THE ASSUMPTION (RC)
Date: 1929-30;1933;19
Nature: Reroofing, 1929-30; proposed organ case, 1933; memorial, 1935.
Refs: Drawings in IAA, T.J. Cullen Collection, 85/74; IB 72, 1 Feb 1930, 111

Name: BARRETT, JAMES RUPERT EDWARD BOYD
Building: CO. GALWAY, TUAM, CATHEDRAL OF THE ASSUMPTION (RC)
Date: 1968
Nature: Tenders invited for renovations
Refs: IB 110, 13 Jul 1968, 472

Name: KING, RICHARD JOSEPH *
Building: CO. GALWAY, TUAM, CATHEDRAL OF THE ASSUMPTION (RC)
Date: ?
Nature: Stained glass (St Jarlath and St Patrick).
Refs: Capuchin Annual (1975), 206; Theo Snoddy, Dictionary of Irish Artists: 20th Century (1996), 244