Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. GALWAY, GORT, CHURCH OF ST COLMAN (RC)

Name: PAIN, JAMES
Building: CO. GALWAY, GORT, CHURCH OF ST COLMAN (RC)
Date: 1828
Nature: New church, for Rev. Michael Duffy, PP. By 'Mr Payne' (?James and/or George Richard). Cruciform.  Dedicated 6 Sep 1829.
Refs: Note by Rory O'Donnell in B of I files citing The Mantle Vol. 2, No. 3;  Tom May, Churches of Galway, Kilmacduagh and Kilfenora (Galway, 2000), 88.

Name: UNKNOWN ARCHITECT
Building: CO. GALWAY, GORT, CHURCH OF ST COLMAN (RC)
Date: 1876
Nature: Addition of chancel & sacristy.
Refs: Note by Rory O'Donnell in B of I files citing The Mantle Vol. 2, No. 3

Name: O'CONNOR, FRANCIS
Building: CO. GALWAY, GORT, CHURCH OF ST COLMAN (RC)
Date: 1883p
Nature: Additions to nave, early English facade (and 120 ft spire?, said by May to have been designed by William Hague).
Refs: The Mantle 2, no. 3;  Tom May, Churches of Galway, Kilmacduagh and Kilfenora (Galway, 2000), 88-89(illus.).

Name: HAGUE, WILLIAM [2]
Building: CO. GALWAY, GORT, CHURCH OF ST COLMAN (RC)
Date: 1895
Nature: Tower and spire.  Completed 1894.  Contractor: William Conroy, Gort. Cost: £1,050.
Refs: Feargal Tomas Harron, 'William Hague FRIAI: an architectural appraisal', Breifne VIII, no. 32 (1996), 730;  Tom May, Churches of Galway, Kilmacduagh and Kilfenora (Galway, 2000), 88-89(illus.). 

Name: OPPENHEIMER, LUDWIG, LTD *#
Building: CO. GALWAY, GORT, CHURCH OF ST COLMAN (RC)
Date: 1915a?
Nature: Mosaics of St Colman and St John the Baptist above the doorways. Also sanctuary floor?
Refs: Oppenheimer brochure, 1915ca and information from Robert Field, Swanage, Dorset, Apr 2013.

Name: BYRNE, RALPH HENRY
Building: CO. GALWAY, GORT, CHURCH OF ST COLMAN (RC)
Date: 1936
Nature: Almost total rebuilding, Gothic, with cruciform spire.
Refs: Drawings, dated 1936, formerly in office archives of W.H. Byrne & Son

Name: BYRNE, RALPH HENRY
Building: CO. GALWAY, GORT, CHURCH OF ST COLMAN (RC)
Date: 1937-38;1956-59
Nature: Addition of side aisles and heightening of nave roof, 1937-38 (Contractor:  Owen Larkin, Ballinasloe).  Reconstruction of transepts, sanctuary and sacristy, 1956-59. (Contractor: Farmer Bros., Dublin. Cost: £41,740.)
Refs:
 
 
IB 80, ? ? 1938, 542;  Tom May, Churches of Galway, Kilmacduagh and Kilfenora (Galway, 2000), 88-89(illus.).