Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, GARDINER STREET UPPER, CHURCH OF ST FRANCIS XAVIER (RC)

Name: ESMONDE, BARTHOLOMEW
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, GARDINER STREET UPPER, CHURCH OF ST FRANCIS XAVIER (RC)
Date: 1829-32
Nature: Design of church said to have been conceived by Esmonde and carrried out under supervision of J.B. Keane. FS laid 2 Jul 1829.
Refs: 'Annals of Dublin' in Pettigrew & Oulton's Dublin Almanac (1847); Maureen Ryan, 'The Church of St Francis Xavier, Upper Gardiner Street, Dublin', unpublished MA thesis presented to University College Dublin, November 1994, 20-21.

Name: KEANE, JOHN BENJAMIN
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, GARDINER STREET UPPER, CHURCH OF ST FRANCIS XAVIER (RC)
Date: 1829-32;1851-52
Nature: Church said to have been designed by Fr. Bartholomew Esmonde and carried out under supervision of JBK; FS laid 2 Jul 1929; opened 3 May 1832; extensive alts. & adds. by JBK, 1851-2
Refs: 'Annals of Dublin' in Pettigrew & Oulton's Dublin Almanac (1847); APSD, K, 6; N. Donnelly, Short histories of Dublin parishes III (1913), 101-102; Maureen Ryan, 'The Church of St Francis Xavier, Upper Gardiner Street, Dublin', unpublished MA thesis presented to University College Dublin, November 1994, 20-21.B 9, 8 Mar 1851, 152; 10, 11 Dec 1852, 786; The Architects' Conference, Dublin, June 11-14 1947 (RIBA, 1947), Pl. 20; Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 131,Pl.59;  for a plan of church see Brendan Grimes, Majestic Shrines and Graceful Sanctuaries: the church architecture of Patrick Byrne 1783-1864 (Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 2009),181.

Name: ESMONDE, BARTHOLOMEW
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, GARDINER STREET UPPER, CHURCH OF ST FRANCIS XAVIER (RC)
Date: 1838-42
Nature: Design and construction of high altar supervised by Esmonde in Rome, incorporating porphyry from Golden House of Nero and marble from the old altar of S Paolo fuori le Mura.
Refs: Maureen Ryan, 'The Church of St Francis Xavier, Upper Gardiner Street, Dublin', unpublished MA thesis presented to University College Dublin, November 1994. Ryan's information about Esmonde's supervision of the construction of the high altar on pp. 35-39 comes from letters written by Esmonde from Rome between 13 Mar 1838 and 9 Feb 1842, in the Jesuit Archives in Gardiner St and Leeson St; see also Maureen Ryan, 'Roman Opulence in a Dublin church: the High Altar of St Francis Xavier's', Irish Arts Review Yearbook 14 (1998), 33-39(illus.)

Name: JACOMETTI, IGNAZIO *#
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, GARDINER STREET UPPER, CHURCH OF ST FRANCIS XAVIER (RC)
Date: 1881
Nature: Statue of Madonna and Child in S transept.
Refs: Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 133.

Name: BYRNE, WILLIAM HENRY
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.

Name: BYRNE, WILLIAM HENRY, & SON
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, GARDINER STREET UPPER, CHURCH OF ST FRANCIS XAVIER (RC)
Date: 1905
Nature: New entrance, corridor, confessionals, sodality rooms, oratory
Refs: Clonliffe College Archive, MS p1/2

Name: EARLEY & CO. *
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, GARDINER STREET UPPER, CHURCH OF ST FRANCIS XAVIER (RC)
Date: 1907
Nature: Stained glass window of S Ignatius at E end of church.
Refs: Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 133.

Name: OPPENHEIMER, LUDWIG, LTD *#
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, GARDINER STREET UPPER, CHURCH OF ST FRANCIS XAVIER (RC)
Date: 1915a
Nature: Mosaic vine-scroll pavement in fron of Sacred Heart altar in left transept.   Also work in right transept?
Refs: Oppenheimer brochure, 1915ca and information from Robert Field, Swanage, Dorset, Apr 2013).


Name: JONES & KELLY
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, GARDINER STREET UPPER, CHURCH OF ST FRANCIS XAVIER (RC)
Date: 1922
Nature: New porch.
Refs: IB 64, 18 Nov 1922, 792

Name: BYRNE, RALPH HENRY
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, GARDINER STREET UPPER, CHURCH OF ST FRANCIS XAVIER (RC)
Date: 1930
Nature: Proposed interior redecoration
Refs: Designs, dated 1930, in IAA, W.H. Byrne & Son drawings collection, Acc.2006/142

Name: FARRELL & SONS *
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, GARDINER STREET UPPER, CHURCH OF ST FRANCIS XAVIER (RC)
Date: ?
Nature: Statue of Virgin by Farrell & Sons.
Refs: DB 5, 1 Feb 1863, 18

Name: FARRELL & SONS *
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, GARDINER STREET UPPER, CHURCH OF ST FRANCIS XAVIER (RC)
Date: ?
Nature: Statue of Annunciation by James Farrell. Is this the same as statue of Virgin which was later raeplaced by Madonna bought in Rome?
Refs: N. Donnelly, Short Histories of Dublin Parishes, III, 103; W.G. Strickland, A Dictionary of Irish Artists (1913), I, 331

Name: FARRELL & SONS *
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, GARDINER STREET UPPER, CHURCH OF ST FRANCIS XAVIER (RC)
Date: ?
Nature: Statues of Sacred Heart, St Ignatius & St Francis Xavier on top of portico, by Terence Farrell.
Refs: N. Donnelly, Short Histories of Dublin Parishes, III, 102;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 132.


Name: GAGLIARDI, PIETRO *#
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, GARDINER STREET UPPER, CHURCH OF ST FRANCIS XAVIER (RC)
Date: ?
Nature: Decoration of upper and lower walls, and paintings for Ignatian Chapel (life of St Ignatius) amd Lady Chapel (Immaculate Conception)
Refs: M. Donnelly, Short Histories of Dublin Parishes III, 103; Catholic Dublin: a guide (1932), ?.