Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, O'CONNELL STREET UPPER, PARNELL MONUMENT

Name: BACON, HENRY #
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, O'CONNELL STREET UPPER, PARNELL MONUMENT
Date: 1899-1911
Nature: Obelisk probably designed by HB, and erected under supervision of G.P. Sheridan. For Parnell Monument Committee of Dublin. Sculpture by Augustus Saint-Gaudens. FS laid 8 Oct 1899. Contractor: W. Connolly. Stone from quarried by Galway Marble Works from Shantilla quarry. Unveiled 2 Jul 1911.
Refs: IB 41. 15 Oct 1899, 161; 43, 12 Sep 1901; 51, 16 Oct 1909, 645; 53, 19 Aug,23 Dec 1911, 546,837(illus.); Freeman's Journal, 30 Apr 1908,10 Apr 1911;  A &B 1, 30 Sep,7 Oct 1911, 495,510; Sean Rothery, 'Parnell Monument: Ireland & American Beaux Arts', Irish Arts Review 4, no. 1 (Spring 1987), 55-57;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 220, names Bacon as the architect.

Name: SAINT-GAUDENS, AUGUSTUS *#
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, O'CONNELL STREET UPPER, PARNELL MONUMENT
Date: 1899-1911
Nature: Sculpture by AS-G, obelisk probably designed by Henry Bacon, New York, and erected under supervision of G.P. Sheridan. For Parnell Monument Committee of Dublin. FS laid 8 Oct 1899. Statue placed in position Aug 1911. Contractor: W. Connolly.
Refs: IB 41. 15 Oct 1899, 161; 43, 12 Sep 1901; 51, 16 Oct 1909, 645; 53, 19 Aug,23 Dec 1911, 546,837(illus.), 64, 29 Jul 1922, ?; IA &B 1, 30 Sep,7 Oct 1911, 495,510; Sean Rothery, 'Parnell Monument: Ireland & American Beaux Arts', Irish Arts Review 4, no. 1 (Spring 1987), 55-57;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 220;  Paula Murphy, Nineteenth-Century Irish Sculpture: Native Genius Reaffirmed  (Yale University Press: New Haven & London, 2010), 207-212(illus.), 235.

Name: SHERIDAN, GEORGE PATRICK
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, O'CONNELL STREET UPPER, PARNELL MONUMENT
Date: 1899-1911
Nature: GPS supervised erection of same. Contractor: W. Connolly & Son, Dominck St.. Unveiled 1 Oct 1911 by John Redmond.
Refs: IB 41. 15 Oct 1899, 161; 51, 16 Oct 1909, 645; 53, 10 Jun,19 Aug,14 Oct,23 Dec 1911, 397,546,676,837(illus.);  Freeman's Journal, 22 Aug,10 Oct 1908,23 Jan 1909.