Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. DUBLIN, DUN LAOGHAIRE, GEORGE'S STREET LOWER, CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL (RC)

Name: BYRNE, PATRICK
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUN LAOGHAIRE, GEORGE'S STREET LOWER, CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL (RC)
Date: 1819-1844
Nature: PB architect to church at time of dedication in 1844
Refs: Clonliffe College Archive, MS p1/2, quoting Irish Catholic Directory

Name: EARLEY & POWELLS *
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUN LAOGHAIRE, GEORGE'S STREET LOWER, CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL (RC)
Date: 1868
Nature: Improvements to side chapels.
Refs: Clonliffe College Archive, p.23/9

Name: MCCARTHY, JAMES JOSEPH
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUN LAOGHAIRE, GEORGE'S STREET LOWER, CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL (RC)
Date: 1869;1871-72
Nature: Enlargement. New side aisles (£7,000), 1869 (tenders invited Jan-Feb 1869); nave, clerestories, facade & roof, 1871-72 (Contractor: Michael Meade). Transept, chancel, chancel apse carried out 1893-95 under direction of J.L. Robinson, 'adhering in the main' to JJM's plans' (Contractor: Kiernan, Talbot Street).
Refs: Clonliffe, College Archive, MS p23/9; Irish Times, 20 Jan 1869;  Freeman's Journal, 8 Feb 1869; RHA 1873, no. 323; IB 15, 1 Apr 1873, 95; 37, 15 Jan 1895, 13; N. Donnelly, Short Histories of Dublin Parishes, I, 162 (or 168?); Jeanne Sheehy, J.J. McCarthy and the Gothic Revival in Ireland (UAHS, 1977), 67

Name: ROBINSON, JOHN LOFTUS
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUN LAOGHAIRE, GEORGE'S STREET LOWER, CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL (RC)
Date: 1893-94
Nature: Designs for completion, involving erection of transepts and chancel arch (£7,000), sacristies, tower & spire (£10,000). For Very Rev. Monsignor Walsh. Contractor: James Kiernan, 100 Talbot St. Work continued after JLO's death by G. O'Connor.
Refs: Diary of JLR. 1893 (photocopy in IAA, Acc. 2006/011); IAA, PKS B15/85, B16/01, A07 (Jul 1892-Jan 1894, p.312-3); RHA 1894, no. 441;  Irish Times, 23 Jul 1894;  IB 36, 1 Aug 1894, 171; 37, 15 Jan 1895, 13

Name: O'CONNOR, GEORGE LUKE
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUN LAOGHAIRE, GEORGE'S STREET LOWER, CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL (RC)
Date: 1894-1902
Nature: Completion of church after death of J.L. Robinson. Church completed 1902. High altar executed by Edmund Sharp.
Refs: Design for high altar exh. RHA 1896, no. 423; Clonliffe College Archive, MS p1/2; Edmund Sharp's publicity booklet (1920s), 14

Name: O'CONNOR, GEORGE LUKE
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUN LAOGHAIRE, GEORGE'S STREET LOWER, CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL (RC)
Date: 1905-6
Nature: Railing, gates and terraces.
Refs: Clonliffe College archive, MS p1/2; IB 47, 6 May 1905, 309(illus.); 48, 25 Aug 1906, 688

Name: ASHLIN & COLEMAN
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUN LAOGHAIRE, GEORGE'S STREET LOWER, CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL (RC)
Date: 1909-1914
Nature: Seating, organ case and gallery &c. Organ inaugurated 10 May 1914. Organ case constructed by Josph Nolan, Upper Dorset St.
Refs: Drawings for chancel seating (1909), credence table, pulpit, lamps (1914) in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman drawings collection, Acc. 76/1.91/1-5; IB 55, 19 Jul 1913, 476;  Freeman's Journal, 9 May 1914.

Name: CAHILL, JAMES [1]*
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUN LAOGHAIRE, GEORGE'S STREET LOWER, CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL (RC)
Date: ?
Nature: Mural monument to Father Kavanagh
Refs: W.G. Strickland, A Dictionary of Irish Artists (1913), I, 147