Selected: CO. CORK, COBH, CATHEDRAL OF ST COLMAN (RC)



Name: GOLDIE, GEORGE #
Building: CO. CORK, COBH, CATHEDRAL OF ST COLMAN (RC)
Date: 1867
Nature: Pugin & Ashlin, Goldie and J.J. McCarthy initially invited to participate in limited competition, but Goldie & McCarthy found conditions unsatisfactory.
Refs: B 24, 12,26 Oct 1867, 753,786;  IB 67, 1 Nov 1867, 282-3.

Name: MCCARTHY, JAMES JOSEPH
Building: CO. CORK, COBH, CATHEDRAL OF ST COLMAN (RC)
Date: 1867
Nature: Pugin & Ashlin, Goldie and JJM initially invited to participate in limited competition, but Goldie & JJM found conditions unsatisfactory.
Refs: B 24, 12,26 Oct 1867, 753,786; IB 67, 1 Nov 1867, 282-3.

Name: PUGIN & ASHLIN
Building: CO. CORK, COBH, CATHEDRAL OF ST COLMAN (RC)
Date: 1867-1878
Nature: New cathedral on site of old chapel. Excavations begun Summer 1868. FS laid by Bishop William Keane, 15 Jul 1868.  Cornerstone laid 30 Sep. 1868. Builder: Michael Meade, Gt Brunswick St.Clerk of works: Charles Guilfoyle Doran. Walls 'now nearly finished and rady for the roof', Feb 1878, by which time building had cost £73,000. .
Refs: Drawings in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman drawings collection, Acc. 76/1.1-3; further drawings in Cloyne Diocesan Archive, Cobh; copy of design for carvings, 1911, originally in possession of Charles Guilfoyle Doran, in Cork City Archives, U278;  IB 9, 15 Aug,1 Nov 1867, 215,282,284; 10, 15 Jul,1 Sep,15 Oct 1868, 182,220,247; 11, 1 Feb 1869, 36-37; 16, 15 Jan,1 Oct 1874, 17,275; B 25, 12,26 Oct 1867, 753-4,786; 26, 15 Jul,5 Dec 1868, 182,901; 16, 15 Jan,1 Oct 1874, 17,275;  Freeman's Journal, 4  Feb 1878;  Register of Visitation of Bishop William Keane, Cloyne Diocesan Archives, Cobh (information from Mgr James O'Brien, Buttevant, co. Cork,Aug 2010); RA 1878, nos. 1091,1114; photograph of proposed front elevation in RIBA drawings collection, see A. Wedgwood, Catalogue of the Drawings Collection of the Royal Institute of British Architects: the Pugin Family (1977), 118-9, and British Architectural Library Catalogue, http://riba.sirsidynix.net.uk/uhtbin/cgisirsi/KyMs8hfgef/MAIN_CAT/124810006/13 (last visited Apr, 2009); Frederick O'Dwyer, 'A Victorian Partnership - the architecture of Pugin & Ashlin', in J. Graby, ed.,150 Years of Architecture in Ireland: the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland 1839-1989, (RIAI, 1989), 60-61(illus.)

Name: DORAN, CHARLES GUILFOYLE
Building: CO. CORK, COBH, CATHEDRAL OF ST COLMAN (RC)
Date: 1868p
Nature: CGD clerk of works to cathedral from 1868.
Refs: See BIOGRAPHY.

Name: ASHLIN, GEORGE COPPINGER
Building: CO. CORK, COBH, CATHEDRAL OF ST COLMAN (RC)
Date: 1875-1902
Nature: Pugin & Ashlin architects of cathedral until 1870 and nominally until Pugin's death.  Ashlin sole architect until 1902, thereafter Ashlin & Coleman.
Refs: Designs in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman drawings collection, Acc. 76/1.1/1-3; further drawings in Cloyne Diocesan Archive;  RHA 1874, no. 283; 1877, no. 319; IAA, PKS 0671; B14/36, B15/57 (missing), A07 (Jan 1889-Mar 1892, p.348), A08 (Apr 1901); B 24, 12, 26 Oct 1867, 753, 786; 82, 1 Mar 1902, 219; IB 12, 1 Jan 1870, 14; 21, 1 Aug 1879, 240; 31, 15 Jan 1889, 27; 41, 15 Jun 1899, 65; 32, 1 Dec 1890, 281, 283 (illus.); 42, 1 Jun 1900, 380; 44, 8 May 1902, 1242; Architect 40, 3 Aug 1888, suppl. p.1; 41, 18 Jan 1889, suppl. p.2; Capuchin Annual 12 (1941), 280; (1951), 364; exterior and interior views exh. Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1897.

Name: HARDMAN, JOHN, & CO *
Building: CO. CORK, COBH, CATHEDRAL OF ST COLMAN (RC)
Date: 1880-93;1898-99
Nature: Glass for windows in clerestory, apse, south and north transepts, and west rose window, 1898-9. Also windows above Sacred Heart Altar.
Refs: St Colman's Cathedral, Queenstown (1916), 17;  Jesse Castle Metlitski and Richard Oram, Report on Cobh Cathedral for Carrig Conservation, Dublin (2001) (information from Mgr James O'Brien, Buttevant, Co. Cork);  S transept and baptistery windows illus. in Ann Wilson, 'The building of St Colman's Cathedral, Cobh', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 7 (2004), 248,250,251;  Ann Wison, 'The Gothic Revival in Ireland:  St Colman's Cathedral, Cobh (1868-1916)', Antiphon: A Journal for Liturgical Renewal 11.2 (2007), 32(illus.)36(illus.),37(illus.).




Name: SCANNELL, PATRICK *
Building: CO. CORK, COBH, CATHEDRAL OF ST COLMAN (RC)
Date: 1891
Nature: Altar rails, 103 feet long., 'in hand', 1 Jun 1891.
Refs: St Colman's Cathedral, Queenstown (1916), 19.

Name: BEAKEY, PATRICK *
Building: CO. CORK, COBH, CATHEDRAL OF ST COLMAN (RC)
Date: 1891ca;1910ca
Nature: Executant of bishop's throne & stalls(1891ca), organ case (1910ca), pulpit, screens to designs by Ashlin and Ashlin & Coleman.
Refs: St Colman's Cathedral, Queenstown

Name: EARLEY & POWELLS *
Building: CO. CORK, COBH, CATHEDRAL OF ST COLMAN (RC)
Date: 1892
Nature: Executed high altar to designs by G.C. Ashlin (£2000) . (Tenders received 9 Nov 1891, and altar first used for Bishop McCarthy's requiem, Dec 1893.)  Also window in original mortuary chapel (later removed to base of tower) and BVM altar.
Refs: St Colman's Cathedral, Queenstown (1916), 15,17;  information from Mgr. James O'Brien, Buttevant, Co. Cork; illus. in Ann Wilson, 'The building of St Colman's Cathedral, Cobh', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 7 (2004), 246.

Name: O'CONNELL, JOHN ALOYSIUS *
Building: CO. CORK, COBH, CATHEDRAL OF ST COLMAN (RC)
Date: 1892-1898;1909a
Nature: Executant of carved wall panels and carved shamrock diapering, carving and altars in Sacred Heart and Pieta chapels, carving of nave capitals, marble flooring of Pieta chapel, carving in Blessed Thaddeus chapel and screens dividing chancel chapels
Refs: Ann Wilson, 'The building of St Colman's Cathedral, Cobh', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 7 (2004), 239,253(illus.);  Ann Wison, 'The Gothic Revival in Ireland:  St Colman's Cathedral, Cobh (1868-1916)', Antiphon: A Journal for Liturgical Renewal 11.2 (2007),35(illus.),41-42(illus.).

Name: OPPENHEIMER, LUDWIG, LTD *#
Building: CO. CORK, COBH, CATHEDRAL OF ST COLMAN (RC)
Date: 1892-94;1898;1909a
Nature: Sanctuary floor mosaics; floor of Lady Chapel (and Sacred Heart chapel?), high altar panels, communion railing passage, Good Counsel shrine (other mosaic work by T.C. Edwards, Ruabon). Mosaic flooring of McCarthy chapel, 1909a.
Refs:     www.foscc.com;  Ann Wilson, 'The building of St Colman's Cathedral, Cobh', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 7 (2004), 252(illus.);  Ann Wison, 'The Gothic Revival in Ireland:  St Colman's Cathedral, Cobh (1868-1916)', Antiphon: A Journal for Liturgical Renewal 11.2 (2007), 33-34(illus.);40(illus.).
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Refs: www.foscc.com;  Ann Wilson, 'The building of St Colman's Cathedral, Cobh', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 7 (2004), 252(illus.);  Ann Wilson, 'The Gothic Revival in Ireland:  St Colman's Cathedral, Cobh (1868-1916)', Antiphon: A Journal for Liturgical Renewal 11.2 (2007), 33-34(illus.);40(illus.).


Name: COX & BUCKLEY *
Building: CO. CORK, COBH, CATHEDRAL OF ST COLMAN (RC)
Date: 1892p
Nature: 2-light sexfoil windows in apse behind high altar.
Refs: St Colman's Cathedral, Queenstown (1916), 17.

Name: MAYER & CO. *
Building: CO. CORK, COBH, CATHEDRAL OF ST COLMAN (RC)
Date: 1896;1899;1901
Nature: Baptistery window (St Patrick baptising the daughters of the king of Ireland, 1899); window in aisle  (Moses in the Bulrushes, 1901); window in Lady Chapel (Annunciation, 1896).   Also statuary group of Pietà in Pietà chapel.
Refs: St Colman's Cathedral, Queenstown (1916), 15;  Ann Wilson, 'The building of St Colman's Cathedral, Cobh', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 7 (2004), 248(illus.),238,248(illus.),251(illus.);  Ann Wison, 'The Gothic Revival in Ireland:  St Colman's Cathedral, Cobh (1868-1916)', Antiphon: A Journal for Liturgical Renewal 11.2 (2007), 21,22, 32(illus.),35(illus.),40(illus.),41(illus.);  information from Mgr James O'Brien, Buttevant, Co. Cork.

Name: HARRISON, C.W., & SONS *
Building: CO. CORK, COBH, CATHEDRAL OF ST COLMAN (RC)
Date: 1898
Nature: Sculpture on tympanum of W door.
Refs: Ann Wilson, 'The building of St Colman's Cathedral, Cobh', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 7 (2004), 244(illus.),259(illus.);  Ann Wison, 'The Gothic Revival in Ireland:  St Colman's Cathedral, Cobh (1868-1916)', Antiphon: A Journal for Liturgical Renewal 11.2 (2007), 36(illus.).

Name: SHARP, EDMUND *
Building: CO. CORK, COBH, CATHEDRAL OF ST COLMAN (RC)
Date: 1905
Nature: Baptistery rails.
Refs: Ann Wison, 'The Gothic Revival in Ireland:  St Colman's Cathedral, Cobh (1868-1916)', Antiphon: A Journal for Liturgical Renewal 11.2 (2007), 36(illus.).

Name: ASHLIN & COLEMAN
Building: CO. CORK, COBH, CATHEDRAL OF ST COLMAN (RC)
Date: 1906-9;1911-19
Nature: New side chapel & sacristy (Blessed Thaddeus Chapel and sacristy built by John Sisk); completion of tower & spire (spire built by J. Maguire, Cork); carving to front by Harrison & Sons; further additions. Consecrated Aug 1919.
Refs: Drawings in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman drawings collection, Acc. 76/1; IB 48, 30 Jun,25 Aug 1906, 505,526,690; 48, 6 Apr 1907, 233; Jubilee No., 1909, illus.53, 29 Apr,8 Jul 1911, 283(illus.),462; 54, 20 Jan,3 Feb 1912, 58(illus.),78; 55, 6 Dec 1913, 765(illus.); 56, 10 Oct 1914, 569; 57, 31 Jul 1915, 352; 61, 22 Mar 1919, 142; 63, 5 Nov 1921, 729; unidentified perspective of cathedral with proposed spire in Jones file may be from ?IA & C 1, ? ? 1911, 283;Building News 105, 19 Dec 1913, 865; 107, 23 Oct 1914, 538; 117, 27 Aug 1919, 190; unidentified newspaper article by Patrick Thompson in Jones file

Name: EARLEY & CO. *
Building: CO. CORK, COBH, CATHEDRAL OF ST COLMAN (RC)
Date: 1911
Nature: Stained-glass window, 'Death of St Fin Barre at Cloyne', in Blessed Thaddeus chapel, 1911.
Refs: Ann Wilson, 'The building of St Colman's Cathedral, Cobh', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 7 (2004), 249(illus.);  Ann Wison, 'The Gothic Revival in Ireland:  St Colman's Cathedral, Cobh (1868-1916)', Antiphon: A Journal for Liturgical Renewal 11.2 (2007), 33(illus.).

Name: SMYTH, GEORGE [2] *
Building: CO. CORK, COBH, CATHEDRAL OF ST COLMAN (RC)
Date: 1911-1917
Nature: 3 statues of SS. Joseph, John the Baptist and the Virgin on W doorway.
Refs: Jesse Castle Metlitski and Richard Oram, Report on Cobh Cathedral for Carrig Conservation, Dublin (2001)
 (information from Mgr. James O'Brien, Buttevant, Co. Cork, Aug 2010).

Name: BARRETT, JAMES RUPERT EDWARD BOYD
Building: CO. CORK, COBH, CATHEDRAL OF ST COLMAN (RC)
Date: 1952;1959
Nature: Fluorescent lighting system; priests' houses
Refs: IB 94, 2 Feb 1952, 120

Name: LAWLOR, JOHN *
Building: CO. CORK, COBH, CATHEDRAL OF ST COLMAN (RC)
Date: ?
Nature: JL made 'sevaral statues for Queenstown church' (Strickland).
Refs: W.G. Strickland, A Dictionary of Irish Artists (1913), II, 9