Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. CORK, DONERAILE, CHURCH OF ST MARY (CI)

Name: UNKNOWN ARCHITECT
Building: CO. CORK, DONERAILE, CHURCH OF ST MARY (CI)
Date: 1726
Nature: Church of 1633 rebuilt by Arthur, Viscount Doneraile.
Refs: Black marble slab with inscription, cited by P. Luckombe, Tour through Ireland (1780), ?, Complete Irish Traveller (1788), ?, J.B. Burke, Visitation of Seats & Arms (2nd ser., 1855), II, 194, and Irish Ecclesiastical Gazette 23, no. 99, 19 Nov 1881, 807.

Name: CHEERE, HENRY *#
Building: CO. CORK, DONERAILE, CHURCH OF ST MARY (CI)
Date: 1759
Nature: Monument to 1st Viscount Doneraile
Refs: Homan Potterton, Irish Church Monuments 1570-1880 (UAHS, 1975), 40

Name: UNKNOWN ARCHITECT
Building: CO. CORK, DONERAILE, CHURCH OF ST MARY (CI)
Date: 1815-16
Nature: 'The church, at the north end of the town, is a neat and commodious edifice with a tower, formerly surmounted by a spire which was blown down about 12 years since. It was erected in 1816[sic, but date of 1815 carved over E window], by aid of a loan of £2000 from the late Board of First Fruits…'.(Lewis)   (Design attr. to James Pain by Bill Power.)
Refs: J.N. Brewer, The Beauties of Ireland (1825), ?; S. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837), I, 478;  Bill Power, 'A treasury of churches: North Cork churches of James Pain', Mallow Field Club Journal 22 (2004), 80.

Name: ECCLESIASTICAL COMMISSIONERS
Building: CO. CORK, DONERAILE, CHURCH OF ST MARY (CI)
Date: 1860p-1870a
Nature: Proposed new timber pulpit, reading desk and communion rail.
Refs: Unsigned, undated design (with plan of existing internal arrangement) in Representative Church Body Library , see RCB Library - Architectural drawings, https://archdrawing.ireland.anglican.org/items/show/1266-1267 (last visited, Feb 2017).

Name: UNKNOWN ARCHITECT
Building: CO. CORK, DONERAILE, CHURCH OF ST MARY (CI)
Date: 1881
Nature: New brass communion rails, carved oak pulpit, brass reading desk and  credence table provided.
Refs: Irish Ecclesiastical Gazette 23, no. 99, 19 Nov 1881, 807.

Name: UNKNOWN ARCHITECT
Building: CO. CORK, DONERAILE, CHURCH OF ST MARY (CI)
Date: 1882p
Nature: Vestry have determined t0 effect improvements ‘including the erection of a varnished pine ceiling, removal of gallery at west end, alteration of aisles, reflooring and conversion of oak square pews in to open seats, &c.’
Refs: Irish Ecclesiastical Gazette 24, no. 148, 28 Oct 1882, 771.