Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. KILDARE, CURRAGH CAMP

Name: HOLME, ARTHUR HILL #
Building: CO. KILDARE, CURRAGH CAMP
Date: 1850s
Nature: 'huts and waterworks for the military'. For Board of Ordnance.
Refs: APSD, Part 15, H, 71; B 13, 18 Aug 1855 (& passim); 15, 5 Dec 1857, 706 (see description of camp inB 16, 3 Jul 1858, 451-2);  Civil Engineer and Architect's Journal 21 (Jan 1858), 33.

Name: BUTLER, SAMUEL
Building: CO. KILDARE, CURRAGH CAMP
Date: 1859
Nature: SB assists in formation of encampment for 10,000 troops.
Refs: Westmeath Independent, 26 Dec 1959, with other information supplied to E.McP by N.W. English.

Name: UNKNOWN ARCHITECT
Building: CO. KILDARE, CURRAGH CAMP
Date: 1871
Nature: New concrete domiciles for the military proposed. 'Mr John Tall's Patent Apparatus (which we saw so so successfully used at Col. Raleigh Chichester's, Co. Roscommon) will be used.' Built by miltary labour.
Refs: IB 13, 1 Feb 1871, 26; Con Costello, A Most delightful station (1999), 227

Name: RANDALL, RICHARD
Building: CO. KILDARE, CURRAGH CAMP
Date: 1890-1900
Nature: Major barracks construction scheme costing £420,000, including new cavalry barracks (Contractor: J. & W. Beckett, estimated cost £95,000)
Refs: IB 42, 1 May 1900(obit.); see also Architect 44, 10 Oct 1890, suppl. p.7; IB 35, 15 Sep 1893, 216; 39, 1 Mar 1897, 51

Name: UNKNOWN ARCHITECT
Building: CO. KILDARE, CURRAGH CAMP
Date: 1890a
Nature: Blocks A,B,D, in C Square. Contractor: P. Morris, Sligo. Nurses' quarters; generating station for Office of Public Works. Amount of P. Morris's tender for former, £1,584, and for latter £1,465.
Refs: IAA, PKS B15/08, A07 (Jan,Dec 1890, p.372)

Name: UNKNOWN ARCHITECT
Building: CO. KILDARE, CURRAGH CAMP
Date: 1899
Nature: Portion of camp to be reconstructed at cost of £50,000.
Refs: IB 41, 1 Sep 1899, 114