Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. DONEGAL, ARDARA, CHURCH OF ST CONALL (CI)

Name: UNKNOWN ARCHITECT
Building: CO. DONEGAL, ARDARA, CHURCH OF ST CONALL (CI)
Date: 1833
Nature: New church consisting of 3-bay nave with bellcote at W end.
Refs: J.B. Leslie, Raphoe Clergy and Parishes (1940), 47; Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North West Ulster (1979), 109; Clergy of Derry & Raphoe (Ulster Historical Foundation, 1999), 114(illus.);  EXTERIOR ALSO ILLUS. IN Claude Costegalde & Brian Walker, The Church of Ireland: an illustrated history (2013), 171.

Name: UNKNOWN ARCHITECT
Building: CO. DONEGAL, ARDARA, CHURCH OF ST CONALL (CI)
Date: 1879
Nature: Church to be refitted and repainted internally.
Refs: Irish Ecclesiastical Gazette 21, no. 244, 1 Jul 1879, 584.

Name: BUCHANAN, ROBERT ECCLES
Building: CO. DONEGAL, ARDARA, CHURCH OF ST CONALL (CI)
Date: 1906
Nature: 'improvements of an extensive character involving practically the remodelling of the church' (including new roof, chancel & vestry) Tenders invited Apr 1906; church reopened 28 Oct 1906. Contractor: John Bloomfield, Brookeborough, Co. Fermanagh. (Leslie says nave was restored 1906 for £400 and chancel was added in 1908 for £350.)
Refs: IB 48, 7 Apr,3 Nov 1906, 282,888; J.B. Leslie, Raphoe Clergy and Parishes (1940), 47