Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. ARMAGH, ARMAGH, CATHEDRAL ROAD, CATHEDRAL OF ST PATRICK (RC)

Name: COTTINGHAM, LEWIS NOCKALLS #
Building: CO. ARMAGH, ARMAGH, CATHEDRAL ROAD, CATHEDRAL OF ST PATRICK (RC)
Date: 1837
Nature: LNC asked to furnish plans for same, but commission given to Thomas Duff instead.
Refs: Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 109

Name: DUFF, THOMAS J. [1]
Building: CO. ARMAGH, ARMAGH, CATHEDRAL ROAD, CATHEDRAL OF ST PATRICK (RC)
Date: 1840
Nature: Original plans by TD; 34 feet of walls built, costing £26,000. Clerk of works, William Marron. Work finished after TD's death by J.J. McCarthy.
Refs: 'Document relating to the building of the Cathedral' (copy of original minute book in Bishop's Palace, Armagh) in ?;   B 9, 21 Jun 1851, 393; DB 5, 1 Feb,15 Apr 1863, 16,65; 6, 1 Oct 1864, 199; IB 15, 1 Sep 1873, 230; 18, 1 May 1876, 133; Architect 10, 23 Aug 1873, 95; design published as frontispiece to Rev. John Gallogly, History of St Patrick's Cathedral, Armagh (1880); Guide to St Patrick's Cathdral, Armagh (1904), 64; Paul Larmour, 'That eminent and tasteful architect', Perspective7, No. 1 (Sep/Oct 1998), 61(illus.);  Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 109-11.

Name: BYRNE, THOMAS [3]*
Building: CO. ARMAGH, ARMAGH, CATHEDRAL ROAD, CATHEDRAL OF ST PATRICK (RC)
Date: 1854-1873
Nature: TB contractor for J.J. McCarthy's design
Refs: Armagh Guardian, 19,26 Aig 1859;   DB 5, 15 Apr 1863, 65.

Name: MCCARTHY, JAMES JOSEPH
Building: CO. ARMAGH, ARMAGH, CATHEDRAL ROAD, CATHEDRAL OF ST PATRICK (RC)
Date: 1854-1873
Nature: Completion of building begun by Thomas Duff. Thomas Byrne, Belfast, wins tender for roofing &c.(£9,896) Spires completed to his design after his death.
Refs: B 9, 21 Jun 1851, 393; 12, 7 Jan,18 Nov 1854, 6-7,594; 14, 17 May 1856, 278; 18, ? ? 1860, 558; 20, 20 Sep 1862, 685; 31, 16 Aug,6 Sep 1873, 652,702; Irish Times, 24 May 1859;
DB 1, 1 Aug,1 Sep,1 Oct 1859, 103,118,133; 4, 15 Jul,1 Aug 1862, 175,198; 5, 1,15 Apr 1863, 63(illus.),65; IB 15, 1 Sep 1873, 230; 16, 15 Sep 1874, 312(illus.); 18, 1 May 1870, 133; 46, 30 Jul 1904, ?; Jubilee No. 1909, 10(illus.); Irish Times, 24 May 1859;    Architect 10, ? ? 1873, 95; RHA 1862, no. 322; Guide to St Patrick's Cathdral, Armagh (1904), 64; Jeanne Sheehy, J.J. McCarthy and the Gothic Revival in Ireland (UAHS, 1977), 17(illus.),39-42(illus.);  Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013),  110-12, Pls.80,81..


Name: HERBERT & CO.*#
Building: CO. ARMAGH, ARMAGH, CATHEDRAL ROAD, CATHEDRAL OF ST PATRICK (RC)
Date: 1875
Nature: 14 plaster stations of the cross. Cost: £200. Copyright retained by H & Co.
Refs: Guide to St Patrick's Cathedral, Armagh (1904).

Name: EARLEY & POWELLS *
Building: CO. ARMAGH, ARMAGH, CATHEDRAL ROAD, CATHEDRAL OF ST PATRICK (RC)
Date: 1879;1904
Nature: E window (Crucifixion) in memory of Archbishops Crolly & Dixon, 1879.  Also 3 other windows, 1904. Sculpted figures in arcade and niches (date?).
Refs: Belfast Observer 1 Nov 1879, quoted in J. Gallogly, History of St Patrick's Cathedral, Armagh (1880), 127; Guide to St Patrick's Cathedral, Armagh (1904), ?;  Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 113.

Name: HAGUE, WILLIAM [2]
Building: CO. ARMAGH, ARMAGH, CATHEDRAL ROAD, CATHEDRAL OF ST PATRICK (RC)
Date: 1884-86
Nature: Gates & lodge. Contractor: Robert Cullen (sic), Portadown.
Refs: Guide to St Patrick's Cathedral, Armagh (1904), 64;  Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 113.

Name: HAGUE, WILLIAM [2]
Building: CO. ARMAGH, ARMAGH, CATHEDRAL ROAD, CATHEDRAL OF ST PATRICK (RC)
Date: 1891
Nature: New vestry.
Refs: Architect 46, 11 Dec 1891, supplement p.6; IB 33, 15 Dec 1891, 288

Name: HAGUE, WILLIAM [2]
Building: CO. ARMAGH, ARMAGH, CATHEDRAL ROAD, CATHEDRAL OF ST PATRICK (RC)
Date: 1894-1897
Nature: Sacristy & synod hall. Contractor: James McAdorey, Dundalk.
Refs: Guide to St Patrick's Cathedral, Armagh (1904), 15,54,64;  Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 113.

Name: HAGUE, WILLIAM [2]
Building: CO. ARMAGH, ARMAGH, CATHEDRAL ROAD, CATHEDRAL OF ST PATRICK (RC)
Date: 1899
Nature: Rood screen behind high altar. Continued by T.F. McNamara after WH's death. Executant Prof. Pietro Lazzarini, Carrara.
Refs: Guide to St Patrick's Cathedral, Armagh (1904), ?,64

Name: MCNAMARA, THOMAS FRANCIS
Building: CO. ARMAGH, ARMAGH, CATHEDRAL ROAD, CATHEDRAL OF ST PATRICK (RC)
Date: 1899
Nature: Marble rood screen behind high altar designed by William Hague continued by T.F. McNamara after WH's death. Executant Prof. Pietro Lazzarini, Carrara.
Refs: Guide to Armagh Cathedral (1904), 64

Name: MEDICI, PAOLO *#
Building: CO. ARMAGH, ARMAGH, CATHEDRAL ROAD, CATHEDRAL OF ST PATRICK (RC)
Date: 1900-02ca
Nature: High altar, BVM altar & pulpit executed in studio of PM to designs by Ashlin & Coleman.
Refs: B 87, 6 Aug 1904, 161; Guide to St Patrick's Cathedral, Armagh (1904), 27,46.

Name: ASHLIN, GEORGE COPPINGER
Building: CO. ARMAGH, ARMAGH, CATHEDRAL ROAD, CATHEDRAL OF ST PATRICK (RC)
Date: 1900-1902;1909
Nature: Stone groining to aisles, side chapels, towers, wall & ceiling decoration, 5 altars, screens, throne, Lady Chapel, pulpit, organ gallery, communion rail, choir pavement, porches, font &c. Also decorative scheme for synod hall stair hall? Contractor (1901): James Kiernan.
Refs: Drawings in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman drawings collection, Acc. 76/1.8; IAA, PKS 0831, A08 (Apr 1901); IB 43, 6, 20 Jun 1901, 751, 767; 46, 30 Jul 1904, 474; B 67, 6 Jun 1904, 161; Guide to St Patrick's Cathedral, Armagh (1904), 64;  Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 113.


Name: HARDMAN, JOHN, & CO *
Building: CO. ARMAGH, ARMAGH, CATHEDRAL ROAD, CATHEDRAL OF ST PATRICK (RC)
Date: 1900-1905
Nature: Decorative scheme, including mosaics. by Gabriel Pippet. Also 2 stained-glass windows in N nave aisle, nearest transepts (date not known?).
Refs: Guide to St Patrick's Cathedral (1904), 25;  Michael Fisher, Hardman of Birmingham, goldsmith and glasspainter (Landmark Publishing, 2008), 138;  Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 113,Pl.88.

Name: CLARKE, JOSHUA *
Building: CO. ARMAGH, ARMAGH, CATHEDRAL ROAD, CATHEDRAL OF ST PATRICK (RC)
Date: 1900ca
Nature: Responsible for execution of enamelled timber canopy over pulpit, designed by Ashlin
Refs: Guide to St Patrick's Cathedral, Armagh (1904), 46,65

Name: WOOLISCROFT, GEORGE & SONS *#
Building: CO. ARMAGH, ARMAGH, CATHEDRAL ROAD, CATHEDRAL OF ST PATRICK (RC)
Date: 1900ca
Nature: Mosaic decoration of Lady Chapel, side chapels & aisles to designs by G.C. Ashlin.
Refs: Drawings in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman drawings collection, Acc. 76/1; Guide to St Patrick's Cathedral, Armagh (1904), 65

Name: AMICI, ORESTE *#
Building: CO. ARMAGH, ARMAGH, CATHEDRAL ROAD, CATHEDRAL OF ST PATRICK (RC)
Date: 1900ca
Nature: Ceiling paintings
Refs: IB 46, 24 Sep 1904, 618; Guide to St Patrick's Cathedral (1904), 27

Name: AURELI, CESARE *#
Building: CO. ARMAGH, ARMAGH, CATHEDRAL ROAD, CATHEDRAL OF ST PATRICK (RC)
Date: 1900ca
Nature: Figures on front of high altar, after Leonardo's Last Supper; statue of Sacred Heart on Sacred Heart altar. (Last Supper relief transferred to St Peter's church, Stonebridge, Kilmore, when sanctuary was reordered post Vatican II.)
Refs: B 87, 6 Aug 1904, 161; IB 46, 13 Aug 1904, 506; Guide to St Patrick's Cathedral, Armagh (1904), 24,29.

Name: BEAKEY, PATRICK *
Building: CO. ARMAGH, ARMAGH, CATHEDRAL ROAD, CATHEDRAL OF ST PATRICK (RC)
Date: 1900ca
Nature: Executed organ case, choir stalls, cardinal's & throne seats.
Refs: Guide to St Patrick's Cathedral, Armagh

Name: OPPENHEIMER, LUDWIG, LTD *#
Building: CO. ARMAGH, ARMAGH, CATHEDRAL ROAD, CATHEDRAL OF ST PATRICK (RC)
Date: 1900p
Nature: Mosaic decoration of nave, spandrils of crossing, transepts, tower porches and passage floors.
Refs: Drawings in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman drawings collection, Acc. 76/1.8; Guide to St Patrick's Cathedral (1904), 64;  Oppenheimer brochures,1905ca and 1915ca (information from Robert Field, Swanage, Dorset, Apr 2013 ).


Name: TRIPISCIANO, MICHELE *#
Building: CO. ARMAGH, ARMAGH, CATHEDRAL ROAD, CATHEDRAL OF ST PATRICK (RC)
Date: 1900P
Nature: 3 marble bas relief groups in antependium of Lady Altar (Presentation of BVM, Assumption, Coronation)
Refs: Guide to St Patrick's Cathedral, Armagh (2nd ed., 1905), 37

Name: VENTURI, DAVIDE, & SON *#
Building: CO. ARMAGH, ARMAGH, CATHEDRAL ROAD, CATHEDRAL OF ST PATRICK (RC)
Date: 1901
Nature: Choir screens, the Cardinal's throne, the organ gallery front, the (side?) altar railings and altar pavements.
Refs: Design for pavement in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman drawings collection?; Guide to St Patrick's Cathedral, Armagh (1904), 28.

Name: RUFFONONI, - *#
Building: CO. ARMAGH, ARMAGH, CATHEDRAL ROAD, CATHEDRAL OF ST PATRICK (RC)
Date: 1901ca
Nature: Executed St Brigid & St Joseph altars to designs by Ashlin & Coleman. also frontal of Sacred Heart altar.
Refs: Guide to St Patrick's Cathedral, Armagh (1904), 28,29

Name: ASHLIN & COLEMAN
Building: CO. ARMAGH, ARMAGH, CATHEDRAL ROAD, CATHEDRAL OF ST PATRICK (RC)
Date: 1902-1909
Nature: Further works
Refs: Drawings in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman drawings collection, Acc. 76/1.8/1-260; IB 46, 18,30 Jul,13 Aug 1904, 386,473-4(illus. with drawing of pulpit & photo. of mosaic work), 506; Building News 87, 12 Aug,ll Nov 1904, 211-2(illus.),675-6(illus.)

Name: MCCARTHY, CHARLES JAMES
Building: CO. ARMAGH, ARMAGH, CATHEDRAL ROAD, CATHEDRAL OF ST PATRICK (RC)
Date: 1904
Nature: Restoration and embellishment for Cardinal Logue. Consecrated by Papal Legate Jul 1904.(But cf. Ashlin & Coleman)
Refs: Building News 87 29 Jul 1904, 143; B 87, 6 Aug 1904, 161

Name: PURDY & MILLARD *
Building: CO. ARMAGH, ARMAGH, CATHEDRAL ROAD, CATHEDRAL OF ST PATRICK (RC)
Date: 1904a
Nature: 'framework' of Lady Altar.
Refs: Guide to St Patrick's Cathedral, Armagh (1904), 27?

Name: EARLEY, JOHN BISHOP *
Building: CO. ARMAGH, ARMAGH, CATHEDRAL ROAD, CATHEDRAL OF ST PATRICK (RC)
Date: ?
Nature: Cartoons to spandrils of crossings. Archts: Ashlin & Coleman. Mosaic work by Oppenheimer & Co., Manchester.
Refs: Guide to St Patrick's Cathedral (1904), 20

Name: EARLEY & POWELLS *
Building: CO. ARMAGH, ARMAGH, CATHEDRAL ROAD, CATHEDRAL OF ST PATRICK (RC)
Date: ?
Nature: Sculpted figures in arcade and niches of BVM altar.
Refs: Guide to St Patrick's Cathedral (1904), 27

Name: LAZZERINI, PIETRO *#
Building: CO. ARMAGH, ARMAGH, CATHEDRAL ROAD, CATHEDRAL OF ST PATRICK (RC)
Date: ?
Nature: Rood screen and statue of Dr McGettigan in front of cathedral executed by PL. Also statues of 11 faithful apostles and Archbishops Crolly & McGettigan on entrance front.
Refs: Guide to St Patrick's Cathedral, Armagh (1904), 27,56 (for photograph of statue of Dr McGettigan, see T. O Fiaich, St Patrick's Cathedral, Armagh (Irish Heritage Series, No. 58, 1987), Pl. 13);  Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 111.

Name: MAYER & CO. *#
Building: CO. ARMAGH, ARMAGH, CATHEDRAL ROAD, CATHEDRAL OF ST PATRICK (RC)
Date: ?
Nature: All windows except E. window, 3 smaller ones in chancel, 2 windows nearest transept in N aisle of nave.
Refs: Guide to St Patrick's Cathedral, Armagh (1904), 25;  Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 113.

Name: SMYTH, GEORGE [2] *
Building: CO. ARMAGH, ARMAGH, CATHEDRAL ROAD, CATHEDRAL OF ST PATRICK (RC)
Date: ?
Nature: 'Much of his fine work adorns our churches and cathedrals - notably in Queenstown and Armagh.'
Refs: Letter from Edmund Burke, MA, in IB 63, 2 Jul 1921, 449

Name: MCNAMARA, THOMAS FRANCIS
Building: CO. ARMAGH, ARMAGH, CATHEDRAL ROAD, CATHEDRAL OF ST PATRICK (RC)
Date: ?
Nature: 'The passages are laid with mosaic, worked out from a very beautiful design of Mr. McNamara's, embracing Celtic interlaced work from the Book of Kells and other ancient iluminated Irish MSS.'
Refs: Guide to St Patrick's Cathedral, Armagh (2nd ed., 1905), 59