Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. SLIGO, BALLYMOTE, CHURCH (CI, EMLAGHFAD PARISH)

Name: UNKNOWN ARCHITECT
Building: CO. SLIGO, BALLYMOTE, CHURCH (CI, EMLAGHFAD PARISH)
Date: 1813-1818
Nature: New church on new site, described by Lewis as 'a good building in the early English style, remarkable for the beauty of its tower and spire'. For Rev. John Garrett. Payments of £176.14s.1d. made to unknown payee in 1813 and 1814 for finishing church and steeple. Payment of £30 to John Lynn, 1818, for new sashes.  (Church completed 1848 through munificence of Sir R. Gore-Booth.) 
Refs: RCB Library, 'An account of of all sums of money levied for building and repairing of churches...June 1824' (information from Frank Keohane); Terence O'Rorke, History of Sligo (1889), II, 172;  James Christopher McDonagh, History  of Ballymote and the parish of Emlaghfad (Dublin, 1936), 133;  exterior illus. in Clergy of Tuam, Killala and Achonry (Ulster Historical Foundation, 2008), 217 Claude Costegalde & Brian Walker, The Church of Ireland: an illustrated history (2013), 273.  

Name: UNKNOWN ARCHITECT
Building: CO. SLIGO, BALLYMOTE, CHURCH (CI, EMLAGHFAD PARISH)
Date: 1878
Nature: Clock placed in church tower in memory of Sir Robert Gore Booth, Bt.
Refs: Irish Ecclesiastical Gazette 20, no. 235, 1 Oct 1878, 287.