Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. WATERFORD, CURRAGHMORE

Name: LAFRANCHINI, PAOLO *
Building: CO. WATERFORD, CURRAGHMORE
Date: 1746p
Nature: Ceiling of billiard room by Paolo and Filippo Lafranchini.
Refs: Carlo Palumbo-Fossati, Gli Stuccatori Ticinesi Lafranchini in Inghilterra e in Irlanda nel Secolo XVIII (Fondazione Ticino Nostro, Lugano, 1982), 73-74, pl.54; Joseph McDonnell, Irish Eighteenth-Century Stuccowork and its European sources (National Gallery of Ireland, 1991), 23, pl.91

Name: NOST, JOHN (VAN) [2]*
Building: CO. WATERFORD, CURRAGHMORE
Date: 1754
Nature: Life-sized statue of Catherine, Countess of Tyrone in grotto.
Refs: W.G. Strickland, A Dictionary of Irish Artists (1913), II, 487 (cites Faulkner's Journal, 3 Jun 1755)

Name: ROBERTS, JOHN [1]
Building: CO. WATERFORD, CURRAGHMORE
Date: 1775a
Nature: Offices for 'Lord Tyrone' (1st or 2nd earl?), i.e. forecourt at Curraghmore? Girouard says JR a likely candidate and 1750-60 a likely date. Bence Jones says by JR. (Forecourt attr. to Francis Bindon by Knight of Glin in BIGS, 10, Nos. 2 & 3, Apr-Sep 1967, 16.)
Refs: Letter from Richard Chenevix, Bishop of Waterford, to William Gore, Bishop of Limerick, 16 May 1775, in NLI, Limerick MSS., PC 875, 19/7; Mark Girouard, 'Curraghmore, Co. Waterford', Country Life 133, 14 Feb 1963, 308; Mark Bence-Jones, Burke’s Guide to Country Houses. Volume I, Ireland. (London, 1978), 97

Name: WYATT, JAMES #
Building: CO. WATERFORD, CURRAGHMORE
Date: 1778-1780
Nature: Alts., including interiors of dining-room, staircase, library. For George De La Poer, 2nd Earl of Tyrone (cr. 1st Marquess of Waterford, 1789).
Refs: Design(s) in album of ceiling designs by JW, Metopolitan Museum of Art; Howard Colvin, A Biographical dictionary of British architects 1600-1840 (4th edn., 2008), 1184;  John Martin Robinson, James Wyatt: architect to George III (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2012), 115-116, Pls. 105-107.

Name: PENROSE, THOMAS
Building: CO. WATERFORD, CURRAGHMORE
Date: 1779ca
Nature: 'neo-classical ceilings...often attributed to Wyatt, may...be Penrose's work'
Refs: Frederick O'Dwyer, 'Making connections in Georgian Ireland', BIGS 37 (1996-97), 18

Name: DE GREE, PETER *#
Building: CO. WATERFORD, CURRAGHMORE
Date: 1787ca
Nature: Circular medallions in drawing room ceiling and oval panels in dining room. (Rooms designed by James Wyatt).  For 1st Earl of Waterford.
Refs: W.G. Strickland, A Dictionary of Irish Artists (1913), I, 270; Mark Girouard, 'Curraghmore, Co. Waterford', Country Life 133, 14,21 Feb 1963, 310-11(illus.),368-9(illus.)

Name: ROBERTSON, DANIEL
Building: CO. WATERFORD, CURRAGHMORE
Date: 1833
Nature: Proposed Gothic extension and recasing, for 3rd Marquess of Waterford. Not executed.
Refs: Mark Girouard, 'Curraghmore, Co. Waterford'. Country Life 133, 21 Feb 1963,371; Frederick O'Dwyer, '"Modelled Muscularity": Daniel Robertson's Tudor mansions', Irish Arts Review Yearbook 15 (1999), 91

Name: TINSLEY, WILLIAM
Building: CO. WATERFORD, CURRAGHMORE
Date: 1847-1850
Nature: Farm and stable buildings. Also fortification of house against insurgents, 1848. and mill, 1849. For 3rd Marquess of Waterford.
Refs: J.D. Forbes, Victorian Architect: the life and work of William Tinsley (Indiana University Press, 1953), 46-47,51

Name: UNKNOWN ARCHITECT
Building: CO. WATERFORD, CURRAGHMORE
Date: 1864a
Nature: Fountain, adorned with figures which formed prominent feature at Paris Exhibition, purchased for £3,000. Jet of more than 40 ft.
Refs: DB 6, 15 May 1864, 99

Name: UNKNOWN ARCHITECT
Building: CO. WATERFORD, CURRAGHMORE
Date: 1865
Nature: Conversion of riding school into ballroom for Earl of Tyrone's coming-of-age. For 4th Marquess of Waterford.
Refs: DB 7, 15 Jul 1865, 182.

Name: BOEHM, JOSEPH EDGAR (SIR) *#
Building: CO. WATERFORD, CURRAGHMORE
Date: 1870s?
Nature: Family crest on tower and pediment.
Refs: Mark Girouard, 'Curraghmore, Co. Waterford', Country Life 133, 21 Feb 1963, 371; Homan Potterton, Irish Church Monuments (UAHS, 1975), 37, pl.69.

Name: ROBERTS, SAMUEL USSHER
Building: CO. WATERFORD, CURRAGHMORE
Date: 1873p
Nature: 'accommodation vastly improved by present, 5th Marquis, under direction of Mr Samuel Roberts (arch)' (Egan); Girouard dates remodelling to 1870s (following 2nd marriage in 1874?) Contractor: Sibthorpe. Estimated cost: £3,216.
Refs: IAA, PKS B06/11, A06 (Mar 1873);  P.M. Egan, History, guide and directory of county and city of Waterford [1895], 694;  Mark Girouard, 'Curraghmore, Co. Waterford'. Country Life 133, 21 Feb 1963,371

Name: HOGAN, JAMES, & SONS *
Building: CO. WATERFORD, CURRAGHMORE
Date: 1875a
Nature: Exterior plasterwork.
Refs: James Hogan & Sons, advertisement in Freeman's Journal, 6 Nov 1875.

Name: FRASER, JAMES
Building: CO. WATERFORD, CURRAGHMORE
Date: ?
Nature: Design of parterre and semicircular garden by Fraser, for Marchioness of Waterford.
Refs: Edward Malins & Patrick Bowe, Irish Gardens and Demesnes from 1830(1980), 35