Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, O'CONNELL STREET LOWER, O'CONNELL MONUMENT

Name: DALY, MALACHY
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, O'CONNELL STREET LOWER, O'CONNELL MONUMENT
Date: 1864
Nature: Competition entrant, with design based on the Choragic Monument of Lysicrates in Athens.
Refs: Design for sale at auction by Fonsie Mealy, 13 Dec 1016, Lot 385.  (repr. in auction catalogue).

Name: O'CALLAGHAN, JOHN JOSEPH
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, O'CONNELL STREET LOWER, O'CONNELL MONUMENT
Date: 1864-1865
Nature: Competition entrant. (Competition announced Oct 1864.) Motto: 'Let Erin remember the days of old'.
Refs: Freeman's Journal, 18 Feb 1865.

Name: MACFARLANE, DUNCAN #
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, O'CONNELL STREET LOWER, O'CONNELL MONUMENT
Date: 1864-1865
Nature: Entrant in 1st competition, announced Oct 1864. Design in Corinthian order, with obelisk and balcony. Statue of O'Connell on pedestal facing river. Motto: 'M.F.G.'
Refs: Freeman's Journal, 18 Feb 1865 (design described).


Name: HAGUE, WILLIAM [2]
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, O'CONNELL STREET LOWER, O'CONNELL MONUMENT
Date: 1864-1865
Nature: Entrant in 1st competition with design consisting of base, niche or shrine containing statue, surmounted by lantern 'with statuary introduced'. Motto: 'Derrynane Abbey'.
Refs: Freeman's Journal, 18 Feb 1865.


Name: KELLY, THOMAS A.
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, O'CONNELL STREET LOWER, O'CONNELL MONUMENT
Date: 1864-1865
Nature: Entrant in 1st competition.
Refs: Freeman's Journal, 18 Feb 1865 (design described).


Name: HOLMES & HOLBROOK
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, O'CONNELL STREET LOWER, O'CONNELL MONUMENT
Date: 1864-1865
Nature: Entrants in 1st competition with Renaissance-style design with Celtic detail.
Refs: Freeman's Journal, 18 Feb 1865 (design described).


Name: PUGIN & ASHLIN
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, O'CONNELL STREET LOWER, O'CONNELL MONUMENT
Date: 1864-1865
Nature: P & A entrants in 1st competition with design in 'ancient Irish or Runic style'.
Refs: Design exh. Dublin International Exhibition of Art & Manufactures 1865, no. 164;  Freeman's Journal, 2 Mar 1865 (design described)..


Name: GEOGHEGAN, CHARLES
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, O'CONNELL STREET LOWER, O'CONNELL MONUMENT
Date: 1864-1865
Nature: CG entrant in first competition.
Refs: 2 design proposals in IAA, Charles Geoghegan drawings, 80/32 A.1-6; MS list of drawings in stable of CG, 2 Oct 1896, in possession of Joe macEochag√°in, 2006 (photocopy in IAA, RP.B.48 (1-3)); drawings exh. Dublin International Exhibition of Art & Manufactures 1865, no. 171 (mentioned in DB 7, 1 Jul 1865, 161) and RHA 1869, no. 218;  Freeman's Journal, 18 Feb 1865 (2 designs described).


Name: FARRALL, JAMES JOSEPH
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, O'CONNELL STREET LOWER, O'CONNELL MONUMENT
Date: 1864-1865
Nature: JF competition entrant. (First competition announced, Oct 1864.)
Refs: B 23, 4 Mar 1865, 152

Name: TURNER, THOMAS
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, O'CONNELL STREET LOWER, O'CONNELL MONUMENT
Date: 1864-1865
Nature: TT competition entrant. Models exh. in City Hall, Jan 1865. (First competition announced, Oct 1864.)
Refs: DB 7, 15 Jan 1865, ?

Name: KELL, ROBERT *
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, O'CONNELL STREET LOWER, O'CONNELL MONUMENT
Date: 1864-1865
Nature: Competition entrant. (First competition announced, Oct 1864.) Design for monument in Pointed Gothic style with statues of O'Connell and 24 other 'illustrious Irishmen'.
Refs: Freeman's Journal, 18 Feb 1865 design described);  Paula Murphy, Nineteenth-Century Irish Sculpture: Native Genius Reaffirmed  (Yale University Press: New Haven & London, 2010), 192.

Name: CAHILL, JAMES [1]*
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, O'CONNELL STREET LOWER, O'CONNELL MONUMENT
Date: 1864-65
Nature: JH submits sketch model in competition. (First competition announced, Oct 1864.)
Refs: Paula Murphy, Nineteenth-Century Irish Sculpture: Native Genius Reaffirmed  (Yale University Press: New Haven & London, 2010), 183.

Name: FARRELL & SONS *
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, O'CONNELL STREET LOWER, O'CONNELL MONUMENT
Date: 1864-65
Nature: Thomas, James, Joseph and John Farrell all unsuccessful entrants in competitions.
Refs: Paula Murphy, Nineteenth-Century Irish Sculpture: Native Genius Reaffirmed  (Yale University Press: New Haven & London, 2010), 162-3.

Name: HEVEY, TIMOTHY
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, O'CONNELL STREET LOWER, O'CONNELL MONUMENT
Date: 1864[-18655
Nature: Entrant in first and second competitions. 1st competition entry a design for statue beneath canopy (Mott: 'Derrynane'.
Refs: Freeman's Journal, 18 Feb 1865 (design described);  Sean O'Reilly, 'Timothy Hevey (1846-1878): an episode in Irish High Victorian architecture', Ph.D. thesis, submitted to the National University of Ireland, June 1994, 221-2,252-3

Name: FOLEY, JOHN HENRY *
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, O'CONNELL STREET LOWER, O'CONNELL MONUMENT
Date: 1865
Nature: FS laid  8 Aug 1865.  JHF invited to design same, Oct 1865, but not completed at the time of his death in 1875. Unveiled Aug 1882 and completed after unveiling by JHF's assistant Thomas Brock, 1883.
Refs: B 29, 19 Aug 1871, 649; 41, 10 Dec 1881, 743; 43, 19 Aug 1882, 253; IB 17, 15 Feb,1 Mar 1875, ?, ?; W.G. Strickland, A Dictionary of Irish Artists (1913), I, 363; Paula Murphy, 'The O'Connell monument in Dublin. The political and artistic context of a public sculpture', Apollo 143 (Mar, 1996), 22-26; Paula Murphy, 'John Henry Foley's O'Connell Monument', Irish Arts Review 2 (1995), 155-6; Homan Potterton, The O'Connell Monument (Cork: Gatherum Series, No. 3, 1973); John Turpin, 'Catalogue of the sculpture of J.H. Foley', Dublin Historical Record 32 (Jun 1979), 113; Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 219;  Paula Murphy, Nineteenth-Century Irish Sculpture:  Native Genius Reaffirmed  (Yale University Press: New Haven & London, 2010), 118, 190-204(illus.);  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 219, Pl.80.