Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. TIPPERARY, CLONMEL, GLADSTONE STREET, CHURCH OF SS PETER & PAUL (RC)

Name: BYRNE, WILLIAM HENRY
Building: CO. TIPPERARY, CLONMEL, GLADSTONE STREET, CHURCH OF SS PETER & PAUL (RC)
Date: 1900
Nature: Tenders invited for carrying out new works.
Refs: IB 42, 1 Feb 1900, 261; B 78, 6 Jan 1900, ?

Name: ASHLIN & COLEMAN
Building: CO. TIPPERARY, CLONMEL, GLADSTONE STREET, CHURCH OF SS PETER & PAUL (RC)
Date: 1906-9
Nature: Remodelling of church of 1810. N-ew clerestory, apse & sacristies, for Very Rev. Cornelius Flavin.  Church reopened, 6 Dec 1908. Builder: John Hearne, Waterford.  High altar by Earley & Co., Dublin. (According to J. Williams, Companion guide to Architecture in Ireland 1837-1921 (1994), 344, new church was designed in 1875 by J.J. O'Callaghan 'but not completed until 1934, by which time its second architect was long since dead'.   No other evidence for O'Callaghan's authorship is forthcoming, however.)
Refs: Designs for decoration, pulpit and confessionals in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman drawings collection, Acc. 76/1.27/1-6; sketch proposal for arcading in apse? entitled Clonmel in Coleman sketchbook B58 in possession of Jones & Kelly, architects (photocopy in IAA, RPB 30); IB 48, 20 Oct,1 Dec 1906, 838,968; 50, 26 Dec 1908, 805; B 91, 27 Oct 1906, 493 (advt. for tenders);  Freeman's Journal, 23 Nov 1908;  exterior illus. in. IN Se├ín O'Donnell, Clonmel 1840-1900: anatomy of an Irish town (1999), between pp. 118 and 119.

Name: EARLEY & CO. *
Building: CO. TIPPERARY, CLONMEL, GLADSTONE STREET, CHURCH OF SS PETER & PAUL (RC)
Date: 1908
Nature: High altar.
Refs: Freeman's Journal, 23 Nov 1908.

Name: ASHLIN & COLEMAN
Building: CO. TIPPERARY, CLONMEL, GLADSTONE STREET, CHURCH OF SS PETER & PAUL (RC)
Date: 1915
Nature: Painting & decoration, for very Rev. Cornelius Flavin, PP.
Refs: Undated designs for decoration in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman drawings collection, Acc. 76/1.27;  Freeman's Journal, 14 May 1914; IB 57, 3 Jul 1915, 308.

Name: OPPENHEIMER, LUDWIG, LTD *#
Building: CO. TIPPERARY, CLONMEL, GLADSTONE STREET, CHURCH OF SS PETER & PAUL (RC)
Date: 1915a?
Nature: Mosaics in apse, side chapels (and on sanctuary floor?). (Painting of Nativity mosaic in apse removed from workshop by Eric Newton's daughter, Jo Hammond, when the firm closed in 1965.)
Refs: Oppenheimer brochure, 1915ca and information from Robert Field, Swanage, Dorset, Apr 2013.

Name: ASHLIN & COLEMAN
Building: CO. TIPPERARY, CLONMEL, GLADSTONE STREET, CHURCH OF SS PETER & PAUL (RC)
Date: 1926
Nature: New? church.  In progress, Aug 1925.  Nave to be 25 ft longer than old one. New tower over main entrance (not carried out?). Tenders invited for completion of front, Jan 1926.
Refs: IB 67, 8 Aug 1925, 649;  68, 23 Jan 1926, 62