Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. LONGFORD, ARDAGH, CHURCH OF ST PATRICK (CI)

Name: UNKNOWN ARCHITECT
Building: CO. LONGFORD, ARDAGH, CHURCH OF ST PATRICK (CI)
Date: 1810ca
Nature: 'The church is a plain commodious building with a square tower, for the erection of which the late Board of first Fruits of £900, in 1812, and the Ecclesiastical Commissioners have lately granted £301 for its repair.' (Lewis).  Costegalde & Walker say that church was 'constructed by 1810'.
Refs: Samuel Lewis, A Topographical dictionary of Ireland (1837), I, 41;  Claude Costegalde & Brian Walker, The Church of Ireland: an illustrated history (2013), 250(illus.).

Name: UNKNOWN ARCHITECT
Building: CO. LONGFORD, ARDAGH, CHURCH OF ST PATRICK (CI)
Date: 1881-82
Nature: Listed among churches in Ardagh diocese 'lately restored' or 'in process of restoration' in Bishops's report to Diocesan Synod, Sep 1881. Reopened, Mar 1882, after thorough renovation: new pews and oak pulpit; communion table and railings moved.
Refs: Irish Ecclesiastical Gazette 23, no. 90., 17 Sep 1881, 640.; 24.no. 117, 25 Mar 1882, 196.