Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architectural partnership, of Dublin, formed at the end of the First World War between ROBERT DONNELLY ROBERT DONNELLY , JAMES MOORE JAMES MOORE , CYRIL KEEFE  CYRIL KEEFE and JOHN JOSEPH ROBINSON JOHN JOSEPH ROBINSON . Donnelly Moore and Keefe had all served in the war; before this Donnelly and Moore had been partners, as had also Keefe and Robinson.(1) In the spring of 1919, the four men took an office in American Chambers, 14 Lower Sackville Street.(2) In the same year they won first prize in Section B of the RIAI housing competition.(3) They were joined by WILLIAM SEDGWICK KEATINGE  WILLIAM SEDGWICK KEATINGE in 1920.(4) According to the brief biography of Robinson which appeared in the AAI Green Book for 1921-1922 on the occasion of his becoming president, 'one of the unwritten laws in connection with this partnership is that, though the members may collaborate, the personality of each is to be preserved and allowed adequate opportunities of expressing itself'.(5) The partnership lasted until 1925, when Keefe and Robinson set up their own practice in Merrion Square, leaving Donnelly, Moore and Keatinge in the Sackville Street office. Pupils and assistants in the office included STEPHEN STANISLAUS KELLY.  STEPHEN STANISLAUS KELLY.

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(1) Confusingly Keefe and Robinson had taken over the practice of George T. Moore, after his death in August 1912, working under the name of Moore, Keefe & Robinson until 1916.
(2) IB 61, 3 May 1919, 224.
(3) JRIAI (1920), 6.
(4) AAI Green Book (1922), 10.
(5) See note 4, above.


47 work entries listed in chronological order for DONNELLY, MOORE, KEEFE & ROBINSON


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Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HENRY STREET, NO. 051 (HAYES, CONYNGHAM & ROBINSON)
Date: 1917
Nature: Rebuilding (after destruction in rebellion). Builder: O'Rafferty & McGahan.
Refs: IB 59, 23 Jun,1,15 Sep 1917, 314,448,473; 60, 16 Mar 1918, 151; 64, 11 Feb 1922, 70; Building News 113, 5 Sep 1917, 198

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, O'CONNELL STREET LOWER, NO. 029 (F. O'FARRELL)
Date: 1917
Nature: In destroyed area, 1916. Rebuilding (Nos. 29-34 all rebuilt to designs of DMK & R, according to Casey.)
Refs: IB 59, 29 Sep 1917, 493;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 219.


Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, WESTMORELAND STREET, NO. 027 (FREEMAN'S JOURNAL)
Date: 1917
Nature: Alts. Designed by JJR?
Refs: IB 59, 17 Mar 1917, 135; 64, 11 Feb 1922, 70

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HENRY STREET, NO. 050 (LEEDOM, HAMPTON & CO.)
Date: 1918
Nature: Rebuilding.
Refs: IB 60, 11 May 1918, 254

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, NASSAU STREET, NO. 036
Date: 1918
Nature: Alts. & adds, new lavatory accommodation. Builder: Shortall & Co.
Refs: IB 60, 25 May 1918, 277

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, O'CONNELL STREET UPPER, NO. 004
Date: 1918
Nature: In destroyed area, 1916. Rebuilding, for Miss Nestor.
Refs: IB 60, 27 Apr 1918, 229

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HENRY PLACE, FACTORY (O'BRIEN & CO.?)
Date: 1919
Nature: Proposed extension to factory.
Refs: AJ 50, 12 Nov 1919, 605

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HENRY STREET, NO. 042
Date: 1919
Nature: Rebuilding, for Jeremiah O'Dwyer, wine & spirit merchant. Builder: J. & R. Thompson.
Refs: IB 61, 31 May 1919, 276

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HENRY STREET, NO. 050-51 (HAMPTON, LEEDOM & CO.)
Date: 1919
Nature: New premises to be built. 4-storey frontage to street. Contractor: William Kenny, Drumcondra.
Refs: IB 61, 6 Dec 1919, 557; 64, 11 Feb 1922, 70

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, O'CONNELL STREET LOWER, NO. 031 (SAXONE SHOE CO.)
Date: 1919
Nature: In destroyed area, 1916. Rebuilding proposed 1916; work started in spring of 1919. Cotnractor: G. & T. Crampton. (Nos. 29-34 all rebuilt to designs of DMK & R, according to Casey.)
Refs: Signed, undated design for shop front in IAA, T.J. Cullen Collection, Bin 43, Roll 17; IB 58, 30 Sep 1916, 483; 59, 29 Sep 1917, 493; 61, 3 May 1919, 220;  Ruth McManus, Crampton Built (Dublin: G. & T. Crampton, 2008), 52(illus.);  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 219.

Building: CO. WEXFORD, WEXFORD, HOUSING SCHEME
Date: 1920
Nature: Donnelly, Moore, Keefe, Robinson and Morris consulted re carrying out of housing scheme. Not proceeded with?
Refs: IB 62, 31 Jan 1920, 75

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, BAGGOT STREET LOWER, NO. 134 (HARRY FERGUSON & CO.)
Date: 1920
Nature: Alts. (Drawings by W.S. Keatinge).
Refs: IAA, PKS 0134 and B22/34

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, BAGGOT STREET LOWER, NO. 134 (H.ARRY FERGUSON & CO.)
Date: 1920
Nature: Extension to garage. Estimated cost: £2,333. Builder: F. Manning.
Refs: IAA, PKS A09 (Jan 1920)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, SOUTH LOTTS ROAD, PACKING CASES (DUBLIN) LTD
Date: 1920
Nature: New box-making factory, put in hand by G. Scally. Contractor: Collen Bros, East Rd.
Refs: IB 62, 10 Apr 1920, 229

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, SYDNEY PARADE (MERRION), HOUSES
Date: 1920
Nature: Semi-detached houses.
Refs: AJ 52, 20 Oct 1920, 439(illus.)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, BACHELOR'S WALK, NO. 003 (MCGRATH BROS)
Date: 1920;1922;1924
Nature: Imps. (Contractor: Keatinge & Son), 1920; extension, 1922; alts., 1924.
Refs: IB 62, 14 Aug 1920, 530; 64, 16 Dec 1922, 871; 66, 9 Feb 1924, 102

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, ABBEY STREET MIDDLE, NO. 090 (INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPERS)
Date: 1921
Nature: Extension. Builder: McLaughlin & Harvey.
Refs: IB 63, 15 Jan,12 Feb,16 Jul 1921, 46,85,497

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, RATHMINES ROAD LOWER, NO. 076 (ROYAL BANK)
Date: 1921
Nature: Extension. Builder: James Flynn.
Refs: IB 63, 18 Jun 1921, 434; ,64, 28 Jan 1922, 54

Building: CO. DUBLIN, RATHFARNHAM, WAR MEMORIAL HALL
Date: 1921
Nature: Designed by W.S. Keatinge of Donnelly, Moore, Keefe & Robinson. Carried out by J.A. Stringer, 75 Upper Rathmines.
Refs: IB 63, 10 Sep 1921, 610; AJ 57, 11 Apr 1923, 646,647

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CHANCERY STREET, NO. 013-14
Date: 1921;1926
Nature: Rebuilding, 1921.  Tenders invited for taking down and rebulding same, for W.J. O'Hara, Mar 1926.
Refs: IB 63, 24 Sep 1921, 634; 65, 2 Jun 1923, 426;  Irish Times, 25 Mar 1926.

Building: CO. KILDARE, NAAS, HOUSING SCHEME
Date: 1922
Nature: Scheme approved and awaiting funds for execution.
Refs: IB 64, 11 Feb 1922, 70

Building: CO. CORK, COBH, LAKE ROAD, HOUSING
Date: 1922
Nature: Terraces of 8 houses, for Queenstown UDC. Firm winners of competition for housing of the working classes.
Refs: IB 64, 11 Feb,20 May 1922, 70,357 (see also IB 52, 26 Nov 1910, 739 and IB 61, 6 Dec 1919, 563)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, O'CONNELL STREET LOWER, NO. 005 (HAMILTON LONG & CO.)
Date: 1922
Nature: Rebuilding of premises destroyed in 1916.(Designed by J.J. Robinson and/or W.S. Keatinge?) Contractor: Keatinge, Grafton St. £3,296
Refs: IAA, PKS 0141, A09 (May 1922); IB 61, 11 Oct 1919, 461; Building News 118, 26 Mar 1920, 245(illus.)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, SALLYNOGGIN, HOUSES (20)
Date: 1922
Nature: Tenders invited for erecting 20 houses for Dun Laoghaire Urban District Council, Sep 1922.
Refs: Irish Times, 29 Sep 1922.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, DUN LAOGHAIRE, BROOKLAWN, HOUSES (25)
Date: 1922
Nature: Tenders invited for erecting 25 houses for Dun Laoghaire Urban District Council, Sep 1922.
Refs: Irish Times, 29 Sep 1922.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUN LAOGHAIRE, CALLAGHAN'S LANE, HOUSES (10)
Date: 1922
Nature: Tenders invited for erecting 10 houses for Dun Laoghaire Urban District Council, Sep 1922.
Refs: Irish Times, 29 Sep 1922.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUN LAOGHAIRE, PARADISE ROW, HOUSES (5)
Date: 1922
Nature: Tenders invited for erecting 5 houses for Dun Laoghaire Urban District Council, Sep 1922.
Refs: Irish Times, 29 Sep 1922.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, BLACKROCK, HOUSES (040)
Date: 1922
Nature: 40 houses on site laid out by R.C. Orpen for Blackrock District Council.
Refs: Irish Times, 16 Nov 1922.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, ABBEY STREET MIDDLE, NO. 111 (INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPERS)
Date: 1922-24
Nature: New premises by Robert Donnelly 'now in course of erection', 1922. Nearly 17,000 sq ft. When completed will contain the largest printing machine halls and the most modern printing plant in Great Britain and Ireland'. 80 ft frontage. Hennebique system employed.
Refs: IB 64, 11 Feb 1922, 70;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 103.


Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, ABBEY STREET MIDDLE, NO.060?
Date: 1922a
Nature: Rebuilding of premises for 'Messrs. Dunn' (location not given)
Refs: IB 64, 11 Feb 1922, 70

Building: CO. GALWAY, GALWAY, HOUSES (020)
Date: 1923
Nature: 20 working-class houses for Galway UDC.
Refs: IB 64, 11 Feb 1922, 70; 65, 27 Jan 1923, 62

Building: CO. KILDARE, ATHY, HOUSING SCHEME
Date: 1923
Nature: Housing scheme for Athy UDC. Tenders invited for erecting 6 3-room type,working-class, houses invited, Mar,Apr 1923. Contractor: D.& J.Carbery, Athy, £3466, 10s.  Terrace of 8 further houses erected by same contractor illus. in Irish Times, 17 Jul 1924.
Refs: IB 65, 13 Jan,24 Mar,16 Jun 1923, 14,28,217,469;  Irish Times, 12 Mar,5 Apr 1923,17 Jul 1924(illus.)..

Building: CO. DUBLIN, BLACKROCK, TEMPLE HILL, HOUSES (039)
Date: 1923
Nature: Scheme of 39 6-room houses, roads, drainage and water main, for UDC. 22 of houses semi-detached, 16 on 4 blocks of 4, 1 single house.  Concrete block construction with Courtown brick facing  Houses of varied design 'so as to avoid onotony of appearance in the scheme as a whole'. Contractors: T. & R. Macken, Rathfarnham. By Nov 1923 20 houses almost complete and remainder in advanced state of construction.
Refs: IB 65, 24 Feb,11 Aug 1923, 137,620;   Irish Times, 15 Nov 1923 (illus.), 11 Sep 1924(illus.).

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CHANCERY STREET, NO. 015
Date: 1923
Nature: New premises, for Mr P. Mahon.
Refs: IB 65, 8 Sep 1923, 692

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, DAME STREET, NO. 012 & 13 (CALLAGHAN)
Date: 1923
Nature: Extension of area in front.
Refs: IB 65, 17 Nov 1923, 891

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HARBOUR COURT, MINERAL WATER FACTORY (HAMILTON, LONG & CO.)
Date: 1923
Nature: New factory rapidly apporaching completeion. 4 storeys over basement. Contractor: J.F. Keatinge.
Refs: IB 63, 1 Dec 1923, 934

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HIGH STREET, NO. 034
Date: 1923
Nature: New 3-storey premises, for Mssrs. O'Connor
Refs: IB 65, 24 Mar 1923, 214

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MARY'S LANE, NO. 005
Date: 1923
Nature: Rebuilding shop with 2 storeys above, for Mr G. Persse.  Plans approved by City Architect, May 1923.
Refs: Irish Times, 17 May 1923;  IB 65, 19 May 1923, 380

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, O'CONNELL STREET UPPER, NO. 017-19A
Date: 1923
Nature: Destroyed 1922. Rebuilding of Granville and Crown Hotels and Oxford Billiard Rooms . £49,500. (According to directories, work not carried out until 1929 and later.)
Refs: IAA, PKS 0973 and A09 (Feb 1923)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, PARNELL STREET, NO. 091
Date: 1923
Nature: Rebuilding, for Mrs Peakin, 88 Parnell St.  Plans approved by City Architect, Apr 1923.
Refs: IB 65, 24 Mar,21 Apr 1923, 214,301;  Irish Times, 19 Apr 1923.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, PARNELL STREET, NO. 092
Date: 1923
Nature: Structural improvements for Mssrs. J. Byrne Ltd. Builder: P. Flynn & Son, Gt charles St.
Refs: IB 65, 24 Mar,2 Jun 1923, 214,426

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, WELLPARK AVENUE (DRUMCONDRA), NO. 001-2
Date: 1923
Nature: Rebuilding. Builder: P. Flynn, Gt Charles St.
Refs: IB 65, 8 Sep 1923, 692

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DALKEY, SAVAL PARK, HOUSE
Date: 1924
Nature: 'Large residence' to be erected.
Refs: IB 66, 23 Aug 1924, 737

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, COLLEGE GREEN, NO. 006-8 (JURY'S HOTEL)
Date: 1924
Nature: Canopy over entrance.
Refs: IB 66, 17 May 1924, 445

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DALKEY, CASTLE STREET (& ST PATRICK'S AVENUE), ROYAL BANK OF IRELAND
Date: 1924
Nature: New bank on corner of Castle St and St Patrick's Ave. Facade 'in Italian renaissance style'. Irish limestone used for plinth, architraves, string course and cornice. Ground floor faced in brick, first-floor rough cast. Tiled roof and creasing courses. General contractors:  W. & A. Roberts, Grand Canal St, Dublin.
Refs: Irish Times, 21 Feb 1924 (illus.).

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUN LAOGHAIRE, ELECTRICITY GENERATIONG STATION
Date: 1924
Nature: New generating station for dun Laoghaire UDC at rere of West Pier. Architects: 'Donnelly & Robinson'. Tenders invited, Mar 1924.
Refs: Irish Times, 19 Mar 1924.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUN LAOGHAIRE, CALLAGHAN'S LANE
Date: 1924
Nature: Tenders invited for building new road for Dun Laoghaire Urban District Council to designs by Donnelly & Robinson, Mar 1924.
Refs: Irish Times, 31 Mar 1924.