Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Stonecutter, of Cork. Samuel Daly announced his arrival in Cork from London in the Cork Journal of 8 June 1759, describing himself as a 'marble mason' with an address 'near the Assembly House in George's Street'.(1) On 16 December 1768 Cork Corporation authorized the payment of £50 'to Saml Daly, stone-cutter, for two marble chimney pieces for the Mayoralty House'.(2) His death on 30 December 1802 is recorded in the Cork Mercantile Chronicle of Wednesday, 5 January 1803, where he is described as 'late a stone cutter in this city and father to Mr Felix Daly of the Garrick's Head, George's Street'.(3)


(1) IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc. 2008/44.
(2) R. Caulfield (ed.) The Council Book of the Corporation of the City of Cork (1876), 835.
(3) IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc. 2008/44.