Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Builder, of Dublin, active from 1813 until 1863 or later. George Farrell was admitted a freeman of the City of Dublin as a member of the Guild of Carpenters by Grace Especial at Midsummer 1813;(1) he was a warden of the Guild in 1818 and master in 1826.(2) In 1835 he is recorded as a patron of the Aged and Infirm arpenters' Asylum.(3)

George Farrell is listed in Wilson's Dublin Directory at 18 Wentworth Place from 1818 to 1837.(4) In the Post Office Annual Directory for 1839 and 1844 his address is given as 17 Wentworth Place, with an office at No. 12; in the 1853 edition No. 12 is described as his timber yard and workshops, while he shares the premises at No. 17 with WILLIAM ROBERT FARRELL WILLIAM ROBERT FARRELL . George Farrell remained at Nos. 12 and 17 Wentworth Place until at least 1863 but is no longer listed in the Post Office Dublin Directory for 1874.

George Farrell married Sara Sharpe at St Peter's church, Dublin, on 9 March 1822.  Several children are recorded of the marriage: Theodosia (b. 1830), Sidney (b. 1831), Fanny (b. 1833) and Frederick (b. 1835).(5)


(1) 'An alphabetical list of the Freemen of the City of Dublin, 1774-1824', The Irish Ancestor XV (1983), Nos. 1 & 2, 52; his admission was by Grace Especial rather than birth or service.
(2) Wilson's Dublin Directory (1818), 194; Wilson's Dublin Directory (1826), 204.
(3) Freeman's Journal, 23 Nov 1835.
(4) His address in the 'Merchants & traders' section of the 1826 directory is wrongly given as 18 Westmoreland St.
(5) Irish Genealogy, http://churchrecords.irishgenealogy.ie (last visited, Feb 2014).

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Date: 1844-1845
Nature: Repairs to same, for Sir Charles Burton.
Refs: Letters about repairs to and the letting of house,principally from GF, 1844-45, in PRONI, D3319/6/17.