Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Estate architect at Lismore Castle from circa 1871 until 1925.  According to his 1911 census return, Laurence McOboy Fitzgerald, a son of EDWARD FITZGERALD[1] EDWARD FITZGERALD[1] ,(1) was born in Co. Cork in 1845 or 1846. He was professionally employed under three dukes of Devonshire and five agents over a period of fifty- four years, retiring in 1925.(2) During the 1870s and early 1880s, he won competitions for model cottage designs. A book of these designs under the title Labourers' Prize Cottages was published by Francis Guy, Cork, in 1883.(3)  At the time of the 1911 census he had been married for twenty-five years to his wife, Susan Jane, and had six children.

Address:  1 North Mall, Lismore, 1911.


Information in this entry not otherwise attributed is from the 1911 census of Ireland, http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/ (last visited Nov 2009).

(1) Journal of the Cork Archaeological Society 5 (1899), 140.
(2) IB 67, 22 Aug 1925, ?.
(3) B. Weinreb (London) Architectural Books Ltd, Catalogue 53, no. 249 (where his name is given as D.M. Fitzgerald).

Author Title Date Details
Fitzgerald, Laurence M. Labourers' Prize Cottages 1883 Cork: Francis Guy, 1883.