Builder and architect, of Limerick. Joseph Fogerty is probably the Joseph Fogarty (sic), son of Joseph and Eleanor Fogarty, who was christened at St Mary's Cathedral, Limerick on 9 March 1806. He was born into a family of builders which was operating from John's Square in 1824 and from Newtown Pery by 1840. His son Robert's obituarist notes that Joseph Fogerty 'united the practice of architecture with that of building…and carried on an extensive and lucrative practice'. In June 1841, according to Maurice Lenihan's History of Limerick, 'Mr Joseph Fogerty, an enterprising citizen, after having taken down a circus which he had built in Queen Street, built a theatre - the present Theatre Royal - in Henry Street, on a piece of ground which he took from the Earl of Limerick'. He also built a house for himself, and, facing the lane to the rear, a row of smaller houses. In the 1870s Fogerty took his son ROBERT FOGERTY into partnership, practising from Henry Street as JOSEPH FOGERTY & amp; SON, until his death in 1887.
Joseph Fogerty was the brother of JOHN FOGERTY  and the uncle of JOSEPH FOGERTY and WILLIAM FOGERTY. A younger son, George J. Fogerty, R.N., was a moving spirit in the Limerick Field Club and the North Munster Archaeological Society.
GLFI: member of Lodge 222 (Limerick) in 1875.
Addresses: Catherine Street, Limerick, 1840; Henry Street, 1846; 10 Lower Mallow Street, 1856; Henry Street, 1867, 1870; (as Joseph Fogerty & Son) 1 Henry Street, 1875; Henry Street, 1877, 1879, 1884.
See WORKS; see also works of JOSEPH FOGERTY & amp; SON.
Judith Hill, The Building of Limerick (1991), 118.
IB 49, 13 Jul 1907, 487.
See note 1, above.
IB 19, 1 Dec 1877, 357.
See note 3, above.
B of I files, source not given.
Irish Times, 21 Dec 1875.
Information extracted from Limerick City directories by Michael Maguire, Limerick City Library.