Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect, of Dublin.   According to the 1911 census, Alexander Irwin was born in Co. Dublin in 1881 or 1882.  He was elected a member of the Architectural Association of Ireland in 1902. His address in the association's list of members from 1903 until 1905 is 7 Leinster Street, suggesting that he was either an apprentice or an assistant of RICHARD CAULFIELD ORPEN  RICHARD CAULFIELD ORPEN at that time. From 1906 until 1908 he gives Killanully Rectory, Carrigaline, Co. Cork, as his address; the incumbent of Killanully, the Rev. Alexander Irwin, was presumably his father or closely related. He disappears from the list of members in 1909, although at the time of the 1911 census he was living with his aunt and uncle at 16 Waltham Terrace Blackrock and is described as 'Architect & CE'.(1)


(1) His second name appears to be Erill or Erilla.