Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Builder, of Cork City, and Inniscarra, Co. Cork.  According to the 1911 census, William Laurence Kelleher was born in Cork City in 1876 or 1877.   In 1915 he had his office, workshops and yard at Drinan Street, Cork, and sand and gravel pits at Rockbone, Inniscarra.(1) He was active in the rebuilding of Cork after the burning of the city during the Civil War. He also acted as architect to Macroom Urban District Council 'in connection with the erection of houses'. Towards the end of his life he concentrated on philanthropic work, taking a particular interest in the Irish Red Cross. He died at Iniscarra in 1945.

Address: Home:  19 Sundays Well Road, Cork, 1911.



All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from the brief obituary of Kelleher in IB 87, 27 Jan 1945, 42.

(1) Guy's Cork Almanac & Directory 1915, 181 (advertisement). The W.L. Kelleher who was working from 53 South Mall, Cork, in 1915 and was still in South Mall in 1920 may be a different person, possibly a son. No Kelleher appears in Guy's Cork Almanac and Directory for 1915 at 53 South Mall, which was where Denis Joseph Buckley and Richard Evans then had their offices.

3 work entries listed in chronological order for KELLEHER, WILLIAM LAURENCE *

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Date: 1916
Nature: Tenders sought.
Refs: IB 58, 27 May 1916, 235; B 100, 26 May 1916, 392

Date: 1920
Nature: Imps. by WL.
Refs: IB 62, 27 Mar 1920, 186

Building: CO. CORK, MACROOM, HOUSES (026)
Date: 1937
Nature: ?For Macroom UDC.
Refs: IB 79, 11,25 Dec 1937, 1102,1141