Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect and CE, of Dublin. Joseph Maguire was born at 5 St Patrick's Close South on 26 February 1820, a triplet and tenth of the sixteen children of William Maguire, inspector of taxes for the Paving Board, and his wife Mary, née Vickers.   He was baptised  the following day in St Patrick's Cathedral, where his father was sexton.   It was probably after his father's death in 1844 that he moved with his mother to 9 Peter Place, where he remained until his marriage on 1 May 1845 to Mary daughter of Andrew Hayes of Dublin.

There is no information about Maguire's training and early career. To judge from the reports in the Irish Builder, he was most active as an architect during the 1860s and 1870s. According to JOHN SWAN SLOANE JOHN SWAN SLOANE , he drew up Halpin's design for Rockabill Lighthouse, completed in 1860.(1) His work appears, however, to have been primarily domestic, a field in which he considered himself sufficiently expert to be able to read a paper to the Royal Dublin Society's Evening Scientific Meeting of 18 June 1867 on 'Healthy dwellings for Labourers, Artizans, and the Middle Classes, and their Improved Structural Arrangement',(2)  and in September 1872, the council of the United Trades' Association decided 'to avail themselves of the kind offer of Mr Maguire, architect, to deliver an intermediate technical lecture, which would be illustrated with plans for working men's dwellings, &c, in keeping with city life'.(3)  In 1870 he was appointed agent to the estate near Templemore, Co. Tipperary, of the Rev. C. Alderson, an absentee, (3) and in 1874 he became architect to the diocesan council of Killaloe West.(4)   By 1861 he had become a district agent to the Royal  Insurance Company, a position which he appears to have held until the 1890s, and by March 1870 he had become the Dublin architect and valuator of the Royal Land, Building and Investment Company of Belfast,(5)   In Thom's Directory for 1872 he describes himself as 'architect and valuer',.  

Maguire died at 84 Rathgar Road on 2 December 1904.  Probate of his will was granted to his son-in-law Charles Banks Cordner, commercial traveller in tea and wine, who had married Elizabeth, eldest of his four daughters, in 1881, and Richard Hayes, MD.   One of his elder brothers, John, was the founder of Maguire & Gatchell, a well-known ironmongery business in Dublin.   

AAI: present at inaugural meeting, 3 October 1872.(6)
RIAI: secretary to write for further information about him, January 1864;(7) to be balloted as fellow, 31 December 1864;(8) paper received, 18 April 1867;(9)  proposed as fellow by JAMES HIGGINS OWEN  JAMES HIGGINS OWEN and THOMAS DREW THOMAS DREW , seconded by EDWARD HENRY CARSON EDWARD HENRY CARSON , 11 June 1867;(10) elected 27 June 1867;(11) admitted as fellow, 21 November 1867;(12) resigns in letter dated 18 November 1869.(13)

Addresses: Work: 195 Great Brunswick Street, 1864;(14) 6 D'Olier Street, 1864(15)-1867; 116 Grafton Street, 1867-69;(16) 201 Great Brunswick Street, 1869(17)-1878(18); 69 Middle Abbey Street, 1879-81.
Home: 5 St Patrick's Close at time of birth;  9 Peter Place, 1845; Garville Avenue, Rathgar, 1846-47; Leicester Avenue, Rathgar, 1853-1857; 2 Kenilworth Square, Rathgar, 1858; 4 Kenilworth Square, 1859; 8 Kenilworth Square, 1860-64; 14 Kenilworth Square South, 1862(19)-1865; 57 Kenilworth Square South, 1867-1881; 50 Kenilworth Square South, 1882; 59 Kenilworth Square South, 1883-1892; 19 Garville Road, Rathgar, 1893; 19 Rathgar Avenue, Rathgar, 1894->=1896;  13 Grosvenor Square;  84 Rathgar Road at time of death.

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References

All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from Chris Piggot, Potts Point, Sydney, Australia, great-great-grandson of Joseph Maguire's sister Elizabeth, and from Pettigrew & Oulton's, Post Office and Thom's directories. 


(1) John S. Sloane, 'A History of the lighthouses of Ireland…V',  IB 22, 1 Sep 1880, 248.
(2) Published in IB 9, 1,15 Apr 1867, 85-87,92-94, with illustrations in IB 9, 1 Jul 1867, 164,165 and also issued by the author in the form of a pamphlet, see IB 9, 1 Jul 1867, 164, and Freeman's Journal, 1 Jul 1867. He delivered the lecture a second time, to the Dublin Athenaeum, on 29 May 1867 (Freeman's Journal, 30 May 1867).
(3) IB 12, 1 Jan 1870, 13.
(4) IB 16, 15 Jan 1874, 30.
(5) Irish Times, 31 Mar 1870.
(6) IB 14, 15 Oct 1872, 280.
(7) Council meeting minutes, 7 Jan 1864, 9.
(8) Council meeting minutes, 31 Dec 1864, 26.
(9) General meeting minutes, 18 Apr 1867, 208.
(10) Council meeting minutes, 11 June 1867, 84.
(11) General meeting minutes, 27 June 1867, 210.
(12) General meeting minutes, 21 Nov 1867, 212.
(13) Council meeting minutes, 22 Nov 1869, 137; he continues to be designated FRIAI in Thom's directories until 1877 (?or 1878) however.
(14) Irish Times, 13 Apr 1864;  DB 7, 1 Feb 1865, 28.
(15) See note 6, above; Irish Times, 2 Jan 1865.
(16) See note 7, above, and IB 11, 15 Jul 1869, 171.
(17)   IB 11, 1 Sep 1869, 202;  Irish Times, 4,18 Nov,2 Dec 1869,12,19 May 1870.
(18)   Freeman's Journal, 6 Mar 1878.
(19) Irish Times, 25 Aug 1862.


56 work entries listed in chronological order for MAGUIRE, JOSEPH


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Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, COOMBE, NO. 096-98 (COOMBE RAGGED SCHOOLS)
Date: 1857
Nature: -
Refs: B 15, 28 Feb 1857, 123

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, FITZWILLIAM PLACE, HOUSES (008?)
Date: 1859
Nature: Terrace of 8(?) houses.
Refs: Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 570.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, NEW STREET, NO. 022 & 23 (ASYLUM FOR AGED FEMALES)
Date: 1860
Nature: Recently completed. Erected at the sole expense of Alderman Atkinson for £1,000. Builder: S.H. Bolton.
Refs: DB 2, 1 Feb 1860, 203;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 665.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, REHOBOTH PLACE, NO. 003
Date: 1860
Nature: Enlargement, for Protestant Reformatory School committee.
Refs: DB 2, 1 Apr 1860, 239

Building: CO. DUBLIN, BALLYBRACK, VILLA FRANCA
Date: 1861
Nature: For John Robert Curry, 'local manager of the Royal Insurance Company'. Builder: Brophy.
Refs: DB 3, 15 Feb 1861, 436

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, GRAND CANAL STREET, SCHOOLS
Date: 1861
Nature: Extensive adds. Builder: Bolton. To cost about £1,700.
Refs: DB 3, 15 Feb 1861, 436

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, RATHGAR, HOUSES (002)
Date: 1861
Nature: To be erected.
Refs: DB 3, 15 Nov 1861, 689

Building: CO. DUBLIN, WHITECHURCH, TIBRADDEN HOUSE
Date: 1861
Nature: Rebuilding at cost of £1,400 for Thomas H. Guinness. To contain drawing & dining rooms, study, five bedrooms, and extensive basement stores. Contractor: Gahan
Refs: DB 3, 1 Dec 1861, 692

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, KENILWORTH SQUARE, HOUSES (002)
Date: 1862
Nature: Newly-built pair of semi-detached houses on S side of square advertised to let by JM.
Refs: Irish Times, 25 Aug,10 Dec 1862.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, BALLSBRIDGE, SHOP & HOUSE
Date: 1864
Nature: In course of erection. Builder: F. O'Donoghue.
Refs: DB 6, 15 May 1864, 99

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, FRANKFORT AVENUE (RATHGAR), HOUSES (006)
Date: 1864
Nature: Builder: T. Brophy.
Refs: DB 6, 15 May 1864, 99

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, GEORGE'S STREET SOUTH GREAT, NO. 063? (PRIMITIVE WESLEYAN METHODIST SCHOOLS)
Date: 1864
Nature: Early English Gothic style. FS laid 6 May 1864 by John Hayes. Contractors: Mssrs W. Crowe & Sons. Architect: Maguire. Will cost £1,500.
Refs: DB 6, 15 May 1864, 94

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, GRAFTON STREET, NO. 012 & 13 (JUDE'S ROYAL HOTEL)
Date: 1864
Nature: Extensive alterations in progress. Builder: Doyle, Temple Lane.(See also No. 12 Grafton St)
Refs: DB 6, 1 Jun 1864, 111

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HAROLD'S CROSS, ASHFIELD HOUSE
Date: 1864
Nature: Alts. & adds. for H.L. Fry. Builder: E. Cahill.
Refs: DB 6, 15 May 1864, 99

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, KILDARE STREET, LEINSTER HOUSE (ROYAL DUBLIN SOCIETY, AGRICULTURAL HALL)
Date: 1864
Nature: Conversion into exhibition space for Society's Exhibition of Manufactures, which opened on 25 May.
Refs: DB 6, 1 Jun 1864, 106

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, SANDYMOUNT, HOUSES (002)
Date: 1864
Nature: Pair of semi-detached villas in red brick with white brick dressings. Builder: John Grant.
Refs: DB 6, 15 May 1864, 99

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, BALLSBRIDGE, HOUSE
Date: 1864
Nature: Tenders invited for erecting new house.
Refs: Irish Times, 30 Mar 1864.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, GRAFTON STREET, NO. 012 (WILLIAM HAYES & CO.)
Date: 1864-65
Nature: Converson (? of part of Jude's Royal Hotel, see Nos. 12 & 13 Grafton St.) into City Drug Hall, for Wm. Hayes & Co., general druggists. Builder: George Carolin, Talbot St. Plate glass by Mssrs. Sibthorpe. (William Hayes was JM's wife's nephew.)
Refs: DB 6, 15 Dec 1864, 261; 7, 1 Jan 1865, 9

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, LEINSTER ROAD (RATHMINES), NO. 083
Date: 1864a
Nature: House advertised to let, Feb 1864 and Feb 1865 and again, Aug 1`871.  Designed by JM?
Refs: Irish Times, 2 Feb 1864, 20,22 Feb 1865, 19 Aug 1871..

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, EARLSFORT TERRACE, EXHIBITION PALACE & WINTER GARDEN
Date: 1864a
Nature: Ventilation system.
Refs: Irish Times, 26 May 1864.

Building: CO. KILDARE, CARAGH, GLEBE HOUSE
Date: 1866
Nature: To be built. Builder: T. Holt. FS laid by Charles Barry, Esq., JP., May 1866.
Refs: DB 8, 1 Jun 1866, 147;  Irish Ecclesiastical Gazette 8.no. 83, 19 May 1866, 115.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, LIFFEY STREET LOWER, NO. 013 (HUTCHINSON)
Date: 1866
Nature: Tobacco factory for Robert Deey Hutchinson.. Builder: John Thompson, Grantham St.
Refs: DB 8, 15 Aug 1866, 209

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, TEMPLE ROAD (RATHMINES), HOUSES (003)
Date: 1866
Nature: 3 villa houses recently erected.
Refs: DB 8, 15 Aug 1866, 209

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, GROSVENOR ROAD (RATHMINES), WAKEFIELD HOUSE
Date: 1869
Nature: Extensive adds. & imps. being completed. Builder: Gahan & Son.
Refs: IB 11, 1 Sep 1869, 202

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, O'CONNELL STREET UPPER, NO. 002 (JOHN MEAZE)
Date: 1869
Nature: Rebuilding of premises, for John Meaze. Builder: George Carolin.
Refs: IB 11, 15 Jul 1869, 171

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, TEMPLE ROAD (RATHMINES), HOUSE
Date: 1869
Nature: Villa 'on Temple Road near Milltown Station' is being finished for James Morrin. Builder: Fegan.
Refs: IB 11, 15 Jul 1869, 171

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, DAWSON STREET, NO. 010 (MAGUIRE & SON)
Date: 1869-70
Nature: Extensive factory & workshop on Frederick St S & Dawson La;, 1869; adds. & imps., 1870. (This was the company founded by JM's brother John Maguire.)
Refs: IB 11, 15 Jul 1869, 171; 12, 15 Apr 1870, 96

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, O'CONNELL STREET LOWER, NO. 017 (HOYTE & SON)
Date: 1869-70
Nature: Improvements. Builder: G. Carolin.
Refs: IAA, PKS B05/13; IB 11., 15 Jul 1869, 171; 12, 1 Jan 1870, 13;  Irish Times, 24 Dec 1869.

Building: CO. LAOIS, RATHDOWNEY (NEAR), HOUSE & OFFICES
Date: 1870
Nature: Cottage residence and farm offices in progress of erection. Builder: P. Dwyer, Errel, Co. Laois.
Refs: IB 12, 15 Aug 1870, 200

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, ABBEY STREET LOWER, NO. 003 & 4 (IRISH TIMES)
Date: 1870
Nature: Works at same. Builder: G. Carolin.
Refs: IAA, PKS B05/09

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, TEMPLE ROAD (RATHMINES), HOUSE
Date: 1870
Nature: New villa being erected for James Morrin. Builder: Hanlon, Ranelagh.
Refs: IB 12, 15 Aug 1870, 200

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUNDRUM, DUNDRUM ROAD, ANNA VILLA
Date: 1870
Nature: Undergoing extensive alts. & adds., for W.A. Hayes, Esq (probably JC's wife's nephew, William Andrew Hayes). Builder: Lamb.
Refs: IB 12, 15 Aug 1870, 200

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, LEINSTER AVENUE (NORTH STRAND)
Date: 1870
Nature: JM advertises 7 acres of land laid out in building plots for let on long leases , Jan 1870.
Refs: Irish Times, 9 Oct 1869,8,22 Jan,5 Mar 1870.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, GEORGE'S STREET SOUTH GREAT, PREMISES
Date: 1870
Nature: Tenders invited for carrying out alterations and repairs to premises in South Great George's St., Feb-Mar 1870. (Perhaps Primitive Wesleyan Methodist Schools, which JM designed in 1864.)
Refs: Irish Times, 28 Feb,1 Mar 1870.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, GARVILLE AVENUE (RATHGAR), HOUSES (002)
Date: 1870
Nature: Tenders invited for finishing two houses, Mar 1870.
Refs: Irish Times, 19,22 Mar 1870.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, NORTH STRAND
Date: 1870
Nature: JM advertises 7 acres of ground on North Strand 'within 5 minutes walk of the quay' to let on long leases, 1870.
Refs: Irish Times, 9 Jul 1870.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, RANELAGE (NEAR), HOUSES (008)
Date: 1870
Nature: Tenders invited for erecting 8 semi-detached houses 'near Ranelagh', Aug 1870.
Refs: Irish Times, 27 Aug 1870.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, KENILWORTH SQUARE (NEAR), HOUSE
Date: 1870
Nature: Tenders invited for erecting villa residence 'near Kenilworh Square', Aug 1870.
Refs: Irish Times, 27 Aug 1870.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, BLACKROCK, MAIN STREET, HOUSES (002) & SHOPS
Date: 1871
Nature: For Andrew Corrigan (curator of the Agricultural Museum, Kildare St).. Builder: Tighe.
Refs: IB 13, 15 Dec 1871, 331

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, BALLSBRIDGE, ROYAL AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY OF IRELAND SHOW GROUND
Date: 1871
Nature: Arrangement of ground, planning of stand houses, sheds &c. for first show to be held on site. With Thomas Waters, CE. Tenders invited for erecting shedding and enclosing ground, May 1871.
Refs: Irish Times, 4 May,24 Jul 1871; Freeman's Journal, 4 Jul 1871; IB 13, 15 Jul,1 Aug 1871, 178,194,197(illus.).

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, DARTMOUTH ROAD, HOUSES (003)
Date: 1871
Nature: 3 houses for Rev. Francis Carlile Hayes (nephew of JM's wife). On Read's Rd (i.e. Dartmouth Rd) Builder: J. Jackson.
Refs: IB 13, 15 Dec 1871, 331

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HOWTH CASTLE ESTATE
Date: 1871
Nature: Cricket pavilion on Howth Hill for Earl of Howth. Builder: Sam Robinson.
Refs: IB 13, 15 Dec 1871, 331

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, JAMES'S STREET, SOUTH DUBLIN UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1871
Nature: Square of wooden shedding in grounds. Tenders sought.
Refs: IB 13, 15 Dec 1871, 335

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CAMBRIDGE TERRACE (RANELAGH), HOUSES (002)
Date: 1871
Nature: For Capt. W. W. Hackett. Builder: John Boyce.
Refs: IB 13, 15 Dec 1871, 331

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, LEESON PARK, HOUSES (002)
Date: 1871
Nature: Pair of semi-detached villas (?Nos. 36 and 37) for Capt. W.W. Hackett. Builder: John Boyce.
Refs: IB 13, 15 Dec 1871, 331I

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, LEESON PARK, HOUSES (002)
Date: 1871
Nature: Semi-detached villas, for Very Rev. Dean of Ardagh (Augustus William West). Builder: John Boyce.
Refs: IB 13, 15 Dec 1871, 331

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, LEINSTER ROAD WEST (RATHMINES), NO. 013
Date: 1871-72
Nature: Glebe house for incumbent of Harold's Cross church. Builder: J. Jackson.
Refs: IB 13, 1 Dec 1871 (notice of contract); 14, 15 Dec 1872, 343

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HOWTH CASTLE
Date: 1872
Nature: 'neat gate lodge' neart Deer Park completed.
Refs: IB 14, 15 Dec 1872, 343

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, OLD NAAS ROAD (INCHICORE), BLUEBELL GRAVEYARD
Date: 1872
Nature: JM asked to prepare plan for enclosing graveyard. Fresh earth to be placed in graveyard and Marquess of Lansdowne ('the lord of the soil') to be asked for pecuniary assistance.
Refs: Irish Times, 29 Mar 1872.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, ORWELL ROAD (RATHGAR), NO. 033-35 (STRATFORD)
Date: 1873
Nature: Alts. & adds., including conservatories, to residence of Henry Hayes.
Refs: IB 15, 15 Oct 1873, 281

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, BRIGHTON SQUARE (RATHGAR), HOUSES (002)
Date: 1873
Nature: Tenders invited for finishing two houses in Brighton Square, Aug 1873.
Refs: Irish Times, 2 Aug 1873.

Building: CO. KILKENNY, SWIFTE'S HEATH (BALLYRAGGET)
Date: 1874
Nature: Gate lodge and entrance being built for R.W. Swifte. Builder: Meehan, Kilkenny.
Refs: IB 16, 1 Oct 1874, 275

Building: CO. DUBLIN, BALLYBODEN, ST CATHERINE'S PARK
Date: 1874
Nature: Gate lodge and entrance, for William Russell, JP. Builder: Fegan, Rathgar
Refs: IB 16, 1 Oct 1874, 275

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HOWTH ROAD, KILBARRACK GRAVEYARD
Date: 1876
Nature: Boundary and gate lodge. Builder: Richard Campbell, Howth.
Refs: Printed plan in IAA, Workhouse Drawings Collection, 85/138.105; IB 18, 1 Sep 1876, 261

Building: CO. DUBLIN, CITY QUAY, NO. 003 & 4 (T.P. ECKFORD & CO.)
Date: 1878
Nature: Rebuilding of premises of T.P. Eckford & Co., rope and sail manufacturers, ship chandlers and agents. Tenders invited, Mar 1878
Refs: Freeman's Journal, 6 Mar 1878.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, REHOBOTH TERRACE, HOUSES (008?)
Date: ?
Nature: '...an unusual row of neat Gothic Revival houses, possibly by Joseph Maguire...' (Casey).
Refs: Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 668.

Author Title Date Details
Maguire, Joseph 'Healthy dwellings for labourers, artizans, and the middle classes, and improved structural arrangement' 1867 IB 9, 1,15 Apr,1 Jul 1867, 85-87,92-94, 164-165. (Paper read to evening scientific meeting of RDS, 18 Mar 1867; also issued by author in pamphlet form, published by Robert McGee, Dublin.)
Maguire, Joseph [Removal of Nelson's Pillar] 1879 B 37, 18 Oct 1879, 1161. (Letter to editor.)