Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Bricklayer and builder, of Dublin.(1) Thomas Meade of Blessington Place appears on a list of Dublin brick and stonelayers who were active circa 1800 compiled by his fellow tradesmen in March 1834.(2)    According to this source, he 'Made a property & built houses in Nelson St. Dorset St. Britain St. & Blessington Place';  he had now retired from business and was 'still alive & comfortable'.(3)

Addresses:  69 Dorset Street Upper, 1815-1830;(4)  Blessington Place, 1834.


(1)   He is described as a builder in Pigot & Co.'s City of Dublin and Hibernian Provincial Directory (1824) and as a bricklayer In Wilson's Dublin Directory.
(2) Royal Irish Academy, Haliday MS 4B 31;  this manuscript is a copy of a report presented to Daniel O'Connell in 1834 to support the argument for repealing the Act of Union by describing the catastrophic impact the Act had had on the tradesmen of Dublin.
(3) He may have died soon afterwards;  in Wilson's Dublin Directory for 1836 a Mrs Meade is living at 30 Blessington Street.
(4) From Wilson's Dublin Directory.