Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Quantity surveyor, of Dublin. Denis Morris was born in about 1858 at Castletownberehaven, Co. Cork, and educated at Blackrock College. He then entered the contracting business of his father, P. Morris, in Sligo. The firm carried out many important works, many of them for the War Department. Denis Morris then spent some time in England and Scotland. In about 1890 he and his father moved to Dublin, where they practised as quantity surveyors and measurers for works all over Ireland. Denis Morris travelled a good deal in England and the Continent and had a particular fondness for France. A series of articles by him on the architecture of southern France was published in the Irish Builder in 1907. He died of a heart attack while on holiday in Paris on 24 June 1908. The practice at 58 Harcourt Street was carried on by Thomas J. Kavanagh under the name of Morris & Kavanagh.

AAI: elected member, 1896.(1)

Address:  53 Cabra Road, <=1901->=1911.


All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from the obituary of Morris in IB 50, 27 Jun 1908, 413, and from the 1901 and 1911 census returns.  A photograph of him is in IB 43, 5 Dec 1901, 962.

(1) Lists of members in AAI Green Books.