Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect and surveyor, of Cork. Daniel Murphy made a survey of the city of Cork, which was completed in 1783(1) and published in 1789.(2) He may possibly be the same person as the Daniel Murphy, architect, of Ann Street, Cork, who claimed in an advertisement in the Hibernian Journal of 8 April 1782 that he was able to execute 'all manner of ornament [and] stucco-work in the Antique Grotesque style and colouring of apartments in oil and water now practised in the Cities of London and Westminster where he received his education and professional knowledge under the ingenious James Wyatt, architect'.(3)

Address: Queen's Square, Hamon's Marsh, Cork, 1787.(4)


(1) Cork Evening Post, 28 Apr 1783 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc. 2008/44).
(2) J.H. Andrews, Plantation Acres (1985), 355.
(3) C.P. Curran, Dublin Decorative Plasterwork of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries (1967), 74.
(4) Cork Directory (1787).(IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc. 2008/44)