MURPHY, TIMOTHY *
- Born: - Died: 1876
Builder, of Dublin. Timothy Murphy, who worked with his son PATRICK J. MURPHY as Timothy Murphy & Son, is said to have been employed over a long period in building work at Guinness's Brewery. It was presumably for this reason that his firm was appointed builder for the controversial second phase of the restoration of St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin, which took place in the early 1860s under the sponsorship of Benjamin Lee Guinness. Other works by the firm included the new wing of the Mater Misericordiae Hospital, Dublin,(1) and, apparently, 'some of the smaller (very Tudor) stations of the Great Southern and Western Railway, in the County Kildare'.(2)
Addresses:(3) 44 Lower Mecklenburgh Street, <=1839->=1844; 91 Amiens Street, 1847; 89 Amiens Street, 1853, later extending his premises to include No. 88 Amiens Street.
All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from the obituary of Timothy Murphy in IB 18, 15 Apr 1876, 102.
(1) Obituary of Patrick J. Murphy in IB 13, 1 Apr 1871, 85.
(2) DB 5, 15 Feb 1863, 27.
(3) From Wilson's, Thom's, Pettigrew & Oulton's and Post Office Directories.