Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Building surveyor of the firm of McConnell & Murphy of Dublin and Belfast,(1) active in the 1870s and perhaps earlier. He may be the Henry McConnell who acted as clerk of works for the erection of the Edenderry Flax Spinners' mill in Belfast to designs by WILLIAM JOSEPH BARRE  WILLIAM JOSEPH BARRE in 1865.(2) A Henry McConnell was admitted a member of the Architectural Association of Ireland in December 1875,(3) and H. McConnell of Dublin was an unsuccessful candidate for the surveyorship of Athy Union in 1876.(4) Henry McConnell is listed as an architect at 59 Rutland Square West, Dublin,(5) in the classified section of Thom's directories for the years 1872 to 1875.


(1) IB 18, 1 May 1876, 133.
(2) DB 7, 15 Jun 1865, 157.
(3) IB 18, 1 Jan 1876, 9.
(4) IB 18, 15 Mar 1876, 83.
(5) Albert McConnell, 'agent', of 62 William St also resided at this address.

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Date: 1865-69?
Nature: For Edenderry Flax Spinning Co. Contractor: McLaughlin & Harvey. Clerk Of Works: Henry McConnell. Architect: W.J. Barre.
Refs: DB 7, 15 Jun 1865, 157; Durham Dunlop (ed.), A Memoir of the professional life of William J. Barre, Esq. member of the Royal Insitute of Architects Ireland: with photographic illustrations selected from his works (Belfast: James Magill, 1868), 44; McLaughlin & Harvey Centenary Book (1953), 5; Larmour,26(illus.)