Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Laurence Nowlan was admitted to the Dublin Society's School of Drawing in Architecture on 3 February 1791 and awarded a first-class premium on 23 May 1793.(1)   He may be the 'L Nowlanr' who at some point between 1800 and 1834 was in business as a carpenter in Mary's Lane, employing two men, but subsequently failed and died poor.(2)


(1) MS. transcript from Royal Dublin Society minutes of School of Drawing in Architecture admissions and prizewinners (in IAA).
(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.