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Architect and draughtsman. Rowland Omer, who was probably a son of THOMAS OMER , exhibited 'A design for an exchange, with a view of a street to it' at the Society of Artists in Ireland, Dublin, in 1767.(1) In the same year Bernard Scalé published a series of five engravings of survey drawings of the Irish Parliament House by Omer. Omer was an entrant in the Dublin Royal Exchange competition of 1768-69 and in the Dublin Blue Coat School competition of 1772-73. According to Strickland, he was - like Thomas Omer - employed as an engineer by the Navigation Board.
Address: James's Street, Dublin, 1767.(2)
(1) IALE, II, 528; this may possibly be a design for the Tholsel in Drogheda. Drogheda Corporation Book (microfilm in NLI) contains reference to a payment of 5 guineas to Mr?,Thomas? Omer, for a plan for the tholsel and market house at Drogheda, I May 1767 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc. 2008/44).
(2) See note 1, above.
3 work entries listed in chronological order for OMER, ROWLAND
|Building:||CO. LOUTH, DROGHEDA, WEST STREET, THOLSEL|
|Nature:||Rowland?, Thomas? Omer paid 5 gns by Drogheda Corporation for plan for Tholsel and Market House, 1 May 1767.|
|Refs:||Drogheda Corporation Book, microfilm in NLI (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44). This may be the 'Design for an Exchange' exhibited by Rowland Omer at the Society of Artists in Ireland, Dublin, in 1767, see IALE, II, 528).|
|Building:||CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CORK HILL, ROYAL EXCHANGE|
|Refs:||B 27, 2 Oct 1869, 781.|
|Building:||CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, BLACKHALL PLACE, BLUE COAT SCHOOL|
|Date:||1772 or 1773|
|Refs:||Freeman's Journal 9-12 Jan 1773 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44); for 2 competitions of 1772 and 1773, see S. O'Reilly & Nicholas Robinson, New Lease of Life: The Law Society's building at Blackhall Place (Dublin, 1990), 9.|