Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Builder, active in the 1830s, 1840s and 1850s. According to a letter of reference from RICHARD MORRISON RICHARD MORRISON , dated 18 March 1848, which forms part of a sheet of printed 'Testimonials of Mr. Patrick Hanlon',(1) Hanlon had spent 'the last twelve years engaged in conducting extensive buildings in different parts of Ireland' under Morrison's 'professional direction'. In another letter, dated 6 March 1849, the Earl of Longford writes that for 'upwards of six' of the twelve years, Hanlon had been employed at Pakenham Hall, 'conducting…the works during Sir Richard Morrison's absence', adding that he considered Hanlon to be 'a very good draughtsman'. Another letter, written by Robert Edwards, 'Manager of Works for William Dargan', on 10 January 1856, states that Hanlon had worked for the previous three years 'as builder or general foreman of the station-houses on the Ballymena and Portrush, and Tramore and Waterford Railways'.


(1) Photocopy in Jones file H22A.