SHEEHAN, CORNELIUS *
- Born: - Died: 1761?
Stonecutter, of Dublin. Cornelius Sheehan was the eldest son of DAVID SHEEHAN and carried on his father's business after the latter's death in 1756.(1) He is probably the 'Mr Sheehan, an eminent stonecutter' whose death at his house in Marlborough Street on 16 June 1761 is reported in Sleator's Gazetteer and Faulkner's Dublin Journal. See also MORDECAI SHEEHAN.
(1) Faulkner's Dublin Journal, 10-14 Feb 1756.
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|Building:||CO. WESTMEATH, ATHLONE, CHURCH STREET, CHURCH OF ST MARY (CI)|
|Nature:||Monument to Gustavus Handcock (d. 1759).'The best that may be said of this memorial is that as a design it is unusual if absurd.'(Potterton).|
|Refs:||H. Potterton, 'William Kidwell, sculptor,…and some contemporary mason-sculptors in Ireland', BIGS 15 (Jul-Dec 1972), 102(illus. pl. 20); Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 130|