Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect to the Poor Law Commissioners in Ireland from 1839 until 1855. George Wilkinson was born in 1814, a son of W.A. Wilkinson, carpenter and builder of Witney, Oxfordshire. His younger brother William Wilkinson was also an architect. In 1835, following the Poor Law Amendment Act of August 1834, which provided for the construction of 350 workhouses in England and Wales, Wilkinson won the competition for designing the workhouse at Thame, Oxfordshire. During the next three years, while he was still in his early twenties, he designed many other workhouses in Oxfordshire and elsewhere in England and Wales.

In July 1838 with the passing of the Act for the More Effectual Relief of the Destitute Poor in Ireland the workhouse system was extended to Ireland. According to the provisions of the act, 130 workhouses were to be built. Whereas different architects had been able to compete for workhouse commissions in England and Wales, the Poor Law Commissioners proposed that in Ireland the Board of Works should be given sole responsibility for all the workhouses. When this proved impossible for legal reasons, they invited Wilkinson and two other architects to submit designs for a prototype Irish workhouse. On the strength of his experience in Wales 'under circumstances, and with materials not very dissimilar from what exist in Ireland', in January 1839 Wilkinson was appointed the Commissioners' architect in Ireland, responsible for the design and erection of all 130 Irish workhouses. He was to be paid a salary of £500 per annum and provided with a full-time assistant and a clerk, to be paid £150 and £100 per annum respectively.(1)

Wilkinson set to work immediately on the vast building programme. Nearly all the workhouses, accommodating between 200 and 2000 persons apiece, were designed in a Tudor domestic idiom, with picturesque gabled entrance buildings which belied the size and comfortlessness of the institutions which lay behind them.(2) The first workhouse - one of the three largest - was opened in Cork on 1 March 1840; thereafter new workhouses opened at a steady rate, and in April 1843 Wilkinson reported that 112 were finished.   By this time his staff had increased to seven assistants and two clerks.(3)  Problems arose from the fact that Wilkinson had sole responsibility for the design and erection of the buildings while the funds for their construction were supplied by the Boards of Guardians of the different Poor Law Unions; 'it would be no matter of surprise', Wilkinson noted, 'that operations conducted under such circumstances should be attended … with endless jealousies, and with difficulties greatly increased by the necessity of conciliating the various opinions and different views, as well as reconciling the conflicting interests, of local parties'. Complaints from local Boards of Guardians about defects in the workmanship of the new workhouses prompted the Earl of Lincoln to invite the English architect JAMES PENNETHORNE  JAMES PENNETHORNE to conduct an inspection in 1843. Pennethorne published a critical report, 'the particulars of which,' according to Wilkinson, 'were only known to those assailed on their appearing in print, who were afforded no opportunity of explanation before their promulgation, and who were afterwards limited to a time so circumscribed as not to admit of any fair or complete exposition of the facts by which the statements of the report would have been controverted in detail'. Wilkinson defended himself as best he could in an appendix to the report and was given strong backing by the secretary to the Irish Poor Law Commissioners, George Nicholls. As if to underline the painstaking attention he had given to the materials used in the construction of the workhouses, Wilkinson published in 1845 his Practical Geology and Ancient Architecture of Ireland, which included a detailed account of the building materials available in the different counties with tables of the experiments he had conducted on the principal Irish building stones.(4)   A second report on the execution of workhouse contracts which was submitted to the Government by Lt. Col. George Barney of the Royal Engineers in 1845 gave a more balanced view of the merits and shortcomings of the designs; Barney was nevertheless 'inclined to consider that economy has been carried to an extreme not desirable in public buildings where durability becomes a leading and important consideration'.(5)

By April 1847 all 130 workhouses were complete. However the catastrophic failure of the potato harvest in 1846 sharply increased the numbers of the destitute so that the original building campaign was immediately overtaken by the need to provide extra accommodation. Fever hospitals were added from circa 1847 onwards, and between 1849 and 1853 a further thirty workhouses were built. These were plainer buildings with a different layout. The Commissioners eventually decided that they could no longer afford their own full-time architect, and in September 1855 Wilkinson was retired on a pension of £300 per annum.

Wilkinson continued to practise as an architect in Dublin for a further thirty-two years. During this period he acted as architect for at least three railway companies: stations designed by him include the Dublin, Wicklow & Wexford terminus at Harcourt Street, Dublin (opened 1859), the Great Southern & Western station at Athlone (opened 1859) and the Midland Great Western terminus at Sligo (opened 1862).(6) In August 1860 he was appointed architect to the Commissioners of Asylums for the Lunatic Poor at a salary of £300 per annum; in this capacity he designed two identical asylums at Castlebar, Co. Mayo, and Letterkenny, Co. Donegal. He remained in the post until 1886.(7) He appears to have done relatively little private work. A few houses are recorded in Bray and Dalkey and a marble staircase for the Marquess of Sligo at Westport House (1858) but no commercial premises or churches. His last important recorded commission was the new agricultural hall for the Royal Dublin Society at Ballsbridge, built in 1879-80.

From 1853 or earlier Wilkinson lived in Monkstown, later moving out to Killiney. He was a Killiney and Ballybrack Township commissioner from 1871 or earlier until 1875 or later. In 1887 he left Ireland and returned to England.(8) He died at Ryde House, Twickenham, on 4 October 1890.

The Irish Architectural Archive holds a very large collection of designs for workhouses by Wilkinson (Acc.085/138).(9)    

ICEI:(10) auditor, 1846; council member, 1846-1853; no longer a member in 1870.(11)
RIAI:(12) reads paper on local building materials and antiquities, 1844; secretary, 1849-1851; reads paper on ancient domestic architecture of west of Ireland, 17 Jan 1850;(13) vice-president, 1851-1854, 1864(14)-1866, 1869; presents copy of Practical Geology and Ancient Architecture of Ireland to library, 21 December 1865;(15) council member, 1844-49, 1854-1860, 1864,1866-67,1868-697.
RIBA: elected fellow, 16 December 1878, having been proposed by Charles Barry, THOMAS DREW  THOMAS DREW and JAMES RAWSON CARROLL. JAMES RAWSON CARROLL. (16)
RIA:(17) elected member, 1840; no longer on list of members after 1852.
Geological Society of Ireland:(18) council member, 1845-1850.

Addresses:(19) Work: 4 Frederick St North, <=1843-45; Custom House, 1846-1855; 49 Westland Row, 1860-1876; 180 Brunswick Street, 1877-1881; Office of Commissioners of Control of Lunatic Asylums, 1882-1886.
Home: 5 Richmond Hill, Monkstown, 1853-1867; Killiney, 1860-62; Temple Hill, Killiney, 1863-1887.

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References

Information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from Howard Colvin, A Biographical dictionary of British architects 1600-1840 (3rd edn., 1995), 1058-9, and F. O'Dwyer, Irish Hospital Architecture (1997), 13-16. For Wilkinson's work in England and Wales, see Nicholas Cooper and Kathryn Morrison, 'The English and Welsh workhouses of George Wilkinson', Georgian Group Journal 14 (2004), 104-130.


(1) Fifth Annual Report of the Poor Law Commissioners (1839), 24-27. The dismay of Irish architects at the appointment gave impetus to the formation of the Institute of Architects of Ireland later in 1839. See F. O'Dwyer, 'Building empires: architecture, politics and the Board of Works 1760-1860', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 5 (2002), 154-5.
(2) For the design of these buildings see Fifth Annual Report, 81-90, Pls. A,B,C,,D; see also Michael H. Gould, The Workhouses of Ulster (UAHS, 1983) and 'Wilkinson and the Irish Workhouse', M.Phil thesis, Queen's University of of Ulster, 2003 (draft copy in IAA, Acc. 2011/18); also John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 77-93, [?and Irish Penny Journal 1840-41, 274 (ref.from Jones)]. At Carlow and Killarney the Guardians insisted on different designs.
(3) Tenth Annual Report of the Poor Law Commissioners (1844);  Wilkinson's seven architectural assistants were John Leeson, C.W. Savage, Richard Barney, William P. Doolin, J.F. Ryan, Leopold John Stedman and Alexander McMullen.
(4) For an account of this work, see Niamh NicGhabhann, Mediaeval Ecclesiastical Buildings in Ireland, 1789-1915: Building on fhe Past (Dublin, 2015), 83-87. 
(5) The text of Barney's report is given in O'Connor, op.cit., Appendix 2.
(6) Michael Gould & Ronald Cox, 'The railway stations of George Wilkinson', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 6 (2003), 193, also attribute the stations on the Portadown & Dungannon Railway and the Portadown, Dungannon a& Omagh Junction Railway to Wilkinson on stylistic grounds.
(7) J.H. Owen is named as architect in Thom's Directory for 1887.
(8) He is still listed at Temple Hill, Dalkey, in Thom's Directory for 1887 but has disappeared by the following year.
(9) Some of these are in a very fragile condition and therefore not accessible to the public.
(10) Information from Jones's transcripts from Thom's directories unless otherwise atttributed.
(11) IB 12, 15 Aug 1870, 197.
(12) Information from Jones's transcripts from Thom's directories unless otherwise atttributed.
(13) RIAI general meeting minutes, 17 Jan 1850, 57.
(14) Elected vice-president Feb 1864 following death of Patrick Byrne (RIAI council meeting minutes, 5 Feb 1864, 10).
(15) RIAI general? meeting minutes, 21 December 1865, 172; he also presented a copy to RSAI (JRSAI 1 (1849-51), 9).
(16) Directory of British Architects 1834-1914 (RIBA 2001), 991.
(17) Information from Jones's transcripts from Pettigrew & Oulton's and Thom's directories.
(18) Information from Jones's transcripts from Thom's directories.
(19) Information from Post Office and Thom's directories and Jones's transcripts from the latter.


228 work entries listed in chronological order for WILKINSON, GEORGE


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Building: CO. WICKLOW, BRAY, HOUSES (003)
Date: 147
Nature: 'Dublin and Wicklow Railway Company are about erecting a large house and two cottages adjoining the station'
Refs: DB 1, 1 Nov 1859, 147; Michael Gould & Ronald Cox, 'The railway stations of George Wilkinson', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 6 (2003), 199

Building: CO. MEATH, DUNSHAUGHLIN, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1839-1841
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of building: £4,938. Cost of fittings &c.: £912. Accommodation for 400. First admissions 17 May 1841.
Refs: Drawings in IAA Workhouse Drawings Collection, Acc. 85/138.31; Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 283; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 261

Building: CO. CORK, MIDLETON, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1839-1841
Nature: New. Work under way by Sep 1839. Cost of building: £6853. Cost of fittings &c.: £1347. Accommodation for 800.  Opened 15 Jun 1841. First admissions 21 Aug 1841. Additional wing added by 1847. Contractor: William Hill.  (Tenders invited for 'additional works' and 'stables and sheds', 1846.)
Refs: Cork Constitution, 14 Sep 1839,15 Jun 1841 (information from Ronnie Herlihy, Cork, Feb 2010);  B 4, 6 Jun,12 Sep 1846, 275,443; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 237,262

Building: CO. MEATH, TRIM, PATRICK STREET, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1839-1841
Nature: New. Contracted for, 14 Dec 1839. Cost of building: £5750. Cost of fittings &c.: £1040. Accommodation for 500. First admissions 11 Oct 1841.
Refs: Parliamentary Gazetteer of Ireland (1846), III, 391; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 263

Building: CO. LIMERICK, LIMERICK, SHELBOURNE ROAD, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1839-1841;1847
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of building: £10000. Cost of fittings &c.: £2830. Accommodation for 1600. First admissions May 1841. Contractor: Thomas Deane. Adds, 1847. New fever hospital bulding open by May 1847. Extension to male wing, 1850. .
Refs: Cork Advertiser, 29 Aug 1839; 3rd Report of Poor Law Commissioners for Ireland (1850), 79; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 236,243,262; Frederick O'Dwyer, The Architecture of Deane and Woodward (Cork University Press, 1997), 26

Building: CO. CORK, SKIBBEREEN, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1839-1842
Nature: New workhouse. Contractor: William Hill. Cost of building: £7,083. Cost of fittings, &c.: £1,217. Accommodation for 800. First admissions 19 Mar 1842. New fever hospital building open by May 1847.
Refs: Drawings in IAA Workhouse Drawings Collection, Acc. 85/138.69; Cork Constitution, 13 Sep 1839 (information from Ronnie Herlihy, Feb 2010);  John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 244,263

Building: CO. CORK, KANTURK, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1839-1844;1850
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of building: £6800. Cost of fittings &c.: £1400. Accommodation for 800. First admissions 18 Jul 1844. New fever hospital open by May 1847 and addition in course of erection. Adds., 1850.
Refs: Exceptionally complete st of plans, sections, elevations & details, drawn and printed, dated, 1839-1841, also printed list of particulars for fittings in NA, OPW drawings collection, old ref. A.3.6; 3rd Annual Report of the Poor Law Commissioners for Ireland (1850), 79; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 242261

Building: CO. WESTMEATH, ATHLONE, ABBEY ROAD, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1839-41
Nature: New workhouse. Contracted for, 1 Nov 1839.  Opened 22 Nov 1841. Cost of building: £7,500. Cost of fittings &c.: £1,801. Accommodation for 900. First admissions 22 Nov 1841. Fever hospital incourse of erection, May 1847.
Refs: Parliamentary Gazetteer of Ireland I(1844), 99;  John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 239,259

Building: CO. CARLOW, CARLOW, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1840-1844
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of building: £9,000. Cost of fittings &c.: £1,470. Accommodation for 800 persons. Quality of workmanship criticized by committee instructed to report on same, Jul 1844. First admissions 18 Nov 1844.
Refs: Drawings in IAA Workhouse Drawings Collection, Acc. 85/138.12 (not available for consultation on account of extremely fragile condition); Design exh. RA, 1843, no. 1212; Teresa Kelly, 'The workhouse or Old Union, Kilkenny Road [Carlow]', ?, 31-32,42 (article in Jones file, source not given); John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 260

Building: CO. LOUTH, DROGHEDA, DUBLIN ROAD, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1840-41
Nature: New workhouse. Contract, stipulating that building be completed by Mar 1841, signed 13 Feb 1840. Amount of contract: £7,100. Cost of fitments: £1,450. accommodation for 800. First admissions 16 Dec 1841.
Refs: Drawings in IAA Workhouse Drawings Collection, Acc. 85/138.8 (not available for consultation on account of extremely fragile condition); Parliamentary Gazetteer of Ireland (1847), II, 69; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 261

Building: CO. CORK, FERMOY, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1840-41
Nature: Conversion of half of New Barrack (purchased from Board of Ordnance by Poor Law Commissioners) into workhouse for 900 inmates. Cost of building  £3,251 plus £1,148 for fittings etc.  Contractor: William Hill. Opened 12 Jun 1841. First admissions 6 Jul 1841.
Refs: Cork Constitution, 7 May 1840, 15 Jun 1841 (information from Ronnie Herlihy, Cork); 8th Annual Report of the Poor Law Commissioners for Ireland (1854-55), 122;  John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 261.

Building: CO. LEITRIM, MOHILL, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1840-42
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of building: £6,700. Cost of fittings &c.: £1,280. Accommodation for 700. First admissions 8 Jun 1842. Contractors: Patterson & Catcheside?
Refs: Drawings in IAA Workhouse Drawings Collection, Acc. 85/138.51; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 262; A.P.W. Malcomson, The Clements Archive (Dublin: Irish Manuscripts Commission, 2010),
 

Building: CO. LOUTH, ARDEE, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1840-42
Nature: New workhouse. Date of contract 4 Aug 1840. First admissions May 1842. Cost of building: £5,175. Cost of fittings &c.: £1,975. Accommodation for 600. First admissions 13 May 1842
Refs: Parliamentary Gazetter of Ireland (1847), I, 54-55; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 259

Building: CO. LONGFORD, GRANARD, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1840-42;1851
Nature: New workhouse to accommodate 600. Contract, 4 Nov 1840, to be completed by 4 Feb 1842. Cost of building £5925. Cost of fittings &c.: £1225. First admissions 30 Sep 1842. Tenders invited for erecting additional bulding on male side, 1851.
Refs: B 9, 1,22 Feb 1851, 77,124; The Parliamentary Gazetteer of Ireland (1846), II, 284; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 261

Building: CO. ANTRIM, LISBURN, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1840a
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of building: £6200. Cost of fittings &c.: £1358. Accommodation for 800. Completed: 1 Jan 1841. First admissions 11 Feb 1841. Tender for building fever hospital accepted by May 1847.
Refs: Michael H. Gould, The Workhouses of Ulster (UAHS, 1983), 19; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 243,262

Building: CO. DERRY, DERRY, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1840A
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of building: £6780. Cost of fittings &c.: £1157. Accommodation for 800. Completed and irst admissions 10 Nov 1840.
Refs: Michael H. Gould, The Workhouses of Ulster (UAHS, 1983), 12(illus.),25; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 262

Building: CO. ARMAGH, LURGAN, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1840A
Nature: New. Cost of building: £8581. Cost of fittings &c.: £1319. Accommodation for 800. Completed 1 Jan 1841. First admissions 22 Feb 1841. Extension for 700 children, 1850.
Refs: 3rd Annual Report of the Poor Law Commissioners for Ireland (1850), 78; Michael H. Gould, The Workhouses of Ulster (UAHS, 1983), 23(illus.),19,20(illus.); John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 262;  Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 433.

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, DOUGLAS ROAD, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1840a
Nature: New. Cost of building: £12800. Cost of fittings &c.: £8000. Accommodation for 2000. Contractor: Alexander Deane, who 'promised to make every exertion, and would have the house ready for the reception of paupers on the 20th December [1841]' (Cork Constitution).  Transfer of paupers from old House of Industry to the new Workhouse began on 23 Dec 1841.

Refs: Photocopies of fragments of drawings in IAA Workhouse Drawings Collection, 85/138.21;  Cork Constitution, 2 Nov 1841 (information from Ronnie Herlihy, Cork);  J. Windele, Historical and Descriptive Notices of the City of Cork (1849), ?; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 260;  Colman O'Mahony, Cork's Poor Law Palace - Workhouse Life 1838-90 (Cork, 2005), 9 (information from Ronnie Herlihy, Cork).

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, JAMES'S STREET, SOUTH DUBLIN UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1840a
Nature: Conversion of House of Industry for purposes of workhouse to accommodate 2,000. Cost of building: £5,608. Cost of fittings: £4591. Workhouse opened 24 Apr 1840.
Refs: John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 261;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 643.

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, LISBURN ROAD, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1840a;1849;1850
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of building: £7000. Cost of fittings &c.: £2869. Accommodation for 1000. Completed 1 Jan 1841. First admissions 11 May 1841.Fever hospital, 1849. Detached extension for 1000 children, 1850.
Refs: 3rd Annual Report of the Poor Law Commissioners for Ireland (1850), 78; Michael H. Gould, The Workhouses of Ulster (UAHS, 1983), 2(illus.),18-19,24(illus.),26(illus.),illus. on back cover; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 259

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, BRUNSWICK STREET NORTH, NORTH DUBLIN UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1840a;1879
Nature: Conversion of House of Industry for purposes of workhouse to accommodate 2,000. Cost of building: £4819. Cost of fittings: £3180. Workhouse opened 4 May 1840. Hospital wing being erected, 1879. Contractor: Robert Worthington. Cost:£50000.
Refs: John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 261;  Irish Times, 3 Apr 1879;  IB 21, 1 May 1879, 130;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 261-2.

Building: CO. WEXFORD, COURTOWN HOUSE
Date: 1841
Nature: Did GW do work on the house? (Henry Scott Stopford, the owner, succeeded to the property in 1841.)
Refs: Signed plan, dated 1841, in collection of drawings, chiefly of Irish antiquities, which belonged to GW, now in NLI.

Building: CO. DERRY, LIMAVADY, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1841-42
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of building: £5982. Cost of fittings &c.: £1309. Accommodation for 500. Completed and first admissions 15 Mar 1842. New fever hospital building open by May 1847. (Now Roe Valley Hospital)
Refs: W.D. Girvan, Historic Buildings in North Derry (UAHS, 1975), 15(illus.),18(no. 75); Michael H. Gould, The Workhouses of Ulster (UAHS, 1983),4(illus.),11(illus.), 25; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 244,262

Building: CO. LONGFORD, LONGFORD, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1841-42;1847;1850
Nature: New workhouse. Contract: 13 Jan 1840. Cost of building: £7,000. Cost of fittings &c.: £1,580. Accommodation for 1,000. First admissions 24 Mar 1842. New fever hospital finished and addition contemplated by May 1847. Extension to female wing 1850. (Main block gutted by fire, 1909, see Irish Times, 1 Apr 1909.))
Refs: Drawings for fever hospital in IAA Workhouse Drawings Collection, Acc. 85/138.44; The Parliamentary Gazetteer of Ireland (1846), II, 689; 3rd Report of Poor Law Commissioners for Ireland (18 50), 79; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 243,262

Building: CO. LIMERICK, RATHKEALE, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1841;1851
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of building: £6,696. Cost of fittings &c.: £864. Accommodation for 660. Completed Dec 1840, first admissions 26 Jul 1841. Contractor: Thomas Deane. Industrial ward, 75 x 18 ft, 2 storeys high to be built, 1851.
Refs: Drawings in IAA Workhouse Drawings Collection, Acc. 85/138.66 (not available for consultation on account of extremely fragile condition); B 9, 21 Jun 1851, 393; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 263; Frederick O'Dwyer, The Architecture of Deane and Woodward (Cork University Press, 1997), 26

Building: CO. WICKLOW, BALTINGLASS, WORKHOUSE
Date: 1841a
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of building: £5,750. Cost of fittings &c.: £1,050. Accommodation for 500 persons. First admissions 28 Oct 1841.
Refs: Drawings in IAA Workhouse Drawings Collection, Acc.85/138.5; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 259

Building: CO. DUBLIN, BALROTHERY, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1841a
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of building: £4,945. Cost of fittings &c.: £905. Accommodation for 400 persons. first admissions 15 Mar 1841.
Refs: Drawings for workhouse and fever hospital in IAA Workhouse Drawings Collection, Acc.85/138.6,7; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 259

Building: CO. CORK, BANDON, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1841a
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of building: £6,600. Cost of fittings, &c.: £1,462. Accommodation for 900 persons. First admissions, 17 Nov 1841.
Refs: Drawings in IAA Workhouse Drawings Collection, Acc.85/138.8; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 259

Building: CO. LIMERICK, KILMALLOCK, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1841a
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of building: £7,000. Cost of fittings: £1,212. Accommodation for 800. First admissions 29 Mar 1841. Contracts for erection of convalescent wards at Fever Hospital and for erection of kitchen and wash-house, Jul 1846.
Refs: Photocopies of fragments of drawings in IAA Workhouse Drawings Collection, Acc. 85/138.40; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 243,261; B 4, 4 Jul 1846, 323

Building: CO. CORK, KINSALE, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1841a
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of builidng: £5,900. Cost of fittings, &c.: £1,000. Accommodation for 500. First admissions 4 Dec 1841.
Refs: Drawings in IAA Workhouse Drawings Collection, Acc. 85/138.41 (not available for consultation on account of extremely fragile condition); John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 262

Building: CO. KILDARE, NAAS, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1841a
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of building: £5,500. Cost of fittings &c.: £950. Accommodation for 550. First admissions 4 Aug 1841. New fever hospital building open by May 1847.
Refs: Drawings for workhouse and fever hospital in IAA Workhouse Drawings Collection, Acc. 85/138.55,56 (drawings for workhouse not available for consultation on account of extremely fragile condition); John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 244,262

Building: CO. ARMAGH, ARMAGH, TOWER HILL, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1841A
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of building: £7,200. Cost of fittings &c.: £1,554. Accommodation for 1,000. Completed 14 Dec 1841. First admissions 14 Jan1842. New fever hospital building open and addition being added, May 1847. Builder: S. Carroll..
Refs: Michael H. Gould, The Workhouses of Ulster (UAHS, 1983), 5(illus.),14(illus.),19; 20(illus.),27(illus.); ; R. McKinstry, R. Oram, R. Weatherup, P. Wilson, The Buildings of Armagh (UAHS, 1992), 202-3;  John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 243,259; R. McKinstry, R. Oram, R. Weatherup, P. Wilson, The Buildings of Armagh (UAHS, 1992), 202-3;  Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 127. 

Building: CO. DOWN, BANBRIDGE, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1841A
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of building: £6300. Cost of fittings &c.: £1280. Accommodation for 800. Completed: 14 Jun 1841. First admissions 22 Jun 1841. New fever hopital open by May 1847.
Refs: Michael H. Gould, The Workhouses of Ulster (UAHS, 1983), 23; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 240,259

Building: CO. ROSCOMMON, BOYLE, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1841a
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of building: £6885. cost of fittings &c.: £1,414. Accommodation for 700. First admissions, 31 Dec 1841.
Refs: Boyle: a selection of articles on places of local interest (1988), 78-80 John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 259

Building: CO. TYRONE, CASTLEDERG, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1841A
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of building: £2100. cost of fittings &c.: £484. Accommodation for 200. Completed 20 Feb 1841. First admissions 2 Mar 1841.
Refs: Michael H. Gould, The Workhouses of Ulster (UAHS, 1983), 28; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 260

Building: CO. DONEGAL, DUNFANAGHY, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1841A
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of building: £4350. Cost of fittings &c.: £855. Accommodation for 300. Completed 15 Mar 1841. First admissions 25 Jun 1845.
Refs: Michael H. Gould, The Workhouses of Ulster (UAHS, 1983), 22; Michael H. Gould, The Workhouses of Ulster (UAHS, 1983), 22; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 261

Building: CO. CORK, DUNMANWAY, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1841A
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of building: £5210. Cost of fittings &c.: £990. Accommodation for 400. First admissions 2 Oct 1841. Tenders for erecting fever hospital accepted, May 1847.
Refs: John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 242,261

Building: CO. GALWAY, GORT, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1841A
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of building: £5350. Cost of fittings &c.: £1150. Accommodation for 500. First admissions 11 Dec 1841.
Refs: John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 261

Building: CO. DOWN, KILKEEL, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1841A
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of building: £4050. Cost of fittings &c.: £767. Accommodation for 300. Completed 16 Aug 1841. First admissions 1 Sep 1841. New fever hospital building open by May 1847.
Refs: Michael H. Gould, The Workhouses of Ulster (UAHS, 1983), 23; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 242,261

Building: CO. LIMERICK, NEWCASTLE WEST, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1841A
Nature: New. Cost of building: £6680. Cost of fittings &c.: £920. Accommodation for 550. First admissions 15 Mar 1841. Contractor: Thomas Deane.
Refs: John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 262; Frederick O'Dwyer, The Architecture of Deane and Woodward (Cork University Press, 1997), 26

Building: CO. DOWN, NEWRY, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1841A
Nature: New. Cost of building: £7100. Cost of fittings &c.: £1727. Accommodation for 1000. Completed 14 Dec 1841. First admissions 16 Dec 1841
Refs: Michael H. Gould, The Workhouses of Ulster (UAHS, 1983), 23; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 262

Building: CO. DOWN, NEWTOWNARDS, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1841A
Nature: New. Cost of building: £4835. Cost of fittings &c.: £1035. Accommodation for 600. Completed 21 Dec 1841. First admissions 4 Jan 1842.
Refs: Michael H. Gould, The Workhouses of Ulster (UAHS, 1983), 21(illus.),23; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 262

Building: CO. TYRONE, OMAGH, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1841A
Nature: New. Cost of building: £6557. Cost of fittings &c.: £1343. Accommodation for 800. Completed 24 Aug 1841 (Gould). First admissions 21 Aug 1841 (O'Connor).
Refs: Michael H. Gould, The Workhouses of Ulster (UAHS, 1983), 28; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 262

Building: CO. DUBLIN, LOUGHLINSTOWN, RATHDOWN UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1841a
Nature: New. Cost of building: £9683 . Cost of fittings &c.: £1100. Accommodation for 600. First admissions 12 Oct 1841.
Refs: Eva Ó Cathaoir, 'The Rathdown Union Workhouse at Loughlinstown, 1838-1923', Dublin Historical Record 48, No. 2 (Autumn 1995), 113; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 263.

Building: CO. SLIGO, SLIGO, OLD BUNDORAN ROAD, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1841A
Nature: New. Cost of building: £9100. Cost of fittings &c.: £1900. Accommodation for 1200. First admissions 17 Dec 1841.
Refs: John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 263

Building: CO. TYRONE, STRABANE, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1841A
Nature: New. Cost of building: £6885. Cost of fittings &c.: £1355. Accommodation for 800. Completed and first admissions 18 Nov 1841.
Refs: Michael H. Gould, The Workhouses of Ulster (UAHS, 1983), 28, illus. on front cover; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 263

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, TIPPERARY, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1841A
Nature: New. Cost of building: £6240. Cost of fittings &c.: £1110. Accommodation for 700. First admissions 3 Jul 1841. New fever hospital building in course of erection, May 1847.
Refs: John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 245,263

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, CLONMEL, IRISHTOWN UPPER, UNION WORKHOUSE (FORMER HOUSE OF INDUSTRY)
Date: 1841a;1851
Nature: House of Industry adapted for use as workhouse, 1841a. Cost of building: £1,505. Cost of fittigs &c.: £794. To accommodate 600. First admissions 1 Jan 1841. New workhouse to be erected, 1851, as House of Industry had proved to be insufficient..
Refs: B 9, 8 Mar,31 May,7 Jun 1851, 152,346,362; 4th Report of Poor Law Commissioners for Ireland (1851), 157;  Michael H. Gould, The Workhouses of Ulster (UAHS, 1983), 5(illus.),13(illus.); John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 260

Building: CO. WATERFORD, WATERFORD, UPPER GRANGE ROAD, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1841a;1851
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of building: £7,850. Cost of fittings &c. 1,577. Accommodation for 900. First admissions 20 Apr 1841.
Refs: Specification list of drawings in IAA Workhouse Drawings Collection, Acc. 85/138, 78 (not available for consultation on account of extremely fragile condition);  ohn O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 263

Building: CO. LEITRIM, MANORHAMILTON, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1842
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of building: £5,372. Cost of fittings, &c.: £1,015. Accommodation for 500. First admissions: 8 Dec 1842.
Refs: Drawings for workhouse and fever hospital in IAA Workhouse Drawings Collection, Acc. 85/138.47,48 (not available for consultation on account of extremely fragile condition); John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 262

Building: CO. OFFALY, TULLAMORE, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1842;1851
Nature: New workhouse. cost of building: £5,950. Cost of fittings &c.:£1,265. Accommodation for 700. first admissions, 9 Jun 1842. New fever hospital building open by May 1847. Adds. to be made at each end and 2 stories raised on same., 1851.
Refs: Drawings in IAA Workhouse Drawings Collection, Acc. 85/138.76; B 9, 11 Oct 1851, 645; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 246,263

Building: CO. MAYO, BALLINROBE, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1842a
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of building: £7,000. Cost of fittings: £1,400. Accommodation for 800 persons. First admissions, 26 May 1842.
Refs: Drawings in IAA Workhouse Drawings Collection, Acc.85/138.1; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 259

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, CARRICK-ON-SUIR, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1842a
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of building: £5,168. Cost of fittings: £1,032. Accommodation for 500. First admissions 8 Jul 1842.
Refs: Drawings in IAA Workhouse Drawings Collection, Acc.85/138.13 (not available for consultation on account of extremely fragile condition); John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 260

Building: CO. MONAGHAN, CASTLEBLAYNEY, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1842a
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of building: £6,150. Cost of fittings &c.: £1,289. Accommodation for 800 persons. Completed 25 Oct 1842. First admissions 15 Dec 1842. New fever hospital building open by May 1847.
Refs: Drawings in IAA Workhouse Drawings Collection, Acc. 85/138.14 (not available for consultation on account of extremely fragile condition); Michael H. Gould, The Workhouses of Ulster (UAHS, 1983), 25; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 240,260;  Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 234.

Building: CO. CAVAN, COOTEHILL, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1842a
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of building: £7,360. Cost of fitments: £808. Accommodation for 800. Completed 15 Sep 1842. First admissions, 2 Dec 1842.
Refs: Drawings in IAA Workhouse Drawings Collection, Acc. 85/138.20; Michael H. Gould, The Workhouses of Ulster (UAHS, 1983), 22; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 260

Building: CO. CLARE, ENNIS, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1842a
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of building: £6,500. Cost of fittings &c.: £2,100. Accommodation for 800. First admissions 15 Dec 1842.
Refs: Drawings in IAA Workhouse Drawings Collection, Acc. 85/138.32; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 261

Building: CO. WEXFORD, ENNISCORTHY, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1842a
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of building: £5,600. Cost of fittings, &c.: £1,082. Accommodation for 600. First admissions, 11 Nov 1842.
Refs: Drawings in IAA Workhouse Drawings Collection, Acc. 85/138.33; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 261

Building: CO. KILKENNY, KILKENNY, HEBRON ROAD, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1842a
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of building: £9,700. Cost of fittings &c.: £1,200. Accomodation for 800. First admissions 5 Apr 1845.
Refs: Drawings in IAA Workhouse Drawings Collection, Acc. 85/138.38; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 261; illus. in Tom Boyle, Kilkenny county Council: A Century of Local Government (Kilkenny County Council, 1999), 111

Building: CO. WATERFORD, LISMORE, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1842a
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of building: £5,500. Cost of fittings: £1,000. Accommodation for 500. First admissions 18 May 1842.
Refs: Drawings in IAA Workhouse Drawings Collection, Acc. 85/138.42; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 262

Building: CO. CORK, MALLOW, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1842a
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of bulding: £6,090. Cost of fittings &c.: £1,160. Accommodation for 700. First admissions 2 Aug 1842. Additions, 1850.
Refs: Drawings in IAA Workhouse Drawings Collection, Acc. 85/138.46; 3rd Annual Report of the Poor Law Commissioners for Ireland (1850), 79; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 262

Building: CO. WESTMEATH, MULLINGAR, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1842a
Nature: New workhouse contracted for, 29 Jul 1840, to be completed in Jan 1842.. Cost of building: £7,250. Cost of fittings &c.: £1,400. Accommodation for 800. First admissions 8 Dec 1842. New fever hospital bulding finished by May 1847.  Extended, 1850.
Refs: Drawings in IAA Workhouse Drawings Collection, Acc. 85/138.54; Parliamentary Gazetteer of Ireland (1846), II, 829;  3rd Report of Poor Law Commissioners for Ireland (1850), 79;  John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 244,262

Building: CO. MEATH, NAVAN, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1842a
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of building: £5,700. Cost of fittings &c. £1,081. Accommodation for 500. Firs admissions 4 Aug 1842.
Refs: Drawings in IAA Workhouse Drawings Collection, Acc. 85/138.57; Parliamentary Gazetteer of Ireland, III, 8; Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 430; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 262

Building: CO. MEATH, OLDCASTLE, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1842a
Nature: new workhouse. Cost of building: £5,975. Cost of fittings &c.: £1,119. Accommodation for 600. First admissions, 12 Aug 1842. New fever hospital building open by May 1847.
Refs: Drawings for fever hospital in IAA Workhouse Drawings Collection, Acc. 85/138.61; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 244,262

Building: CO. OFFALY, BIRR, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1842a
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of building: £6,900. Cost of fittings &c.: £1,384. Accommodation for 800. First admissions 2 Apr 1842.
Refs: Drawings in IAA Workhouse Drawings Collection, Acc. 85/138.63 (not available for consultation on account of extremely fragile condition); John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 263

Building: CO. WICKLOW, SHILLELAGH, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1842a
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of building: £5,300. Cost of fittings: £1,000. Accommodation for 400. First admissions 18 Feb 1842. Additions, 1850.  (Largely demolished 1946; chapel & refectory converted into RC church.)
Refs: Drawings in IAA Workhouse Drawings Collection, Acc. 85/138.68;  3rd Report of Poor Law Commissioners for Ireland (1850), 79;   John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 263;  Churches of the Diocese of Ferns (Booklink, 2004), 51(illus.).

Building: CO. WEXFORD, WEXFORD, OLD HOSPITAL ROAD, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1842a
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of building: £5,780. Cost of fitments &c.: £1,120. Accommodation for 600. First admissions 25 Jul 1842.
Refs: Drawings in IAA Workhouse Drawings Collection, Acc. 85/138.79; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 263

Building: CO. GALWAY, BALLINASLOE, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1842A
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of building: £7600. Cost of fittings &c.: £1882. Accommodation for 1000. First admissions 1 Jan 1842.
Refs: John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 259

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BALLYCASTLE, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1842A
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of building: £3875. Cost of fittings &c.: £812. Accommodation for 300. Completed 3 Oct 1842. First admissions 3 Jan 1843. New fever hospital open by May 1847.
Refs: Michael H. Gould, The Workhouses of Ulster (UAHS, 1983), 18; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 239,259

Building: CO. DONEGAL, BALLYSHANNON, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1842A
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of building: £5850. Cost of fittings &c.: £1100. Accommodation for 600. Completed 1 Oct 1842. First admissions 6 May 1843.
Refs: Michael H. Gould, The Workhouses of Ulster (UAHS, 1983), 22; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 259

Building: CO. KILKENNY, CALLAN, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1842A
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of building: £5500. cost of fittings &c.: £1,140. Accommodation for 600. First admissions, 25 Mar 1842. Fever hospital in course of erection, May 1847. Building work on female side, 1850.
Refs: 3rd Report of Poor Law Commissioners, Ireland (1850), 79; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 240,260

Building: CO. LEITRIM, CARRICK-ON-SHANNON, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1842A
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of building: £7050. cost of fittings &c.: £1350. Accommodation for 800. First admissions 21 Jul 11842.
Refs: John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 260

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, CASHEL, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1842A
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of building: £5500. cost of fittings &c.: £950. Accommodation for 700. First admissions 28 Jan 1842. New fever hospital building open by May 1847.
Refs: John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 240,260

Building: CO. MAYO, CASTLEBAR, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1842A
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of building: £6300. cost of fittings &c.: £1259. Accommodation for 700. First admissions 22 Oct 1842.
Refs: John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 260

Building: CO. CAVAN, CAVAN, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1842A
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of building: £10500. cost of fittings &c.: £2000. Accommodation for 1200. Completed 26 Mar 1842. First admissions 17 Jun 1842.
Refs: Michael H. Gould, The Workhouses of Ulster (UAHS, 1983), 22; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 260;  Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 258-9.

Building: CO. KILDARE, CELBRIDGE, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1842A
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of building: £4600. cost of fittings &c.: £900. Accommodation for 400. First admissions 9 Jun 1841.
Refs: Drawings still in workhouse building, now (2003) premises of General Paints Ltd.; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 260

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, CLOGHEEN, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1842A
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of building: £5230. cost of fittings &c.: £935. Accommodation for 500. First admissions 29 Jun 1842. Addition to infirmary to provide fever hopsital for 45 patients erected by May 1847. female wing extended, 1850.
Refs: 3rd Report of Poor Law Commissioners for Ireland (1850), 79;  John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 241,260

Building: CO. MONAGHAN, CLONES, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1842A
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of building: £5,750. cost of fittings &c.: £1207. Accommodation for 600. Completed 15 Nov 1842. First admissions 23 Feb 1843.
Refs: Michael H. Gould, The Workhouses of Ulster (UAHS, 1983), 28; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 260

Building: CO. DERRY, COLERAINE, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1842A
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of building: £6870. cost of fittings &c.: £1270. Accommodation for 700. Completed 11 Apr 1842. First admissions 19 Apr 1842. New fever hospital in course of erection, May 1847.
Refs: Michael H. Gould, The Workhouses of Ulster (UAHS, 1983), 25; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 241,260

Building: CO. TYRONE, COOKSTOWN, BURN ROAD, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1842A
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of building: £5250. cost of fittings &c.: £1050. Accommodation for 600. Completed and first admissions 31 May 1842. Addition to accommodate 400 and new fever hospital proposed, 1847.
Refs: Michael H. Gould, The Workhouses of Ulster (UAHS, 1983), 28; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 235,260

Building: CO. DOWN, DOWNPATRICK, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1842A
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of building: £7500. cost of fittings &c.: £2123. Accommodation for 1000. Completed 22 Aug 1842. First admissions 17 Sep 1842. Plans for fever hospital prepared, 1847 (non-standared design, Gould thinks not by Wilkinson).
Refs: Michael H. Gould, The Workhouses of Ulster (UAHS, 1983), 23; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 241,260

Building: CO. LOUTH, DUNDALK, ARDEE ROAD, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1842A
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of building: £5690. Cost of fittings &c.: £1387. Accommodation for 800. First admissions 14 Mar 1842. New fever hospital open by May 1847.
Refs: John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 241,261

Building: CO. TYRONE, DUNGANNON, CARLAND ROAD, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1842A
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of building: £6650. Cost of fittings &c.: £1350. Accommodation for 800. completed 16 May 1842. First admissions 23 Jun 1842. New fever hospital open by May 1847. Extension contemplated, 1847.
Refs: Michael H. Gould, The Workhouses of Ulster (UAHS, 1983), 12(illus.),28; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 235,242,261

Building: CO. OFFALY, EDENDERRY, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1842A
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of building: £5300. Cost of fittings &c.: £1110. Accommodation for 600. First admissions 19 Mar 1842. Tender for erection of fever hospital accepted by May 1847.
Refs: John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 242,261

Building: CO. GALWAY, GALWAY, NEWCASTLE ROAD, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1842a
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of building: £8162. Cost of fittings &c.: £1637. Accommodation for 1000. First admissions 2 Mar 1842.
Refs: RA 1843, no. 1287 (architect's name given as G. Williams); John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 261

Building: CO. TYRONE, GORTIN, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1842A
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of building: £2689. Cost of fittings &c.: £711. Accommodation for 200. Completed 17 Feb 1842. First admissions 19 Feb 1842.
Refs: Michael H. Gould, The Workhouses of Ulster (UAHS, 1983), 28; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 261

Building: CO. MEATH, KELLS, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1842A
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of building: £5970. Cost of fittings &c.: £939. Accommodation for 600. First admissions 23 May 1842.
Refs: Parliamentary Gazetter of Ireland(1847),II, 343; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 261

Building: CO. CLARE, KILRUSH, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1842A
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of building: £6800. Cost of fittings &c.: £1350. Accommodation for 800. First admissions 9 Jul 1842. Addition to infirmary in progress, 1847.
Refs: John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 236,261

Building: CO. ANTRIM, LARNE, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1842A
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of building: £4989. Cost of fittings &c.: £333. Accommodation for 400. Completed: 31 Dec 1842.First admissions 4 Jan 1843. New fever hospital building open by May 1847.
Refs: Michael H. Gould, The Workhouses of Ulster (UAHS, 1983), 19; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 243,262

Building: CO. FERMANAGH, LISNASKEA, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1842A
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of building: £5443. Cost of fittings &c.: £1021. Accommodation for 500. Completed 1 Oct 1842. First admissions 25 Feb 1843. Adds. by 1847.
Refs: Michael H. Gould, The Workhouses of Ulster (UAHS, 1983), 14(illus.),23; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 237,262

Building: CO. GALWAY, LOUGHREA, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1842a
Nature: New. Cost of building: £6960. Cost of fittings &c.: £1740. Accommodation for 800. first admissions 26 Feb 1842.
Refs: John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 262

Building: CO. DERRY, MAGHERAFELT, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1842A
Nature: New. Cost of building: £6600. Cost of fittings &c.: £1460. Accommodation for 900. Completed and irst admissions 10 Mar 1842. New fever hospital building open by May 1847.
Refs: Michael H. Gould, The Workhouses of Ulster (UAHS, 1983), 25; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 243,262

Building: CO. DONEGAL, MILFORD, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1842A
Nature: New. Cost of building: £6250. Cost of fittings &c.: £1150. Accommodation for 400. First admissions 6 Apr 1842 (O'Connor). Completed 24 Dec 1845 (Gould).
Refs: Michael H. Gould, The Workhouses of Ulster (UAHS, 1983), 22; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 262

Building: CO. MONAGHAN, MONAGHAN, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1842A
Nature: New. Cost of building: £6350. Cost of fittings &c.: £1457. Accommodation for 900. Completed 25 Apr 1842. First admissions 25 May 1842. Additions to accommodate 300, 1847.
Refs: Michael H. Gould, The Workhouses of Ulster (UAHS, 1983), 28; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 237,262;  Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 473.

Building: CO. CLARE, SCARIFF, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1842A
Nature: New. Cost of building: £6400. Cost of fittings &c.: £1150. Accommodation for 600. First admissions 11 May 1842.
Refs: John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 263

Building: CO. LAOIS, ABBEYLEIX, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1842a1851
Nature: New workhouse. Ciost of building: £5,850. Cost of fittings &c.: £1,020. Accommodation for 500. First admissions 6 Jun 1842. Adds. & alts., new boardroom &c. Tenders invited 'for proposals to raise the idiot wards...and execute sundry works, according to the drawings by Mr Wilkinson', 1851. Work in progress, Sep 1851.
Refs: B 8, 5 Oct 1850, 473; 9, 19 Apr,20 Sep 1851, 254,600; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 259

Building: CO. DONEGAL, DONEGAL, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1842a;1847
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of building: £5,785. Cost of fitments: £910. Accommodation for 500. Completed 15 Sep 1842. First admissions, 21 May 1843. Plans for fever hospital prepared, 1847.
Refs: Drawings for workhouse and fever hospital in IAA Workhouse Drawings Collection, Acc. 85/138.26,27 (not available for consultation on account of extremely fragile condition); Michael H. Gould, The Workhouses of Ulster (UAHS, 1983), 22; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 240,260

Building: CO. CAVAN, BAILIEBOROUGH, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1842A;1847;1850a
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of building: £6000. Cost of fittings &c.: £1160. Accommodation for 600. Completed 26 Mar 1842. First admissions 20 Jun 1842. Additional building in course of erection, 1847. Extension to female wing, 1850a.
Refs: 3rd Annual Report of the Poor Law Commissioners for Ireland (1850), 79; Michael H. Gould, The Workhouses of Ulster (UAHS, 1983), 22; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 233,259

Building: CO. WEXFORD, NEW ROSS, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1842a;1847;1851
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of building: £7,600. Cost of fittings: £1,550. Accommodation for 900. First admissions 6 Jul 1841. New fever hospital building open and additional ward in course of construction, May 1847. Adds., 1851.
Refs: Drawings in IAA Workhouse Drawings Collection, Acc. 85/138.60; B 9, 1 Feb 1851, 77 John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 244,262

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, ROSCREA, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1842a;1850
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of building: £6,700. Cost of fittings: £1m296. Accommodation for 700. First admissions 7 May 1842. Enlarged 1850p. at estimated cost of £2,500.
Refs: Drawings in IAA Workhouse Drawings Collection, Acc. 85/138.67 (not available for consultation on account of extremely fragile condition);  B 8, 10 Aug 1850, 376;  John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 263

Building: CO. MONAGHAN, CARRICKMACROSS, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1842A;1850
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of building: £5,000. cost of fittings &c.: £977. Accommodation for 500. Completed 25 Oct 1842. First admissions 11 Feb 1843. Tenders invited for addition, 1850.
Refs: Dundalk Democrat, 4 May 1850; Michael H. Gould, The Workhouses of Ulster (UAHS, 1983), 21(illus.),27(illus.),25; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 260;  Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 221.

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, THURLES, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1842a;1851
Nature: New. Cost of building: £5840. Cost of fittings &c: £1260. To accommodate 700. First admissions 7 Nov 1842. New fever hospital building in course of erecrtion, May 1847. 2 additional buildings to accommodate 600 paupers to be erected on workhouse premises, and fever hospital to be built on ground at rear of present buildng. Tenders invited by Board of Guardians for erection of same, 1851. Contractor for additions: Richard Rolt Brash (or William Needham Brash?).
Refs: B 9, 31 May,21 Jun 1851, 346,393; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 245,263;  Cork Examiner, 15 Aug 1851 (information from Roger Herlihy, Cork, Oct 2010; the statement in the newspaper that the contract had been won by 'Mr Brash, the architect, of this city' may possibly be a mistake for William Needham Brash).

Building: CO. WICKLOW, RATHDRUM, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1842a;1851
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of bulding: £6,600. cost of fittings: £1,200. Accommodation for 600. First admissions, 8 Mar 1842. Additions and fever hospital to be built, May 1851.
Refs: Drawings for fever hospital in IAA Workhouse Drawings Collection, Acc. 85/138.65 (not available for consultation on account of extremely fragile condition);  B 9, 3 May 1851, 281;   John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 263

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, NENAGH, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1842a;;1852
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of building £8,320. Cost of fittings &c: £1,580. Accommodation for 1,000. First admissions 28 Apr 1842. New fever hospital building in progress, May 1847. St John's Hospital converted into auxiliary workhouse, 1852.
Refs: Drawings in IAA Workhouse Drawings Collection, Acc. 85/138.58; B 10, 13 Mar 1852, 172; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 244,262

Building: CO. MAYO, BALLINA, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1843a
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of building: £9,400. Cost of fittings: £1,980. Accommodation for 1,200 persons. First admissions, 3 Nov 1843. Fever hospital in course of erection, May 1847.
Refs: Drawings in IAA Workhouse Drawings Collection, Acc.85/138.1 (not available for consultation on account of extremely fragile condition); John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 239,259

Building: CO. CORK, MACROOM, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1843a
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of building: £8,359. Cost of fittings &c.: £1,010. Accommodation for 600. First admissions 13 May 1843. New fever hospital building open by May 1847.
Refs: Drawings in IAA Workhouse Drawings Collection, Acc. 85/138.45 (not available for consultation on account of extremely fragile condition); John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 243,262

Building: CO. ANTRIM, ANTRIM, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1843a
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of building: £5,580. cost of fittings &c.: £1,474. Accommodation for 700. Completed 4 Sep 1843. First admissions 19 Sep 1843. New fever hospital open by May 1847..
Refs: Michael H. Gould, The Workhouses of Ulster (UAHS, 1983), 9(illus.),18; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 239,259

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BALLYMONEY, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1843A
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of building: £6785. Cost of fittings &c.: £1240. Accommodation for 700. Completed 15 Nov 1842. First admissions 6 Mar 1843.
Refs: Michael H. Gould, The Workhouses of Ulster (UAHS, 1983), 9,illus.),18,20(illus.); John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 259

Building: CO. ROSCOMMON, ROSCOMMON, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1843A
Nature: New. Cost of building: £7500. Cost of fittings &c.: £1488. Accommodation for 900. First admissions 4 Nov 1843.
Refs: John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 263

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BALLYMENA, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1843A;1848
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of building: £6600. Cost of fittings &c.: £1800. Accommodation for 900. First admissions 17 Nov 1843. Additional accommodation for 60 persons and fever hospital, 1848.
Refs: Minute book of Ballymena Union Workhouse, Jan-Oct 1848, in PRONI, BG/4/A/1 (see PRONI e-catalogue);  Michael H. Gould, The Workhouses of Ulster (UAHS, 1983), 18; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 234,240,259.

Building: CO. WATERFORD, DUNGARVAN, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1844a
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of building: £6,480. Cost of fitments: £1,600. Accommodation for 600. First admissions 4 Jul 1844.
Refs: Drawings in IAA Workhouse Drawings Collection, Acc. 85/138.29; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 261

Building: CO. KERRY, TRALEE, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1844a
Nature: new workhouse. Cost of building: £8,557. Cost of fittings &c.: £1,643. Accommodation for 1,000. First admissions 1 Feb 1844. New fever hospital building, including convalescent wards for 60 patients, in course of erection, May 1847.
Refs: Drawings for convalescent wards in IAA Workhouse Drawings Collection, Acc. 85/138.74; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 246,263

Building: CO. TYRONE, CLOGHER, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1844A
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of building: £4900. cost of fittings &c.: £885. Accommodation for 500. completed and irst admissions 9 Mar 1844. New fever hospital open by May 1847.
Refs: Michael H. Gould, The Workhouses of Ulster (UAHS, 1983), 28; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 241,260

Building: CO. FERMANAGH, ENNISKILLEN, ERNE ROAD, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1844A
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of building: £8750. Cost of fittings &c.: £1415. Accommodation for 1000. Completed 19 Mar 1844. First admissions 1 Dec 1845.
Refs: Michael H. Gould, The Workhouses of Ulster (UAHS, 1983), 23; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 261

Building: CO. DONEGAL, LETTERKENNY, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1844A
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of building: £6450. Cost of fittings &c.: £1475. Accommodation for 500. Completed 16 Dec 1844; first admissions 14 Mar 1845.
Refs: Michael H. Gould, The Workhouses of Ulster (UAHS, 1983), 22; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 262

Building: CO. DONEGAL, STRANORLAR, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1844A
Nature: New. Cost of building: £7300. Cost of fittings &c.: £1330. Accommodation for 400. Completed 16 Mar 1844; first admissions 3 May 1844.
Refs: Michael H. Gould, The Workhouses of Ulster (UAHS, 1983), 22; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 263

Building: CO. KILDARE, ATHY, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1844A
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of building: £5600. Cost of fittings &c.: £1030. Accommodation for 600. First admissions 9 Jan 1844.
Refs: John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 249

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, PHOENIX PARK, ZOO
Date: 1845
Nature: Design for house for giraffe, elephant and camel.
Refs: Jones file W66, citing 'Royal Zoological Society'

Building: CO. CORK, BANTRY, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1845a
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of building: £6,850. Cost of fittings, &c.:£1,350. Accommodation for 800. First admissions, 24 Apr 1845. New fever hospital open by May 1847.
Refs: Drawings for workhouse and fever hospital in IAA Workhouse Drawings Collection, Acc.85/138.9,10 (not available for consultation on account of extremely fragile condition); John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 240,259

Building: CO. CLARE, ENNISTYMON, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1845a
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of building: £6,600. Cost of fittings, &c.: £1,800. Accommodation for 600. First admissions, 5 Sep 1845. New fever hospital open by May 1847.
Refs: Drawings in IAA Workhouse Drawings Collection, Acc. 85/138.34; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 242,261

Building: CO. KERRY, KILLARNEY, ROCK ROAD, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1845a
Nature: New workhouse,. Cost of building: £7,350. cost of fittings &c.: £1,200. Accommodation for 800. First admissions 5 Apr 1845.
Refs: Drawings in IAA Workhouse Drawings Collection, Acc. 85/138.38; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 261

Building: CO. KERRY, LISTOWEL, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1845a
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of builidng: £5,980. Cost of fitments: £1,276. Fever hospital in course of erection, May 1847.
Refs: Drawings in IAA Workhouse Drawings Collection, Acc. 85/138.43; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 243,262

Building: CO. LAOIS, MOUNTMELLICK, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1845a
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of building: £6,915. Cost of fittings &c.: £1,381. Accommodation for 800. First admissions 3 Jan 1845. New fever hospital building open by May 1847.
Refs: Photocopies of fragments of drawings in IAA Workhouse Drawings Collection, Acc. 85/138.53; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 244,262

Building: CO. DONEGAL, GLENTIES, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1845A
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of building: £5100. Cost of fittings &c.: £940. Accommodation for 500. Completed 22 Sep 1845. First admissions 24 Jul 1846.
Refs: Michael H. Gould, The Workhouses of Ulster (UAHS, 1983), 22; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 261

Building: CO. DONEGAL, CARNDONAGH, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1845A
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of building: £6350. Cost of fittings &c.: £1010. Accommodation for 600. Completed 22 Sep 1845 (Gould) First admissions 2 Oct 1843 (O'Connor).
Refs: Michael H. Gould, The Workhouses of Ulster (UAHS, 1983), 22; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 261

Building: CO. KERRY, KENMARE, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1845A
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of building: £6550. Cost of fittings &c.: £1280. Accommodation for 500. First admissions 25 Oct 1845. New fever hopstial open by May 1847.
Refs: John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 242,261

Building: CO. FERMANAGH, IRVINESTOWN, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1845A
Nature: New. Cost of building: £6710. Cost of fittings &c.: £1216. Accommodation for 400. Completed 28 Oct 1844. First admissions 1 Oct 1845.. Tenders invited for fever hospital, Aug 1846; in course of erection, May 1847.
Refs: Michael H. Gould, The Workhouses of Ulster (UAHS, 1983), 25; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 243,262; B 4, 1 Aug 1846, 371

Building: CO. MAYO, WESTPORT, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1845A
Nature: New. Cost of building: £7800. Cost of fittings &c.: £2000. Accommodation for 1000. First admissions 5 Nov 1845.
Refs: John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 263

Building: CO. MAYO, SWINFORD, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1846
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of building: £7,100. Cost of fittings &c.:£1,300. Accommodation for 700. First admissions 14 Apr 1846.
Refs: DrawingS for fever hospital in IAA Workhouse Drawings Collection, Acc. 85/138.72; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 263

Building: CO. CORK, FERMOY, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1846-47
Nature: New fever hospital for 75 patients. Tenders invited, 1846. Building in progress, 1847.
Refs: B 4, 27 Jun 1846, 311;  John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 242.

Building: CO. KERRY, CAHIRCIVEEN, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1846a
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of building: £7,500. Cost of fitments &c.: £1,350. Accommodation for 800. First admissions 17 Oct 1846. Large addition proposed, 1847.
Refs: Drawings in IAA Workhouse Drawings Collection, Acc. 85/138.11 (not available for consultation on account of extremely fragile condition); John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 234,260

Building: CO. ROSCOMMON, CASTLEREA, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1846a
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of building: £8,485. Cost of fittings &c.: £1,815. Accommodation for 1000. First admissions 30 May 1846.
Refs: Drawings for workhouse and fever hospital in IAA Workhouse Drawings Collection, Acc. 85/138.116,17 (not available for consultation on account of extremely fragile condition); John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 260

Building: CO. GALWAY, TUAM, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1846a
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of building: £6,700. Cost of fittings &c.: £1,400. Accommodation for 800. First admissions 4 May 1846.
Refs: Drawings in IAA Workhouse Drawings Collection, Acc. 85/138.75; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 263

Building: CO. MAYO, SWINFORD, FEVER HOSPITAL
Date: 1847
Nature: 9-bay, 2-storey fever hospital.
Refs: Elevation and plans, s. & d. March 1847 (also printed specification) in IAA, workhouse drawings collection 85/138/72

Building: CO. GALWAY, CLIFDEN, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1847a
Nature: New workhouse.. Cost of building: £3,600. Cost of fitments: £900. Accommodation for 300. First admissions 8 Mar 1847.
Refs: Drawings in IAA Workhouse Drawings Collection, Acc. 85/138.19 (not available for consultation on account of extremely fragile condition); John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 260

Building: CO. KERRY, DINGLE, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1849a
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of building: £6,850. Cost of fitments: £1,380. Accommodation for 700. First admissions 1849.
Refs: Drawings in IAA Workhouse Drawings Collection, Acc. 85/138.24 (not available for consultation on account of extremely fragile condition); 3rd Report of Poor Law Commissioners for Ireland (1850), 80 John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 260

Building: CO. CORK, MITCHELSTOWN, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1850
Nature: Poor Law Commissioners erecting same.
Refs: B 8, 31 Aug 1850, 416

Building: CO. CORK, MIDLETON, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1850
Nature: Workhouses being erected at Strokestown, Mountbellew and Midleton by Poor Law Commissioners.
Refs: B 8, 5 Oct 1850, 473

Building: ENGLAND, LONDON, GREAT EXHIBITION BUILDING
Date: 1850
Nature: A 'G. Wilkinson' was a competition entrant.
Refs: Roger Harper, Victorian Architectural Competitions (1983), 89.

Building: CO. DOWN, NEWTOWNARDS, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1850
Nature: Extension for 500 children.
Refs: 3rd Report of Commissioners for Administering the Laws for Relief of the Poor in Ireland (1850), 78

Building: CO. LOUTH, ARDEE, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1850-1851
Nature: Additions to male and female wings, 1850. Proposed adds to entrance building in male probationary ward, 2 new wings., 1851. For Ardee Board of Guardians.
Refs: 3rd Report of Poor Law Commissioners for Ireland (1850), 79; B 9, 18 Jan,5 Apr 1851, 46,221

Building: CO. GALWAY, PORTUMNA, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1850-52
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of building: £6,700. Cost of fittings, &c. £1,175. Accommodation for 600. First admissions , 1852. Builders: Burgess & Sons.
Refs: Drawings in IAA Workhouse Drawings Collection, Acc. 85/138.64; B 8, 31 Aug 1850, 416; 10, 27 Nov 1852, 757; 6th Report of Poor Law Commissioners for Ireland (1852-3), 84; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 263

Building: CO. CLARE, KILDYSART, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1850-52
Nature: New. Cost of building: £5450. Cost of fittings &c.: £975. Accommodation for 500. Additional buildings, 1851. In progress, 1852. Contractor: Burgess & Sons.
Refs: B 8, 24 Aug 1850, 403; 9, 18 Jan 1851, 46; 10, 27 Nov 1852, 757; 7th Annual Report of the Poor Law Commissioners for Ireland (1854), 30; ohn O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 261

Building: CO. SLIGO, DROMORE WEST, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1850-52
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of building: £4650. Cost of fittings &c.: £815. To accommodate 400. First admissions 1852.
Refs: B 8, 24 Aug 1850, 403; 6th Report of Poor Law Commissioners for Ireland (1852-3), 84; W.G. Wood Martin, History of Sligo, (Dublin, 1882-92), III, 171; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 261

Building: CO. CORK, BEREHAVEN, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1850-52
Nature: New workhouse Cost of buildng: £6300. cost of fittings &c. £1,240. Accommodation for 600. First admissions 1852.Contractor: J. Downing, Castletown. Supervised by D.W. Murphy, Bantry.
Refs: B 8, 21 Dec 1850, 605; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 260

Building: CO. ROSCOMMON, STROKESTOWN, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1850-52
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of building: £6,500. Cost of fittings &c.: £1,075. Accommodation for 600. First admissions 1852.
Refs: Drawings l in IAA Workhouse Drawings Collection, Acc. 85/138.70 (also drawings for fever hospital, not available for consultation on account of extremely fragile condition); B 8, 5 Oct 1850, 473; 

6th Report of Poor Law Commissioners for Ireland (1852), 84;  John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 263


Building: CO. GALWAY, MOUNTBELLEW, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1850-52
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of building: £5,150. Cost of fittings &c.: £920. Accommodation for 500. First admissions1852.. Contractor: Andrew Egan, Tuam.
Refs: Drawings in IAA Workhouse Drawings Collection, Acc. 85/138.52 (not available for consultation on account of extremely fragile condition); B 8, 5 Oct 1850, 473; 9, 31 May 1851, 346; 6th Report of Poor Law Commissioners for Ireland (1852-53), 84; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 262

Building: CO. LIMERICK, CROOM, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1850-52
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of building: £6,200. Cost of fitments: £1,150. Accommodation for 600. First admissions 1852.
Refs: Drawings in IAA Workhouse Drawings Collection, Acc. 85/138.23 (not available for consultation on account of extremely fragile condition); B 8, 26 Oct 1850, 512; 6th Report of Poor Law Commissioners, Ireland (1852-53), 84; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 260

Building: CO. CORK, MITCHELSTOWN, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1850-52
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of building: £6,100. Cost of fittings &c.: £1,150. Accommodation for 600. First admissions, 1852.
Refs: Drawings in IAA Workhouse Drawings Collection, Acc. 85/138.50 (not available for consultation on account of extremely fragile condition); B 8, 31 Aug 1850, 416; 7th Annual Report of the Poor Law Commissioners for Ireland (1854), 30; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 262

Building: CO. MAYO, NEWPORT, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1850-52
Nature: New workhouse. cost of builidng: £5,000. Cost of fittings, &c. £965. Accommodation for 500. First admissions, 1852.
Refs: Drawings in IAA Workhouse Drawings Collection, Acc. 85/138.59 (not available for consultation on account of extremely fragile condition); B 8, 24 Aug 1850, 403; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 262

Building: CO. GALWAY, OUGHTERARD, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1850-52
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of building £5,950. Cost of fittings &c.: £1,055. Accommodation for 600. First admissions 1852.
Refs: Drawings in IAA Workhouse Drawings Collection, Acc. 85/138.62 (not available for consultation on account of extremely fragile condition); B 8, 10 Aug 1850, 376; 6th Report of Poor Law Commissioners for Ireland (1852/3), 84; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 263

Building: CO. CORK, CLONAKILTY, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1850-52
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of building: £6900. cost of fittings &c.: £1400. Accommodation for 700. First admissions 1852.
Refs: B 8, 24 Aug 1850, 403; 6th Annual Report of the Poor Law Commissioners for Ireland (1853), 84; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 260

Building: CO. CORK, SCHULL, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1850-52
Nature: New. Cost of building: £6000. Cost of fittings &c.: £1115. Accommodation for 600. First admissions 1852.
Refs: B 8, 24 Aug 1850, 403; 6th Annual Report of the Poor Law Commissioners for Ireland (1852-3), 84; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 263

Building: CO. KILKENNY, CASTLECOMER, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1850-53
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of building: £6,400. Cost of fittings &c.: £990. Accommodation for 500. First admissions 1853.
Refs: Drawings in IAA Workhouse Drawings Collection, Acc. 85/138.15; B 8, 21 Dec 1850, 605; 7th Report of Poor Law Commissioners for Ireland (1854), 30; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 260

Building: CO. KILKENNY, THOMASTOWN, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1850-53
Nature: New workhouse being erected by Poor Law Commissioners. Strike among builders working on same, Aug 1851. cost of building: £6250. cost of fittings &c: £1215. To accommodate 600. First admissions 1853.
Refs: B 8, 30 Nov 1850, 568-9; 9, 16 Aug 1851, 513; 6th Report of Poor Law Commissioners of Ireland (1852-53), 84; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 263

Building: CO. MAYO, BELMULLET, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1850a
Nature: To be completed Jul 1850.
Refs: 3rd Report of Poor Law Commissioners for Ireland (1850), 80

Building: CO. CORK, MILLSTREET, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1850p-1852a
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of building: £5,950. Cost of fittings &c.: £1,215. Accommodation for 600. First admissions 1852.
Refs: Drawings in IAA Workhouse Drawings Collection, Acc. 85/138.49 (not available for consultation on account of extremely fragile condition); B 8, 10 Aug 1850, 376; 6th Report by Poor Law Commissioners (1852-53), 84; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 262

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, CARRICK-ON-SUIR, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1851
Nature: 2 new wings to be built by Board of Guardians.
Refs: B 9, 18 Jan 1851, 46

Building: CO. DUBLIN, BALROTHERY, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1851
Nature: Adds. & alts. to be made, for Balrothery Board of Guardians.
Refs: B 9, 12 Jul 1851, 437

Building: CO. KILDARE, CELBRIDGE, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1851
Nature: Tenders invited for erection of fever hospital at workhouse., for Celbridge Union Board of Guardians.
Refs: B 9, 19 Apr 1851, 254

Building: CO. WATERFORD, DUNGARVAN, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1851
Nature: Proposed enlargement by erecting wing or additional buildings and raising main block to two storeys. For Guardians of Dungarvan Union.
Refs: B 9, 16 Aug 1851, 516.

Building: CO. LAOIS, DONAGHMORE, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1851
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of building: £4,750. Cost of fitments: £775. Accommodation for 400. Contract signed 21 Mar 1851 but contractor sacked. Completed Sep 1853.
Refs: Drawings in IAA Workhouse Drawings Collection, Acc. 85/138.25; B 9, 19 Jul 1851, 453;  7th Report of Poor Law Commissioners for Ireland (1854), 30; A.D. Walsh, Borris-in-Ossory: an Irish parish and its people (1969), ?; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 260

Building: CO. LIMERICK, GLIN, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1851-52
Nature: New workhouse to accommodate 600, for Poor Law Commissioners. FS laid by Knight of Glin 24 Mar 1851. Finished by Nov 1852. Cost of building: £5,900. Cost of fittings &c.: £1115. Contractor: George Paterson.
Refs: B 8, 7 Sep 1850, 424; 9, 22 Mar,19 Apr 1851, 189,254; 10, 27 Nov 1852, 757; 4th Report of Poor Law Commissioners (1851), 159; 6th Report of Poor Law Commissioners (1853), 84; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 261

Building: CO. KILKENNY, URLINGFORD, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1851-52
Nature: New workhouse, for Poor Law Commissioners. FS laid Jun 1851. Finished Oct 1852. Builder: Richard Burnham. Clerk of Works: Mr Carter.
Refs: Drawings in IAA Workhouse Drawings Collection, Acc. 85/138.77; B 9, 18 Jan,21 Jun 1851, 46,393; 10, 30 Oct 1852, 693;  6th Report of Poor Law Commissioners for Ireland (1852-3), 84; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 263

Building: CO. CLARE, COROFIN, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1851-52
Nature: New workhouse, for Poor Law Commissioners. Cost of bulding: £5,700. Cost of fittings &c.: £915. Accommodation for 500. First admissions 1852.. Contractor: Crowe & Son, Dublin.
Refs: B 8, 10 Aug 1850, 376; 9, 28 Jun 1851, 409; 10, 31 Jan 1852, 76; 6th Annual Report of the Poor Law Commissioners for Ireland (1853), 84

Building: CO. CAVAN, BAWNBOY, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1851-52
Nature: New workhouse.  Tenders invited, May1851. Cost of building: £4,900. cost of fittings &c.: £945. Accommodation for 500. First admissions 1852
Refs: Armagh Guardian, 31 May 1851; B 9, 7,21 Jun 1851, 362,393; 4th Annual Report of the Poor Law Commissioners for Ireland (1851), 159; Michael H. Gould, The Workhouses of Ulster (UAHS, 1983), 4(illus.),15-16(illus.),22; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 259;  Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 179.

Building: CO. LONGFORD, BALLYMAHON, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1851-52
Nature: New workhouse for Poor Law Commissioners. Tenders invited Mar 1851. Cost of building: £7,000. Cost of fittings &c: £1,400. Accommodation for 800 persons. First admissions 1852.
Refs: Drawings in IAA Workhouse Draawings Collection, Acc.85/138.3; B 9, 22 Mar 1851, 189; 7th Report of Poor Law Commissioners in Irealnd (1854), 30; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 259

Building: CO. GALWAY, GLENAMADDY, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1851-52
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of building: £5,250. Cost of fittings &c.: £995. Accommodation for 500. First admissions 1852. Contractor: Andrew Egan, Tuam.
Refs: Drawings in IAA Workhouse Drawings Collection, Acc. 85/138.35; B 9, 3,31 May 1851, 281,346; 6th Report of Poor Law Commissioners for Ireland (1852-3), 84; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 261

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, BORRISOKANE, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1851-53
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of building £6,550. Cost of fitments &c.: £1,330. accommodation for 600. First admissions 1853.
Refs: B 9, 16 Aug 1851, 516-7;  8th Report of Poor Law Commissioners for Ireland (1854-5), 122; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 259

Building: CO. WESTMEATH, DELVIN, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1851-53
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of building: £5200. Cost of fittings &c.:£885. Accommodation for 400. First admissions 1853.
Refs: B 9, 21,28 Jun 1851, 393,409; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 260

Building: CO. CORK, YOUGHAL, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1851-53
Nature: New workhouse. cost of building: £6,950. Cost of fittings &c.: £1,375. Accommodation for 700. First admissions 1853.
Refs: Photocopies of fragments of drawings for Union industrial school in IAA Workhouse Drawings Collection, Acc. 85/138.80; B 9, 15 Nov 1851, 726; 6th Report of Poor Law Commissioners for Ireland (1852-3), 84; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 263

Building: CO. WATERFORD, KILMACTHOMAS, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1851-53
Nature: New workhouse.  Cost of building: £5650. Cost of fittings &c. £955. Accommodation for 500. First admissions 1853. For Poor Law Commissioners.
Refs: B 9, 8 Mar 1851, 152;  6th Report of Poor Law Commissioners for Ireland (1852/3), 841;  John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 261.

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, NEWPORT, WORKHOUSE
Date: 1852
Nature: Built and occupied during 1852.
Refs: 6th Report of Poor Law Commissioners for Ireland (1852/3), 84

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, CLONMEL, WESTERN ROAD, UNION WORKHOUSE (1852)
Date: 1852-1855
Nature: Site acquired from Bagwell estate on lease for 500 years, dated 1 Nov 1852..  Building commenced 1852ca.. Completed and opened, 1854-55.
Refs: Eamonn Lonergan, St Luke's Hospital, Clonmel,1834-1984 (1984?), 112(illus.),113-115,116(illus.).

Building: CO. CLARE, BALLYVAUGHAN, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1852-53
Nature: New workhouse, for Poor Law Commissioners. Cost of building: £5,150. Cost of fittings &c.: £500. Accommodation for 500. Tenders being received Dec 1852.
Refs: B 10, 5 Jun 1852, 359; 11, 1 Jan 1853, 8; 6th Annual Report of the Poor Law Commissioners for Ireland (1853), 84; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 261

Building: CO. MAYO, CLAREMORRIS, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1852a
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of building: £6,500. Cost of fitments: £1,435. Accommodation for 800 persons. First admissions 1852.
Refs: Drawings in IAA Workhouse Drawings Collection, Acc. 85/138.18; 6th Report of Poor Law Commissioners for Ireland (1852/3), 84; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 260

Building: CO. SLIGO, TUBBERCURRY, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1852a
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of buildng: £5,150, Cost of fittings, &c.: £1,220. Accommodation for 500. First admissions, 1852.
Refs: Drawings in IAA Workhouse Drawings Collection, Acc. 85/138.73;  B 9, 7 Jun 1851, 362 John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 263; B 9, 7 Jun 1851, 362

Building: CO. MAYO, KILLALA, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1852A
Nature: New workhouse. Cost of building: £4500. Cost of fittings &c.: £885. Accommodation for 500. First admissions 1852.
Refs: 6th Report of Poor Law Commissioners for Ireland (1852-3), 84; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 261

Building: CO. CLARE, TULLA, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1852A
Nature: New. Cost of building: £5000. Cost of fittings &c.: £1085. Accommodation for 500. First admissions 1852.
Refs: 6th Annual Report of the Poor Law Commissioners for Ireland (1852-3), 84; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 263

Building: CO. CORK, FERMOY, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1853-57
Nature: New workhouse for 700 inmates on 17-acre site at Strawhall. Built as a result of Government's having bought back for use as a cavalry barrack the part of the New Barrack which had been converted into the original workhouse in 1840-41.  Contract signed in or by Dec 1853. In course of erection, 1855.  Datestone on entrance block inscribed, 'Erected 1857'. Contractor: Michael Joyce, Fermoy. Cost £18,000.
Refs: B 10, 11 Dec 1852, 786; 8th Annual Report of the Poor Law Commissioners for Ireland (1854-55), 122;  Cork Examiner, 9 Dec 1853 (information from Roger Herlihy, Cork, Nov 2010).

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DALKEY, RAILWAY STATION
Date: 1854
Nature: GW 'designed stations for Dalkey, Foxrock, Greystones, Killougher, and Wicklow; more than likely , those at Dundrum and Bray are also his.' Opened 10 Jul 1854 (Butt).
Refs: Jeanne Sheehy, 'Railway Architecture - its heyday', Journal of the Irish Railway Record Society 12, no. 68 (Oct 1975), 126; R.J.V. Butt, The Directory of Railway Stations (1995),176

Building: CO. WICKLOW, BRAY, RAILWAY STATION
Date: 1854
Nature: GW 'designed stations for Dalkey, Foxrock, Greystones, Killoughter, and Wicklow; more than likely , those at Dundrum and Bray are also his.' For Dublin & Wicklow Railsway Co. Opened 10 Jul 1854 (Butt).
Refs: B 12, 15 Jul 1854, 378; Jeanne Sheehy, 'Railway Architecture - its heyday', Journal of the Irish Railway Record Society 12, no. 68 (Oct 1975), 126; R.J.V. Butt, The Directory of Railway Stations (1995), 42; Michael Gould & Ronald Cox, 'The railway stations of George Wilkinson', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 6 (2003), 195(illus.)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUNDRUM, MAIN STREET, RAILWAY STATION
Date: 1854
Nature: GW 'designed stations for Dalkey, Foxrock, Greystones, Killoughter, and Wicklow; more than likely , those at Dundrum and Bray are also his.' For Dublin & Wicklow Railway Co. )pened 10 Jul 1854 (Butt).
Refs: Jeanne Sheehy, 'Railway Architecture - its heyday', Journal of the Irish Railway Record Society 12, no. 68 (Oct 1975), 126; R.J.V. Butt, The Directory of Railway Stations (1995),85

Building: CO. WICKLOW, GREYSTONES, RAILWAY STATION
Date: 1855
Nature: GW 'designed stations for Dalkey, Foxrock, Greystones, Killoughter, and Wicklow; more than likely , those at Dundrum and Bray are also his.' For Dublin & Wicklow Railway Co. Opened 30 Oct 1855 (Butt).
Refs: Jeanne Sheehy, 'Railway Architecture - its heyday', Journal of the Irish Railway Record Society 12, no. 68 (Oct 1975), 126; R.J.V. Butt, The Directory of Railway Stations (1995), 110

Building: CO. WICKLOW, KILLOUGHTER, RAILWAY STATION
Date: 1855
Nature: GW 'designed stations for Dalkey, Foxrock, Greystones, Killoughter, and Wicklow; more than likely , those at Dundrum and Bray are also his.' For Dublin & Wicklow Railway Co. Opened 30 Oct 1855 (Butt)..
Refs: Jeanne Sheehy, 'Railway Architecture - its heyday', Journal of the Irish Railway Record Society 12, no. 68 (Oct 1975), 126; R.J.V. Butt, The Directory of Railway Stations (1995), 132

Building: CO. WICKLOW, WICKLOW, MURROUGH, RAILWAY STATION
Date: 1855
Nature: GW 'designed stations for Dalkey, Foxrock, Greystones, Killoughter, and Wicklow; more than likely , those at Dundrum and Bray are also his.' For Dublin & Wicklow Railway Co. Opened 30 Oct 1855 (Butt).
Refs: Jeanne Sheehy, 'Railway Architecture - its heyday', Journal of the Irish Railway Record Society 12, no. 68 (Oct 1975), 126; R.J.V. Butt, The Directory of Railway Stations (1995), 250

Building: CO. LONGFORD, EDGWORTHSTOWN, RAILWAY STATION
Date: 1855
Nature: New station, for Midland Great Western Railway Co. Opened 8 Nov 1855 (Butt).
Refs: R.J.V. Butt, The Directory of Railway Stations (1995), 89; Michael Gould & Ronald Cox, 'The railway stations of George Wilkinson', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 6 (2003), 192

Building: CO. WESTMEATH, MULTYFARNHAM, RAILWAY STATION
Date: 1855
Nature: New station, for Midland Great Western Railway Co. Opened 8 Nov 1855 (Butt).
Refs: R.J.V. Butt, The Directory of Railway Stations (1995), 165; Michael Gould & Ronald Cox, 'The railway stations of George Wilkinson', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 6 (2003), 192

Building: CO. LONGFORD, LONGFORD, RAILWAY STATION
Date: 1855
Nature: New railway station for Midland Great Western Railway Co. Opened 8 Nov 1855 (Butt).
Refs: R.J.V. Butt, The Directory of Railway Stations (1995), 149; Michael Gould & Ronald Cox, 'The railway stations of George Wilkinson', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 6 (2003), 191(illus.),193-4

Building: CO. CAVAN, FLOAT (CROSSDONEY), RAILWAY STATION
Date: 1855-56
Nature: New station for Midland Great Western Railway. Opened 8 Jul 1856 (Butt).
Refs: R.J.V. Butt, The Directory of Railway Stations (1995), 97; Michael Gould & Ronald Cox, 'The railway stations of George Wilkinson', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 6 (2003), 182(illus.),189,192;  Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 304.

Building: CO. LONGFORD, BALLYWILLAN, RAILWAY STATION
Date: 1856
Nature: New station for Midland Great Western Railway. Opened 8 Jul 1856 (Butt).
Refs: R.J.V. Butt, The Directory of Railway Stations (1995), 25; Michael Gould & Ronald Cox, 'The railway stations of George Wilkinson', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 6 (2003), 192

Building: CO. MAYO, WESTPORT HOUSE
Date: 1858
Nature: New principal staircase of Sicilian marble. Made by Italian workmen. Balustrade by Skidmore, Coventry. Cost under £6,000. For George, 3rd Marquess of Sligo.
Refs: Mark Girouard, 'Westport House, Co. Mayo, II', Country Life 137, 5 May 1965, 1077; Denis, 10th Marquess of Sligo, Westport House and the Brownes (1981), 50

Building: CO. MAYO, CASTLEBAR, COUNTY COURT HOUSE
Date: 1858-1860
Nature: Adds. & alts. Now contains 2 courts. Wings have been raised a storey and given-pediments of chiselled limestone. Connected by Grecian Doric portico of cast iron according to designs of original architect, George Papworth. Local builder named Cooley.
Refs: B 16, 18 Dec 1858, 857; 18, 11 Aug 1860, 512; DB 1, Jan 1859, 1 (advt. for tenders); 2, 1 Aug 1860, 308

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HARCOURT STREET, RAILWAY STATION (DUBLIN, WICKLOW & WEXFORD RAILWAY TERMINUS)
Date: 1858-59
Nature: New terminus, for Dublin & Wicklow Railway. Engineer: W.R. Lefanu. Builder: J. Cunningham, Dalkey. Opened 7 Feb 1859 (Butt).
Refs: B 16, 11 Sep,3 Oct 1858, 622,723; DB 1, 1 Mar 1859, 32; Letter from G.R. Mahon in Irish Times, 14 Jun 1962; R.J.V. Butt, The Directory of Railway Stations (1995), 83; Michael Gould & Ronald Cox, 'The railway stations of George Wilkinson', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 6 (2003), 186(illus.),188-9;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 492-3.

Building: CO. WESTMEATH, ATHLONE, SOUTHERN STATION ROAD, RAILWAY STATION (GREAT SOUTHERN & WESTERN RAILWAY)
Date: 1858-59
Nature: New station for Great Southern & Western Railway. Style 'somewhat Italianized'. Contractor: Bagnall. stimated cost £6.000-£7,000. Opened 3 Oct 1859 (Butt).
Refs: B 16, 16 Oct 1858, 699-700;   R.J.V. Butt, The Directory of Railway Stations (1995), 21;  Michael Gould & Ronald Cox, 'The railway stations of George Wilkinson', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 6 (2003), 187(illus.),188

Building: CO. OFFALY, CLARA, RAILWAY STATION
Date: 1858-59
Nature: New station to be built for about £2,500, for Great Southern & Western Railway; style similar to Athlone station. .. Contractor: Bagnall. Opened 3 Oct 1859 (Butt). Almost identical to Ballywillan station.
Refs: B 16, 16 Oct 1858, 700; R.J.V. Butt, The Directory of Railway Stations (1995), 62; Michael Gould & Ronald Cox, 'The railway stations of George Wilkinson', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 6 (2003), 190(illus.),192-3

Building: CO. GALWAY, BALLINASLOE, RAILWAY STATION (MIDLAND GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY)
Date: 1859
Nature: Enlargement of existing station, for Midland Great Western Railway.. Contractor: Madden.
Refs: DB 1, 1 Dec 1859, 164; Michael Gould & Ronald Cox, 'The railway stations of George Wilkinson', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 6 (2003), 195(illus.),197-198

Building: CO. WICKLOW, BRAY, DUNCAIRN TERRACE, HOUSES
Date: 1859
Nature: 'Mr Dargan having purchased a large tract of ground form Mr Quin, is about erecting two pair of semi-detached villas and terraces of commodious dwelling houses…Mr Wilkinson is the architect'
Refs: DB 1, 1 Jan 1859, 9; William Garner, Bray Architectural Heritage (An Foras Forbatha, 1980), 30

Building: CO. WICKLOW, BRAY, ESPLANADE, BRESLIN'S ROYAL MARINE HOTEL
Date: 1859;1863
Nature: Further additions being made. Tenders invited for erecting stables, coach house, laundry, Feb 1863.
Refs: DB 1, 1 Dec 1859, 165;  Irish Times, 18 Feb 1863.

Building: CO. WICKLOW, BRAY, QUINSBOROUGH ROAD, HOUSES
Date: 1860
Nature: 2 terraces of important houses in course of erection on opposite side to terrace recently built by Mr Dargan.
Refs: DB 2, 1 Dec 1860, 380

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DALKEY, HOUSES (002)
Date: 1860
Nature: 2 houses being built near railway station. Builder: Cunningham.
Refs: DB 2, 1 Nov 1860, 363

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, GRANGEGORMAN, RICHMOND LUNATIC ASYLUM
Date: 1860
Nature: New protestant chapel being built.
Refs: B 2, 1 Nov 1860, 363;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 259.

Building: CO. LEITRIM, LOUGH RYNN
Date: 1860
Nature: 'Called on Mr Wilkinson and got from him a plan for the drawbridge tower [the Red Bridge at Lough Rynn]' (Diary of 3rd Earl of Leitrim, 7 Nov 1860).
Refs: A.P.W. Malcomson, The Clements Archive (Dublin: Irish Manuscripts Commission, 2010), 224.


Building: CO. DONEGAL, LETTERKENNY, DISTRICT LUNATIC ASYLUM
Date: 1860-1865
Nature: New lunatic asylum. 3-story façade extending 521 ft. Projecting wings on either side. Chapel in centre. Great corridor which skirts rear of building is 512 ft. long. Contractor: Matthew McClelland, Derry. Clerk of Works: Arthur Kent. Completed Feb 1865. Ready for occupation, Jan 1866.
Refs: IAA, PKS A03 (Feb,Apr 1862, pp.91v, 100Av); DB 2, 1 Jun 1860, 266; 7, 1 Mar 1865, 62; 8, 1 Feb 1866, 42; 10, 15 Nov 1868, 285

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, BROADSTONE, RAILWAY STATION (MIDLAND GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY TERMINUS)
Date: 1860-61
Nature: Alterations & addition (including alts to departure platform and new colonnaded carriage shelter on arrival platform). Contractor: Crowe Bros.
Refs: DB 2, 1 Apr 1860, 239; 3, 1 Apr 1861, 469; IB 62, 20 Nov 1920, ?; Michael Gould & Ronald Cox, 'The railway stations of George Wilkinson', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 6 (2003), 194(illua.),198-9;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 282-3.

Building: CO. MAYO, CASTLEBAR, DISTRICT LUNATIC ASYLUM
Date: 1860-66
Nature: New asylum. In progress, Dec 1862. Estimated cost: £18,000.
Refs: 2 contract drawings, 1863, in IAA, Acc. 96/5; IAA, PKS B03/32, A03 (Dec 1861, Feb 1862, pp.44v,91v); DB 2, 1 Aug 1860, 308; 3, 1 Apr 1861, 473; 4, 1 Jan 1862, 8; 5, 1 Jan 1863, 11; B 18, 11 Aug 1860, 512; 45th Report on District, Criminal and Private Lunatic Asylums (1895), 13

Building: CO. DUBLIN, FOXROCK, WESTMINSTER ROAD, RAILWAY STATION
Date: 1860p
Nature: New station to be built for Dublin, Wicklow & Wexford Railway.
Refs: DB 2, 1 Nov 1860, 363; Jeanne Sheehy, 'Railway Architecture - its heyday', Journal of the Irish Railway Record Society 12, no. 68 (Oct 1975), 126; Michael Gould & Ronald Cox, 'The railway stations of George Wilkinson', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 6 (2003), 192

Building: CO. LAOIS, PORTARLINGTON, RAILWAY STATION
Date: 1861
Nature: New refreshment building in the Gothic style with 'spacious and elaborately finished saloon'. For Great Southern & Western Railway. Cost: about £1,600. Architect: George Wilson(sic). Contractor: W.H. Beardwood & Son.
Refs: B 19, 12 Jan 1861, 29

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, CLONMEL, IRISHTOWN UPPER, AUXILIARY DISTRICT LUNATIC ASYLUM (FORMER WORKHOUSE)
Date: 1861-62
Nature: Conversion of House of Industry into auxiliary asylum. Cosgrave's tender of £2,900 accepted. pATIENTS FIRST ADMITTED, 1862.
Refs: DB 3, 15 Jul,15 Sep 1861, 578,638;  Eamonn Lonergan, St Luke's Hospital, Clonmel,1834-1984 (1984?), 31.  

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, WESTLAND ROW, RAILWAY STATION (DUBLIN, WICKLOW & WEXFORD RAILWAY)
Date: 1861-63
Nature: Plans prepared for extension, 1861. New front 'of an architectural character' to face Gt Brunswick St proposed but not executed. New waiting room to be erected, 1861 (Contractor: W.H. Beardwood). Alts to approach, &c., 1863. Contractor: T. Byrne (£2,200). General plan by William Le Fanu, company engineer.
Refs: DB 3, 15 Feb,1 May 1861, 436,491; 4, 15 Dec 1862, 320; 5, 15 Jan 1863, 10 B 19, 3 Aug 1861, 533; Michael Gould & Ronald Cox, 'The railway stations of George Wilkinson', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 6 (2003), 199;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 455.

Building: CO. SLIGO, BALLYMOTE, RAILWAY STATION
Date: 1862
Nature: New station, for Midland Great Western Railway. Opened 3 Dec 1862 (Butt). (One of 4 station buildings erected at cost of £23,000 on Boyle & Sligo extension line to designs by GW, according to DB.)
Refs: DB 3, 15 May 1861, 519; Brenda O'Reilly, 'An introduction to Victorian railway architecture in Ireland', unpublished MA thesis, History of Art Deparment, University College, Dublin, 1983, 118-9,Pls. 21,22; R.J.V. Butt, The Directory of Railway Stations (1995), 25; Michael Gould & Ronald Cox, 'The railway stations of George Wilkinson', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 6 (2003), 192

Building: CO. LONGFORD, NEWTOWNFORBES, RAILWAY STATION
Date: 1862
Nature: New station, for Midland Great Western Railway. Similar to that at Float, Co. Cavan. Opened 2 Dec 1862 (Butt).
Refs: R.J.V. Butt, The Directory of Railway Stations (1995), 171; Michael Gould & Ronald Cox, 'The railway stations of George Wilkinson', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 6 (2003), 192

Building: CO. SLIGO, COLLOONEY, RAILWAY STATION
Date: 1862
Nature: New station, for Midland Great Western Railway. Similar to that at Float, Co. Cavan. Opened 3 Dec 1862 (Butt).
Refs: R.J.V. Butt, The Directory of Railway Stations (1995), 66; Michael Gould & Ronald Cox, 'The railway stations of George Wilkinson', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 6 (2003), 192,194(illus.)

Building: CO. LEITRIM, DRUMSNA, RAILWAY STATION
Date: 1862
Nature: New station for Midland Great Western Railway Co. Opened 3 Dec 1862 (Butt).
Refs: R.J.V. Butt, The Directory of Railway Stations (1995), 83; Michael Gould & Ronald Cox, 'The railway stations of George Wilkinson', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 6 (2003), 191(illus.),192

Building: CO. LEITRIM, DROMOD, RAILWAY STATION
Date: 1862
Nature: New station, for Midland Great Western Railway Co. Opened 3 Dec 1862 (Butt).
Refs: R.J.V. Butt, The Directory of Railway Stations (1995), 82; Michael Gould & Ronald Cox, 'The railway stations of George Wilkinson', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 6 (2003), 192

Building: CO. LEITRIM, CARRICK-ON-SHANNON, RAILWAY STATION
Date: 1862
Nature: New station, for Midland Great Western Railway Co. Opened 3 Dec 1862 (Butt).
Refs: R.J.V. Butt, The Directory of Railway Stations (1995), 54; Michael Gould & Ronald Cox, 'The railway stations of George Wilkinson', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 6 (2003), 192

Building: CO. ROSCOMMON, BOYLE, RAILWAY STATION
Date: 1862
Nature: New station, for Midland Great Western Railway Co. Opened 3 Dec 1862 (Butt).
Refs: R.J.V. Butt, The Directory of Railway Stations (1995), 41; Michael Gould & Ronald Cox, 'The railway stations of George Wilkinson', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 6 (2003), 192

Building: CO. LEITRIM, CARRICK-ON-SHANNON, RAILWAY STATION
Date: 1862
Nature: New station, for Midland Great Western Railway Co. Opened 3 Dec 1862 (Butt).
Refs: R.J.V. Butt, The Directory of Railway Stations (1995), 54; Michael Gould & Ronald Cox, 'The railway stations of George Wilkinson', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 6 (2003), 184,186(illus.)

Building: CO. CAVAN, CAVAN, RAILWAY STATION
Date: 1862-63
Nature: New station for Midland Great Westerm Railway Co.. Builder: Hague.
Refs: DB 4, 15 Feb 1862, 44; 5, 1 Apr 1863, 85; Michael Gould & Ronald Cox, 'The railway stations of George Wilkinson', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 6 (2003), 193;  Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 256.

Building: CO. WICKLOW, BRAY, HOUSE
Date: 1863
Nature: Tenders invited for house designed by G. Wilkinson.
Refs: IAA, PKS L1 (p.519)

Building: CO. SLIGO, SLIGO, LORD EDWARD STREET, RAILWAY STATION (MIDLAND GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY TERMINUS)
Date: 1863
Nature: New station for Midland Great Western Railway Co.. Station shed 330 x 80 ft. with single span iron roof. Station building 80 x 30 ft. Also masive retaining wall, engine sheds, carpenter's shop & smithy. Goods depot 8900 ft long. Opened July 1863. Contractor: Crowe Bros. and Edmundson & Co., Dublin.( This and 8 other stations on Boyle-Sligo line built by Crowe Bros.) 'His station at Sligo…has a bleak magnificence about it' (Sheehy).. Opened July 1863. (Rebuilt after Civil War; compensation claim of £40,334)
Refs: DB 5, 1 Feb,15 Jul 1863, 17,125; IAA, PKS A03 (Apr ,Oct 1861, p.84v), A09 (Apr 1923) and L1 (pp.110-111,170); Jeanne Sheehy, 'Railway Architecture - its heyday', Journal of the Irish Railway Record Society 12, no. 68 (Oct 1975), 138; R.J.V. Butt, The Directory of Railway Stations (1995), 213; Michael Gould & Ronald Cox, 'The railway stations of George Wilkinson', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 6 (2003), 189

Building: CO. DONEGAL, MULROY HOUSE
Date: 1865-66
Nature: Gabled, Elizabethan style house built for 3rd Earl of Leitrim. Builder: Crowe, Dublin. Cost: £5,782.
Refs: A.P.W. Malcomson, The Clements Archive (Dublin: Irish Manuscripts Commission, 2010), 240,241,619.

Building: CO. DOWN, DOWNPATRICK, DISTRICT LUNATIC ASYLUM
Date: 1865-69
Nature: Francis McGaughey, Omagh, declared contractor for sum of £43,174. 'Mr Wilkinson is the architect'.(But architect named as Henry Smyth elsewhere.) GW did however act as valuator for determining amount to be paid to Co. Down by Co. Antrim as result of Co. Down building separate asylum instead of sharing joint premises in Belfast as previously.
Refs: B 23, 11 Mar 1865, 170; 12, 15 Aug 1870, 191

Building: CO. LIMERICK, LIMERICK, MULGRAVE STREET, DISTRICT LUNATIC ASYLUM
Date: 1870
Nature: Additional accommodation for 100 patients. Tender of Mr Leonard, Listowel, (£11,800) accepted. Latter has guaranteed to complete work within 18 months.
Refs: IB 12, 15 Sep 1870, ?; IB 17, 15 Sep 1875, 263

Building: CO. CARLOW, CARLOW, DISTRICT LUNATIC ASYLUM
Date: 1871-72
Nature: Additions on either side, extending façade by about 130 ft, terminated by projecting buildings with large oriel windows. Also detached Gothic structure contianing separate Protestant and Catholic chapels with porch for each.. Contractor: Ryan, Waterford (£11,455)
Refs: IB 12, 15 Oct 1870, 250; 13, 15 Jul 1871, 188; 14, 1 Jan 1872, 15

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MERRION ROAD (BALLSBRIDGE), ROYAL DUBLIN SOCIETY
Date: 1879-1880
Nature: New show hall, &c., for Royal Dublin Society being proceeded with rapidly. Show hall building (277 x 167 ft.) contains hall of 242 x 160 ft. Entrance portion will contain boardroom, offices, cloakroom &c. Moulded stone and brick pediment. Roof will rest on rolled iron girders supported by cast iron columns. Contractor: Collen Bros. Amount of contract between £11,000 and £12,000.
Refs: Letter of application requesting Committee of Agriculture to consider Patterson & Kempster as surveyors to new buildings, 17 Dec 1879, in IAA, PKS B09/20;  Irish Times, 5 Mar 1880, 6; 4 Jun 1880, 6; 13 Sep 1880, 7;  IB 22, 5 Sep 1880, 264-5; Henry F. Berry, History of the Royal Dublin Society (1915), 311

Building: CO. WESTMEATH, MULLINGAR, RAILWAY STATION (MIDLAND GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY)
Date: ?
Nature: Rebuilding, for Midland Great Western Railway Co. when junction for Longford, Sligo & Cavan lines opened.
Refs: Jeanne Sheehy, 'Railway Architecture - its heyday', Journal of the Irish Railway Record Society 12, no. 68 (Oct 1975), 13; Michael Gould & Ronald Cox, 'The railway stations of George Wilkinson', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 6 (2003), 185,187(illus.)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, JAMES'S STREET, ST JAMES'S GATE BREWERY (A. GUINNESS, SON & CO.)
Date: ?
Nature: Rebuilding of offices?
Refs: Stefanie P. Jones, draft DIB entry.

Building: CO. KILDARE, DONADEA CASTLE
Date: ?
Nature: Proposal for gate lodge and gate for Sir Gerald Aylmer (succ. 1816; d. 1878) may have been designed by GW.
Refs: Unsigned elevation and ground plan in collection of drawings, chiefly of antiquities, which formerly belonged to GW, now in NLI (George Wilkinson collection, AD 3588).

Author Title Date Details
Anon. 'The geology and architecture of Ireland' 1845 Civil Engineer and Architect's Journal 8 (May 1845), 144-148. (Illustrated review of GW's Practical Geology and Architecture of Ireland.)
Anon. 'The literature of Gothic Architecture in Ireland' 1875 IB 17, 15 Aug,15 Sep 1875, ?.?. (Extensive commentary on GW's Practical Geology and Ancient Architecture of Ireland.)
Gould, Michael, & Cox, Ronald 'The railway stations of George Wilkinson' 2003 Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 6 (2003), 182-201.
Wilkinson, George 'On the importance of geological studies in connexion with practice of architecture, with notice of experiments on the resistance to crushing and fracture, and on the absorbent qualities of the principal building stones of Ireland.'
1844 Paper read to Geological Society of Dublin, 10 Jan 1844, published in Civil Engineer and Architect's Journal 7 (3 Feb 1844), 56-59.
Wilkinson, George Practical Geology, and Ancient Architecture of Ireland 1845 London, J. Murray, 1845 (extracts and some illustrations published in Civil Engineer and Architect's Journal 8 (May, 1845), 144-148.
Wilkinson, George 'On the marbles of Ireland' 1845 Civil Engineer and Architect's Journal 8 (Mar, 1845), 83-85. (Paper read to Geological Society of Dublin, 8 Jan 1845.)
Wilkinson, George For the Press and People of Great Britain and Ireland Upon Honour and some other words of "ours" 1872 Dublin, 1872. 8vo. (No copy in NLI but one in British Library.)