Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Engineer. John Joseph ( 'Nicky') Winters was born in 1902 and entered the Engineering School of University College, Dublin, in 1919, 'a modest young giant, of age some 17½ years and weight some 14½ stone'.(1) After obtaining his BE degree in 1931, he worked with EDWARD M. MURPHY  EDWARD M. MURPHY for some time. By 1932 he had set up his own office as a consulting engineer at 27 Molesworth Street, Dublin. Originally qualified as a mechanical and electrical engineer, he specialised in hospitals and water and sewerage schemes. Apart from additions to the lunatic asylum in Kilkenny and a proposed but unexecuted new asylum in Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, all his hospital work was in Cos. Cavan and Kerry.(2) Between 1933 and the early 1940s he worked in partnership with three different architects: with EOGHAN BUCKLEY  EOGHAN BUCKLEY from 1933 to 1934, with RUPERT JONES  RUPERT JONES from 1935 to 1937,(3) and with DONALD TYNDALL  DONALD TYNDALL from 1937 until about 1941.

During World War II Winters joined the Army Corps of Engineers with the rank of Lieut. Colonel and was rapidly promoted to the command of the Construction Corps. After the war he returned to private practice until his appointment as official arbitrator under the Land Reference Committee, a post which he held until his death. A noted rugby player in his youth, he continued to be actively involved in the administrative side of the sport throughout his life. He died suddenly on 15 July 1961 at the age of fifty-nine. His wife survived him.

ICEI: elected associate member, 2 February 1931;(4) member, 1937.(5)

Addresses: Work: 27 Molesworth Street, <=1932(6)->=1946;(7) 121 St Stephen's Green, 1946.(8)
Home: 33 Clarinda Park East, Dun Laoghaire, <=1945->=1958.(9)

See WORKS.



References

All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from the obituary of Winters by W[illiam] I. B[loomer] in Engineers' Journal 14 (1961), 339.

(1) Bloomer, loc. cit., above.
(2) For his hospitals, see F. O’Dwyer, Irish Hospital Architecture, a pictorial history (Department of Health and Children, 1997), 20.
(3) The dissolution of the partnership is announced in IB 79, 17 Apr 1937, 345.
(4) TICEI 57 (1930-31), 106.
(5) From ICEI membership lists.
(6) IB 74, 27 Aug 1932, 782.
(7) University College Dublin: Register of Graduates (1946), 219.
(8) IB 88, 4 May 1946, 266.
(9) See note 5, above.


59 work entries listed in chronological order for WINTERS, JOHN JOSEPH


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Building: CO. KERRY, LISTOWEL, HOUSES (104)
Date: 1932
Nature: Tenders invited for erecting 104 houses for Listowel UDC.
Refs: IB 74, 27 Aug,10 Sep,8 Oct 1932, 782,820,910

Building: CO. WICKLOW, BRAY, PUTLAND ROAD, HOUSE
Date: 1932
Nature: New bungalow being erected by T. Redmond, Harold's Cross.
Refs: IB 74, 21 May 1932, 480

Building: CO. KERRY, TRALEE, COUNTY HOSPITAL
Date: 1932
Nature: JJW and M.L. Galvin appointed architects for same by Kerry Board of Health.
Refs: IB 74, 27 Aug 1932, 782

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, CLONMEL, WESTERN ROAD, DISTRICT LUNATIC ASYLUM
Date: 1933
Nature: JJW appointed consulting engineer for proposed new hospital. Not executed.
Refs: IB 75, 26 Aug 1933, 722,742; F. O’Dwyer, Irish Hospital Architecture, a pictorial history (Department of Health and Children, 1997), 20

Building: CO. KERRY, BALLYLONGFORD, WATER SUPPLY
Date: 1933
Nature: Tenders invited for carrying out improvements. For Kerry Board of Health.
Refs: IB 75, 29 Jul 1933, 658

Building: CO. CAVAN, CAVAN, FARNHAM STREET, HOUSE
Date: 1933
Nature: Tenders invited for erecting house for Mr Bernard Corr. By J.J. Winters & Eoghan Buckley.
Refs: IB 75, 14 Jan 1933, 31

Building: CO. KERRY, DINGLE, DISTRICT HOSPITAL
Date: 1933
Nature: Tenders invited for ew laundry and renovation. By [J.J.]Winters & [Eoghan] Buckley.
Refs: IB 75, 14,28 Jan 1933, 13,70.

Building: CO. KERRY, KENMARE, DISTRICT HOSPITAL
Date: 1933-1936
Nature: New hospital. By [J.J.] Winters & [Eoghan] Buckley, then Winters & [Rupert] Jones, then Winters & [Donald] Tyndall.. On butterfly plan. Contractor: Fitzgerald & O'Sullivan.
Refs: IAA, PKS 0327, 0384, 0498; IB 75, 21 Oct 1933, 910; F. O’Dwyer, Irish Hospital Architecture, a pictorial history (Department of Health and Children, 1997), 20

Building: CO. KERRY, LISTOWEL, DISTRICT HOSPITAL
Date: 1933-1941
Nature: New modern structure replacing old hospital. Designs being prepared by [J.J.]Winters & [Eoghan] Buckley. Tenders invited for erection of hospital by [J.J.] Winters & [Rupert] Jones, 1935. Tenders invited for installation of services, Oct 1938. By JJW with M.A. Hannon.Opened Jun 1941. Cost: £21,000.
Refs: IB 75, 25 Mar 1933, 229; 77, 6 Apr 1935, 290,293; 80, 1 Oct 1938, 840; 83, 21 Jun 1941, 309

Building: CO. KERRY, KILLARNEY, ST ANNE'S ROAD, FEVER HOSPITAL
Date: 1933;1935-1943
Nature: Tenders invited for new laundry, alts. & adds. by [J.J.]Winters & [Eoghan] Buckley, 1933.New (or remodelled?) hospital By [J.J.]Winters & [Rupert] Jones, then Winters & [donald] Tyndall. For Co. Kerry Board of Health. Opened 1940 (O'Dwyer).
Refs: IAA, PKS 0530; IB 77, 6 Apr 1935, 293; 79, 30 Oct 1937, 975; 81, 27 May 1939, 464; F. O’Dwyer, Irish Hospital Architecture, a pictorial history (Department of Health and Children, 1997), 20

Building: CO. KERRY, GORTALEA (TRALEE), EDENBURN SANATORIUM
Date: 1933;1939;1953;1955
Nature: Conversion of Edenburn House into new county sanatorium, 1933, by [J.J.] Winters & [Eoghan] Buckley. Opened 1937. Cost: £36,000. County medical officer's and chaplain's residences, gate lodge designed by [J.J.]Winters &[Donald] Tyndall, 1939, but not built until 1953 (residences) and 1955 (gate lodge).
Refs: IB 75, 1 Jul,9,23 Sep 1933, 538,778,786,826; 77, 16 Nov 1935, 1070; 79, 4 Sep 1937, 783; 81, 8 Jul 1939, 594; 95, 14 Mar 1953, 274; 97, 30 Jul 1955, 794

Building: CO. CAVAN, COOTEHILL, HOUSE
Date: 1934
Nature: Tenders invited for building new house. By [J.J.] Winters & [Eoghan] Buckley.
Refs: IB 76, 2 Jun 1934, 477

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CLONTARF, HOUSES (013)
Date: 1934
Nature: Tenders invited for erection of same. By [J.J.] Winters & [Eoghan] Buckley.
Refs: IB 76, 10 Mar 1934, 204

Building: CO. CAVAN, CAVAN, COUNTY HOSPITAL (PROPOSED)
Date: 1934
Nature: JJW appointed architect for proposed new hospital. Earliest design by Rupert Jones. Redesigned by Donald Tyndall, 1938-39. Not executed. .
Refs: IB 75, 6 May 1933, 385; 76, 8 Sep 1934, 769; 77, 16 Nov 1935, 1065; F. O’Dwyer, Irish Hospital Architecture, a pictorial history (Department of Health and Children, 1997), 20, illus. on title page and on p.69

Building: CO. KERRY, SNEEM, WATER SUPPLY
Date: 1934
Nature: Water supply scheme.
Refs: IB 76, 7 Apr 1934, 293

Building: CO. KERRY, KENMARE, SEWERAGE
Date: 1934
Nature: Sewerage scheme.
Refs: IB 76, 27 Jan,10 Feb,7 Apr 1934, 73,120,293

Building: CO. KERRY, LISTOWEL, WATER SUPPLY
Date: 1934
Nature: Storage reservoir.
Refs: IB 76, 24 Feb1934, 159

Building: CO. KERRY, OAKPARK HOUSE (TRALEE)
Date: 1934
Nature: Sewerage improvements at Oakpark, Castleisland & Knocknagashel, Co. Kerry.
Refs: IB 76, 16 Jun 1934, 520

Building: CO. KERRY, KNOCKNAGASHEL, SEWERAGE
Date: 1934
Nature: Sewerage improvements at Oakpark, Castleisland & Knocknagashel, Co. Kerry.
Refs: IB 76, 16 Jun 1934, 520

Building: CO. KERRY, CASTLEISLAND, SEWERAGE
Date: 1934
Nature: Sewerage improvements at Oakpark, Castleisland & Knocknagashel, Co. Kerry.
Refs: IB 76, 16 Jun 1934, 520

Building: CO. MEATH, DRUMCONRATH, WATER SUPPLY
Date: 1935
Nature: New water supply scheme.
Refs: IB 77, 12 Jan 1935, 36

Building: CO. MEATH, ATHBOY, WATER SUPPLY
Date: 1935
Nature: New water supply scheme.
Refs: IB 77, 12 Jan 1935, 32

Building: CO. CAVAN, VIRGINIA, WATER SUPPLY
Date: 1935
Nature: New water supply scheme.
Refs: IB 77, 26 Jan 1935, 76

Building: CO. CAVAN, BLACKLION, WATER SUPPLY
Date: 1935
Nature: New water supply scheme.
Refs: IB 77, 26 Jan 1935, 76

Building: CO. LOUTH, DROGHEDA, DUBLIN ROAD, HOUSES (005)
Date: 1935
Nature: Tenders invited for erection of 5 bungalows, 1 detached house and 2 pairs of semi-detached houses. Archts: Winters & [Rupert] Jones.
Refs: IB 77, 20 Apr 1935, 338

Building: CO. CLARE, LISDOONVARNA, WATER SUPPLY
Date: 1935
Nature: Water supply scheme.
Refs: IB 77, 7 Sep 1935, 819

Building: CO. KERRY, KILLARNEY, COUNTY HOME
Date: 1935
Nature: New sanitary annexes and kitchen. By [J.J.]Winters & [Rupert] Jones. Contractor: Coughlan Bros. For Co. Kerry Board of Health.
Refs: IAA, PKS 0210; IB 77, 23 Mar,18 May 1935, 250,430

Building: CO. KERRY, DINGLE, FEVER HOSPITAL
Date: 1935-37
Nature: Tenders invited for erectioj of fever hospital, dispensary and gate lodge. Archts: [J.J.] Winters] & [Rupert] Jones.
Refs: IB 77, 6 Apr 1935, 293; 79, 9 Jan 1937, 33

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, FETHARD, SEWERAGE
Date: 1935-37
Nature: Sewerage scheme.
Refs: IB 77, 13 Jul 1935, 625; 79, 23 Jan,6 Feb 1937, 88,130

Building: CO. KERRY, KILLARNEY, DISTRICT HOSPITAL
Date: 1935-39;1941;1954
Nature: New hospital. Tenders invited May 1936.. Opened 1939 (O'Dwyer). New gate lodge, 1941 By Archts: [J.J.]Winters & [Rupert] Jones., afterwards Winters & [Donald] Tyndall.
Refs: IAA, PKS 0384, 0498; IB 77, 6 Apr 1935, 293; 78, 2 May 1936, 390,435; 81, 25 Nov 1939, 956; 83, 22 Nov 1941, 538; F. O’Dwyer, Irish Hospital Architecture, a pictorial history (Department of Health and Children, 1997), 20

Building: CO. CAVAN, BAILIEBOROUGH, WATER SUPPLY
Date: 1935;1939
Nature: New water supply scheme, 1935. Extension, 1939..
Refs: IB 77, 26 Jan 1935, 76; 81, 18 Mar 1939, 240

Building: CO. KILKENNY, KILKENNY, DUBLIN ROAD, DISTRICT LUNATIC ASYLUM (ST CANICE'S HOSPITAL)
Date: 1936
Nature: Adds. costing £87,670. Archts: Winters & [Rupert] Jones.
Refs: IB 78, 7 Mar 1936, 211

Building: CO. KERRY, LIXNAW, WATER SUPPLY
Date: 1936
Nature: Water supply scheme.
Refs: IB 78, 11 Jul 1936, 617

Building: CO. KERRY, GLENBEIGH, WATER SUPPLY
Date: 1936
Nature: Water supply scheme.
Refs: IB 78, 12 Dec 1936, 1133

Building: CO. KERRY, KILGARVAN, SEWERAGE SYSTEM
Date: 1936
Nature: New sewerage system.
Refs: IB 78, 26 Dec 1936, 1180

Building: CO. MEATH, DUNBOYNE, WATER SUPPLY
Date: 1936
Nature: Water supply scheme.
Refs: IB 78, 28 Nov 1936, 1090

Building: CO. CLARE, CLARECASTLE, WATER SUPPLY
Date: 1936
Nature: Water supply scheme.
Refs: IB 78, 22 Feb 1936, 162

Building: CO. MEATH, MOYNALTY, WATER SUPPLY
Date: 1936
Nature: Water supply scheme.
Refs: IB 78, 5 Sep 1936, 801

Building: CO. KERRY, PARKNASILLA, REEN NA FURRAHA
Date: 1936-1940
Nature: Adds. & alts, by [J.J.]Winters & [Donald]Tyndall, for Col. Andrew Knowles. Contractor: O'Neill Bros.
Refs: IAA, PKS 0503 (includes drawings)

Building: CO. CAVAN, KILLESHANDRA, WATER SUPPLY
Date: 1936-37
Nature: Water supply scheme.
Refs: IB 78, 8 Aug 1936, 710; 79, 6 Feb 1937, 130

Building: CO. KERRY, BALLYBUNION, SEWERAGE
Date: 1937
Nature: Extension & improvements.
Refs: IB 79, 112 Jun 1937, 542

Building: CO. KERRY, BALLYFERRITER, WATER SUPPLY
Date: 1937
Nature: Water supply scheme.
Refs: IB 79, 23 Jan 1937, 85

Building: CO. CAVAN, VIRGINIA, SEWERAGE
Date: 1937
Nature: New sewerage system.
Refs: IB 79, 9 Jan 1937, 33

Building: CO. MEATH, NOBBER, TECHNICAL SCHOOL
Date: 1937
Nature: Furniture and fittings (and school itself?)by [J.J.]Winters & [Rupert] Jones.
Refs: IB 79, 1 May 1937, 406

Building: CO. CAVAN, BALLYJAMESDUFF, WATER SUPPLY
Date: 1937
Nature: Water supply scheme.
Refs: IB 79, 17 Apr 1937, 361

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MOLESWORTH STREET, NO. 025-27 (BUSWELL'S HOTEL)
Date: 1937-39
Nature: Works at same by Winters & [Rupert] Jones, afterwards Winters & [Donald] Tyndall. Contractor: Alexander Hull & Co. and/or Stone & Son.
Refs: IAA, PKS 0517, 1017

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, CARRICK-ON-SUIR, FAIR GREEN, PUBLIC LAVATORY
Date: 1938
Nature: Tenders invited for erecting same, Nov 1938. By Winters & [Donald] Tyndall.
Refs: IB 80, 26 Nov 1938, 998

Building: CO. CAVAN, ARVAGH, WATER SUPPLY
Date: 1938
Nature: Water supply scheme.
Refs: IB 80, 20 Aug 1938, 710

Building: CO. CAVAN, KEADUE, HOSPITAL
Date: 1938-1939
Nature: New hospital. By Winters & [Donald] Tyndall.
Refs:

Building: CO. CAVAN, CAVAN, LISDARN, TUBERCULOSIS HOSPITAL
Date: 1938-39
Nature: New hospital, medical officer's residence and gate lodge. With Donald Tyndall.. Tenders invited Sep 1939.
Refs: RHA 1938, no. 266; IB 78, 18 Apr 1936, 339; 80, 16 Apr,25 Jun,12 Nov,10 Dec 1938, 322,542,957,1032; 81, 2 Sep 1939, 761; F. O’Dwyer, Irish Hospital Architecture, a pictorial history (Department of Health and Children, 1997), 20,102(illus.)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, DAWSON STREET, NO. 035 (ENGINEERS' HALL)
Date: 1939
Nature: Alts. & adds. By [John Joseph] Winters & [Donald] Tyndall. For Institution of Civil Engineers of Ireland.
Refs: IB 81, 30 Sep 1939, 836

Building: CO. KERRY, TRALEE, COUNTY HOSPITAL
Date: 1939
Nature: Adds (or new hospital?).By [J.J.] Winters & [Donald] Tyndall..
Refs: IB 81, 24 Jun 1939, 550; F. O’Dwyer, Irish Hospital Architecture, a pictorial history (Department of Health and Children, 1997), 20

Building: CO. CAVAN, VIRGINIA, WATER SUPPLY
Date: 1939
Nature: Extension.
Refs: IB 81, 18 Mar 1939, 240

Building: CO. KERRY, KILLORGLIN, WATER SUPPLY
Date: 1939-1940
Nature: Improvement scheme.
Refs: IB 81, 28 Oct 1939, 904; 82, 25 May 1940, 352

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, DONNYBROOK ROAD, IRISH RUGBY FOOTBALL UNION GROUND
Date: 1939-40
Nature: Proposed adds. & alts. By Winters & [Donald] Tyndall. Contractor: W. Pitcher
Refs: IAA, PKS 0311, 0532 (includes drawings)

Building: CO. KERRY, KILLARNEY, WATER SUPPLY
Date: 1940
Nature: JJW employed on same.
Refs: IB 82, 25 May 1940, 342

Building: CO. KERRY, CAHIRCIVEEN, HOSPITAL
Date: 1941
Nature: JJW consulting engineer for new hospital.
Refs: IB 83, 27 Sep 1941, 454

Building: CO. CAVAN, KINGSCOURT, WATER SUPPLY
Date: 1946
Nature: Water supply scheme.
Refs: IB 88, 4 May 1946, 266

Building: CO. CAVAN, BALLYJAMESDUFF, SEWERAGE
Date: 1946
Nature: Sewerage scheme.
Refs: IB 88, 9 Jun,13 Jul 1946, 394,424