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Builder, of Dublin, active in the early 1740s, who designed Mercers's School, Rathcoole, Co. Dublin, in 1743. At a meeting of the Trustees of Mercer's Hospital held in February 1743, Cummin was described as 'a man of well-known probity and great skill in contriving buildings for conveniency, beauty, stability and cheapness'.(1) He may be the 'Mr Cummins' who was paid £50 for additions to Castledermot Charter School in 1742.(2) A carpenter named Cumin was living in Bride Street, Dublin, in 1738.(3)
(1) M. Quane, 'Mercer's School Rathcoole & Castleknock, Co. Dublin', JRSAI 93 (1963), 18 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc. 2008/44).
(2) TCD MS 5419 f.59v (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc. 2008/44).
(3) Nodlaig P. Hardiman and Máire Kennedy, eds., A Directory of Dublin for the year 1738 (Dublin Corporation Public Libraries, 2000), 22.
2 work entries listed in chronological order for CUMMIN, -
|Building:||CO. KILDARE, CASTLEDERMOT, CHARTER SCHOOL|
|Nature:||'Mr Cummins' paid £50 for building adds.|
|Refs:||E.McP files, citing TCD MS 5419 f59v|
|Building:||CO. DUBLIN, RATHCOOLE, MERCER'S SCHOOL|
|Nature:||Cummin provides plan for new school, 1743. Bricklayer: John Tracy.|
M. Quane, 'Mercer's School Rathcoole & Castleknock, Co. Dublin', JRSAI 93 (1963), 18 (E.McP files); illus. in A Pictorial History of Brittas, Saggart, Rathcoole and Newcastle - Part II (Four Districts Daycare Centre, Rathcoole, 2003), 20 (