Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect of Galway, active in the 1820s and 1830s. William Brady appears in Pigot & Co.'s City of Dublin and Hibernian Provincial Directory (1824), 206, with an address in Middle Street, Galway.  He built and presumably also designed the Catholic church at Oughterard, which was begun in 1829 and completed by 1836.(1) On 8 March 1837 he wrote to Martin Blake, MP, for Galway, for whom he had earlier designed a 'Grecian Conservatory', asking him to recommend him for the post of superintending architect for the ecclesiastical province of Tuam which had been advertised by the Ecclesiastical Commissioners.(2)  He is said to have been the contractor for Queen's College, Galway, begun in 1846.(3)



(1) Tom May, Churches of Galway, Kilmacduagh and Kilfenora (Galway, 2000), 140.
(2) Letter from William brady to Martin Blake, MP, Brook Lodge, Galway, 8 Mar 1837, in NA, Blake of Ballyglunin papers M6936/38/75 (information from Kevin Mulligan).
(3) See noe 1, above.

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Date: 1830
Nature: Design for 'Grecian Conservatory' for Martin Joseph Blake, MP.
Refs: Letter from William Brady to Martin Blake, MP, Brook Lodge, Galway, 17 Apr 1830, in NA, Blake of Ballyglunin papers M6936/38/61 (information from Kevin Mulligan).