Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Builder, of Dublin.   In 1864 Richard Toole established a highly successful building business at 139 Dorset Street, Dublin   His company was responsible for building a large number of important buildings in the city, including the Mater Hospital, St Patrick's Training College, Drumcondra, St Audoen's church  and the National Bank, College Green.   He was also a founder and chairman of the Dublin Brick and Tile Co.   In the public sphere he represented Inns Quay Ward in the City Council for many years and was elected alderman for the ward circa 1887.  He was also a member of the North Dublin Poor Law Guardians.  He died in 1897 and was succeeded in the business by his nephew Kevin Toole.

Addresses: Work: 139 Dorset Street Upper.
Home: 21 Dorset Street Upper.(1)


All information in this entry not otherwise attributed is from Modern Ireland: Men of the Period (London [1900]), 111.

(1) From Thom's and Post Office directories.