Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Stonemason, of Templemore, Co. Tipperary.   Patrick Bracken, who was born in 1830 in Borrisokane, Co. Tipperary, established a stonemasonry  business in Templemore in 1849.   He married Anne, daughter of Thomas Hennessy, of Templemore, and took up residence in a substantial house in Church Street, which belonged to the Hennessy family.  He had ten children.   JOSEPH K. BRACKEN JOSEPH K. BRACKEN , the second of his seven sons, became manager of the family business, which he carried on for seven years after his father's death in 1897.


All information in this entry is from the entry on Joseph K. Bracken by Nancy Murphy in Dictionary of Irish Biography, ed. by James McGuire and James Quinn, 9 vols. (Cambridge University Press, 2009), I, 756-7.