O'CONNELL, JOHN ALOYSIUS *
- Born: - Died: -
Sculptor, of Cork, active from the 1890s until 1921 or later. In an advertisement of 1907 O'Connell, describing himself as 'a practical working artist', claimed to have 'the largest staff of Artists and skilled workmen in Ireland'.
Addresses: 10 Gillabbey Street, 1891; St Patrick's Art Works, King Street, 1903; St Patrick's Art Marble Works, Glanmire Road Lower, 1907; King Street (showroom, with workshops in O'Connell Street and Watercourse Road) 1915-1921.
2 work entries listed in chronological order for O'CONNELL, JOHN ALOYSIUS *
|Building:||CO. CORK, COBH, CATHEDRAL OF ST COLMAN (RC)|
|Nature:||Executant of carved wall panels and carved shamrock diapering, carving and altars in Sacred Heart and Pieta chapels, carving of nave capitals, marble flooring of Pieta chapel, carving in Blessed Thaddeus chapel and screens dividing chancel chapels
|Refs:||Ann Wilson, 'The building of St Colman's Cathedral, Cobh', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 7 (2004), 239,253(illus.); Ann Wilson, 'The Gothic Revival in Ireland: St Colman's Cathedral, Cobh (1868-1916)', Antiphon: A Journal for Liturgical Renewal 11.2 (2007),35(illus.),41-42(illus.).|
|Building:||CO. CORK, FERMOY, CHURCH OF ST PATRICK (RC)|
|Nature:||Altar rail and font executed by JAO'C to designs by S.F. Hynes. Cost: £500. Final instalment paid 2 Jul 1918.
Parochial accounts of parish of Fermoy (information from Mgr James O'Brien, Buttevant, Co. Cork, Aug 2010).