Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. KERRY, KILLARNEY, CATHEDRAL PLACE, CATHEDRAL OF ST MARY (RC)

Name: PUGIN, AUGUSTUS WELBY NORTHMORE #
Building: CO. KERRY, KILLARNEY, CATHEDRAL PLACE, CATHEDRAL OF ST MARY (RC)
Date: 1842
Nature: Cruciform.. Early English. Richard Pierce appointed superintendent, 1840. Commenced 2 Oct 1842. Building abandoned between 1847 and 1853 because of Famine. Restarted 1853; consecrated 22 Aug 1855; opened 1856.
Refs: Catholic Directory (1844), 310; B 10, 18 Sep 1852, 589; Phoebe Stanton, Pugin (1971), 40(illus.),116-120(illus.),200; St Mary's Cathedral, Killarney (pamphlet, 1973); Douglas Scott Richardson, Gothic Revival Architecture in Ireland (1983),280-281; R. O'Donnell, 'The Pugins in Ireland' in P.Atterbury, ed., A.W.N. Pugin, Master of Gothic Revival (Yale, 1995), 144(illus.),145,146(illus.),147(illus.); Frederick O'Dwyer, The Architecture of Deane and Woodward (Cork University Press, 1997), 103-4

Name: MCCARTHY, JAMES JOSEPH
Building: CO. KERRY, KILLARNEY, CATHEDRAL PLACE, CATHEDRAL OF ST MARY (RC)
Date: 1853-59
Nature: JJM appointed architect 1853 after death of Pugin in 1852. Beardwood appointed contractor. Consecrated 22 Aug 1855. Lady Chapel to designs by 'late Mr Pugin' dedicated 1859.
Refs: B 11, 30 Jul 1853, 484; 16, 24 Apr 1858, 280; 17, 1 Jan 1859, 15; St Mary's Cathedral, Killarney (pamphlet, 1973).

Name: PUGIN, EDWARD WELBY #
Building: CO. KERRY, KILLARNEY, CATHEDRAL PLACE, CATHEDRAL OF ST MARY (RC)
Date: 1854
Nature: High altar and reredos.
Refs: R. O'Donnell, 'The Pugins in Ireland' in P.Atterbury, ed., A.W.N. Pugin, Master of Gothic Revival (Yale, 1995), 154,159n91

Name: HARDMAN, JOHN, & CO *
Building: CO. KERRY, KILLARNEY, CATHEDRAL PLACE, CATHEDRAL OF ST MARY (RC)
Date: 1854-1855;1857;1859;1863;1867;1874;1908-13
Nature: Metalwork, including  cross, tabernacle and candleticks for high altar, benedicition candlesticks, thurible, processional cross, brass corona (1854-5);  monumental brasses to 3rd Earl of Kenmare and to Countess of Kenmare (1857);  metalwork screen for St Joseph's chapel (1859);  proposed design for rood screen;  stained -ass windows in Blerssed Sacrament chapel(1863), St Brendan's chapel  (1867) and S transept (1874).  Light fittings, 1908-13.
Refs: Michael Fisher, Hardman of Birmingham, goldsmith and glasspainter (Landmark Publishing, 2008)., 136-7(illus.).

Name: ASHLIN & COLEMAN
Building: CO. KERRY, KILLARNEY, CATHEDRAL PLACE, CATHEDRAL OF ST MARY (RC)
Date: 1900-1914
Nature: Extension of nave & aisles, mortuary, sacristy, completion of tower & spire, throne, reredos. First coign of extension of nave and aisles and of completion of tower and spire laid 15 Nov 1908. Builder: John Hearne & Son, Waterford. Clerk of Works: John Scannell. Cost £36,500. Reredos executed by Patrick Tomlin.
Refs: Drawings in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman drawings collection, Acc. 76/1.103/1-175; 6 drawings, 1900, for completion of tower and spire in IAA, McCurdy & Mitchell Collection, 79/17.17/1-6; notes in Coleman sketchbooks B62 & B63 in possession of Jones & Kelly, architects (photocopy in IAA, RPB 30); IB 49, 26 Jan,24 Aug,21 Sep 1907, 46,576,662; 50, 11,25 Jan,7 Mar,18 Apr,22 Aug,17 Oct,28 Nov 1908, 5,54,138,247,510,721,737; 55, 25 Oct 1913, 674(illus.);  Freeman's Journal, 17 Nov 1908,24 Feb 1911; Building News 95, 11 Dec 1908, 831; 100, 7 Apr 1911, 509

Name: OPPENHEIMER, LUDWIG, LTD *#
Building: CO. KERRY, KILLARNEY, CATHEDRAL PLACE, CATHEDRAL OF ST MARY (RC)
Date: 1911
Nature: Mosaics in baptistry AND Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament.
Refs: Oppenheimer brochure, 1915ca (information from Robert Field, Swanage, Dorset, Apr 2013);  Robert Field, 'A legacy of inspiration and beauty', Andamento (Journal of the British Association for Modern Mosaic),  Vol. 7 (2013), 25

Name: ASHLIN & COLEMAN
Building: CO. KERRY, KILLARNEY, CATHEDRAL PLACE, CATHEDRAL OF ST MARY (RC)
Date: 1931
Nature: New gateway and boundary wall
Refs: Drawings in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman drawings collection, Acc. 76/1.103/1-175; IB 73, 25 Apr 1931, 371