Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. LIMERICK, RATHKEALE, CHURCH OF ST MARY (RC)

Name: MCCARTHY, JAMES JOSEPH
Building: CO. LIMERICK, RATHKEALE, CHURCH OF ST MARY (RC)
Date: 1866-73;1881
Nature: French Gothic, cruciform. For Very Rev. James O'Shea. Tenders invited May 1866. First stone laid, 16 Aug 1867;  consecrated 17 Aug 1873. Contractor: Ryan & Son, Waterford & Limerick. Tower & spire completed 1881. Contractor: M. Walsh, Foynes, followed by Patrick Scanlon. Cost of tower & spire £2,300.
Refs: RHA 1866, no. 526; M, Lenihan, History of Limerick (1866), 737; DB 8, 1 May,15 Nov 1866, 119,270; IB 10, 15 Sep 1868, 233; 23, 15 Apr 1881, 126; IB Jubilee No. (1909), 68(illus.); General Advertiser, 5 May 1866; B 24, 2 Jun 1866, 413; Building News 25, 29 Aug 1873, 238; Architect 10, 30 Aug 1873, 111; Jeanne Sheehy, J.J. McCarthy and the Gothic Revival in Ireland (UAHS, 1977), 63

Name: HORAN, JOHN
Building: CO. LIMERICK, RATHKEALE, CHURCH OF ST MARY (RC)
Date: 1899
Nature: Tenders invited for repair of spire, Jun 1899.
Refs: Irish Times, 5,16 Jun 1899.