Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. CORK, BLACKROCK, CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL (RC)

Name: RIORDAN, MICHAEL AUGUSTINE (REV.)
Building: CO. CORK, BLACKROCK, CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL (RC)
Date: 1819-1824?
Nature: New church. FS laid 7 Jun 1819 by William Beamish, assisted by William Crawford and C. Barrington; 'begun at...private expense of...Dean Collins, aided by a subscription of £300, and...completed...by means of a bequest of £1100 from ... T. Rochford Esq. of Garretstown.' of which part spent on new priest's house, 1834. (Demolished after fire, 1962)
Refs: Francis H. Tuckey, The County and City of Cork Remembrancer (Cork, 1837),  (1837), 267; S. Lewis, Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837), I, 209; J. Windele, Historical and Descriptive Notices of the City of Cork (1849), ?; T.F. McNamara, Portrait of Cork (1981), 156-8(illus.)

Name: BARRETT, JAMES RUPERT EDWARD BOYD
Building: CO. CORK, BLACKROCK, CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL (RC)
Date: 1962-1964
Nature: New church replacing earlier church destroyed by fire.
Refs: IB 104, 28 Apr 1962, 341; 106, 20 Jun,4 Jul 1964, 329,485

Name: O'CONNOR, DOMINIC MARY
Building: CO. CORK, BLACKROCK, CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL (RC)
Date: ?
Nature: Additions. Altar rails and pulpit (part of Honan Bequest); ('although requested to introduce certain alterations to the baldacchino, declined to do so because of the great perfection of the original work of Bro. Riordan')
Refs: T.F. McNamara, Portrait of Cork (1981), 158