Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. DONEGAL, LETTERKENNY, DISTRICT LUNATIC ASYLUM

Name: WILKINSON, GEORGE
Building: CO. DONEGAL, LETTERKENNY, DISTRICT LUNATIC ASYLUM
Date: 1860-1865
Nature: New lunatic asylum. 3-story façade extending 521 ft. Projecting wings on either side. Chapel in centre. Great corridor which skirts rear of building is 512 ft. long. Contractor: Matthew McClelland, Derry. Clerk of Works: Arthur Kent. Completed Feb 1865. Ready for occupation, Jan 1866.
Refs: IAA, PKS A03 (Feb,Apr 1862, pp.91v, 100Av); DB 2, 1 Jun 1860, 266; 7, 1 Mar 1865, 62; 8, 1 Feb 1866, 42; 10, 15 Nov 1868, 285

Name: MCELWEE, WILLIAM [2]
Building: CO. DONEGAL, LETTERKENNY, DISTRICT LUNATIC ASYLUM
Date: 1893
Nature: Adds. & alts. Tenders invited.
Refs: IB 35, 15 Jul 1893, 168

Name: MCGRATH, JAMES PATRICK [1]
Building: CO. DONEGAL, LETTERKENNY, DISTRICT LUNATIC ASYLUM
Date: 1902-04
Nature: Adds. comprising erection of male block and female wing. Tenders invited, Feb 1903. Tenders invited  for laying fireproof flooring in male block, Sep 1903.  Contractor: J. & W. Stewart, Ormeau Rd, Belfast (£20,690)
Refs: IB 44, 11 Sep 1902, 1402; 45, 26 Feb,26 Mar,24 Sep,8 Oct 1903, 1618,1654,1658,2002,2035; 46, 30 Jan 1904, 54;  Irish Times, 13 Feb,18 Sep 1903.

Name: STEADMAN, JAMES HARDIE
Building: CO. DONEGAL, LETTERKENNY, DISTRICT LUNATIC ASYLUM
Date: 1906
Nature: JHS asked to prepare plans for water supply scheme
Refs: Brendan O'Donoghue, The Irish County Surveyors 1834-1944 (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2007), 303

Name: MCLAUGHLIN, CHARLES VINCENT
Building: CO. DONEGAL, LETTERKENNY, DISTRICT LUNATIC ASYLUM
Date: 1932-34
Nature: Additional buildings proposed but work not started by Apr 1934. for Committee of Management of Donegal Mental Hospital.
Refs: IB 74, 24 Sep 1932, 864; 75, 7,21 Oct 1933, 866,910; Derry Journal, 1 Apr 1934.

Name: MCLAUGHLIN, CHARLES VINCENT
Building: CO. DONEGAL, LETTERKENNY, DISTRICT LUNATIC ASYLUM
Date: 1935
Nature: New 9-bay neo-Norman RC church with apsidal E. end. FS laid 'recently' by Dr McNeely, Bishop of Raphoe. Builder: Colhoun.
Refs: IB 77, 12 Jan 1935, 29; Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North West Ulster (1979), 345

Name: MCLAUGHLIN, CHARLES VINCENT
Building: CO. DONEGAL, LETTERKENNY, DISTRICT LUNATIC ASYLUM
Date: 1936;1937;1939
Nature: Alts. to dining hall, 1936. Surgery, 1937. Dental surgery, 1939.
Refs: IB 78, 5 Sep 1936, 801; 79, 30 Oct 1937, 966; 81, 11 Nov 1939, 936

Name: MCLAUGHLIN, CHARLES VINCENT
Building: CO. DONEGAL, LETTERKENNY, DISTRICT LUNATIC ASYLUM
Date: 1940-41
Nature: 12 staff houses.
Refs: IB 82, 23 Nov 1940, 713; 83, 1 Feb,1 Mar 1941, 64,116

Name: MCLAUGHLIN, CHARLES VINCENT
Building: CO. DONEGAL, LETTERKENNY, DISTRICT LUNATIC ASYLUM
Date: 1943
Nature: Sewerage scheme.
Refs: IB 85, 17 Jul 1943, 280