Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. WEXFORD, WEXFORD, COMMERCIAL QUAY, COUNTY COURT HOUSE

Name: MORRISON, RICHARD (SIR)
Building: CO. WEXFORD, WEXFORD, COMMERCIAL QUAY, COUNTY COURT HOUSE
Date: 1803-1806;1807
Nature: 'The courthouse, situated on the quay, opposite to the end of the bridge, is a neat structure, erected at the expense of the county , and consists of a centre and two wings, with its entrance under a portico supported by two columns' (Lewis).  Similar to Portlaoise court house.  RM paid for repairs and alts. to new court house 1807. Burnt out in 1921.
Refs: J.N. Brewer, The Beauties of Ireland (1825 & 1826), I, 251;  Samuel Lewis, A Topographical dictionary of Ireland (1837),II, 710;  A.M. Rowan, ed., The Architecture of Richard Morrison and William Vitruvius Morrison (IAA, 1989), 172-173(illus.) (which mistakenly suggests that central block with its recessed tetrastyle portico in antis, shown in photograph, was part of Morrison's design).

Name: FARRELL, JAMES BARRY
Building: CO. WEXFORD, WEXFORD, COMMERCIAL QUAY, COUNTY COURT HOUSE
Date: 1862
Nature: Improvements and enlargement. (Does this include remodelling of central block with tetrastyle portico in antis. balustrade, &c.?)
Refs: DB 3, 1 Jul 1862, 172