Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. LAOIS, PORTLAOISE, COUNTY COURT HOUSE

Name: MORRISON, RICHARD (SIR)
Building: CO. LAOIS, PORTLAOISE, COUNTY COURT HOUSE
Date: 1805a
Nature: Classical. Attr. to RM on basis of similarities to courthouses at Naas and Wexford.
Refs: A.M. Rowan, ed., The Architecture of Richard Morrison and William Vitruvius Morrison (IAA, 1989), 146-47(illus.)

Name: CARROLL, JAMES RAWSON
Building: CO. LAOIS, PORTLAOISE, COUNTY COURT HOUSE
Date: 1875-6
Nature: Enlargement. £2,000 loan from Public Works Loan Fund. 'Mr Carroll applied in his plans the lines, on a reduced scale, on which the Manchester court house was erected'. Contractor: Beckett.
Refs: IB 17, 15 Apr 1875, 112-3; 18, 1 Jan 1876, 14; 44th Report of the Board of Public Works Ireland (1875), 9