Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. MAYO, BALLINA, CATHEDRAL OF ST MUIREDACH (RC)

Name: MADDEN, PETER
Building: CO. MAYO, BALLINA, CATHEDRAL OF ST MUIREDACH (RC)
Date: 1827
Nature: New Gothic cathedral. FS laid 14 May (Ascension Day), 1827. Peter Madden named as architect by Reilly.
Refs: Terry Reilly, Dear Old Ballina(n.d.), 62 (cited by Patricia McCarthy & Kevin V. Mulligan 'Unfulfilled mediocrity: the hapless career of Dominick Madden in the west of Ireland', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies, 9 (2006), 147n85

Name: MADDEN, DOMINICK
Building: CO. MAYO, BALLINA, CATHEDRAL OF ST MUIREDACH (RC)
Date: 1827-1834ca
Nature: FS laid Ascension Day, 14 May 1827. 'In course of building' in 1834; completed, apart from tower, by 1837.
Refs: H.D. Inglis, Ireland in 1834 (1834), II, 116; J. Binns, Miseries and Beauties of Ireland (1837), I, 361; Thomas P. Kennedy, 'Church Building', History of Irish Catholicism Vol. 5 (1970), 35; Patricia McCarthy & Kevin Mulligan, 'The hapless career of Dominick Madden in the west of Ireland', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 9 (2006), 100(illus.),132-133(illus.)

Name: MURRAY, MARK [2]
Building: CO. MAYO, BALLINA, CATHEDRAL OF ST MUIREDACH (RC)
Date: 1841
Nature: MM prepares specificaitons for 'groining, plastering, stucco work', carried out by Arthur Canning.
Refs: Patricia McCarthy & Kevin V. Mulligan 'Unfulfilled mediocrity: the hapless career of Dominick Madden in the west of Ireland', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies, 10 (2007), 133

Name: BENSON, JOHN (SIR)
Building: CO. MAYO, BALLINA, CATHEDRAL OF ST MUIREDACH (RC)
Date: 1842
Nature: Ribbed ceiling.
Refs: Catholic Directory (1842), 324; DB 1, 1 Feb 1859, 22

Name: MCCARTHY, JAMES JOSEPH
Building: CO. MAYO, BALLINA, CATHEDRAL OF ST MUIREDACH (RC)
Date: 1855-58
Nature: Tower & spire. Builder: Canning.
Refs: B 12, 11 Mar 1854, 133; 13, 14 Apr 1855, 177; DB 1, Feb 1859, 22; 2, 1 Aug 1860, 313; Jeanne Sheehy, J.J. McCarthy and the Gothic Revival in Ireland (UAHS, 1977), 46

Name: CANNING, -
Building: CO. MAYO, BALLINA, CATHEDRAL OF ST MUIREDACH (RC)
Date: 1859
Nature: New spire built by Canning.
Refs: DB 1, 1 Feb 1859, 22

Name: BYRNE, WILLIAM HENRY
Building: CO. MAYO, BALLINA, CATHEDRAL OF ST MUIREDACH (RC)
Date: 1891-94;1900
Nature: Windows opened in side chapels (1891),.tiling of sanctuary (1892). Also Lady Altar (1892), Font (1894), communion rails (1893), Holy Family altar (1900), all executed by James Pearse, Dublin.
Refs: Designs formerly in office archives of W.H. Byrne & Son

Name: PEARSE, JAMES, & SONS *
Building: CO. MAYO, BALLINA, CATHEDRAL OF ST MUIREDACH (RC)
Date: 1892;1893;1894;
Nature: Lady altar, 1892; communion rails, 1893; font, 1894; Holy Family altar, 1900.
Refs: Designs formerly in office archives of W.H. Byrne & Son

Name: BYRNE, WILLIAM HENRY, & SON
Building: CO. MAYO, BALLINA, CATHEDRAL OF ST MUIREDACH (RC)
Date: 1912
Nature: Painting & decorating
Refs: IB 54, 25 May 1912, 320

Name: OPPENHEIMER, LUDWIG, LTD *#
Building: CO. MAYO, BALLINA, CATHEDRAL OF ST MUIREDACH (RC)
Date: 1912?
Nature: Mosaic work in sanctuary (walls and possibly pavement).
Refs: Oppenheimer brochure, 1915ca (information from Robert Field, Swanage, Dorset, Apr 2013).

Name: BYRNE, RALPH HENRY
Building: CO. MAYO, BALLINA, CATHEDRAL OF ST MUIREDACH (RC)
Date: 1931
Nature: Plastering; mosaic work by J.J. O'Hara
Refs: IB 73, ? ? 1931, 372

Name: O'CALLAGHAN, JOHN JOSEPH
Building: CO. MAYO, BALLINA, CATHEDRAL OF ST MUIREDACH (RC)
Date: ?
Nature: Various works. (Is this a confusion with J.J. McCarthy?)
Refs: Obituary of J.J.O'C in IB 47, 16 Dec 1905, 918