Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. CORK, CLONAKILTY, CONVENT OF MERCY

Name: SCANNELL, PATRICK *
Building: CO. CORK, CLONAKILTY, CONVENT OF MERCY
Date: 1865-66
Nature: Contractor for new Lombardic style chapel designed by Pugin & Ashlin.
Refs: DB 8, 1 Jul 1866, 166,170(illus.)

Name: PUGIN & ASHLIN
Building: CO. CORK, CLONAKILTY, CONVENT OF MERCY
Date: 1865-66;1869;1879
Nature: New chapel. Lombardic style adopted 'as being more in harmony with the existing building'. FS laid 4 Apr 1866. 1st mass, 21 Apr 1867. Dedicated 1 May 1867. Contractor: P. Scannell, Cork. Estimated cost: £1,600.
Refs: Details of choir and design for stalls, 1869, and design for entrance gates & railings, 1879, in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman drawings collection, Acc. 76/1/26; DB 7, 1 Dec 1865, 286; 8, 1 Jul 1866, 166,170(illus.); Douglas Scott Richardson, Gothic Revival Architecture in Ireland (1983), ?; Frederick O'Dwyer, 'A Victorian Partnership - the architecture of Pugin & Ashlin', in J. Graby, ed.,150 Years of Architecture in Ireland: the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland 1839-1989, (RIAI, 1989), 59;  information from Dr Gerard Hyland, citing letter from convent archivist.