Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. GALWAY, LOUGHREA, CATHEDRAL OF ST BRENDAN (RC)

Name: BYRNE, WILLIAM HENRY
Building: CO. GALWAY, LOUGHREA, CATHEDRAL OF ST BRENDAN (RC)
Date: 1897-1902
Nature: New English Gothic cathedral of 'St Brendan by the Lake'.  Foundation stone laid by Rev. Dr Healy, Bishop of Clonfert, 10 Oct 1897.  Estimated cost about £20,000.  Contractor: Glynn, Dublin.
Refs: Designs, 1897, formerly in office archives of W.H. Byrne & Son;  Irish Times, 9,11 Oct 1897;  B 73, 16 Oct 1897, 311;  Irish Times, 29 Dec 1897;   IB 44, 1902, 1021; Tuam Herald, 16 Oct 1897, 8 Jan 1898;  Capuchin Annual (1946-7), 353 (illus.).

Name: HUGHES, JOHN [2]*
Building: CO. GALWAY, LOUGHREA, CATHEDRAL OF ST BRENDAN (RC)
Date: 1901-5
Nature: Statue of Virgin and Child in Lady Chapel; bas-drelief of Man of Sorrows over High Altar and tabernacle door.
Refs: Alan Denson, John Hughes, Sculptor 1865-1941 (Kendal, 1969), 414-5, Pls. 89-92 (copy in IAA, Acc. 2005/055);  Alan Denson, 'John Hughes, RHA', Capuchin Annual (1975), 126-137; S. Breathnach Lynch, 'John Hughes: the Italian connection', Irish Arts Review Yearbook 10 (1994), 198-99(9illus.);  Paula Murphy, Nineteenth-Century Irish Sculpture: Native Genius Reaffirmed  (Yale University Press: New Haven & London, 2010), 215-17(illus.).

Name: CHILD, ALFRED ERNEST *
Building: CO. GALWAY, LOUGHREA, CATHEDRAL OF ST BRENDAN (RC)
Date: 1903-4;1927-9
Nature: 5 2-light & 2 single-light windows.
Refs: Nicola Gordon Bowe, David Caron & Michael Wynne, Gazetteer of Irish Stained Glass (Irish Academic Press, 1988), 57

Name: PURSER, SARAH HENRIETTA *
Building: CO. GALWAY, LOUGHREA, CATHEDRAL OF ST BRENDAN (RC)
Date: 1904;1908;1912
Nature: Windows, 'St Ita' (1904), painted by Catherine O'Brien; The Passion' (1908) and 'Nativity' (1912), both painted by A.E. Child; panel in porch, 'St Brendan', painted by SP herself.
Refs: Bowe, Caron & Wynne, Gazetteer of Irish Stained Glass(1988), 57; John O'Grady, The Life and Work of Sarah Purser(1996), 244-5,252-3

Name: SCOTT, GEORGE GILBERT (SIR) #
Building: CO. GALWAY, LOUGHREA, CATHEDRAL OF ST BRENDAN (RC)
Date: 1905-10
Nature: Furnishings, for Dr Thomas O'Dea, Bishop of Clonfert. Candelabra (1905), pews, confessionals, pulpit (1906), marble pavement in sanctuary executed by Galway Granite & Marble Co.(1908), bishop's throne (1910); perhaps also altar rails and final form of main altar and reredos. Also boundary wall & entrance gates?
Refs: 2 undated detail drawings for confessionals and 1 undated drawing for boundary wall & gateways (for Cathedral?) in IAA, Acc. 95/47; IB 50, 8 Aug 1908, 493; Jeanne Sheehy, The Rediscovery of Ireland's Past: the Celtic Revival 1830-1930 (1980), 142; Paul Larmour, The Arts and Crafts Movement in Ireland (1992), 132-3

Name: MCGOLDRICK, HUBERT *
Building: CO. GALWAY, LOUGHREA, CATHEDRAL OF ST BRENDAN (RC)
Date: 1925
Nature: 2-lighta stained glass window (Christ of the Sacred Heart appearing to St Margaret Mary).
Refs: Nicola Gordon Bowe, David Caron & Michael Wynne, Gazetteer of Irish Stained Glass (1988), 57.

Name: RHIND, ETHEL *
Building: CO. GALWAY, LOUGHREA, CATHEDRAL OF ST BRENDAN (RC)
Date: 1929-1932
Nature: Opus sectile Stations of the Cross.
Refs: Nicola Gordon Bowe, David Caron & Michael Wynne, Gazetteer of Irish Stained Glass (1988), 57

Name: BYRNE, RALPH HENRY
Building: CO. GALWAY, LOUGHREA, CATHEDRAL OF ST BRENDAN (RC)
Date: 1930
Nature: Proposed sanctuary additions
Refs: Designs, dated 1930, in IAA, W.H. Byrne & Son drawings collection, Acc.2006/142