Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. DONEGAL, LOUGH DERG, ST PATRICK'S PURGATORY, WOMEN'S HOSTEL

Name: SCOTT, WILLIAM ALPHONSUS
Building: CO. DONEGAL, LOUGH DERG, ST PATRICK'S PURGATORY, WOMEN'S HOSTEL
Date: 1910-12
Nature: New hostel for women pilgrims. Reinforced concrete construction. FS laid early 1911. Contractor: W. Conolly & Son, Dublin. To cost £8,000.
Refs: IB 52, 19 Mar,11 Jun,12 Nov 1910, 181,378,686; 53, 18 Mar,1 Apr 1911, 177,209; 54, 3 Feb,6 Jul 1912, 81,396; 59, 15 Sep 1917, 477(illus.)  Freeman's Journal, 21 Mar 1911;  Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North West Ulster (1979), 403; Paul Larmour, '"The Drunken Man of Genius": William A. Scott (1871-1921)', Irish Architectural Review 3 (2001), 36,37(illus.);  Paul Larmour, Free State Architecture:  Modern Movement architecture in Ireland, 1922-1949 (Kinsale: Gandon Editions, 2009), 10(illus.), 10(illus.),19.