Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. DERRY, DESERTOGHILL, CHURCH (CI)

Name: SHANAHAN, MICHAEL [1]
Building: CO. DERRY, DESERTOGHILL, CHURCH (CI)
Date: 1775
Nature: 3-bay rectangular, with tower. Cost: £500. MS paid £163.16s.6d as ?architect. Earl Bishop of Derry chief subscriber. (Date given as 1782-84 in J.B. Leslie, Derry Clegy and Parishes (1937), 186, and as 1784 in S. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837), I, 457.) Wooden spire taken down, 1819; repaired, 1836 (new floor, ceiling, windows);  illus. in Clergy of Derry & Raphoe (Ulster Historical Foundation, 1999), 65.
Refs: Angélique Day & Patrick McWilliams, eds.Ordnance Survey Memoirs of Ireland, Vol. 27, 2; P. Rankin, Irish Building Ventures of the Earl Bishop of Derry (UAHS, 1972), 37-8

Name: WELLAND, JOSEPH
Building: CO. DERRY, DESERTOGHILL, CHURCH (CI)
Date: 1858p
Nature: Extensive works to be carried out to designs by archt. to Ecclesiastical Commissioners.
Refs: Unsigned, undated drawing(s) for new N vestry, pulpit, sittings in RCB Library, portfolio 10; B 16, 18 Dec 1858, 857; DB 1, 1 Jan 1859, 9