Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. OFFALY, BIRR, CHURCH OF ST KIERAN (RC)

Name: BYRNE, WILLIAM HENRY
Building: CO. OFFALY, BIRR, CHURCH OF ST KIERAN (RC)
Date: 1899-1901
Nature: New church, 'a beautiful classical structure' on Bell Hill, for Dr Abraham Brownrigg, Bishop of Ossory. FS laid autumn 1899.  Consecrated, 13 Oct 1901.
Refs: Agreement to build, 1899, formerly in office archives of  W.H. Byrne, not transferred to IAA; designs for high altar and communion rail, 1901, formerly in office archives of W.H. Byrne & Son; IAA, PKS 0814; IB 41, 15 Oct 1899, 157;  Irish Times, 14 Oct 1901.