Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CASTLE STREET, DUBLIN CASTLE

Name: BURGH, THOMAS
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CASTLE STREET, DUBLIN CASTLE
Date: 1704-1718
Nature: Various works, including riding house, arsenal/magazine, arcaded block on SW side of Upper Castle Yard, Treasury block on N side of Lower Castle Yard. Paid £1000 for work on Dublin Castle Aug 1715.
Refs: British Library Egerton MS. 917, ff.212-215 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44), NA/PRO SP 63,375, f.128 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44); NA/PRO(Kew) SO I/15 p.296 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44); Marsh's Library MS Z2.1.10 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44); British Library Add MSS 9717, f.124 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44); JHCI 2, clviii ff., cclv ff., III, iv, cvii, clvii &c. (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44); Rolf Loeber, A Biographical Dictionary of Architects in Ireland 1600-1720 (1981), 34-35;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 351,358,360.

Name: PEARCE, EDWARD LOVETT (SIR)
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CASTLE STREET, DUBLIN CASTLE
Date: 1730s
Nature: Extension to armoury.
Refs: Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 360.

Name: PEARCE, EDWARD LOVETT (SIR)
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CASTLE STREET, DUBLIN CASTLE
Date: 1731p
Nature: Addition of office at W end of State Apartments. N and SE ranges on Craig's 'list of candidates for buildings in some way connected to Pearce'
Refs: See Howard Colvin and Maurice Craig, Architectural Drawings in the library of Elton Hall by Sir John Vanbrugh and Sir Edward Lovett Pearce (1964), 9(Nos.60,61),,13(no.91),Pl.47a,b,c; John Cornforth, 'Dublin Castle - II', Country Life 148, 6 Aug 1970, 342-3; Maurice Craig, 'The quest for Sir Edward Lovett Pearce', Irish Arts Review Yearbook 12 (1996), 33

Name: DOBBS, ARTHUR
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CASTLE STREET, DUBLIN CASTLE
Date: 1738-1741
Nature: AD responsible for new entrance with tripartite gate, 1738-41, rebuilding of NE corner of Upper Yard, 1742, and extension of armoury, 1742
Refs: NA/PRO (Kew) T1/208 ff 114-7, T1/328/77, T14/12/122, T/14/12, p.274, SO 1/18 fol. 285, SO 1/19 f.144 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44); JHCI 5, x- (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44); E. McParland, Public Architecture in Ireland: 1680-1760 (2001), 95,106,219n76;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 351,360.


Name: ARCHBOLD, PIERCE *
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CASTLE STREET, DUBLIN CASTLE
Date: 1743-44;1753-1755;1757;1758
Nature: Works at same (including ornamenting castle for King's birthday).
Refs: Thomas Eyre letter book and general accompt, IAA Acc. 86/149, I/70,78; II/passim; information from Kernneth Severns, 1992

Name: SHEEHAN, DAVID *
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CASTLE STREET, DUBLIN CASTLE
Date: 1743;1744;1746
Nature: Repairs, 1743, 1744. Reconstruction of portico on S side of courtyard, 1746, for which paid £341.7s.7d.
Refs: H. Potterton, 'William Kidwell, sculptor,…and some contemporary mason-sculptors in Ireland', BIGS 15 (Jul-Dec 1972), 100

Name: NEVILL, ARTHUR JONES
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CASTLE STREET, DUBLIN CASTLE
Date: 1749-50
Nature: Formal centrepiece to entrance front of S range; completion of SW wing containing ball room and supper room; plan for Bedford Tower range (not completed until 1761 under Thomas Eyre).
Refs: NA/PRO (Kew) T1/337/95 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44); E. McParland, Public Architecture in Ireland: 1680-1760 (2001), 174;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 351-352, Pl.29.                        

Name: NOST, JOHN (VAN) [2]*
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CASTLE STREET, DUBLIN CASTLE
Date: 1753
Nature: Statues of Justice and Mars on piers of gate leading into Upper Castle Yard. .JVN paid for 'statuary work' at Dublin Castle for King's birthday, 1753.
Refs: MS. letter and account books of Thomas Eyre in IAA (Acc. 86/149), II, 14; W.G. Strickland, A Dictionary of Irish Artists (1913), II, 487;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005),352.

Name: EYRE, THOMAS
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CASTLE STREET, DUBLIN CASTLE
Date: 1753
Nature: Requests money to pay for repair of 'Round, Square and Water Closets'.
Refs: NA/PRO (Kew) T1/354/48,49 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44)

Name: EYRE, THOMAS
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CASTLE STREET, DUBLIN CASTLE
Date: 1756
Nature: Builds (and designs?) surveyor general's house.
Refs: NA/PRO (Kew), T1/367/48-51, T14/13/238 (E.McP)

Name: EYRE, THOMAS
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CASTLE STREET, DUBLIN CASTLE
Date: 1756
Nature: Plain granite arch built by TE, 1756.
Refs: Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 360.

Name: EYRE, THOMAS
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CASTLE STREET, DUBLIN CASTLE
Date: 1757a
Nature: TE prepares plans for building laboratory for preparing ammunition in Lower Castle Yard. Payment of £405.8s.4d for same, 1757.
Refs: NA/PRO (Kew) T1/376/56-59, T1/379/73,74 , T14/13/311

Name: JARRATT, JOSEPH
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CASTLE STREET, DUBLIN CASTLE
Date: 1758
Nature: Guard House on N. side of Upper Castle Yard, completed 1758.
Refs: Elevation and plan, sighed 'Joseph Jarrat. Archt.' in Jarratt album, IAA, Acc. 84/51; N. Sheaff, 'Jarratt and Rococo', Irish Arts Review I, no. 3 (Autumn, 1984), 51

Name: EYRE, THOMAS
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CASTLE STREET, DUBLIN CASTLE
Date: 1758
Nature: TE ordered to prepare plans for Record Offices.
Refs: PRONI D562/7713A & B (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44)

Name: EYRE, THOMAS
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CASTLE STREET, DUBLIN CASTLE
Date: 1758
Nature: TE involved in repair of same
Refs: NA/PRO (Kew) T1/384/101 and SO/1/21 f.148 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44)

Name: EYRE, THOMAS
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CASTLE STREET, DUBLIN CASTLE
Date: 1758
Nature: TE to complete building on N side of castle for Linen Board and 2nd Secretary.
Refs: NA/PRO (Kew) T14/13/314,348 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44)

Name: EYRE, THOMAS
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CASTLE STREET, DUBLIN CASTLE
Date: 1758-1761
Nature: Bedford Tower built by TE, though 'the design appears to correspond to the building estimated for in 1750 by Arthur Jones Nevill...an old-fashioned building, whose central block, minus the tower and wings, was modelled on the house of Lord Herbert at Whitehall builit by Colen Campbell in 1723-4' (Casey).
Refs: NA/PRO (Kew) T14/13/315 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44);  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 352.

Name: EYRE, THOMAS
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CASTLE STREET, DUBLIN CASTLE
Date: 1758p
Nature: Rebuilding of garden front. Paid for same, 1761
Refs: NA/PRO (Kew) T14/13/345 and SO/1/21 f.156, SO/1/22 f.88 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44);  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 352. 

Name: JARRATT, JOSEPH
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CASTLE STREET, DUBLIN CASTLE
Date: 1759
Nature: Alts. and adds. to State Apartments on S. side of Upper Castle Yard.
Refs: Elevation of garden front, signed 'Joseph Jarratt. Archt.', plan of new rooms & corridor on first floor (unsigned), plan and section of first floor corridor (unsigned) and design for coffered ceiling of corridor, signed 'Joseph Jarratt. Invt.' in Jarratt album, IAA, 84/51; N. Sheaff, 'Jarratt and Rococo', Irish Arts Review I, no. 3 (Autumn, 1984), 51 (illus. of S. elevation of State Apartments)

Name: EYRE, THOMAS
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CASTLE STREET, DUBLIN CASTLE
Date: 1761
Nature: TE paid for work on castle and for rebuilding state apartments.
Refs: JHCI 7, App. V (27 Oct 1761) and App. CXXXII (1761) (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44)

Name: PENROSE, THOMAS
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CASTLE STREET, DUBLIN CASTLE
Date: 1780s
Nature: Conversion of Battle Axe Hall into Presence Chamber. Plan of  St Patrick's Hall (survey or proposal?).
Refs: Frederick O'Dwyer, 'Making connections in Georgian Ireland', BIGS 37 (1996-97), 18;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 355,356-7.

Name: SPROULE, SAMUEL [1]
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CASTLE STREET, DUBLIN CASTLE
Date: 1782
Nature: SS 'employed to fit up the Arsenal in the Lower Castle Yard for the Purpose of the National Bank' (not executed)
Refs: Faulkner's Dublin Journal, 10-12 Dec 1782; Freeman's Journal, 10-12 Dec 1782 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44)

Name: DE GREE, PETER *#
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CASTLE STREET, DUBLIN CASTLE
Date: 1788-89
Nature: Commissioned by Marquess of Buckingham to paint reliefs of 4 Seasons as overdoors for Presence Chamber, but only completed Autumn before death.
Refs: Faulkner's Dublin Journal, 2-4 Dec 1788; W.G. Strickland, A Dictionary of Irish Artists (1913), I, 271

Name: WALDRÉ, VINCENT
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CASTLE STREET, DUBLIN CASTLE
Date: 1789p
Nature: Decoration of St Patrick's Hall, perhaps including installation of screens. Unfinished at time of VW's death.
Refs: Faulkner's Dublin Journal, 18-20 Sep 1788; 20-23 Sep 1789; 29-31 Oct 1789; Memorial of Mary Waldré to the Lord Lieutenant, Charles, Earl Whitworth, written between Aug 1814 and Jan 1815, NA/SPO 559/437/5; T.J. Mulvany, ed., The Life of James Gandon, Esq. (1846), 143-4; W.G. Strickland, A Dictionary of Irish Artists (1913), II, 495; John Gilmartin, 'Vincent Waldré's ceiling paintings at Dublin Castle', Apollo 95 (Jan 1972), 42-47; E. McParland, 'A Note on Vincent Waldré', Apollo95 (Nov 1972), 467; James White & Kevin Bright, Treasures of the Royal Dublin Society (1998), 24,38(illus.); Róisín Kennedy, Dublin Castle Art (1999), 18-23(illus.);  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 357.

Name: DARLEY, GEORGE [1]*
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CASTLE STREET, DUBLIN CASTLE
Date: 1795ca-1800ca
Nature: GD contracts to build Chief Secretary's office.
Refs: NA/SPO 516/94/8 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44)

Name: DARLEY, FREDERICK [1]*
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CASTLE STREET, DUBLIN CASTLE
Date: 1796
Nature: Bryan Bolger measures stonework at Armory by FD.
Refs: Bryan Bolger MSS, NA/PRO 1A/58/128

Name: JOHNSTON, FRANCIS
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CASTLE STREET, DUBLIN CASTLE
Date: 1807
Nature: FJ submits plan for treasury to Board of Works (?not carried out).  New W gate and curtain wall, guard house and office block (Block M).
Refs: Board of Works Minute Book 2, 10 Mar 1807 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44);  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 361.

Name: JOHNSTON, FRANCIS
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CASTLE STREET, DUBLIN CASTLE
Date: 1808
Nature: Repair to roof of St Patrick's Hall.
Refs: Board of Works Minute Book 2, 29 Jul 1808 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44)

Name: DARLEY, FREDERICK [1]*
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CASTLE STREET, DUBLIN CASTLE
Date: 1810
Nature: FD's stonework measured by Stitt.
Refs: Bryan Bolger MSS, NA/PRO 1A/58/128

Name: JOHNSTON, FRANCIS
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CASTLE STREET, DUBLIN CASTLE
Date: 1810-1817
Nature: Restoration of Wardrobe Tower and alterations to house records.
Refs: Whitelaw, Warburton & Walsh, History of Dublin (1818), I, 667; II, 1013,1014; DB 1, 1 Oct 1859, 131;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 357.

Name: STAPLETON, GEORGE *
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CASTLE STREET, DUBLIN CASTLE
Date: 1810;1812;1816;1821
Nature: Various works by GS at state apartments and elsewhere measured by Bryan Bolger. Also various works in Upper Castle Yard and West Yard for visit of Geo IV.
Refs: NA/PRO Bolger MSS, 1A/58/127,128

Name: JOHNSTON, FRANCIS
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CASTLE STREET, DUBLIN CASTLE
Date: 1820s;1826
Nature: Completion of replacement of dormer roofs with solid attic storey, with William Murray, in 1820s. Also insertion of pair of columns at window end of throne room to ssupport sagging beam behind portico, also with Murray, 1826
Refs: C. O'Connor & J. O'Regan, eds., Public Works: the architecture of the Office of Public Works 1837-1987 (AAI, 1987), 11;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 353,355..

Name: TURNER, RICHARD *
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CASTLE STREET, DUBLIN CASTLE
Date: 1830s
Nature: Foliated cast iron balustrade to stair attr. to RT.
Refs: Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 353.

Name: OWEN, JACOB
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CASTLE STREET, DUBLIN CASTLE
Date: 1833-34
Nature: Castellated stable and coach house.
Refs: F. O'Dwyer, 'Building empires: architecture, politics and the Board of Works 1760-1860', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 5 (2002), 150,151(illus.);  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 360.

Name: OWEN, JACOB
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CASTLE STREET, DUBLIN CASTLE
Date: 1837
Nature: Cavalry Guard House (1837) and riding school.(Demolished in 1960s)
Refs: F. O'Dwyer, 'Building empires: architecture, politics and the Board of Works 1760-1860', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 5 (2002), 152

Name: OWEN, JACOB
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CASTLE STREET, DUBLIN CASTLE
Date: 1837-38
Nature: Modernization of old Treasury building, including double-return granite stair..
Refs: Frederick O'Dwyer, 'The architecture of the Board of Public Works 1831-1923', Public Works: the architecture of the Office of Public Works 1831-1987 (AAI, 1987), 12; Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 358.

Name: OWEN, JACOB
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CASTLE STREET, DUBLIN CASTLE
Date: 1838
Nature: Constabulary barracks.(Extension of Thomas Eyre's house of 1756.)
Refs: F. O'Dwyer, 'Building empires: architecture, politics and the Board of Works 1760-1860', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 5 (2002), 151(illus.),152

Name: TURNER, THOMAS
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CASTLE STREET, DUBLIN CASTLE
Date: 1838
Nature: Iron gates for Palace Street entrance.




Refs: Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 360.


Name: OWEN, JACOB
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CASTLE STREET, DUBLIN CASTLE
Date: 1838-49
Nature: Remodelling of state apartments, including stair halland drawing room, new doors to St Patrick's Hall and galleries to vestibules of same.
Refs: J. Owen, 'An account of the mode adopted for raising the roof of the Presence Chamber, Dublin Castle', TICEI 3 (1848-49), 32-34; F. O'Dwyer, 'Building empires: architecture, politics and the Board of Works 1760-1860', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 5 (2002), 152;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 353,355,357..

Name: OWEN, JACOB
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CASTLE STREET, DUBLIN CASTLE
Date: 1840-41
Nature: Extension of Chief Secretary's Office.
Refs: F. O'Dwyer, 'Building empires: architecture, politics and the Board of Works 1760-1860', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 5 (2002), 152

Name: ORPEN, RICHARD FRANCIS CAULFIELD
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CASTLE STREET, DUBLIN CASTLE
Date: 1897
Nature: Mural tablet commemorating Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria in St Patrick's Hall. For Lord Lieutenant, Earl Cadogan.
Refs: IB 46, 27 Aug 1904, 548

Name: WEBB, ASTON (SIR) #
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CASTLE STREET, DUBLIN CASTLE
Date: 1909
Nature: Supervision of installation ofnew drainage system and reconstruction of old servants' quarters.
Refs: Freeman's Journal, 15 Dec 1914;  Irish Times, 15 Dec 1914 (letter from Sir John Lentaigne).

Name: ROBINSON, ANDREW
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CASTLE STREET, DUBLIN CASTLE
Date: 1911
Nature: Improvements for visit of King George V, including new carriage entrance, Lower Castle Yard, new supper room on W side of Upper Castle Yard, redecoration of State Apartments, removal of paint and cement from coumns of portico. Builders: H. & J. Martin. Decorators: J. & P. Good.
Refs: IB 53, 18 Feb,8 Jul 1911, 114,445;  Irish Times, 29 Jun 1911;  Building News101, 7 Jul 1911, 35

Name: LEASK, HAROLD GRAHAM
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CASTLE STREET, DUBLIN CASTLE
Date: 1911
Nature: George's Hall, new supper room for visit of King George V and Queen Mary. With M.J. Burke. Brick-clad concrete and steel.
Refs: Designs in NA, OPW5HC/1/62;  ;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 356.

Name: BURKE, MARTIN JOSEPH
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CASTLE STREET, DUBLIN CASTLE
Date: 1911
Nature: Supper room. With H.G. Leask for OPW
Refs: OPW drawings collection F.4.2

Name: MITCHELL, HUGH HENRY ##
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CASTLE STREET, DUBLIN CASTLE
Date: ?
Nature: Work on same.
Refs: 'For payments for work on Dublin Castle, Leixlip - see House of Commons Index, a/cs & Papers no. 199' (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44)

Name: MALLET, ROBERT [2]
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CASTLE STREET, DUBLIN CASTLE
Date: ?
Nature: Ventilation and hot water heating system.
Refs: Min.Proc.Inst.CE 68 (1881-82), 299

Name: JOHNSTON, FRANCIS
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CASTLE STREET, DUBLIN CASTLE
Date: ?
Nature: Redevelopment of Ship St area of Castle precincts. With William Murray.
Refs: C. O'Connor & J. O'Regan, eds., Public Works: the architecture of the Office of Public Works 1837-1987 (AAI, 1987), 11

Name: JOHNSTON, FRANCIS
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CASTLE STREET, DUBLIN CASTLE
Date: ?
Nature: Quartermaster General's office
Refs: 'A letter from Francis Johnston', BIGS 6 (no. 1), Jan-Mar 1963, 3

Name: JOHNSTON, FRANCIS
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CASTLE STREET, DUBLIN CASTLE
Date: ?
Nature: Adjutant General's office
Refs: 'A letter from Francis Johnston', BIGS 6 (no. 1), Jan-Mar 1963, 3

Name: JARRATT, JOSEPH
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CASTLE STREET, DUBLIN CASTLE
Date: ?
Nature: Side elevation of former Genealogical Office on N. side of Upper Castle Yard.
Refs: Elevation (unsigned) in Jarratt album, IAA, Acc. 84/51; N. Sheaff, 'Jarratt and Rococo', Irish Arts Review I, no. 3 (Autumn, 1984), 51