Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MARLBOROUGH STREET, ST MARY'S PRO-CATHEDRAL (RC)

Name: KIRK, THOMAS *
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MARLBOROUGH STREET, ST MARY'S PRO-CATHEDRAL (RC)
Date: 1810
Nature: Monument to William and Ann Bayly probably by TK.
Refs: H. Potterton, Irish Church Monuments 1570-1880 (UAHS, 1975), 57

Name: KIRK, THOMAS *
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MARLBOROUGH STREET, ST MARY'S PRO-CATHEDRAL (RC)
Date: 1810
Nature: Monument to Rev. Thomas Clarke.
Refs: Statues of Piety and Charity exh. Society of Artists of Ireland, Dublin, 1810, no. 239; H. Potterton, Irish Church Monuments 1570-1880 (UAHS, 1975), 57

Name: SWEETMAN, JOHN
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MARLBOROUGH STREET, ST MARY'S PRO-CATHEDRAL (RC)
Date: 1814-1825
Nature: Sweetman said to have produced winning design in competition of 1814 (drawings signed 'P')
Refs: William Meagher, Notices of the life and character of …Daniel Murray, late archibishop of Dublin (1853), ? (quoted extensively in letter from 'Old Mortality' in Architect 16, 30 Dec 1876, 390); IB 69, 10 Dec 1927, 898;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 55,126-7.

Name: CURRAN, JOHN *
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MARLBOROUGH STREET, ST MARY'S PRO-CATHEDRAL (RC)
Date: 1815-1821ca
Nature: JC contractor for carpentry work.
Refs: Bryan Bolger papers, NA/PRO 1A/58/128; N. Donnelly, Short histories of Dublin Parishes (1905), Part 12, Section 1, 91

Name: TAYLOR, JOHN [2]
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MARLBOROUGH STREET, ST MARY'S PRO-CATHEDRAL (RC)
Date: 1816
Nature: 'Morrison and Taylor' architects of front.
Refs: George Newenham Wright, Historical Guide to Dublin (2nd ed., 1825), 254

Name: MORRISON, RICHARD (SIR)
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MARLBOROUGH STREET, ST MARY'S PRO-CATHEDRAL (RC)
Date: 1816-1819; 1821
Nature: RM in charge of works at same, 1816-1819 and? 1821. APSD gives building to 'Morrison & Taylor' (i.e. John Taylor), 1816-19.
Refs: Bolger MSS, NA/PRO 1A/58/128; APSD, D, 75;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 128-9.

Name: KEANE, JOHN BENJAMIN
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MARLBOROUGH STREET, ST MARY'S PRO-CATHEDRAL (RC)
Date: 1818-1844
Nature: Apptd. to supervise building works as 'Mr Morrison's clerk'' 19 Jan 1818; probably re-employed on quarterly basis, 30 Jun 1818; south portico, 1834-37; east portico 1838-44 (Contractor: Ballantine & Son, £4,300); bell frame, 1844.
Refs: Clonliffe College Archives : Pro Cathedral box (Accounts 1810-1825, 1834-35, 1837-43; also 1803-1824 volumes); RHA 1835, no. 270;  Freeman's Journal, 4 May 1838 (includes list of contributors to front portico);  Catholic Directory (1845), 198

Name: LEESON, JOHN
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MARLBOROUGH STREET, ST MARY'S PRO-CATHEDRAL (RC)
Date: 1819-1822
Nature: JL clerk of works from 20 Aug 1819 to 26 Jun 1833 when building works suspended.
Refs: Clonliffe College Archive, Pro-Cathedral Box, Account Book (or Minute Book?) 1810-1825

Name: BAKER, THOMAS [1]*
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MARLBOROUGH STREET, ST MARY'S PRO-CATHEDRAL (RC)
Date: 1821
Nature: Stonecutters' work, with Robert McCartney.
Refs: Bryan Bolger papers, NA/PRO 1A/58/128

Name: LENEHAN, DENIS *
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MARLBOROUGH STREET, ST MARY'S PRO-CATHEDRAL (RC)
Date: 1821a
Nature: DL had specific contract fo masonry and bricklaying; 'later' bricklayer's work by 'Lenahan' measured by Bolger, 31 Jul 1821.
Refs: NA/PRO Bolger MSS, 1A/58/128;  N. Donnelly, Short histories of Dublin Parishes (1905), Part 12, Section 1, 91

Name: BOURKE, JOHN [2]
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MARLBOROUGH STREET, ST MARY'S PRO-CATHEDRAL (RC)
Date: 1823
Nature: Work on nave ceiling supervised by JB.
Refs: Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005),  129.

Name: PAPWORTH, GEORGE
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MARLBOROUGH STREET, ST MARY'S PRO-CATHEDRAL (RC)
Date: 1823-1827
Nature: Architect in charge of finishing interior. Designed vestibule and organ gallery, 1823. Architect for re-erection of Sacrd Heart and Blessed Virgin altars from Liffey St chapel, 1825.
Refs: Clonliffe College Archive MSS., Pro-Cathedral Box; APSD, P, 40; M. Purcell, Dublin's Pro-Cathedral (1976);  ;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 129-130.

Name: TURNERELLI, PETER *
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MARLBOROUGH STREET, ST MARY'S PRO-CATHEDRAL (RC)
Date: 1823;1825
Nature: Recumbent effigy of Archbishop John Thomas Troy in N aisle, 1823.  High altar, 1825.
Refs: J. Gilmartin, 'Peter Turnerelli, Sculptor', BIGS 10. Pt. 4 (1967), 11-12(illus.);  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 129,130.

Name: LEONARDI, GIUSEPPE *#
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MARLBOROUGH STREET, ST MARY'S PRO-CATHEDRAL (RC)
Date: 1823p
Nature: Monument to Archbishop Thomas Troy (d.1838). Executed in collaboration with an unknown Italian master carver.
Refs: Paula Murphy, Nineteenth-Century Irish Sculpture:  Native Genius Reaffirmed  (Yale University Press:  New Haven & London, 2010), 52(illus.).

Name: SMYTH, JOHN [4]*
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MARLBOROUGH STREET, ST MARY'S PRO-CATHEDRAL (RC)
Date: 1824
Nature: High relief of Ascension in apse. Cost £150.
Refs: N. Donnelly, Short histories of Dublin Parishes (1905), Part 12, Section 1, 97;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 129.

Name: DOOLIN, WALTER [1] *
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MARLBOROUGH STREET, ST MARY'S PRO-CATHEDRAL (RC)
Date: 1825
Nature: Re-erection of 18th cent. Sacred Heart and Blessed Virgin altars from Liffey Street chapel in ambulatory of Pro-Cathedral in accordance with plan by George Papworth.
Refs: Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 129-130.

Name: KIRK, THOMAS *
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MARLBOROUGH STREET, ST MARY'S PRO-CATHEDRAL (RC)
Date: 1828p
Nature: Monument to Thomas Dillon with Good Samaritan relief 'may safely be attributed to Thomas Kirk'
Refs: H. Potterton, Irish Church Monuments 1570-1880 (UAHS, 1975), 57;  attribution supported by Paula Murphy, Nineteenth-Century Irish Sculpture:  Native Genius Reaffirmed  (Yale University Press:  New Haven & London, 2010), 54-55;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 130.



Name: KEANE, JOHN BENJAMIN
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MARLBOROUGH STREET, ST MARY'S PRO-CATHEDRAL (RC)
Date: 1844
Nature: Belfry 'in course of erection', 1844. Great bell hoisted into place, 25 May 1844. Contractor: Hughes.
Refs: Tuam Herald (citing Monitor), 1 Jun 1844.

Name: KIRK, THOMAS *
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MARLBOROUGH STREET, ST MARY'S PRO-CATHEDRAL (RC)
Date: 1845
Nature: Sculpture in pediment of E portico depicting the Virgin with Saints Laurence and Kevin.
Refs: Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 129.


Name: HOGAN, JOHN *
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MARLBOROUGH STREET, ST MARY'S PRO-CATHEDRAL (RC)
Date: 1846-49
Nature: Monument (marble relief) to Peter Purcell (1778-1846).
Refs: B 8, 10 Aug 1850, 376; John Turpin, John Hogan: Irish Neoclassical Sculptor in Rome (Irish Academic Press, 1982), 91(illus.),135-6;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 130.

Name: FARRELL & SONS *
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MARLBOROUGH STREET, ST MARY'S PRO-CATHEDRAL (RC)
Date: 1855
Nature: Statue of Daniel Murray, Archbishop of Dublin, by Thomas Farrell, assisted by Michael Farrell, who did figure of Prudence at base.
Refs: W.G. Strickland, A Dictionary of Irish Artists (1913), I, 339; DB 5, 1 Feb 1863, 18;  Paula Murphy, Nineteenth-Century Irish Sculpture: Native Genius Reaffirmed  (Yale University Press: New Haven & London, 2010), 159-60(illus.);  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 130, pl.79.


Name: LYONS, JOHN JOSEPH
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MARLBOROUGH STREET, ST MARY'S PRO-CATHEDRAL (RC)
Date: 1861
Nature: Reconstruction of side altars (SS Joseph and Laurence O'Toole). Builder: William Hughes. Marble work supplied and fixed by Mr Hibson. One (or both?) of these erected as tribute to memory of O'Conor Don.
Refs: DB 3, 15 Jan,15 Mar,1 May 1861, 409,460,501;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 130.

Name: FARRELL & SONS *
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MARLBOROUGH STREET, ST MARY'S PRO-CATHEDRAL (RC)
Date: 1881
Nature: Statue of Cardinal Cullen, by Thomas Farrell.
Refs: W.G. Strickland, A Dictionary of Irish Artists (1913), I, 338;  Paula Murphy, Nineteenth-Century Irish Sculpture: Native Genius Reaffirmed  (Yale University Press: New Haven & London, 2010), 163-4(illus.);  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005),130.

Name: ASHLIN, GEORGE COPPINGER
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MARLBOROUGH STREET, ST MARY'S PRO-CATHEDRAL (RC)
Date: 1883-1886;1897-
Nature: Renovation, decoration of interior, &c Reopened, 8 Dec 1886.. Sacred Heart altar, executed by Edmund Sharp, dedicated Passion Sunday, 1898. Contractor for redecoration and renovation: William Martin, St Stephen's Gn.
Refs: Designs for benches, prie-dieus, console, 1883-1884, and for communion rail and new window, 1897, in IAA, Ashlin & Coleman drawings collection, Acc.76/1.70; IAA, PKS A07, p.266 (Jun 1886); IB 27, ? ? 1885, 111; 28, 1 May, 1,15 Oct, 1 Nov 1886, 127, 277, 285; see also Architect for 1886 (B of I); The Illustrograph, 2 May 1898 (quoted in E. Sharp's publicity brochure of 1920s, 68-69))

Name: MAYER & CO. *#
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MARLBOROUGH STREET, ST MARY'S PRO-CATHEDRAL (RC)
Date: 1886
Nature: E window: Immaculate Conception with SS. Kevin and Laurence O'Toole.
Refs: Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 130.

Name: SHARP, EDMUND *
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MARLBOROUGH STREET, ST MARY'S PRO-CATHEDRAL (RC)
Date: 1899p
Nature: Monument in form of marble aedicule to Col. Walter Balfe (d.1899).
Refs: Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 130.

Name: OPPENHEIMER, LUDWIG, LTD *#
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MARLBOROUGH STREET, ST MARY'S PRO-CATHEDRAL (RC)
Date: 1915a?
Nature: Mosaic work (aisle floor?).
Refs: Oppenheimer brochure, 1915ca (information from Robert Field, Swanage, Dorset, Apr 2013).


Name: BYRNE, RALPH HENRY
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MARLBOROUGH STREET, ST MARY'S PRO-CATHEDRAL (RC)
Date: 1922;1927-8;1945-46
Nature: External repairs, 1922. Scheme of improvements, including removal of side walls and incorporation of S portico and St Kevin's chapel within body of church, 1927-8.
Refs: Designs, dated 1927-8,1945-6, in IAA, W.H. Byrne & Son drawings collection, Acc.2006/142;  IB 64, 21 Oct 1922, 722; 69, ? ? 1927, 52;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005),129.

Name: GEOGHEGAN, CHARLES
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MARLBOROUGH STREET, ST MARY'S PRO-CATHEDRAL (RC)
Date: ?
Nature: Plans for same by CG.
Refs: MS list of plans in stable of CG, 2 Oct 1896, in possession of Joe macEochagáin, 2006 (photocopy in IAA, RP.B.48 (1-3))

Name: BARFF, FREDERICK SETTLE *
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MARLBOROUGH STREET, ST MARY'S PRO-CATHEDRAL (RC)
Date: ?
Nature: Decoration
Refs: B 16, 4 Sep 1858, 607

Name: SMYTH, WILLIAM *
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MARLBOROUGH STREET, ST MARY'S PRO-CATHEDRAL (RC)
Date: ?
Nature: WS 'employed in the sculpture work'.
Refs: W.G. Strickland, A Dictionary of Irish Artists (1913), II, 391