Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. GALWAY, WOODLAWN (KILCONNELL)

Name: KEMPSTER, JAMES FORTH
Building: CO. GALWAY, WOODLAWN (KILCONNELL)
Date: 1859
Nature: Italianate remodelling of front and addition of 2-storey wings for 2nd Baron Ashtown.
Refs: Set of architectural plans, 1859, in NLI , acquired from De Burca Rare Books, Blackrock, Co. Dublin, Catalogue 75 (Summer 2005), Item 10 (illus.); Mark Bence-Jones, Burke’s Guide to Country Houses. Volume I, Ireland. (London, 1978), 286(illus.)

Name: WEBB, JAMES HENRY
Building: CO. GALWAY, WOODLAWN (KILCONNELL)
Date: 1907-08p
Nature: JHW architect to estate of 3rd Baron Ashtown..  Works included alts after fire, new lodge, 1907;  rebuilding of stables after fire, 1908 (Contractor: Collen Bros);  external drainage (Contractor: Maguire & Gatchell, Dawson St);  rebuilding of farm demesne and estate overseer's house; estate yard and out-offices;  new cottage, part of which to be used as post office; herd's house, &c.
Refs: IB 49, 18 May 1907, 358; 50, 13 Jun,8 Aug 1908, 378,493;  Freeman's Journal, 10 Dec 1909;  Irish Times. 10 Dec 1909.

Name: KEMPSTER, JAMES FORTH
Building: CO. GALWAY, WOODLAWN (KILCONNELL)
Date: ?
Nature: Lodge 'attributable to Kempster' according to J.A.K. Dean.
Refs: Letter from J.A.K. Dean to A.M. Rowan, 28 Sep 1998