Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, DAWSON STREET, MANSION HOUSE (INCLUDING ROUND ROOM)

Name: HAY, MOUNTIFORD JOHN *
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, DAWSON STREET, MANSION HOUSE (INCLUDING ROUND ROOM)
Date: 1821
Nature: Erection and completion of Round Room..
Refs: CARD 17, 408,463,484.

Name: SEMPLE, JOHN [3]
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, DAWSON STREET, MANSION HOUSE (INCLUDING ROUND ROOM)
Date: 1821
Nature: In letter to Irish Times, 2 Dec 1873, John Semple[3] states that the 'entire works of that building [the Round Room], the working and other drawings for which are still in my possession, were carried out under my sole superintendence in the year 1821, in the short space of three weeks'.
Refs: Irish Times, 3 Dec 1873.

Name: SEMPLE, JOHN [2]
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, DAWSON STREET, MANSION HOUSE (INCLUDING ROUND ROOM)
Date: 1821;1830;1832?
Nature: Addition of Round Room ('The King's Room') in Arabic style for reception of George IV, but in letter to Irish Times, 2 Dec 1873, John Semple[3] states that the 'entire works of that building [the Round Room], the working and other drawings for which are still in my possession, were carried out under my sole superintendence in the year 1821, in the short space of three weeks'. Second entrance and other necessary improvements, 1830 (tender of Richard McMullens for £374 accepted, but eventual cost higher). Payment of £37.10s for further imps. 'lately made', Feb 1833.
Refs: G.N. Wright, Historical Guide to Dublin (2nd ed., 1821), 254; RIA pamphlet 1542/7 and O'Kelly pamphlet 6165 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44);  letter from JS, 2 Dec 1873, published in Irish Times, 3 Dec 1873;  APSD, D 76 (which says it is by George Semple); CARD XVII, 404-5; XVIII, 460,502,512; XIX, 87; Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 505.

Name: HAY, MOUNTIFORD JOHN *
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, DAWSON STREET, MANSION HOUSE (INCLUDING ROUND ROOM)
Date: 1822
Nature: Work on Sheriffs' Room.
Refs: CARD 17, 408,463,484.

Name: BYRNE, HUGH
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, DAWSON STREET, MANSION HOUSE (INCLUDING ROUND ROOM)
Date: 1855a
Nature: 'The King's room...has lately undergone considerable renewal.   Its diameter is 100 feet.   The screen has been shortened and the gallery lowered.  The interior has been painted, and the canvas roof decoated with panels and a cornice at foot.   Pilasters rise from the gallery to the roof, and on the former an ornamental iron railing is fixed.'  Builder: Mr Murphy.
Refs: B 13, 13 Jan. 1855,17;

Name: BYRNE, HUGH
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, DAWSON STREET, MANSION HOUSE (INCLUDING ROUND ROOM)
Date: 1864
Nature: Supper room & other alts. Contractor: Robert Parker, Marlborough St.
Refs: DB 6, 15 Dec 1864, 261; see also IAA, PKS L1 (p.815)

Name: BUTLER, JOHN STERLING
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, DAWSON STREET, MANSION HOUSE (INCLUDING ROUND ROOM)
Date: 1876
Nature: Tenders invited for execution of 'certain works', Apr 1876.
Refs: Irish Times, 24 Apr 1876.

Name: FREEMAN, DANIEL J.
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, DAWSON STREET, MANSION HOUSE (INCLUDING ROUND ROOM)
Date: 1880
Nature: Additions including supper and cloak room.
Refs: IAA, PKS A06 (Jan 1880);  Irish Times, 23 Dec 1879.

Name: FREEMAN, DANIEL J.
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, DAWSON STREET, MANSION HOUSE (INCLUDING ROUND ROOM)
Date: 1886
Nature: Iron porch, by 'Mssrs. McGloughlin' to designs of DJF.
Refs: IB 28, 1 Apr 1886, 106

Name: MCGLOUGHLIN, JOHN *
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, DAWSON STREET, MANSION HOUSE (INCLUDING ROUND ROOM)
Date: 1886
Nature: Iron porch, by 'Mssrs. McGloughlin' to designs of City Architect (Daniel J. Freeman).
Refs: IB 28, 1 Apr 1886, 106

Name: ASHLIN, GEORGE COPPINGER
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, DAWSON STREET, MANSION HOUSE (INCLUDING ROUND ROOM)
Date: 1891-92
Nature: Supper room (Round Room) and connecting passages designed and erection supervised by GCA because City Architect (Spencer Harty) was incapacitated by illness.
Refs: B 62, ? ? 1892, 510;  Irish Times, 17 Feb, 2 May 1894.

Name: FREEMAN, DANIEL J.
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, DAWSON STREET, MANSION HOUSE (INCLUDING ROUND ROOM)
Date: 1896
Nature: Wrought and cast-iron porch. Executed by J. & C. McGloughlin.
Refs: IB 38, 1 Mar 1896, 53

Name: MCCARTHY, CHARLES JAMES
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, DAWSON STREET, MANSION HOUSE (INCLUDING ROUND ROOM)
Date: 1900
Nature: Redecoration and renovation. Ornamental overdoor with city arms placed over main doorway in Round Room. New panelled ceiling in entrance hall. Ornamental raised plaster ceiling and electroliers installed in drawing room. Stained glass window by 'Mr Clarke' installed in first lobby over main staircase.
Refs: Irish Times, 10 Mar 1900;   IB 42, 1 Apr 1900, 323

Name: CLARKE, JOSHUA *
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, DAWSON STREET, MANSION HOUSE (INCLUDING ROUND ROOM)
Date: 1900
Nature: Stained glass window in first lobby on main staircase by 'Mr Clarke'.
Refs: Irish Times, 10 Mar 1900.

Name: SIBTHORPE, HENRY & SON *
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, DAWSON STREET, MANSION HOUSE (INCLUDING ROUND ROOM)
Date: 1900a
Nature: Decoration of Round Room.
Refs: Photograph of redecorated room from Journal of Decorative Art May 1900 from Sibthorpe collection in IAA (009/069 Y1)

Name: SIBTHORPE, HENRY & SON *
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, DAWSON STREET, MANSION HOUSE (INCLUDING ROUND ROOM)
Date: 1910ca
Nature: Decoration of drawing room
Refs: Photograph of redecorated room from Sibthorpe collection in IAA (009/069 Y1)

Name: O'ROURKE, HORACE TENNYSON
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, DAWSON STREET, MANSION HOUSE (INCLUDING ROUND ROOM)
Date: 1928
Nature: Alterations and additions to Round Room, Supper Room, Oak Room and 'maze of corridors and passage ways which connected them'.  New entrance, vestibule, 'crush hall', louge and bar, ladies' louge and cloakroom. Fully-equipped stage replaces dais in Round Room.  New gate from street by J. & C. McGloughlin. .Contractor: E. Power, Cabra.
Refs: Irish Times, 20 Mar 1928.