Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CORK HILL, ROYAL EXCHANGE (CITY HALL)

Name: BYRNE, HUGH
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CORK HILL, ROYAL EXCHANGE (CITY HALL)
Date: 1852
Nature: Conversion of Royal Exchange into city hall and offices, for Dublin Corporation. Casey gives conversion to Samuel Roberts, who is probably more likely to have been the builder.
Refs: B 10, 18 Sep 1852, 599;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 363.


Name: ROBERTS, SAMUEL *
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CORK HILL, ROYAL EXCHANGE (CITY HALL)
Date: 1852
Nature: Casey gives SR as architect for conversion of Royal Exchange into City Hall, but he was more probably the builder.
Refs: Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 363


Name: HOGAN, JOHN *
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CORK HILL, ROYAL EXCHANGE (CITY HALL)
Date: 1853
Nature: Marble statue of Thomas Davis (1814-45).
Refs: John Turpin, John Hogan: Irish Neoclassical Sculptor in Rome (Irish Academic Press, 1982), 100(illus.), 145-6;  Paula Murphy, Nineteenth-Century Irish Sculpture:  Native Genius Reaffirmed  (Yale University Press:  New Haven & London, 2010), 64(illus.), which gives date as 1853.


Name: BYRNE, PATRICK JAMES
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CORK HILL, ROYAL EXCHANGE (CITY HALL)
Date: 1863
Nature: Design for improving front entrance. (Architects invited by Corporation to submit designs 'for improving the Ascending and Entrance' to City Hall, Jun 1862, see Freeman's Journal, 14 Jun 1862).
Refs: RHA 1863, no. 491

Name: TURNER, THOMAS
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CORK HILL, ROYAL EXCHANGE (CITY HALL)
Date: 1865-66
Nature: New entrance steps and balustraded terrace. Tenders invited Jul 1865. In progress, Nov 1866. Contractor: Meade, Gt Brunswick St  (Architects invited by Corporation to submit designs 'for improving the Ascending and Entrance' to City Hall, Jun 1862, see Freeman's Journal, 14 Jun 1862.)
Refs: DB 7, 15 Jul,15 Nov 1865, 178,276; 8, 15 May,15 Sep 1866, 126,128(illus.),230; B 24, 24 Nov 1866, 872

Name: BUTLER, JOHN STERLING
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CORK HILL, ROYAL EXCHANGE (CITY HALL)
Date: 1867
Nature: Alterations, new doors & windows.
Refs: 2 signed drawings, one dated 20 Apr 1867, formerly in collection of Maurice Craig, in IAA (Acc. 95/38)

Name: MCCARTHY, CHARLES JAMES
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CORK HILL, ROYAL EXCHANGE (CITY HALL)
Date: 1899
Nature: Replacement Portland stone pavement of central hall and entrace hall with marble and mosaic floor made from Irish and Sicilian marbles. New Porland stone pavement with black dots laid in portico. Contractor: H. Sibthorpe & Son, Molesworth St. Clerk of Works: P. Bride.
Refs: IB 41, 15 Nov 1899, 184

Name: MCCARTHY, CHARLES JAMES
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CORK HILL, ROYAL EXCHANGE (CITY HALL)
Date: 1909
Nature: Restoration of ornamental plaster ceiling, cornice and walls of council chamber and refurnishing of same (following fire of 1908?).  Tenders invited, Jan 1909.
Refs: Irish Times, 21,22 Jan 1909

Name: WARD, JAMES [2]*
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CORK HILL, ROYAL EXCHANGE (CITY HALL)
Date: 1914-1911
Nature: 12 mural paintings comprising four heraldic panels representing the four provinces of Ireland and eight narrative panels depicting the legendary and early history of Dublin.
Refs: Freeman's Journal, 5 Jan 1915; IB 61, 22 Mar 1919, 125-6, 129. For photograph of the rotunda showing four of Ward's paintings see Jacqueline O'Brien & Desmond Guinness, Dublin: a Grand Tour (Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 1994).150-151;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 363.

Name: O'ROURKE, HORACE TENNYSON
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CORK HILL, ROYAL EXCHANGE (CITY HALL)
Date: 1931
Nature: Proposed decoration of City Hall for Eucharistic Congress of 1932. Tenders invited for erection and removal of decorations, Nov 1931.
Refs:  Irish Times, 10 Oct 1931 (illus.), 26 Nov 1931.