Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. LIMERICK, LIMERICK, MULGRAVE STREET, DISTRICT LUNATIC ASYLUM

Name: WILLIAMS, ARTHUR *
Building: CO. LIMERICK, LIMERICK, MULGRAVE STREET, DISTRICT LUNATIC ASYLUM
Date: 1823-1826
Nature: A. Williams and GC awarded contract for same, Jun 1823. FS of central building laid May 1824. Completed May 1826. Cost: £22,758.
Refs: Minutes of Commissioners for General Control..and for Superintending…the Erection…of Asylums for the Lunatic Poor, Jun 1823, May 1826 (information from Brendan O'Donoghue); M. Lenihan, Limerick; its history and antiquities (1866), 459

Name: COCKBURN, GILBERT [1] *
Building: CO. LIMERICK, LIMERICK, MULGRAVE STREET, DISTRICT LUNATIC ASYLUM
Date: 1824-1827
Nature: A. Williams and GC contractors for same. Contract 'for a sum, not much exceeding £20,000' signed , 1816. FS of central building laid May 1824..
Refs: Patrick Fitzgerald & John James McGregor, The history, topography, and antiquities, of the county and city of Limerick (Dublin, 1826-7), II, 603-4; M. Lenihan, Limerick; its history and antiquities (1866),

Name: MURRAY, WILLIAM [1]
Building: CO. LIMERICK, LIMERICK, MULGRAVE STREET, DISTRICT LUNATIC ASYLUM
Date: 1824-1827
Nature: New 'lst class' asylum for 150 inmates (75 males and 75 females) on radiating plan.. With Francis Johnston. Site acquired, 1821. Construction started on wings, Jul 1823. FS laid 14 May 1824. Completed May 1826. Opened 30 Jan 1827. Cost: £30,200. (Second district lunatic asylum to be opened in Ireland.)Contractors: Williams & Cockburn.
Refs: Minutes of Commissioners for General Control..and for Superintending…the Erection…of Asylums for the Lunatic Poor, May 1826 (information from Brendan O'Donoghue); survey plan, 1912, formerly in office archives of W.H. Byrne & Son; 4th Annual Report of Commissioners of Public Works (Ireland) (1836), 4,7; APSD, L, 92 (under Limerick); Patrick Fitzgerald & John James McGregor, The history, topography, and antiquities, of the county and city of Limerick (Dublin, 1826-7), II, 603-4; M. Lenihan, History of Limerick (1866), 438,464 (for plan see frontispiece map); APSD V, L, 153; 45th Report on District, Criminal and Private Lunatic Asylums (1896), 17; Jill Lever, ed., Catalogue of the Drawings Collection of the Royal Institute of British Architects L-N (1973), 101; C. O'Connor & J. O'Regan, eds., Public Works: the architecture of the Office of Public Works 1837-1987 (AAI, 1987), 15;  Judith Hill, 'Barracks, asylum and model school:  public architecture in Limerick from the late-eighteenth to the mid-nineteenth century', Limerick History and Society, ed. by Liam Irwin & Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh (Dublin: Geography Publications, 2009), 285-294(illus.).

Name: JOHNSTON, FRANCIS
Building: CO. LIMERICK, LIMERICK, MULGRAVE STREET, DISTRICT LUNATIC ASYLUM
Date: 1824-1827;1835a
Nature: With William Murray. FS laid May 1824. Opened 30 Jan1827. Cost: £30,200. Contractors: Williams & Cockburn. Additions 'on both flanks for the accommodation of 140 incurable patients' made shortly before 1835.
Refs: 4th Annual Report of Commissioners of Public Works (Ireland) (1836), 4,7; APSD, L, 92 (under Limerick); M. Lenihan, History of Limerick (1866), 438,464; C. O'Connor & J. O'Regan, eds., Public Works: the architecture of the Office of Public Works 1837-1987 (AAI, 1987), 15

Name: WILLIAMS, ARTHUR *
Building: CO. LIMERICK, LIMERICK, MULGRAVE STREET, DISTRICT LUNATIC ASYLUM
Date: 1824-26
Nature: A. Williams and GC contractors for same. Contract 'for a sum, not much exceeding £20,000' signed , 1816. FS of central building laid May 1824. Opened 1826, 'having been completed in two years at the expense of £30,000' (Ferrar)
Refs: Patrick Fitzgerald & John James McGregor, The history, topography, and antiquities, of the county and city of Limerick (Dublin, 1826-7), II, 603-4; M. Lenihan, Limerick; its history and antiquities (1866), 438,464

Name: WALKER, JOHN [1]
Building: CO. LIMERICK, LIMERICK, MULGRAVE STREET, DISTRICT LUNATIC ASYLUM
Date: 1840
Nature: J.W supervised building of same.
Refs: E.McP files, citing Parliamentary Papers 1840 (291) xlviii.165

Name: FOGERTY, WILLIAM
Building: CO. LIMERICK, LIMERICK, MULGRAVE STREET, DISTRICT LUNATIC ASYLUM
Date: 1863
Nature: Works, including detached Gothic RC chapel and Turkish bath. Builder: P. Lacy, Limerick. Cost £1,300.
Refs: DB 5, 1 Mar 1863, 43

Name: WILKINSON, GEORGE
Building: CO. LIMERICK, LIMERICK, MULGRAVE STREET, DISTRICT LUNATIC ASYLUM
Date: 1870
Nature: Additional accommodation for 100 patients. Tender of Mr Leonard, Listowel, (£11,800) accepted. Latter has guaranteed to complete work within 18 months.
Refs: IB 12, 15 Sep 1870, ?; IB 17, 15 Sep 1875, 263

Name: COX, WILLIAM SIDNEY
Building: CO. LIMERICK, LIMERICK, MULGRAVE STREET, DISTRICT LUNATIC ASYLUM
Date: 1873
Nature: Addition of 2 chronic blocks and remodelling of administrative department. Accommodation raised to 500.  WSC presents claim to Board  for £143.5s as percentage on plans and specifications supplied, 16 Dec 1873.   Tender of Mr Leonard, Listowel (£11,800) accepted, Sep 1885. Leonard undertakes to complete work within 18 months.
Refs: Irish Times, 17 Dec 1873,15 Sep 1875;  45th Report on District, Criminal and Private Lunatic Asylums (1896), 17.

Name: COX, WILLIAM SIDNEY
Building: CO. LIMERICK, LIMERICK, MULGRAVE STREET, DISTRICT LUNATIC ASYLUM
Date: 1882
Nature: Tenders invited for construction of drying closet for laundry and heating of Turkish Bath, Mar 1882.
Refs: Irish Times, 8 Mar 1882.

Name: CARROLL & BATCHELOR
Building: CO. LIMERICK, LIMERICK, MULGRAVE STREET, DISTRICT LUNATIC ASYLUM
Date: 1901-03
Nature: Alterations & additions comprising new stores, laundry, kitchen and offices  With J.J.F. Browne.  Tenders invited, Mar 1901.
Refs: Irish Times, 20,21,22 Mar 1901; IB 43, 27 Mar,7 Nov,5 Dec 1901, 686,930,967; 44, 13 Mar 1902, 1042; 45, 9 Apr 1903, 1682

Name: BROWNE, JAMES J.F.
Building: CO. LIMERICK, LIMERICK, MULGRAVE STREET, DISTRICT LUNATIC ASYLUM
Date: 1901-03;1908
Nature: Extensions, with Carroll & Batchelor, 1901-3.  Hay shed, with J.P. O'Malley,, 1908.
Refs: Irish Times, 20,21,22 Mar 1901,4 Feb 1908;  IB 45, 9 Apr 1903, 1682; 50, 22 Feb 1908, 125

Name: O'MALLEY, JOSEPH P.
Building: CO. LIMERICK, LIMERICK, MULGRAVE STREET, DISTRICT LUNATIC ASYLUM
Date: 1908;1914
Nature: Hay shed, with James J.F. Browne, 1908.   New wing, enlargement of chapel, remodelling of mortuary, 1914.
Refs: Irish Times, 4 Feb 1908; IB 56, 28 Mar,15 Aug 1914, 199,498; 57, 8 May 1915, 222; 63rd Report on District, Criminal and Private Lunatic Asylums (1914), 347

Name: O'MALLEY, JOSEPH P.
Building: CO. LIMERICK, LIMERICK, MULGRAVE STREET, DISTRICT LUNATIC ASYLUM
Date: 1916
Nature: New house for farm attendant.
Refs: IA & C 1, 8 Apr 1911, 145

Name: SHEAHAN, PATRICK JOSEPH
Building: CO. LIMERICK, LIMERICK, MULGRAVE STREET, DISTRICT LUNATIC ASYLUM
Date: 1933-34;1937
Nature: Alts, extension. Cost: £100,000. Builder: T. Gough, Limerick.. Female attendants' home, 1936. Also new dining halls, 1937, same contractor. Furniture and equipment, 1940.
Refs: IB 75, 1 Jul 1933, 560; 76, 7 Apr,22 Sep 1934, 291,819; 78, 28 Nov ,26 Dec 1936, 1090,1159; 79, 3 Apr,12 Jun 1937, 313,541; 82, 8 Jun 1940, 390

Name: SHEAHAN, PATRICK JOSEPH
Building: CO. LIMERICK, LIMERICK, MULGRAVE STREET, DISTRICT LUNATIC ASYLUM
Date: 1953
Nature: 5 fire escapes, 1949. Reconstruction, nurses' home, 1953. For Limerick Mental Hospital Board.
Refs: IB 91, 26 Nov 1949, 1120; 95, 25 Apr,12 Sep 1953, 434,949

Name: SHEAHAN, PATRICK JOSEPH
Building: CO. LIMERICK, LIMERICK, MULGRAVE STREET, DISTRICT LUNATIC ASYLUM
Date: 1957
Nature: New nurses' home costing £80,000. Contractor: Murphy Bros, Cork. Also domestic water installation.
Refs: IB 99, 23 Mar,18 May,1 Jun 1957, 221,401,438