Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. LAOIS, COOLBANAGHER, CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST (CI)

Name: GANDON, JAMES
Building: CO. LAOIS, COOLBANAGHER, CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST (CI)
Date: 1783-88
Nature: Church and Portarlington mausoleum. For Church Vestry and John Dawson, Viscount Carlow.
Refs: Drawings for church attr. to JG in IAA, Accs. 91/101.96,97, and 95/122; also view of interior by James Malton with figures of Gandon and others , Acc. 96/19 (on loan from Coolbanagher Select Vestry); see E. McParland, James Gandon: Vitruvius Hibernicus (1985), refs. as in index;  exterior illus. in Claude Costegalde & Brian Walker, The Church of Ireland: an illustrated history (2013), 323.

Name: DREW, THOMAS (SIR)
Building: CO. LAOIS, COOLBANAGHER, CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST (CI)
Date: 1866;1868
Nature: Extensive alts. to church 'erected 80 years ago by an Italian architect for a former Earl of Portarlington'; new chancel.
Refs: Drawing(s), signed and dated 1868, in RCB Library, portfolio 18; IAA, PKS A03 (Feb 1868, p.112v); DB 8, 15 May 1866, 133; IB 10, 1 Jul 1868, 168; Ecclesiologist 28, Aug 1867, 248; J. Williams, A Companion Guide to Architecture in Ireland 1837-1921 (1994), 255