Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. KILDARE, KILDARE, CATHEDRAL OF ST BRIGID (CI)

Name: STREET, GEORGE EDMUND #
Building: CO. KILDARE, KILDARE, CATHEDRAL OF ST BRIGID (CI)
Date: 1871-1896
Nature: Restoration of ruined cathedral. Contractor: Waldron, Sunny Hill, Kilcullen. Estimated cost: £5,000. First stone of restoration laid, 20 Aug 1875, by Master Richard Chaplin, son of Dr Chaplin of Kildare, 'who, when he was only ten years of age, suggested the idea of commencing a fund for the purpose of preserving the fine old structure, and was the first contributor to it himself.'  Walls and buttresses of nave nearly up to eaves, Jun 1876. Work not completed until 1896.
Refs: [G.E. Street],Kildare Cathedral Restoration (Dublin, Forster & Co. [1871]; RA 1872, No. 1183; B 29, 18 Nov,16 Dec 1871, 902,991-2; IB 13, 1 Aug,15 Nov 1871, ?,291; 16, 1 Dec 1874, 334; 17, 1 Sep,1 Oct 1875, 248,276-8; 21, 1 Mar 1879, 73; 73, 6 Jun 1931, 506  Irish Times, 26 Nov 1874,14,15 Sep 1896;  ;  Irish Ecclesaiastical Gazette 18, no. 206, 23 Jun 1876, 186;  Architect 44, 28 Nov 1890, 334; H.N. Craig, Some notes on the Cathedral of St Brigid, Kildare (1931), ?; Douglas Scott Richardson, Gothic Revival Architecture in Ireland (1983), 627-30; exterior and interior illus. in Claude Costegalde & Brian Walker, The Church of Ireland: an illustrated history (2013), 306-7.

Name: STREET, GEORGE EDMUND #
Building: CO. KILDARE, KILDARE, CATHEDRAL OF ST BRIGID (CI)
Date: 1879
Nature: Font designed by GES completed by Mssrs. Sibthorpe of Cork Hill, Dublin.
Refs: Irish Ecclesiastical Gazette 21, no. 245, 1 Aug 1879, 618.

Name: HARRISON, CHARLES WILLIAM *
Building: CO. KILDARE, KILDARE, CATHEDRAL OF ST BRIGID (CI)
Date: 1885
Nature: Pulpit by CWH purchased from Artisans' Exhibition.
Refs: IB 28, 15 May 1886, 155

Name: FULLER, JAMES FRANKLIN
Building: CO. KILDARE, KILDARE, CATHEDRAL OF ST BRIGID (CI)
Date: 1890
Nature: Completion of restoration initiated by G.E. Street.
Refs: IB 32, 15 Nov 1890, 270; 43, 3 Jul 1902, 1302(illus.)

Name: ORPEN, RICHARD FRANCIS CAULFIELD
Building: CO. KILDARE, KILDARE, CATHEDRAL OF ST BRIGID (CI)
Date: 1932
Nature: Repairs to round tower and repointed. Granite collar at base restored and 32 massive granite blocks forming foundations exposed to view.
Refs: IB 74, 13 Feb 1932, 155