Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. CORK, BANTRY, CONVENT OF MERCY

Name: MURRAY, JAMES [2]
Building: CO. CORK, BANTRY, CONVENT OF MERCY
Date: 1859
Nature: Unexecuted (competition?) design for convent buildings and chapel. With E.W. Pugin.
Refs: Photograph of perspective of entrance front in Victoria & Albert Museum, RIBA drawings collection, PB244/13, see A. Wedgwood, Catalogue of the Drawings Collection of the Royal Institute of British Architects: the Pugin Family (RIBA, 1977), 117, and British Architectural Library Catalogue, http://riba.sirsidynix.net.uk/uhtbin/cgisirsi/eqehcYFB3a/MAIN_CAT/124810006/9 (last visited Apr 2009). 

Name: PUGIN, EDWARD WELBY #
Building: CO. CORK, BANTRY, CONVENT OF MERCY
Date: 1859
Nature: Unexecuted (limited competition?) design for convent buildings and chapel. With James Murray.
Refs: Perspective of entrance front in RIBA drawings collection, see A. Wedgwood, Catalogue of the Drawings Collection of the Royal Institute of British Architects: the Pugin Family (1977), 117.

Name: HURLEY, JOHN PINE
Building: CO. CORK, BANTRY, CONVENT OF MERCY
Date: 1859
Nature: New convent and schools.  Tenders invited Jun 1859.  FS laid 15 Nov 1859. Contractor: Richard Evans, Montenotte, Cork.
Refs: Cork Examiner, 6 Jun, 18 Nov 1859 (information from Roger Herlihy, Cork, Apr 2011);  DB I, 1 Dec 1859, 164.

Name: HYNES, SAMUEL FRANCIS
Building: CO. CORK, BANTRY, CONVENT OF MERCY
Date: 1877-78
Nature: New chapel and campanile to be built of red sandstone, dressed with limestone to harmonize with convent 'built some twenty years ago [to designs by John Pine Hurley]'. Campanile to be erected when funds permit. First quoin laid 18 Feb 1878. Builder: Denis Murphy, Bantry.
Refs: IB 19, 15 Aug 1877, 236,239(illus.); 20, 1 Mar 1878, 77.