Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. SLIGO, ROSSES POINT, METAL MAN

Name: KIRK, THOMAS *
Building: CO. SLIGO, ROSSES POINT, METAL MAN
Date: 1815-22
Nature: 12-foot-high statue of 'A British Tar' erected as a beacon, for the Ballast Board. Sketch exh. Dublin, 1815. Model exh. London, 1817. Town & Harbour Commissioners advertise for stone pillar 10 ft above high water upon which to place metal man, 'now lying on the quay', 1822.. Commissioners decide to paint same, 1825 same, 1825.
Refs: Sketch exh. Hibernian Society of Artists, Dublin, 1815, no. 172;  model. exh. London, 1817;  William Gregory Wood Martin, History of Sligo, county and town, from the earliest ages to the close of the reign of Queen Elizabeth (to the present time) (Dublin, 1882-92), III, 224;  W.G. Strickland, A Dictionary of Irish Artists (1913), I, 592;  illus. in National Inventory of Architectural Heritage http://www.buildingsofireland.ie /niah/search.jsp?type=record&county=SL&regno=32304007 (last visited 7 Oct 2008).