Twitter Facebook Vimeo Youtube Google Plus Pinterest Tumblr
June 6, 2009

Thomas Cooley (1740-1784)

Tweet about this on Twitter0Share on Facebook0Share on Google+0Pin on Pinterest0Email this to someone

0004

Cooley settled in Dublin after winning first prize in a competition organised by the city to build a Royal Exchange. This was built and later became City Hall. It is believed that he studied in London, and was a pupil of Robert Mylne who built Blackfriars Bridge over the Thames. In 1775 he was appointed chief architect to the Board of Works. He designed Newgate Gaol in Dublin, and designed several buildings in Armagh including the Archbishop’s Palace, the Library and the Royal School. He designed several country houses also: Caledon, Co Armagh in 1770 and Mount Kennedy Co. Wicklow. Prior to his death, he designed a Public Records Office which was incorporated by James Gandon into his Four Courts.

Tweet about this on Twitter0Share on Facebook0Share on Google+0Pin on Pinterest0Email this to someone

 

Read previous post:
Cleary, Shay (b.1951)

Studied at University College Dublin, graduating 1974. Worked with Marcel Breuer and Candilis Josic Woods in Paris and with Neave...

Close