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Architecture of Munster

11 November 2009

1861 – St John’s Cathedral, Limerick

Architect: Philip Charles Hardwick / M.A. Hennessy The English architect of St. John’s Cathedral, Philip Charles Hardwick was at work at Adare Manor when he was commissioned to design this Roman Catholic cathedral....

06 November 2009

1861 – St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Cork

Architect: Kearns Deane By popular local legend, the architect Kearns Deane gave his services free, although he was not a catholic. Perhaps as a member of the local Deane family of architects, he...

09 March 2012

1861 – St. Michael’s Church, Tipperary, Co. Tipperary

Architect: J.J. McCarthy Constructed between 1855 and 1861 to desuigns in “Early English” style by McCarthy. Later work by John Hardman on a particularly fine altar, which is still intact today, albeit minus...

04 February 2014

1861 – St. Patrick’s Bridge, Cork

Architect: Sir John Benson Fine masonry bridge with three elliptical archies to designs by engineer-architect Sir John Benson. It appears that he provided three designs for the site: one iron swivel; iron single...

06 October 2015

1861 – Uncompleted Spire, St John’s Cathedral, Limerick

Architect: Philip Charles Hardwick Uncompleted tower and spire for St John’s Cathedral, Limerick. The spire was later completed, in 1883, to a different design by local architect, M.A. Hennessy. Described in The Dublin...

13 November 2009

1862 – Catholic Church, Tramore, Co. Waterford

Architect: J.J. McCarthy Typical composition of the architect J.J. McCarthy with the offset tower. The church has none of the lightness of some of his other work – being quite foreboding and grim....

10 November 2009

1862 – St. Mary’s Church, Dingle, Co. Kerry

Architect: J.J McCarthy St. Mary’s was originally a neo-Gothic church designed by J. J. McCarthy. The foundation stone was laid in 1862. It originally had a nave and aisles separated by arcades, supported...

12 September 2012

1862 – Unbuilt Design for St. Finn Barre’s Cathedral, Cork

Architect: E.W. Godwin Competition design from the 1862 competition published in The Building News, October 11th 1872. In February 1863, William Burges was declared the winner. His diary records his delight; “Got Cork!”,...

14 October 2012

1863 – Convent of Mercy, Templemore, Co, Tipperary

Opened in 1863, with the chapel added later by George C. Ashlin.