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Irish architects

17 August 2010

Ashlin, George Coppinger (1837-1921)

Ashlin was born on 28 May 1837, in a house named “Carrigrenane” in Little Island, Co Cork. He received his early education at the Collège de St Servais, Liège. While at St Mary’s...

14 April 2010

Devane, Andrew (1917-2000)

Andrew Devane was born in Limerick and studied architecture at University College Dublin and was awarded the Taliesin Fellowship. Iin 1946 he left Ireland for the United States to study under Frank Lloyd...

14 April 2010

Barre, William Joseph (1830-1867)

William Joseph Barre was a prolific Irish architect who built many well known buildings in Belfast and the northern part of Ireland in a Gothic Revival style, but was always overshadowed by his...

14 April 2010

Clarendon, Frederick Villiers (1820 – 1904)

Frederick Clarendon was born in Dublin around 1820 and received a Bachelor of Arts at Dublin University in 1839. Directly after graduation he was employed by the Office of Public Works, where he...

14 April 2010

Morrison, William Vitruvius (1794 – 1838)

William Vitruvius Morrison was born at Clonmel, County Tipperary, second son of Sir Richard Morrison (1767-1849). Sir Richard headed a successful private architectural practice. He joined his father’s practice in 1809. In 1821...

14 April 2010

Morrison, Sir Richard (1767 – 1849)

Richard Morrison was born at Midleton, Co. Cork, the son of John Morrison, also an architect. Originally intended for the church, he was eventually placed as pupil with James Gandon, the architect, in...

15 January 2010

Gray, Eileen (1888-1976)

Born on 9th August 1878, at the family home in Brownswood, Enniscorthy, Ireland, she spent her childhood in London and was among the first women to be admitted to the Slade School of...

21 September 2009

Scott, Michael (1905-1989)

Michael Scott (1905-1988) is considered the most important architect of the twentieth century in Ireland. Apart from Busáras, his most important buildings include his own home Geragh at Sandycove and Donnybrook Bus Garage....

08 June 2009

Thomas Henry Wyatt (1807-1880)

Thomas Henry Wyatt (usually known as T.H. Wyatt) was born at Lough Glin, Co. Roscommon on 9 May 1807, the son of Matthew Wyatt, a magistrate and his wife Anne Hillier. He was...