the work of J.J. McCarthy

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Postby Praxiteles » Thu Mar 22, 2007 12:21 am

St. Michael's, Lixnaw, Co. Kerry by J.J. McCarthy 1865:

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Re: the work of J.J. McCarthy

Postby Praxiteles » Thu Mar 22, 2007 12:24 am

St. Brendan's, Ardfert, Co. Kerry, by J.J. McCarthy 1855

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Re: the work of J.J. McCarthy

Postby Praxiteles » Thu Mar 22, 2007 12:26 am

St. Vincent's, Ballyferriter, Co. Kerry by J.J. McCarthy 1865

Little remains of the original interior.

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Re: the work of J.J. McCarthy

Postby Praxiteles » Thu Mar 22, 2007 12:28 am

St. Gertrude's, Fieries, Co. Kerry by J.J. McCarthy 1860.

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Re: the work of J.J. McCarthy

Postby Praxiteles » Thu Mar 22, 2007 12:30 am

St. Agatha's, Glenflesk, Co. Kerry, J.J. McCarthy 1855-1865

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Re: the work of J.J. McCarthy

Postby Paul Clerkin » Mon Jun 02, 2008 2:39 pm

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Jun.15th.1872.

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Re: the work of J.J. McCarthy

Postby gunter » Mon Jun 02, 2008 4:37 pm

Is that Church Street with a spire?

JJ McCarthy did James's Street church (RC) as far as I know, does anyone have a print of it with it's intended spire?
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Re: the work of J.J. McCarthy

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Re: the work of J.J. McCarthy

Postby johnglas » Mon Jun 02, 2008 9:53 pm

I wonder if that's why so many spires were not built; the church exterior is quite plain, but the steeple is very elaborate indeed. Maybe the building committee took fright and held off building it until they could 'afford' it, by which time they were all long gone and it never got built.
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Re: the work of J.J. McCarthy

Postby Praxiteles » Mon Jun 02, 2008 9:57 pm

A wise PP would always have built the spire first. Resources came more easily for the other parts of the church. Hence, those who built them last have been left with unfinished stumps.
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Re: the work of J.J. McCarthy

Postby djasmith » Tue Jun 03, 2008 9:54 am

http://www.irish-architecture.com/buildings_ireland/dublin/terenure/church_lge.html

like this.... Joey's in Terenure...... 8 long years of school there........ Can't remember where I read it but the spire there was unfinished. Likewise on another thread with a picture of the original plans of Mount Argus church there was an amazing spire planned (McCarthy), but the design of the two smaller 'square' spires was opted for.

Just seen that it was probably on archiseek that I read of the unfinished spire
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Re: the work of J.J. McCarthy

Postby ake » Mon Jun 09, 2008 10:27 am

St.Mary's, Killenaule, Tipperary;

here's the survey record for it;

http://www.buildingsofireland.ie/niah/search.jsp?type=record&county=TS®no=22103005

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It has a superb east window

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large version; http://www.flickr.com/photos/58086761@N00/2562236418/in/set-72157605507228225/

and these which look like HC studio;
[ATTACH]7572[/ATTACH][ATTACH]7573[/ATTACH][ATTACH]7574[/ATTACH]

A shame the Survey doesn't provide information on the authorship of the glass.
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Re: reordering and destruction of irish cathedrals - St Colmans Cathedral, Cobh

Postby ake » Mon Jun 09, 2008 10:35 am

Praxiteles wrote:St. Patrick's Church, Portlaw, Co. Waterford, JJ. McCarthy (1858-1860)

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There's some interior shots available now on the Buildings Survey website;

http://www.buildingsofireland.ie/niah/search.jsp?type=images&county=WA®no=22900819

nice woodwork!
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Re: reordering and destruction of irish cathedrals - St Colmans Cathedral, Cobh

Postby ake » Tue Jun 10, 2008 6:15 pm

Praxiteles wrote:The Church of Sts. Quan and Broghan, Clonea, Co. Waterford, by JJ. McCarthy (1860)

This is a highly decorted church but the spire was never built.

The windows are by the Harry Clarke studio.

By some miracle, it still seems to be intact.


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There are some good interior shots available here, from the Survey;

http://www.buildingsofireland.ie/niah/search.jsp?type=images&county=WA®no=22802008
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Re: the work of J.J. McCarthy

Postby Praxiteles » Sun Nov 22, 2009 9:33 pm

St. Patrick's in St. John's, Newfoundland



The cornerstone of St. Patrick's Church was laid on September 17, 1855, by Bishop John T. Mullock and other distinguished clergy from Canada and the United States. American financier, Cyrus Field, contributed £1,000 to help with construction costs. The church was designed in the late Gothic Revival, also termed Neo-Gothic, style by J.J. McCarthy, a prominent Irish architect, and was built by T. O'Brien, local architect and mason.

In 1864 nine years after the cornerstone was laid, work officially began on the structure with the construction the foundation from stone taken from the Southside Hills in St. John's. Further problems prevented work on the project from advancing beyond the 1864 stage for a decade. Additional stone was donated in 1875 and construction began once more. Construction continued as funds and materials permitted and the church was completed in 1881. After more than two-and-a-half decades, St. Patrick's Church was consecrated on August 28, 1881.


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Re: the work of J.J. McCarthy

Postby gunter » Sun Nov 22, 2009 10:42 pm

A J.J. McCarthy church in Newfoundland ! . . . . . as if he didn't have enough work here.

It's refreshing to find out that it didn't always go his way

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. . . . the handwritten note says:

[INDENT]''J.J. O'Callaghan's design for the high altar, St. Audoen's Church, Dublin, accepted by committee and afterwards thrown overboard by the P. P. ! ! ! ''[/INDENT]
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Re: the work of J.J. McCarthy

Postby gunter » Sun Nov 22, 2009 11:37 pm

I'm mixing up my J.J.s amn't I :rolleyes:

on reflection, this would never have happened J.J. McCarthy
. . . should have known better
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Re: the work of J.J. McCarthy

Postby apelles » Wed Dec 15, 2010 7:28 pm

Does anyone know what association Eugene O'Callaghan might have had with JJ McCarthy?

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It would be nice to find out whether or not he was apprenticed to him.

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And no unfortunately . .It's not my book.

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Re: the work of J.J. McCarthy

Postby apelles » Wed Dec 15, 2010 10:23 pm

Someone just kindly sent me this link http://www.dia.ie/architects/view/4092
Should of thought of checking there, anyway this is what they have on him . .No mention of the mighty JJ you'll notice, however does O'Callaghan's address in Killarney suggest he wasn't quite right in the head area.

Architect, of Killarney, Co. Kerry. Eugene O'Callaghan was on the first committee of the AAI, formed in May 1872, and was passed for ballot as an associate of the RIAI on 9 October 1877. His address is given as Killarney in the list of persons who attended the conference of Irish architects held in Dublin on 22 January 1878. And more specifically as the District Asylum, Killarney, when he was proposed for membership of the RIAI the following November by GEORGE CARLISLE HENDERSON, seconded by ALBERT EDWARD MURRAY and JAMES HIGGINS OWEN. He was elected a member on 28 November 1878. The fact that his application was supported by Henderson and Murray suggests that he had been working in their office in Dublin while they were in partnership during the 1870s. His membership was subsequently cancelled because he did not pay his subscription, possbly because he had died.
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