William Hague (1840-1899)

Born in Cavan, Hague was a prominent church architect with his offices in Westland Row. Amongst his most prominent works are the Roman Catholic churches in Ballybay, Kingscourt, and the Archbishop’s Palace in Drumcondra, Dublin. He was also responsible for finishing SS Augustine and John in Thomas Street Dublin, and St Macartan’s Cathedral in Monaghan after the death of J.J. McCarthy. Other works included the spire and tower of College Chapel, St Patrick’s, Maynooth (completed in 1905 after his own death in 1899) as well as the interior. Following his death, his partner T.F. McNamara took over most of his commissions under the name of Hague & McNamara.