File 6 - Correspondence regarding alteration works

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IE CA CS/2/6/1/6


Correspondence regarding alteration works


  • 18 Nov. 1943-5 Sept. 1949 (Creation)

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35 items; Typescript and manuscript

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Correspondence, estimates, bills of costs and certificates of account concerning various building and improvement projects at the Capuchin Friary, Church Street. Works included plastering the corridors in the Friary, improvements to the boilers and heating systems, new lavatories and basins, the installation of a new shrine, and alterations to candlesticks on the Church altar. Correspondents included John Hughes, builder and contractor, 26a Mt. Eden Road, Donnybrook, A.W. Lyons & Son Ltd., stained glass studios, 20 Westland Row, John L. Robinson, architect, 8 Merrion Square, Maguire & Gatchell Ltd., engineers, contractors and merchants, Dawson Street and C.W. Harrison & Sons, architectural and monumental sculptors, 178 Pearse Street. The file includes a letter from John L. Robinson (8 July 1943) referring to the difficulties in erecting the new shrine as ‘most of the garden is made up of ground with old cellars underneath … and in one corner of the building we came upon an old well over which it was necessary to place a substantial reinforced concrete slab’. Other correspondents include Fr. Charles Brophy OFM Cap., Fr. Brendan O’Callaghan OFM Cap. and Fr. Virgilius Murtagh OFM Cap., guardians of the Church Street community.

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