Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect, of Dublin. Edward Kavanagh, who was probably the son of a Dublin tradesman and elder brother of the landscape artist Joseph Malachy Kavanagh, RHA,(1) was born on 3 May 1845 and received his architectural training in the office of JOHN MCCURDY. JOHN MCCURDY. (2) He joined the architectural staff of the Board of Works as principal draughtsman on 12 July 1881 and retained this position until his death on 28 March 1901.(3)

RIAI: struck off Association for Architectural Study, 30 October 1866.(4)

Addresses(5): 13 Castle Avenue, Clontarf, 1883-1884; 14 Castle Avenue, Clontarf, <=1896-=1900.(6)

See WORKS (NB There are many drawings initialled by EK in OPW drawings collection, but it is often not possible to tell the extent of his contribution to the design of the building shown.)



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(1) See note 6, below.
(2) IB 54, 17 Aug 1912, 478.
(3) Dates of Kavanagh's birth, death and entry into Board of Works are from Jones's transcripts from Board of Works records in IAA, Jones file K3;  Irish Times, 15 Jul 1881, 2; 
(4) RIAI council meeting minutes, 30 Oct 1866.
(5) From Thom's directories.
(6) He shared this house at Clontarf with Joseph Malachy Kavanagh, RHA (1856-1918), the landscape painter, who was presumably a younger brother; in the 1870s J.M. Kavanagh had lived at 101 Great Britain Street, where a Mrs Kavanagh, who was most probably his mother, had a provision shop.


13 work entries listed in chronological order for KAVANAGH, EDWARD [2]


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Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, EARLSFORT TERRACE, ROYAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND
Date: 1880p
Nature: Campanile and new wing in Hatch St. Dungannon sandstone used. Builder: George Moyers.
Refs: IB 54, 17 Feb,17,31 Aug 1912, 97,478,497; F. O'Dwyer, Lost Dublin (1981), 42,161(illus.)

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, UNION QUAY, POLICE BARRACK
Date: 1882p
Nature: New. Italianate. Tenders sought, Oct 1882. Contractor: Samuel Hill.
Refs: Dated drawings signed EK but also with instructions by J.McD H (or J.McD D) in OPW. D.5.1; IB 24, 1 Oct 1882, 293

Building: CO. MEATH, NAVAN, POLICE BARRACKS
Date: 1885
Nature: Conversion of old bridewell, with old door reset in new porch.
Refs: Dated drawing signed EK in OPW, D.2.2.3; see also Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 431

Building: CO. ARMAGH, PORTADOWN, EDWARD STREET, POLICE BARRACKS
Date: 1885-86
Nature: New. Contractor: Collen Bros.
Refs: Designs signed EK, 1885-1886, in NA, OPW drawings collection (NI properties)

Building: CO. WESTMEATH, MULLINGAR, POLICE BARRACKS
Date: 1887-1889
Nature: New barracks proposed 1887. Revised design ,1889. Tenders invited Jul 1889.
Refs: Designs signed EK, 1887 & 1889, in NA. OPW drawings collection, OPW5HC/4/324;  Architect 42, 26 Jul 1889, suppl. p.1.

Building: CO. KILKENNY, KILKENNY, HIGH STREET, POST OFFICE
Date: 1888
Nature: Conversion of existing shop, a 5-bay, 3-storey Greek Revival block, into post office
Refs: Dated drawing, signed EK, Robert Cochrane witness, in OPW, E.6.1; Architect 39, 22 Jun 1888, suppl. p.1

Building: CO. CARLOW, CARLOW, POST OFFICE
Date: 1889
Nature: -
Refs: Dated designs signed by 'E.K.' in OPW, folder E.3.2

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, SHELBOURNE ROAD (BALLSBRIDGE), POST OFFICE
Date: 1889
Nature: ?By EK.
Refs: Drawing initialled by EK in OPW, E.2.3

Building: CO. MAYO, BEKAN, NATIONAL SCHOOL
Date: 1889
Nature: New, T-shaped school for 500 pupils..
Refs: Drawing, signed 'E.K.', in NA, OPW5HC/4/727

Building: CO. CLARE, ENNIS, BANK PLACE, POST OFFICE
Date: 1890-92
Nature: Robert Cochrane also involved in design. Amount of accepted tender previous to reductions: £2,444.4s.9d.
Refs: Drawings in NA, OPW drawings collection (old ref. E.5.5); IAA, PKS 0688, B15/27, A07 (Aug-Oct 1890, p.376); Architect 44, 29 Aug 1890, suppl. p.1

Building: CO. WESTMEATH, MULLINGAR, DISTRICT PROBATE OFFICE (PROPOSED?)
Date: 1895
Nature: Single storey classical villa-type building next to Court House.
Refs: Sketch signed by EK, 24 Apr 1895, in NA, Board of Wroks drawings collection, OPW5HC/4/407.



Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, PHOENIX PARK, CABRA GATE LODGE
Date: 1895
Nature: ?By EK.
Refs: Drawing initalled by EK iin OPW, G.4.3.

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, OLIVER PLUNKETT STREET, POST OFFICE
Date: 1900
Nature: Extension round corner to Pembroke St, involving demolition of original PO on Pembroke St. Builder: John Delaney & Co, Henry St. .
Refs: Dated drawing(s) signed EK in OPW, E.4.5