Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

English architect and town planner, for whom see Macmillan Encyclopaedia of Architects and Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. In 1916 Abercrombie and his collaborators Sydney Appleton Kelly (1881-1943) and Arthur J. Kelly, were declared winners of the international competition for replanning Dublin which had been held under the auspices of the Civics Institute of Ireland , earning a prize of £500 awarded by the Marquess of Aberdeen.(1)   A few days after the award was announced,  Abercombie gave a public lecture, 'Should Dublin be Town Planned?, in the Dublin Chamber of Commerce.(2)  He was subsequently appointed town planning consultant for Dublin. His Dublin of the Future was published in 1922 and a further town planning report and sketch development plan in 1941.(3)



(1) Irish Times, 28 Aug 1916, 18 Jan 1917.
(2) Irish Times, 24 Jan 1917.
(3) Patrick Abercrombie & others, Dublin of the Future (1922), v,50.
(2) For an account of Dublin of the Future, see Ruth McManus, Dublin, 1910-1940: Shaping the City and Suburbs (2002), 55-68. See also the entry on Abercrombie in Dictionary of Irish Biography. 

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Date: 1914-16
Nature: Winner, with Sydney A.and Arthur J. Kelly, of international Design for the Town Plan of Dublin competition promoted by the Civics Institute of Ireland.
Refs: P. Abercrombie & others, Dublin of the Future (1922), v, 50.

Author Title Date Details
Abercrombie, Patrick 'Town planning legislation for Northern Ireland' 1929 IB 71, 26 Oct 1929, 955. (Summary of lecture given to Ulster Society of Architects.)
Abercrombie, Patrick, & Others Dublin of the Future. The new town plan 1922 Publications of the Civics Institute of Ireland, Vol.1. Liverpool & London, 1922.
Abercrombie, Patrick, & Others Town planning report. Sketch development plan. 1941 Dublin Corporation, 1941.
Duffy, George G., & Others 'The Dublin town plan' 1942 Studies 31 (1942), 155-170.
Mcateer, Desmond 'Merrion reclamation and Dublin town plan' 1942 Studies 31 (1942), 252-258.