Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect, of Dublin. James Joseph Dolan, a son of Alderman Patrick Dolan, grocer and vintner of Dublin, was born at White Hall, Blackrock, Co. Dublin, on 24 June 1880, and educated at Prior Park, Bath, and Clongowes Wood College. After serving his articles with ASHLIN & ASHLIN & amp; COLEMAN COLEMAN , he set up an office at Northern Bank Chambers, 115 Grafton Street. Although his career started with a flourish, with his inclusion in Pike's 'Contemporary Biographies', very little is known of his later life and nothing of his works. He appears to have died circa 1945.(1) At the time of the 1911 census he had been married for two years to a wife named Susan but had no children.

AAI:(2) member, 1900; last appearance in list of members for session 1912-13.

Addresses:(3) Work: Northern Banking Chambers, 115 Grafton St <=1907->=1915.
Home: 15 Charleston Road, Rathmines, 1911; 129 Baggot Street Lower, 1903; 17 Baggot Street Lower, 1908; 68 Palmerston Rd, Rathmines, 1918-45.


All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from E. Macdowel Cosgrave, ed., Dublin and County Dublin in the Twentieth Century (1908), 266, which also has a portrait photograph of him.

(1) He appears as an architect at 68 Palmerston Park in Thom's Directory of Dublin for 1945, but only a Mrs Dolan is named at this address in the 1947 directory.
(2) From AAI lists of members.
(3) From Thom's and Post Office Directories and AAI lists of members.