Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Carpenter and builder, of 16 Blackhall street, Dublin, listed as such in Wilson's Dublin Directory for 1801. He is propbably the Thomas Brien of Blackhall Market, whose career was summarized by his fellow tradesmen in 1834 as follows:  'Was very extensive[,] made property[,] failed & died very poor'.(1)


(1) Royal Irish Academy, Haliday MS 4B 31;  this manuscript is a copy of a report presented to Daniel O'Connell in 1834 to support the argument for repealing the Act of Union by describing the catastrophic impact the Act had had on the tradesmen of Dublin.