Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Builder, of Dublin, active in the 1830s.   'B. Laffan' of Fishamble Street appears on a list of Dublin master carpenters and builders which was compiled by his fellow-tradesmen in March 1834.(1)  His will was proved in the prerogative court in 1839, when his address is given as Essex Street West.(2)


(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.
(2) Index of Irish Wills 1484-1858 (Eneclann CD-ROM), Document ID 37392.