Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. TIPPERARY, THURLES, UNION WORKHOUSE

Name: WILKINSON, GEORGE
Building: CO. TIPPERARY, THURLES, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1842a;1851
Nature: New. Cost of building: £5840. Cost of fittings &c: £1260. To accommodate 700. First admissions 7 Nov 1842. New fever hospital building in course of erecrtion, May 1847. 2 additional buildings to accommodate 600 paupers to be erected on workhouse premises, and fever hospital to be built on ground at rear of present buildng. Tenders invited by Board of Guardians for erection of same, 1851. Contractor for additions: Richard Rolt Brash (or William Needham Brash?).
Refs: B 9, 31 May,21 Jun 1851, 346,393; John O'Connor, The Workhouses of Ireland (1995), 245,263;  Cork Examiner, 15 Aug 1851 (information from Roger Herlihy, Cork, Oct 2010; the statement in the newspaper that the contract had been won by 'Mr Brash, the architect, of this city' may possibly be a mistake for William Needham Brash).