Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. CORK, CORK, OLIVER PLUNKETT STREET, THEATRE ROYAL

Name: BURKE, RICHARD
Building: CO. CORK, CORK, OLIVER PLUNKETT STREET, THEATRE ROYAL
Date: 1853
Nature: Partial rebuilding and fitting-out of theatre burned in 1840. Reopened 17 Jan 1853, when only pit and two boxes were ready, while remaining boxes and gallery were yet to be completed.  Builder and proprietor: R.C. Burke.
Refs: Cork Examiner, 5,21 Jan,1,3 Jun 1853 (information from Ronnie Herlihy, Cork);  B 11, 5 Feb 1853, 90.

Name: BENSON, JOHN (SIR)
Building: CO. CORK, CORK, OLIVER PLUNKETT STREET, THEATRE ROYAL
Date: 1867
Nature: Major refurbishment. (Building bought by Postmaster General as site for new Post Office, 1873.)
Refs: DB 8. 1 May 1866, 119;  Cork Constitution, 22 Nov 167;  IB 15, 1 Apr 1873, 99