Saturday, 7 February 2009

Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720-1940

The Irish Government has funded a new online database of interest to those with architects in their ancestry. The Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720-1940 at www.dia.ie can be searched by the name of the architect in question, or by the work he created. As well as Irish architects it also lists those who were from overseas who produced buildings in Ireland, and so, for example, we find that Scottish born William Henry Playfair (1790-1857) is listed, having designed Drumbnanagher in County Armagh in 1829 and Brownlow House in Lurgan between 1833 and 1835.

Don't forget that Scottish architects can also be researched online, at www.scottisharchitects.org.uk, which covers 1840-1980.

Chris

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