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'''James Joseph McCarthy''' was an Irish [[architect]] famous for his design of ecclesiastical

buildings. McCarthy was born in [[Dublin]], Ireland on the 6th of January 1817. His parents were
from County Kerry.<ref>[http://www.stjosephscarrickmacross.ie/church-history/architect-james-
mccarthy.php Architect James Joseph McCarthy] History of St. Josephs Church,
Carrickmacross.</ref> He was educated by the Christian Brothers in Richmond St., and went on
to study architecture at the Royal Dublin Society School.

He was a follower of the style of the architect [[Pugin]] and [[Gothic Revival]].

McCarthy served as Professor of Ecclesiastical Architecture at [[All Hallows College]], Dublin. He

was also appointed Professor of Architecture at the [[Catholic University of Ireland]] and at the
[[Royal Hibernian Academy]]. McCarthy was a friend of Dr. [[Bartholomew Woodlock]], who had
been rector of both All Hallows' and the Catholic University, and he helped Woodlock to found
the Irish Ecclesiological Society in 1849.

He was also a close friend of [[Charles Gavan Duffy]] and was a member of the Young Irelanders.

He died in 1882 and is buried in [[Glasnevin]] Cemetery.


J.J McCarthy completed over fifty commissions for Churches, Monasteries, Convents and

* St. Brendan's, Ardfert, Co. Kerry

* Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, [[Ballingarry, County Limerick]]

* St. Kevins, Glendalough

* St. James's Church, Killorglin, Co. Kerry

* St. Joseph’s, Carrickmacross, Monaghan

* [[St Macartan's Cathedral, Monaghan]]

* St. Mary's Church, Dingle, Co. Kerry

* St. Mary's Parish Church, Maynooth, Co. Kildare<ref

name="may">[http://kildarelocalhistory.ie/archive/ladychapel-maynooth-150-years/ Ladychapel
Maynooth 150 years] www.kildare.ie</ref>
* St. Mary's Church, Rathkeale, Co. Limerick.

* [[St Patrick's Cathedral, Armagh (Roman Catholic)|St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh]]

* St. Peter and Paul Church, Kilmallock, Co. Limerick,

* Mortuary Chapel, Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin

* Capuchian Franciscan Church, Church Street,

Capuchian Franciscan Church] Dublin.</ref>

* College Chapel, [[St. Patrick's College, Maynooth]], Co. Kildare

* College Chapel, [[Clonliffe College]], Dublin

* Ladychapel Church, Maynooth, Co. Kildare<ref name="may" />

== External links ==

{{Commons category|J. J. McCarthy}}

* [http://www.dia.ie/architects/view/3759/MCCARTHY-JAMESJOSEPH Entry at the Irish

Architectural Archive]



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[[Category:Irish architects]]

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[[Category:19th-century Irish architects]]

[[Category:People from Dublin (city)]]