Monday 30 April 1923
‘A special meeting of the Law and Finance Committee was held yesterday to consider the general conditions governing the competitions for designs for the Municipal Buildings [Cork City Hall]. The competition is limited to architects living and practising in Ireland. Mr. Lucius O’Callaghan F.R.I.A.I, is appointed by the [Cork] Corporation to act as assessor. The prize for the best design is £500, second £200 and third £100.
In the general conditions approved at yesterday’s meeting, it is provided that the Assembly Hall should, if possible, be on the ground floor, with a seating accommodation for 1,400 persons…Provision is also made for a platform for concerts, lectures, etc., to accommodate 150 persons, space for organ, retiring rooms, etc…It is desired that Irish materials shall be used as far as possible.
…Answering questions, the City Engineer said that in the plans it was sought to give extra accommodation for such as the rate-collectors, analyst, etc., with a special suite of rooms for the Lord Mayor, suitable accommodation for caretaker, and better accommodation for the several staffs….He was certain that the competition would be very keen and invite the best architects in Ireland.’
[source: Irish Examiner p8, 2 January 1923)
‘The Undermentioned Schools will resume Work on Monday January 8th:-
Crawford Municipal Technical Institute
Crawford Municipal School of Art
Cork Municipal School of Commerce
Cork Municipal School of Music
Students are requested to return punctually. F.B. Giltinan, Secretary’
[source: Irish Examiner p4, 6 January 1923)
Technical Instruction Cork Borough Committee – Declining Student Attendance
‘The Principal, Technical Institute said that up to Xmas two classes had fallen off in numbers, viz., Materia Medica [known today as pharmacology]– 5 students with an average of 4 students, and Building Construction, which was in a very serious position, because there was only one student in the first-year class.
… the Principal said that an attendance of 30 to 40 in the Building Construction was anticipated. That was, of course, when the building trade was normal at the present time. The experience was that when employment was bad students would not come along. The Committee decided to suspend the first year Building Construction Class, and deferred action on the Materia Medica Class.
…The Principal, School of Art, reported that the Day Crocket Class had seven students registered, with an average attendance of about four. The explanation given by the teacher was that in her opinion the fee, twice that of the Lace Class, was too high. In the Celtic Drawing Class at night, the average attendance was five. These matters were referred to the School of Art Sub-Committee.’
[source: Irish Examiner p3, 9 January 1923)
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