North by Northwest: The Life and work of Liam McCormick: Donegal Calling

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    Abstract

    I became an architect because my father was an architect, and I returned to Donegal to practice architecture because Liam McCormick was able to make great buildings there. My father's first job after graduating was with Liam in Derry in 1958, so architecture and Liam McCormick have been with me since I was a child. When I was six years old I remember Creeslough church being completed. I remember my aunt being concerned and asking my father why the curtains were fitted in the priest's house in Creeslough before the roof was added. He explained to her it was a flat-roofed house and, as such there would be no conventional roof! I was fascinated by the idea and how such an important building could be inspired by Muckish mountain.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationNorth by Northwest: The Life and work of Liam McCormick
    Place of PublicationKinsale
    PublisherGandon Editions, Kinsale
    Pages242-245
    Number of pages3
    Volume1
    Edition1
    ISBN (Print)978-0948037634
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 2008

    Keywords

    • Liam McCormick
    • St Aengus Church
    • Shane O'Toole

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    MacGabhann, T. (2008). North by Northwest: The Life and work of Liam McCormick: Donegal Calling. In North by Northwest: The Life and work of Liam McCormick (1 ed., Vol. 1, pp. 242-245). Gandon Editions, Kinsale.