Frank Murphy - Presentation Sister Ballyphehane 1955

Exhibition | Frank Murphy Exhibition

Exhibition | Frank Murphy Exhibition
30th September- 5th October | 10:00 – 17:00

Frank Murphy was an acclaimed architect who employed modernist principles as a language to design in Cork. His long career, which spanned the latter half of the 20th century was helped along by a demeanour and talent, salted with a burning curiosity and limitless enthusiasm for his native city. This combination ultimately earned him a reputation as a renowned award-winning architect. With long planar forms, structures animated with pattern, rhythm and rich material palettes enveloping modern space plans, Murphy was without a doubt one of Cork City’s most important architects. A dedicated modernist and an equally progressive conservation campaigner, Murphy concentrated for much of his career on 20th century ecclesiastical designs, schools, offices and factories of Cork.


Exhibition of the work of architect Frank Murphy. This exhibition charts the entire chronology of Murphy’s architecture (1939-1993) from striking modernism like Thompson’s bakery (1966) to the sensitive restoration of Skiddy’s Almshouse (1975).

Location: Cork City Library, Grand Parade, Cork T12 NT99

Accessibility: wheelchair accessible