Frank Murphy

Lecture | Frank Murphy’s life and work

Sunday 15:00

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.


A lecture on Modernist architect Frank Murphy. Jointly delivered by Conor English and Frank’s son Peter also an architect who will chart the story of ‘Cork’s unsung hero of modernism’.

Location: Nano Nagle’s Place, Douglas Street, Cork T12 X70

Accessibility: wheelchair accessible