William Hague (architect)

William Hague Jr. (1836–1899) was a well-known Irish Roman Catholic ecclesiastical architect active throughout mid- to late-nineteenth-century Ireland, particularly in Ulster. He is known as a protégé of A.W.N. Pugin. His office was located at 50 Dawson Street, Dublin.[3]

William Hague Jr.
St. Eunan's Cathedral
NationalityBritish / Irish (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland)
Other namesWilliam Hague
Known forProlific church architect

He was born in County Cavan, the son of William Hague, a builder, and there designed several Roman Catholic churches, many in the French Gothic style. Hague died the year Omagh’s Sacred Heart was dedicated and consequently it was "a culmination of his amazing catalogue of completed ecclesiastical designs and his continuous championship of the Gothic Revival style," according to Richard Oram in Expressions of Faith-Ulster’s Church Heritage.[4] Following his death, his partner T. F. McNamara took over most of his commissions under the firm name of Hague & McNamara.[5]



  1. ^ "Hague, William". Irish Architectural Archive, Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720-1940. (accessed 6 Jan 2019)
  2. ^ Montague, John; Donovan, Kevin (2014). "Biographical notes: Hague, William (1836–99)". Art and Architecture of Ireland. IV. Yale University Press. p. 529.
  3. ^ a b Gerry Convery. Poetry in Stone: Sacred Heart Church. (Omagh: Drumragh RC Parish, 1999), p.57
  4. ^ Richard Oram Expressions of Faith-Ulster’s Church Heritage. (Newtownards, Co. Down: Colourpoint, 2001.), p.126.
  5. ^ a b c Gerry Convery. "Poetry in Stone: Sacred Heart Church." (Omagh: Drumragh RC Parish, 1999), p.8.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h Simon Walker. Historic Ulster Churches. (Belfast: Queens University at Belfast, 2000), p.182.
  7. ^ Alistair Rowan. North West Ulster: Londonderry, Donegal, Fermanagh, and Tyrone. Buildings of Ireland Series. (Dublin: Penguin Books, 1979.), p.488
  8. ^ Northern Ireland Environment Agency Historic Building Details HB Ref No: HB11/11/001 A
  9. ^ a b Charles E. B. Brett, Buildings of Monaghan. Belfast: Ulster Architectural Heritage Society, 1970.