Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

County surveyor for Co. Wicklow. According to his 1911 census return, Stephen Gallagher, on of Thomas Gallagher, civil servant and justice of the peace for Co. Antrim, was born in Co. Antrim in 1870 or 1871. He studied engineering at Queen's College, Galway, and obtained the BCE degree of the Royal University of Ireland in 1896. After graduating he acted as contractor's engineer for the Kingstown main drainage, 1895-96, for the Dublin main drainage, 1896-99 and for the Clontarf & Howth tramway, 1899-1900. From April 1900 he was employed by Wicklow County Council and as surveyor and engineer to Rathdrum Board of Guardians and to Rathdrum Rural District Council. He also practiced privately. He was appointed county surveyor for Co. Wicklow in August 1903 in succession to CARTER DRAPER CARTER DRAPER (1) and remained in the post until his retirement in May 1938.(2) He died in 1958 or 1959.(3)  At the time of the 1911 census he had been married for ten years to his English-born wife, Catherine, and had four children.

ICEI: elected member, 1903; council member, 1922-1929, 1932-1958 or 1959; vice-president, 1929-31; president, 1931-32.
Association of Municipal & County Engineers (Irish Free State District): member by 1931; delivers paper on 'Roads', 5 May 1931.(4)

Addresses: Corballis Castle, Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow 1903; Wentworth Place, Wicklow, <=1907->=1922; Hope Villa, Novara, Bray, Co. Wicklow, <=1925->=1929; Wentworth, Novara, Bray, Co. Wicklow, <=1933->=1956.



All information in this entry not otherwise attributed is from ICEI membership applications, III, 175 (NLI microfilm, Pos. 9385), from ICEI lists of members and officers and from the 1911 census of Ireland, http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/ (last visited Nov 2009). .

(1) IB 45, 27 Aug 1903, 1935.
(2) B.O'D.
(3) TICEI 85 (1958-59), 193.
(4) B.O'D.

Author Title Date Details
Gallagher, Stephen Joseph Notes on roads in the Irish Free State
1931 (Copy in National Archives, Wick 33.)