Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Engineer, of Cork. John Joseph Harley, a son of W.T. Harley of Cork, was educated at the Christian Brothers' College, Cork, and entered University College Cork in 1920 at the age of eighteen. He obtained the BE degree in 1923. After working for a time in Wales, he returned to Cork and in 1935 entered into partnership with WILLIAM JOSEPH LEO O'CONNELL  WILLIAM JOSEPH LEO O'CONNELL to form the practice of O'Connell & Harley. Although an engineer by training, Harley worked as a quantity surveyor. He died unexpectedly at home in 1961, aged fifty-nine, survived by his wife Kathleen and their four young children.

ICEI: elected associate member, 1938.

Addresses: Home: Carrigbarre, Gillabbey, Cork, <=1939-1949>=; Carrigbeg, Orchard Road, Cork, at time of death.


All information in this entry is from Aoife Ni Bhraoin, College Archives, University College, Cork, from the obituaries in IB 103, 10 Jun 1961, 467 and Engineers' Journal 14 (1961), 301, and from ICEI lists of members in Thom's Directories.