Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect and surveyor, of Drogheda, Co. Louth, active from 1918 or earlier until 1951 or later. Gerald Barrett served his pupilage in London with R.W. Blackwell and Co. under Philip Dawson. He worked for the Government for over eighteen years, serving in the Post Office Engineering Department, the Air Ministry and the Board of Public Works. He was resident engineer at Gormanstown Camp, Co. Meath, from 1918 until 1923, when it was taken over by Irish Free State Auhorities. After he had left Gormanstown, the Board of Works placed him in charge of compensation claims under the Damage to Property Act in Limerick city and county. In 1929 he set up practice as architect and surveyor at 3 Peter St, Drogheda;(1) he continues to be listed at this address in Thom's Directory Ireland up till and including 1951.

ICEI: elected member, 6 December 1937;(3) no longer on list of members in June, 1942.
Institution of Structural Engineers: member by 1937.


All information in this entry not otherwise attributed is from the account of Barrett's career in IB 66, 29 Nov 1924), ?.

(1) TICEI 64 (1937-38), 58.