Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

City Architect of Cork, from 1947 until 1974 or 1975. Eamonn O'Byrne was born on 5 April 1910 in Roscrea, Co. Tipperary, the fourth child of Count Patrick O'Byrne and his wife Bernadette (née Boland). He was educated at the Catholic University School, Dublin, and at University College, Dublin, from which he graduated with the B.Arch degree in 1933. After graduating he worked in a private practice until joining the architectural staff of the Office of Public Works in 1936. In 1938 he moved to the staff of Dublin Corporation, where he remained until 1947, by which time he had attained the position of chief assistant and deputy planning office and acting assistant city architect. In 1947 he was appointed city architect and town planning assistant to Cork Corporation. His career in that capacity falls outside the scope of this database. O'Byrne, who is still (2001) living, was married in 1935 to Sybil, daughter of STEPHEN MARTIN ASHLIN.  STEPHEN MARTIN ASHLIN.

RIAI: elected member, 1934; council member, 1951-66; raised to fellow 1953; vice-president, 1960.


All information in this entry is from Who's who, what's what and where in Ireland (1973), 256 (which see for further information on O'Byrne's later career), and RIAI lists of members and officers.