Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Engineer. Francis O'Callaghan was born on 22 July 1839, the second son of James O'Callaghan, JP, of Drisheen, Co. Cork, and his wife Agnes, née Langford. He attended Queen's College, Cork, and received his practical training under HENRY CONYBEARE HENRY CONYBEARE . In 1862, he competed for and won a place on the staff of the Indian Public Works Department. He spent thirty two years in the Indian service, rising to the rank of chief engineer, (first class), and retiring in 1894. On his return to England he was appointed managing member of the Ugandan railway commission, a post which he helf for three years and in connection with which was awarded a knighthood in 1902. He died at his home in Guildford on 14 November 1909. He had married in 1875 Anna Maria Mary, daughter of Lieutenant Colonel Powell, of Banlahan, Co. Cork.


All information in this entry is from Who was Who 1897-1916, 533-4, and the obituary in Min.Proc.Inst.CE 79 (1909-10), Pt. 1. 364-5, which see for further details of O'Callaghan's career.