Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Engineer with the Office of Public Works, India. William J. Fahie, eldest son of JAMES KEYES FAHIE  JAMES KEYES FAHIE and elder brother of JAMES ANGELO FAHIE JAMES ANGELO FAHIE , served his pupilage in the office of Richard Millet, engineer with the Limerick & Foynes Railway. In 1860 he was appointed a probationary engineer under the Government of India and studied for a year at the Poona Civil Engineering College, before entering the service of the Public Works Department. He spent twenty years in India, engaged on various canal, irrigation and railway projects. In 1880 he retired to Dublin, where he died in the first half of the 1920s.(1)

Inst.CE: elected member, 7 December 1880; resigned 21 June 1916.

Addresses: 23 Leinster Square, Dublin, 1880; 28a Palmerston Road, Dublin, 1880; 54 Palmerston Road, 1881; 49 Ailesbury Road, 1884-<=1909; 47 Ailesbury Road, 1909 until death.


All information in this entry is from a letter to E. McParland from William Fahie's daughter, Norah Fahie, 47 Ailesbury Road, Dublin, 15 Jan 1979, and from the records of Inst.CE, kindly supplied by the archivist, Mrs Carol Morgan.

(1) He is listed in Thom's Directory for 1922 at 47 Ailesbury Road, but by 1925 only a Mrs Fahie is shown at this address.