Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Engineer. John William Gibson served an apprenticeship with the Dublin & Kingston Railway Company and then worked as a mechanical engineer for the Grand Canal Company. After a period with the firm of Humphreys, Tennant & Company in London, he returned to Ireland as manager of Shekleton's engineering factory in Dundalk, Co. Louth. In 1857 he became managing partner at RICHARD TURNER' RICHARD TURNER' s Hammersmith Ironworks in Dublin, a position which he held until 1862. He possibly practised privately on his own account in Dublin for a short time(1) but then appears to have returned to Dundalk, where he was living in 1870.(2)

ICEI: elected member, 1862.

Addresses: 1 Carlisle Terrace, Sandymount, 1862; ?31 Lower Ormond Quay, 1865;(3) Stapleton Place, Dundalk, 1870.(4)


All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from ICEI applications for membership, I, 48.

(1) See note 3, below.
(2) List of ICEI members in IB 12, 15 Aug 1870, 197.
(3) John W. Gibson of this address is listed as a civil engineer in the trades directory section of Thom'sDirectory for 1865.
(4) See note 2, above.