Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Scottish engineer, for whom see A.W. Skempton et al., A Biographical Dictionary of Civil Engineers in Great Britain and Ireland I (2002), 460-461. James Murray, a son of JOHN MURRAY[1] JOHN MURRAY[1] , came Ireland in 1804 to work for the Royal Canal Company as a resident engineer. At the end of that year, he was called upon to sort out the affairs of his father, who had suddenly absconded in the middle of carrying out a Government contract for building four Martello towers in the Dun Laoghaire area.(1) He died at Mullingar on 19 March 1807.


(1) See Arnold Horner, 'John Murray and the building of the Dun Laoghaire Martello towers', Irish Sword 15, No. 98 (Winter, 2005), 427-434.