Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Civil engineer and architect of Dublin. Henry George Byrne was apprenticed to JOHN MACMAHON  JOHN MACMAHON and was afterwards employed by the Board of Public Works on drainage works as an assistant engineer under the superintendence of WILLIAM FRASER. H WILLIAM FRASER. H e then set up in private practice as an engineer and architect in Dublin. He exhibited a design for a church, probably an entry in the Molyneux Church competition, at the Royal Hibernian Academy in 1859,(1) of which the reviewer in the Dublin Builder wrote: 'We should have wished No. 351 had been consigned to oblivion, for the veriest novitiate might be ashamed of it, both as to design and execution.'(2)

ICEI: elected associate, 1852; no longer on list of members for 1870.

Addresses:(3) Work: 4 Bachelor's Walk, Dublin, 1852-1857; 59 Mount Street Lower, 1858.
Home: 4 Roby Place, Dun Laoghaire, 1853-1857.


All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from ICEI membership applications, I, 2.

(1) Ann M. Stewart, The Royal Hibernian Academy of Arts: index of exhibitors and their works 1826-1979 (1985), 107.
(2) DB 1, 1 Jun 1859, 70.
(3) From Post Office and Thom's directories.