Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

County surveyor for Co. Galway from 1834 to 1838 and for the western division from 1838-1858. Henry Clements, a son of HILL CLEMENTS  HILL CLEMENTS of Limerick and nephew of DAVID AHER DAVID AHER , was appointed county surveyor for Co. Galway on 17 May 1834. When the county was divided into two parts in 1838, he became surveyor for the western division. During the famine years of 1846-47 he was involved in relief programmes, which placed him in some physical danger. He was also town surveyor for the borough of Galway from from 1842 or earlier until August 1855, when he was replaced by SAMUEL USSHER ROBERTS SAMUEL USSHER ROBERTS , after he had been criticised for some of his actions in relation to contracts. In March 1857 Roberts was appointed his deputy as county surveyor on account of his 'increasing infirmities'.(1) Clements was removed from office in 1858, when Roberts succeeded him.

ICEI: founder member, 1835;(2) still a member in 1864.

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References

All information not otherwise referenced is from Brendan O'Donoghue, The Irish County Surveyors 1834-1944 (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2007), 130-131, which gives the fullest account of Clements's life and career as a county surveyor.

(1) Galway Vindicator, 18 Mar 1857.
(2) Photocopy of transcript of minutes of first meeting of Engineers' Society of Ireland, 6 Aug 1835, in IAA, Jones File F73..


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Building: CO. GALWAY, BALLINASLOE, COURT HOUSE
Date: 1838
Nature: HC provides plans for same (but O'Donoghue thinks it was probably erected to designs by Caldbeck)
Refs: NA/SPO CSORP 1838/108/1 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44); Brendan O'Donoghue, The Irish County Surveyors 1834-1944 (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2007), 130.