Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

County surveyor for Co. Meath, 1923-1947. Edward Duffy was born in Castlepollard in 1893 and educated at St Finian's College, Mullingar. Having been awarded a Westmeath County Council scholarship, he entered the Engineering School of University College, Dublin, in 1912, acquitting himself with distinction. He then joined the teaching staff of St Mary's College, Dundalk. In 1918 the Government's Fuel Research Board appointed him research assistant to study the production of air-dried peat under PIERCE FRANCIS PURCELL PIERCE FRANCIS PURCELL . In 1921, he went to London, where he specialized in reinforced concrete design and interested himself in the possibility of manufacturing cement in Ireland using peat as a source of energy. He returned to Ireland in 1923 on being appointed County Surveyor for Co. Meath in October of that year. He remained in the post until his death on 12 February 1947. He was survived by his wife and nine children.

ICEI: elected associate member, 1920; member, 1925; council member, 1942-1947; reads papers on 'The Treatment of Shear in Reinforced Concrete Beams', 5 March 1923, for which he was awarded the Mullins Silver Medal,(1) 'Cement Bound Macadam Road', 2 May 1932,(2) and 'Notes on Turf Production with special reference to County Meath', 5 January 1942.

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References

All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from the obituary of Duffy in TICEI 73 (1946-47), 228-9, which see for further details of his career.

(1) TICEI 49 (1922-23), 160,249.
(2) TICEI 58 (1931-32), 305.
(3) TICEI 68 (1941-42), 93.


5 work entries listed in chronological order for DUFFY, EDWARD J.


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Building: CO. MEATH, NAVAN, COUNTY HOSPITAL
Date: 1936;1941
Nature: Painting & general repairs; conversion of laundry in new X-ray department.
Refs: IB 78, 19 Sep 1936, 854; 83, 4 Jan 1941, 18

Building: CO. MEATH, OLDCASTLE, HOUSES (042)
Date: 1937
Nature: For Meath County Council.
Refs: MIB 79, 15 May 1937, 453

Building: CO. MEATH, NAVAN, OFFICES & STORES
Date: 1939
Nature: -
Refs: IB 81, 19 Aug 1939, 727

Building: CO. MEATH, STAMULLEN, DISPENSARY
Date: 1939
Nature: Extension.
Refs: IB 81, 23 Dec 1939, 1028

Building: CO. MEATH, TRIM, COUNTY HOME
Date: 1941
Nature: Alts. to laundry.
Refs: IB 83, 10 May 1941, 238

Author Title Date Details
Duffy, Edward J. 'The treatment of Shear in Re-inforced Concrete Beams' 1923 TICEI 49 (1922-23), 160-194
Duffy, Edward J. 'Cement bound Macadam roads' 1932 TICEI 58 (1931-32), 305-322.
Duffy, Edward J. 'Notes on Turf Production , with special reference to Co. Meath' 1942 TICEI 68 (1941-42), 93-153.