Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect and engineer of Ballinasloe, Co. Galway, active from 1909 or earlier until about 1949 or 1950. Joseph Dunne, son of Timothy Dunne, mechanical engineer, of  Ballinasloe, Co. Galway, and his wife, Dora, was born in Co. Galway in 1878 or 1879.    He was appointed an assistant county surveyor for Co. Galway probably circa 1908 and for a few months in 1909 acted as temporary county surveyor for the East Riding of the county before the appointment of JOHN MORAN  JOHN MORAN to the permanent post.(1)  I n the summer of 1909 he was appointed town surveyor for Ballinasloe, filling the post left vacant by J. HARDIMAN HARDIMAN , who had resigned. He held the position, later designated surveyor to Ballinasloe Urban District Council, until 1949 or 1950.(2)

Association of Municipal & County Engineers: admitted member, 1 October 1921.(3)

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References

Information in this entry not otherwise attributed is from the 1911 census of Ireland, http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/ (last visited Oct 2009).

(1) Tuam Herald, 17 Jul 1909.
(2) He appears in Thoms Directory Ireland for 1949 but not in the edition for 1951, when his place had been taken by an acting surveyor.
(3) IB 63, 22 Oct 1921, 701.


5 work entries listed in chronological order for DUNNE, JOSEPH L.


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Building: CO. GALWAY, MOUNTBELLEW, HOTEL
Date: 1916
Nature: For T. McCormack. Contractor: T. Higgin, Castleblayney.
Refs: IB 58, 1 Jan 1916, 14

Building: CO. GALWAY, BALLINASLOE, HOUSES (010)
Date: 1922
Nature: By 'J.E. Dunne, CE' for Ballinasloe UDC.
Refs: IB 64, 23 Sep 1922, 654

Building: CO. GALWAY, LAWRENCETOWN, CHURCH (RC)
Date: 1922
Nature: Structural improvements, for Rev. P.J. Nagle, PP.
Refs: IB 64, 17 Jun 1922, 426

Building: CO. GALWAY, CALTRA, HALL
Date: 1928
Nature: -
Refs: IB 70, 14 Apr 1928, 332

Building: CO. GALWAY, ?, HOUSING SCHEME
Date: 1933
Nature: For S Galway Utility Society.
Refs: IB 75, 6 May 1933, 361