GALWEY, CHARLES RICHARD
- Born: 1840 Died: 1894
Engineer, of Waterford. Charles Richard Galwey was born in 1840, the fourth son of the Rev. Charles Galwey, Rector of Moville, Co. Donegal, and his wife Honoria, second daughter of Colonel Andrew Knox of Prehen, Co. Derry. After serving an apprenticeship to his elder brother WILLIAM GALWEY , he worked on the Dungannon & Omagh and Kilkenny Junction Railways and was also employed on drainage projects.(1) In about 1868 he was appointed principal engineer on the Waterford & Central Ireland Railway. He held this post until at least 1887.(2) In 1879 he colloborated with JAMES OTWAY of Waterford in preparing proposals for a bridge to replace Lemuel Cox's wooden bridge over the River Suir at Waterford.(3)
Galwey died on 15 January 1894. In 1870 he had married Janet, third daugher of Horatio Uniacke Townshend of Rathmoyle, Abbeyleix, Co. Laois, by whom he had a son and two daughters.
ICEI: elected member, 11 Febrary 1874;(4) awarded Mullins Gold Medal, 5 May 1880,(5) for his paper, 'On the Nore Viaduct at Thomastown', read 5 March 1879;(6) council member, 1886.(7)
RSAI: elected member 21 Jan 1880.(8)
See WORKS and BIBLIOGRAPHY.
All information in tbis entry not otherwise accounted for is from Burke's Irish Family Records (1976), 467-468.
(1) Information about Galwey's career pre-1874 is in ICEI admissions applications, I, 128. (2)Thom's Official Directory (1887), 1020.
(4) TICEI 10 ((1870-1874), 101.
(5) TICEI 13 (1879-1880), ?.
(6) TICEI 12 (1876-79), 133-151.
(7) TICEI 16 (1884-85), list of officers.
(8) JRSAI 15 (1879-82), 203.
2 work entries listed in chronological order for GALWEY, CHARLES RICHARD
|Building:||CO. KILKENNY, THOMASTOWN, RAILWAY VIADUCT OVER RIVER NORE|
|Nature:||Designed iron lattice girder to replace timber trusses. Constructed by Courtenay, Stephens & Bailey|
|Refs:||Min.Proc.Inst.CE 68 (1881-82), 300; W.A. McCutcheon, Railway History in Pictures: Ireland(1969), II, 37; R.C. Cox & M.H. Gould, Civil Engineering Heritage: Ireland (1998), 118-119(illus.)|
|Building:||CO. WATERFORD, WATERFORD, BRIDGE OVER RIVER SUIR|
|Nature:||Prepares proposals with James Otway for new bridge to replace Lemuel Cox's wooden bridge. Unexecuted.|
|Refs:||Information from Brendan O'Donoghue.|
|Galwey, Charles Richard||'On the Nore Viaduct at Thomastown'||1879||TICEI 12 (1876-79), 133-151; IB 21, 15 Mar 1879, 85-86|