Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Engineer, of Dublin. Marcus Harty was born on 27 November 1819, the second son of Robert-Way Harty of Prospect House, Roebuck, Co. Dublin.(1) He was resident engineer to the Dublin & Drogheda Railway Co. from 1859 until 1875 or later(2) and directed the construction of the Malahide Viaduct in 1860-61.(3) He died circa 1880.(4)

ICEI: elected member, 1861.(5)

Addresses:(6) 73 Harcourt Street, Dublin, 1853; Prospect House, Roebuck, Dundrum, <=1857->=1875.



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(1) Burke's Peerage (1884); Robert-Way Harty was created a baronet in 1831 after he had served as Lord Mayor of Dublin in 1830-31.
(2) Jones transcripts from Thom's directories, but Canice O'Mahony, 'Iron rails and harbour walls: James Barton of Farndreg', County Louth Archaeological and Historical Journal 22, no. 2 (1990), 142, writes that 'Mr Harty' succeeded James Barton as engineer to the Dublin & Belfast Junction Railway in 1861.
(3) DB 3, 1 Mar 1861, 448; 4, 1,15 May,1 Jun 1860, 107,119,139.
(4) TICEI 13 (1879-1881), ? (Report of council, 1880).
(5) List of ICEI members in IB 12, 15 Aug 1870, 197.
(6) From Thom's & Post Office directories.


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Building: CO. DUBLIN, MALAHIDE, VIADUCT (1860-61)
Date: 1860-61
Nature: New viaduct with stone piers and iron spans, for Dublin & Drogheda Railway Co., replacing earlier viaduct of 1840s. FS laid 14 Apr 1860. Contractor for ironwork: William Anderson, of Courtney & Stephens, Blackhall Place, dublin (Iron spans later replaced by concrete spans.)
Refs: Civil Engineer and Architect's Journal 23, (Nov 1860), 348; William Anderson, 'On the reconstruction of the Malahide Viaduct', TICEI 7 (1862), 44 (reprinted in Civil Engineer and Architect's Journal 28(1 Mar 1865), 70-72);   DB 3, 1 Mar 1861, 448; 4, 1,15 May,1 Jun 1862, 107,109(illus.),119-20,139;  Oliver Doyle, 'Malahide - 2',  Journal of the Irish Railway Record Society 143, 463-473(illus.).