Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Engineer and architect, of Dublin. Edward Murphy was born in Dublin in 1890, the son of a barrister who emigrated to South Africa.(1) He received his early education in South Africa, but, following his father's death, returned to Dublin, where he attended Belvedere and Clongowes Wood Colleges. After leaving school he studied mechanical and electrical engineering at the Great Northern Railway works in Dundalk and then took an engineering degree at the National University of Ireland. On leaving college he worked in the office of PATRICK HARNETT MCCARTHY. PATRICK HARNETT MCCARTHY. (2) He then practised in England for some years but had returned to Dublin by 1922, when he was living in Bray. He was appointed town surveyor for Bray in 1925.(3) He was consulting engineer to various public bodies, including the Co. Dublin Libraries Committee,(4) Galway County Council, Co. Kerry Board of Health, the Balbriggan and Skerries water supply scheme, Irish Steel, Haulbowline, Solus Teorante and the new Dublin Fever Hospital. He was interested in the development of Irish mineral resources and was a director of Mianri Teoranta. He died on 6 July 1952. His pupils and assistants included JOHN JOSEPH WINTERS. JOHN JOSEPH WINTERS.

ICEI: elected associate member, 6 February 1922;(5) elected member, 5 February 1923;(6) hon. secretary, 1926-1931; council member, 1926-1935; reads various papers, 1923,1930,1935,1940 (see Bibliography).

Addresses: 27 Molesworth Street, Dublin, 1925-1934; 51 Northumberland Road, Dublin, 1934 until death.
Home: 15 Rathmines Road, 1911;(7) Meath Road, Bray, 1922; Sans Souci, Meath Road, Bray, 1923.

See WORKS and BIBLIOGRAPHY. BIBLIOGRAPHY.



References

All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from the obituary of Murphy in TICEI 78 (1951-52), 293, and from lists of members and officers of ICEI in TICEI and Thom's directories. A photograph of Murphy is in IB 81, 19 Aug 1939, 712

(1) Perhaps Edward Murphy, of Blessington Street.
(2) TICEI 58 (1931-32), 131.
(3) IB 67, 28 Nov 1925, 970.
(4) IB 75, 6 May 1933, 388. In 1936 he read a paper pm library architecture and planning at the Library Congress in Limerick, see IB 78, 13 Jun 1936, 500.
(5) TICEI 48 (1920-22), 178.
(6) TICEI 49 (1922-23), 128.
(7) 1911 census http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai000143826/ last visited Feb 2009).


55 work entries listed in chronological order for MURPHY, EDWARD M.


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Building: CO. DUBLIN, THE NAUL, HOUSE
Date: 1925
Nature: -
Refs: IB 67, 31 Oct 1925, 894

Building: CO. WICKLOW, BRAY, ESPLANADE, BATHS
Date: 1926
Nature: Tenders invited for erection of lavatories, for Bray UDC.
Refs: IB 68, 30 Oct 1926, 825

Building: CO. WICKLOW, BRAY, PUBLIC LAVATORY
Date: 1926
Nature: Tenders sought. For Bray UDC.
Refs: IB 68, 17 Apr,1 May 1926, 313,354

Building: CO. KERRY, CHARLEVILLE, HOUSES (002)
Date: 1926
Nature: For Earl of Kenmare. Builder: J.M. O'Keefe, Annabella, Mallow.
Refs: IB 68, 17 Apr,12 Jun 1926, 313,470

Building: CO. WICKLOW, BRAY, ALBERT WALK, PAVILION & CONCERT HALL
Date: 1926;1933
Nature: New pavilion, for Bray UDC. Costs and estimates prepared, tenders invited ,1926.  In progress of erection  by J. Donnelly, Albert Walk, 1933.
Refs: Wicklow Newsletter, 6 Mar 1926;   IB 68, 17 Apr,1 May 1926, 313,354; 75, 3 Jun 1933, 477. 

Building: CO. WICKLOW, BRAY, HOUSES (004 + 9)
Date: 1927
Nature: 9 houses in one terrace, 4 houses in 1 block, for Bray UDC.
Refs: IB 69, ? Mar 1927, 211

Building: CO. WICKLOW, BRAY, GLENCORMAC, HOUSE
Date: 1927
Nature: New bungalow.
Refs: IB 69, 22 Jan 1927, 37 (incorrect reference)

Building: CO. WICKLOW, BRAY, SOUTH PIER
Date: 1927
Nature: Repairs, for Bray UDC.
Refs: IB 69, 22 Jan 1927, 59

Building: CO. WICKLOW, BRAY, SEWERAGE
Date: 1928
Nature: For Bray UDC.
Refs: IB 70, 18 Fen 1928, 158

Building: CO. DUBLIN, BALBRIGGAN, WATER SUPPLY
Date: 1928-1930
Nature: -
Refs: IB 70, 17 Mar 1928, 224; paper, 'The design and construction of the Balbriggan and Skerries water supply', read to ICEI, 3 March 1930, published in TICEI 56 (1929-30), 152-185 and IB 72, 15 Mar 1930, 229

Building: CO. KERRY, BROSNA, WATERWORKS
Date: 1929
Nature: -
Refs: IB 71, 16 Feb 1929, 156

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, NENAGH, WATER SUPPLY
Date: 1929
Nature: Extension.
Refs: IB 71, 30 Mar 1929, 288

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, NENAGH, KNOCKANPIERCE, HOUSING SCHEME
Date: 1929
Nature: -
Refs: IB 71, 13 Apr,22 Jun 1929, 332,579

Building: CO. KERRY, LISTOWEL, WATER SUPPLY
Date: 1929
Nature: For Kerry Board of Health.
Refs: IB 71, 31 Aug 1929, 796

Building: CO. DUBLIN, LITTLE BRAY, DUBLIN ROAD & OLD CONNAUGHT AVENUE, SEWERAGE
Date: 1929
Nature: For Bray UDC.
Refs: IB 71, 26 Oct 1929, 976

Building: CO. WICKLOW, BRAY, MARTELLO BATHS
Date: 1930
Nature: Tenders sought for alts. & repairs, for Bray UDC.
Refs: Architect & Building News, 28 Feb 1930, 308

Building: CO. DUBLIN, SKERRIES, WATER SUPPLY
Date: 1930
Nature: -
Refs: IB 70, 17 Mar 1928, 224; paper, 'The design and construction of the Balbriggan and Skerries water supply', read to ICEI, 3 March 1930, published in TICEI 56 (1929-30), 152-185 and IB 72, 15 Mar 1930, 229

Building: CO. KERRY, DINGLE, DISTRICT HOSPITAL
Date: 1930-31
Nature: Conversion of portion of front main block of workhouse into district hospital, for Co. Kerry Board of Health. Additional work, 1931.
Refs: IB 72, 7,21 Jun 1930, 520,564; 73, 24 Oct 1931, 927

Building: CO. KERRY, TRALEE, COUNTY HOSPITAL
Date: 1930-32
Nature: Conversion of main block of workhouse at Rathass into county hospital. For Co. Kerry Board of Health. Estimated cost: £8,250.
Refs: IB 72, 7 Jun 1930, 520; 74, 26 Mar,9,23 Apr 1932, 303,348,391

Building: CO. WICKLOW, ARKLOW, COUNTESS OF WICKLOW MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
Date: 1931
Nature: Extension, new laundry & sanitary annexe.
Refs: IB 73, 10 Oct 1931, 886

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, NENAGH, BANBA SQUARE, TOWN HALL
Date: 1931
Nature: Repair and renoavation.
Refs: IB 73, 18 Jul 1931, 645

Building: CO. DUBLIN, BALBRIGGAN, BATHS
Date: 1931
Nature: Renovation and reconstruction of hot salt-water baths, For Balbriggan Town Commissioners.
Refs: IB 73, 25 Apr,23 May 1931, 370,466

Building: CO. WICKLOW, ARKLOW, COUNTESS OF WICKLOW MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
Date: 1932
Nature: Reconstruction or building work. Estimated cost: £14,297.
Refs: IB 74, 2 Jul 1932, 611

Building: CO. KERRY, CASTLEGREGORY, WATER SUPPLY
Date: 1932
Nature: For Co. Kerry Board of Health.
Refs: IB 74, 13 Feb 1932, 169

Building: CO. CLARE, KILLALOE, SEWERAGE SCHEME
Date: 1932
Nature: EMM appointed consulting engineer by Clare Board of Health.
Refs: IB 74. 3 Dec 1932, 1081

Building: CO. CLARE, LISDOONVARNA, SEWERAGE SCHEME
Date: 1932
Nature: EMM appointed consulting engineer by Clare Board of Health.
Refs: IB 74. 3 Dec 1932, 1081

Building: CO. WICKLOW, BRAY, OLDCOURT HOUSING SCHEME
Date: 1933
Nature: For Bray UDC.
Refs: IAA, PKS 0548 (includes drawings); IB 75, 30 Dec 1933, 1129

Building: CO. WICKLOW, BRAY, KILMANTAIN PLACE, HOUSES (026)
Date: 1933-45
Nature: 26 four-roomed houses. Contractor: Joseph Rooney.
Refs: IAA, PKS 0208, 0547 (includes drawings); IB 75, 17 Jun 1933, 506;

Building: CO. WICKLOW, BRAY, HOUSES (274)
Date: 1934
Nature: Erection of 274 workmen's dwellings.
Refs: IB 76, 10 Feb,24 Mar 1934, 89(illus.),249

Building: CO. WICKLOW, BRAY, WATER MAINS
Date: 1934
Nature: New, for Bray UDC.
Refs: IB 76, 28 Jul 1934, 647

Building: CO. WICKLOW, GREYSTONES, HOUSE
Date: 1934
Nature: New bungalow. Contractor: William Archter, Violaet Hill, Bray.
Refs: IB 76, 22 Sep 1934, 818

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, INCHICORE ROAD, KILMAINHAM COURT HOUSE
Date: 1934
Nature: Alts. to garage for Co. Dublin Libraries Committee.
Refs: IB 76, 16 Jun,6 Oct 1934, 522,866

Building: CO. DUBLIN, RUSH, WATER SUPPLY
Date: 1934
Nature: -
Refs: IB 76, 14 Jul 1934, 604

Building: CO. DUBLIN, BALBRIGGAN, PUBLIC LIBRARY
Date: 1936
Nature: Painting, decoration & repairs to libraries at Malahide, Swords & Balbriggan.
Refs: IB 78, 8 Aug 1936, 718

Building: CO. DUBLIN, MALAHIDE, CARNEGIE LIBRARY
Date: 1936
Nature: Painting, decoration & repairs to libraries at Malahide, Swords & Balbriggan.
Refs: IB 78, 8 Aug 1936, 718

Building: CO. DUBLIN, SKERRIES, STRAND STREET GREAT, PUBLIC LIBRARY
Date: 1936
Nature: Construction of lavatories.
Refs: IB 78, 8 Aug 1936, 718

Building: CO. DUBLIN, SWORDS, CARNEGIE LIBRARY
Date: 1936
Nature: Painting, decoration & repairs to libraries at Malahide, Swords & Balbriggan.
Refs: IB 78, 8 Aug 1936, 718

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, CLONMEL
Date: 1938
Nature: Mssrs. Mears, Murphy and Ryan appointed by Corporation to make survey and prepare town plan.
Refs: IB 80, 1 Oct 1938, 840

Building: CO. WICKLOW, BRAY, SEWERAGE
Date: 1938
Nature: Storm overflow and sewers, for Bray UDC.
Refs: IB 80, 28 May 1938, 458

Building: CO. WICKLOW, BRAY, ESPLANADE, PUBLIC LAVATORIES
Date: 1939
Nature: For Bray UDC.
Refs: IB 81, 4 Feb 1939, 109

Building: CO. WICKLOW, BRAY, ESPLANADE, SHELTERS
Date: 1939
Nature: For Bray UDC.
Refs: IB 81, 4 Feb 1939, 109

Building: CO. GALWAY, DUNMORE, SEWERAGE
Date: 1940
Nature: -
Refs: IB 82, 31 Aug 1940, 546

Building: CO. GALWAY, HEADFORD, WATERWORKS
Date: 1940
Nature: -
Refs: IB 82, 11,25 May 1940, 328,352

Building: CO. DUBLIN, LUCAN, PUBLIC LIBRARY
Date: 1941
Nature: Structural repairs and painting.
Refs: IB 83, 12 Apr 1941, 196

Building: CO. WICKLOW, BRAY, VEVAY ROAD, HOUSING
Date: 1946
Nature: Erection of 79 houses in Dublin Rd, Golf Links, Hudson's Terrace, Vevay Rd, for Bray UDC..
Refs: IAA, PKS 0608; IB 88, 14 Dec 1946, 836

Building: CO. WICKLOW, BRAY, HUDSON'S TERRACE, HOUSING
Date: 1946
Nature: Erection of 79 houses in Dublin Rd, Golf Links, Hudson's Terrace, Vevay Rd, for Bray UDC..
Refs: IAA, PKS 0608; IB 88, 14 Dec 1946, 836

Building: CO. WICKLOW, BRAY, GOLF LINKS, HOUSING
Date: 1946
Nature: Erection of 79 houses in Dublin Rd, Golf Links, Hudson's Terrace, Vevay Rd, for Bray UDC..
Refs: IAA, PKS 0608; IB 88, 14 Dec 1946, 836

Building: CO. WICKLOW, BRAY, PRESENTATION CONVENT
Date: 1946
Nature: New sewer in grounds.
Refs: IB 88, 2 Nov 1946, 724

Building: CO. DUBLIN, LITTLE BRAY, DUBLIN ROAD, HOUSING
Date: 1946
Nature: Erection of 79 houses in Dublin Rd, Golf Links, Hudson's Terrace, Vevay Rd, for Bray UDC..
Refs: IAA, PKS 0608; IB 88, 14 Dec 1946, 836

Building: CO. WICKLOW, BRAY, VEVAY ROAD, WATER MAINS
Date: 1947
Nature: -
Refs: IB 89, 22 fEB 1947, 136

Building: CO. MEATH, TRIM, LOMOND (ST LOMAN'S?) STREET, HOUSES (008)
Date: 1947
Nature: Erection of 8 single-storey houses.
Refs: IB 89, 17 MaY 1947, 366

Building: CO. WICKLOW, AUGHRIM, WATER SUPPLY & SEWERAGE
Date: 1947;1949
Nature: -
Refs: IB 89, 23 Aug 1947, 630; 91, 1 Oct 1949, 914

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, PEARSE STREET, NO. 111A (HAMMOND LANE FOUNDRY LTD)
Date: 1950-53
Nature: New buildings and adds. in Pearse St and Macken St.
Refs: IB 92, 1,15 Apr 1950, 328,382; 93, 31 Mar 1951, 344; 94, 8 Nov 1952, 1070; 95, 31 Jan 1953, 121

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, LANSDOWNE ROAD, KIOSK
Date: 1951
Nature: For Mrs Duggan.
Refs: IB 93, 10 Jan 1951, 90

Building: CO. DUBLIN, PORTMARNOCK, SEWERAGE SCHEME
Date: 1951
Nature: -
Refs: IB 93, 6 jAN 1951, 46

Author Title Date Details
Murphy, Edward M. 'Notes of concrete and concrete block walling' 1923 TICEI 49 (1922-23), 195-224.
Murphy, Edward M. 'The design and construction of the Balbriggan & Skerries Water Supply' 1930 TICEI 56 (1929-30), 152-185, and IB 72, 15 Mar 1930, 229.
Murphy, Edward M. 'The Engineer and town planning' 1936 TICEI 62 (1935-36), 89-100. (Paper read to ICEI, 2 Dec 1935; also published in IB 77, 14 Dec 1935, 1150?)
Murphy, Edward M. 'The civil engineering construction at Haulbowline Steel Works' 1940 TICEI 66 (1939-40), 117-140.