Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Engineer, for whose life and career see the obituary in Min.Proc.Inst.CE 74 (1882-83), Pt. 4, pp. 285-6. James Edward McConnell was born on 1 January 1815, at Fermoy, Co. Cork, the son of Quentin McConnell, proprietor of a large ironworks. He left Ireland at an early age, following the death of his father, and was brought up by an uncle in Ayr. He remained in Britain for the rest of his life, although, while he was working for the firm of Vernon & Co. of Liverpool in the late 1830s or early 1840s, he 'superintended the erection of several horticultural buildings, and a great deal of machinery, for the late Earl of Clare at Mountshannon.'

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Building: CO. LIMERICK, MOUNT SHANNON
Date: 1840ca
Nature: JEM, on behalf of Vernon & Co, Liverpool, 'superintended the erection of several horticultural buildings, and a great deal of machinery, for the late Earl of Clare at Mountshannon.'
Refs: Min.Proc.Inst.CE 74 (1882-83), Pt. 4, pp. 285-6