Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Assistant county surveyor for Co. Roscommon, from 1915 or earlier until 1922 or later. According to the 1911 census, John McDonagh was born in Boyle, Co. Roscommon, in 1886.   He was living in Strockestown by 1909 when he was responsible for the erection of twenty-five labourers'cottages in Boyle rural district .(1) and for a scheme for erecting over 100 labourers' cottages in Castlerea rural district in 1910.(2) As engineer for the latter scheme he was to be paid £2.7s.6d. per cottage. He had been appointed an assistant county surveyor by 1915 and was still in the post in 1922.(3) In 1919 he was an unsuccessful candidate for the Roscommon county surveyorship.(4)

Address:  Strokestown, Co. Roscommon, <=1909->=1911.



References



(1) IB 51, 2 Oct 1909, 629.
(2) IB 52, 25 Jun 1910, 421.
(3) Information from Thom's Directory for 1915 and 1922.
(4) Roscommon Herald, 25 Oct 1919.


2 work entries listed in chronological order for MCDONAGH, JOHN


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Building: CO. ROSCOMMON, BOYLE, HOUSES (025)
Date: 1909
Nature: JMcD responsible for erection of 25 labourers' cottages in Boyle for Boyle No. 1 RDC.
Refs: IB 51, 2 Oct 1909, 629

Building: CO. ROSCOMMON, CASTLEREA RURAL DISTRICT, HOUSES (100+)
Date: 1910
Nature: JMcD appointed engineer for the erection of 'over 100' labourers' cottages at remuneration of £2.7s.6d per cottage. For Castlerea RDC.
Refs: IB 52, 25 Jun 1910, 421.