Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Engineer, of Dublin. Charles G. McNamara, eldest child of THOMAS FRANCIS MCNAMARA THOMAS FRANCIS MCNAMARA , was born in Dublin on 11 December 1900. He was educated at the University School and Belvedere College, Dublin, and received his practical training in his father's office between 1916 and 1919. From 1918 he studied engineering at University College, Dublin, graduating BE in 1922. After graduating he worked for the Office of Public Works in various districts of Ireland before joining his father and brother N.P. MCNAMARA  MCNAMARA in practice at 5 Dawson Street in 1927. The following year he went to Ceylon, where he worked first as a district engineer in the Public Works Department and then for the Port Service. In 1936 he retired on a pension under the Donoughmore scheme and returned to Dublin, where he set up in independent practice at 29 Molesworth Street. Between 1938 and 1939 he undertook various projects in partnership with - Kennard, probably an English architect or engineer.(1) He was consulting engineer to Mayo and Waterford County Councils and to the Clare, Laois and Carlow Boards of Health. He incorporated his father's practice into his own after his father's death in 1947, taking on N.R. MacGovern as a new partner in the architectural section and moving his office to Merrion Square.(2) The practice became known as C.G. McNamara & Partners. He died in 1965 or 1966.(3)

ICEI: elected associate member, 2 February 1925;(4) transferred to member, 6 November 1933;(5) reads paper, 'Aspects of port work abroad', 7 December 1936.(6)
Inst.CE: elected associate member, 4 November 1941; transferred to member, 18 Feburary 1947; disappears from roll between 1965 and 1967.

Addresses: 5 Dawson Street, 1928; 29 Molesworth Street, 1938-1940; 35 Grafton Street, 1942; 117/118 Grafton Street, <=1946(7)-1947; 27 Merrion Square, 1947->=1960. Home: District Engineer's Bungalow, P.W.D., Pussellawa, Ceylon, 1931; St Jude's, Silchester Road, Glenageary, Co. Dublin, <=1942->=1947; 3 Holyrood Park, Dublin 4, 1963.

See WORKS.



References

All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from the records of the Insitution of Civil Engineers, London, kindly supplied by the Archivist, Mrs Carol Morgan.

(1) IB 80, 10 Dec 1938, 1032; 81, 24 Jun 1939, 549. No one named Kennard appears in the Dublin directories for the period but RIBA Kalendar 1957-1958 lists a Cecil and a Laurence Kennard, who had both become fellows of the RIBA in 1933.
(2) IB 89, 16 Jul 1947, 542.
(3) TICEI 93 (1965-66), 360.
(4) TICEI 51 (1924-25), 82.
(5) TICEI 60 (1933-34), 28.
(6) TICEI 63 (1936-37), 55-84.
(7) IB 88, 16 Nov 1946, 762.


31 work entries listed in chronological order for MCNAMARA, CHARLES GERALD


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Building: CO. MAYO, CASTLEBAR, COUNTY HOSPITAL (NEW)
Date: 1937
Nature: Water supply.
Refs: IB 79, 4 Sep 1937, 797

Building: CO. MAYO, CASTLEBAR, DISTRICT LUNATIC ASYLUM
Date: 1937
Nature: Water supply.
Refs: IB 79, 4 Sep 1937, 797

Building: CO. MAYO, KNOCK
Date: 1938-42
Nature: Town planning scheme by McNamara & Kennard.
Refs: IB 80, 10 Dec 1938, 1032; Candidate's circular for transfer to membership of Insitution of Civil Engineers, 1947 (information from Mrs Carol Morgan, Archivist to the Institution)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, BLACKDITCH, FEVER HOSPITAL
Date: 1939
Nature: Emergency services. By McNamara & Kennard.
Refs: IB 81, 24 Jun 1939, 549

Building: CO. MAYO, CASTLEBAR, WATER SUPPLY
Date: 1939-1940;1946-
Nature: Augmentation of town water supply.
Refs: IB 81, 10 Jun 1939, 504; 82, 25 May 1940, 350; 88, 16 Nov 1946, 762; 89, 8 Feb 1947, 98

Building: CO. OFFALY, FERBANE, WATER SUPPLY
Date: 1939;1941-42
Nature: By McNamara & Kennard.
Refs: IB 81, 24 Jun 1939, 549; 83, 24 May 1941, 266; candidate's circular for transfer to membership of Insitution of Civil Engineers, 1947 (information from Mrs Carol Morgan, Archivist to the Institution)

Building: CO. CLARE, ENNIS, COUNTY FEVER HOSPITAL
Date: 1942
Nature: £8,000+.
Refs: Candidate's circular for transfer to membership of Insitution of Civil Engineers, 1947 (information from Mrs Carol Morgan, Archivist to the Institution)

Building: CO. OFFALY, FERBANE, SEWERAGE
Date: 1942
Nature: £12,000.
Refs: Candidate's circular for transfer to membership of Insitution of Civil Engineers, 1947 (information from Mrs Carol Morgan, Archivist to the Institution)

Building: CO. MAYO, CASTLEBAR, WATER SUPPLY
Date: 1942
Nature: £25,000
Refs: Candidate's circular for transfer to membership of Insitution of Civil Engineers, 1947 (information from Mrs Carol Morgan, Archivist to the Institution)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, BLACKROCK, CARYSFORT AVENUE, OBELISK PARK, ST JOHN OF GOD HOME
Date: 1942
Nature: New mental colony. £8,052.
Refs: Candidate's circular for transfer to membership of Insitution of Civil Engineers, 1947 (information from Mrs Carol Morgan, Archivist to the Institution)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, KIMMAGE, FACTORY
Date: 1942
Nature: Reinforced concrete. £8,700.
Refs: Candidate's circular for transfer to membership of Insitution of Civil Engineers, 1947 (information from Mrs Carol Morgan, Archivist to the Institution)

Building: CO. WATERFORD, TRAMORE, SEWERAGE
Date: 1944
Nature: CGMcN to prepare sewage system for town of Tramore.
Refs: IB 86, 16 Dec 1944, 522

Building: CO. WATERFORD, CAPPOQUIN, WATER SUPPLY
Date: 1946
Nature: Joint water supply scheme with Lismore. £35,000.
Refs: Candidate's circular for transfer to membership of Institution of Civil Engineers, 1947 (information from Mrs Carol Morgan, Archivist to the Institution); IB 95, 23 May 1953, 548

Building: CO. WATERFORD, LISMORE, WATER SUPPLY
Date: 1946
Nature: Joint water supply scheme with Cappoquin. £35,000.
Refs: Candidate's circular for transfer to membership of Institution of Civil Engineers, 1947 (information from Mrs Carol Morgan, Archivist to the Institution); IB 95, 23 May 1953, 548

Building: CO. ROSCOMMON, ROSCOMMON, COUNTY HOSPITAL
Date: 1946
Nature: New.
Refs: Candidate's circular for transfer to membership of Institution of Civil Engineers, 1947 (information from Mrs Carol Morgan, Archivist to the Institution)

Building: CO. WATERFORD, TRAMORE, ESPLANADE & SEA WALL
Date: 1946
Nature: Reconstruction.
Refs: Candidate's circular for transfer to membership of Insitution of Civil Engineers, 1947 (information from Mrs Carol Morgan, Archivist to the Institution)

Building: CO. MONAGHAN, MONAGHAN, COUNTY FEVER HOSPITAL
Date: 1946
Nature: New. £45,404.
Refs: Candidate's circular for transfer to membership of Insitution of Civil Engineers, 1947 (information from Mrs Carol Morgan, Archivist to the Institution)

Building: CO. WATERFORD, DUNGARVAN, PUBLIC BATHS
Date: 1946
Nature: Reinforced concrete. £8,000.
Refs: Candidate's circular for transfer to membership of Insitution of Civil Engineers, 1947 (information from Mrs Carol Morgan, Archivist to the Institution)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, ?, APARTMENT BLOCK
Date: 1946
Nature: For M. Farmer. £60,000.
Refs: Candidate's circular for transfer to membership of Insitution of Civil Engineers, 1947 (information from Mrs Carol Morgan, Archivist to the Institution)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, ?, AUTO SERVICES LTD
Date: 1946
Nature: Reinforced concrete structures. £6,117.
Refs: Candidate's circular for transfer to membership of Insitution of Civil Engineers, 1947 (information from Mrs Carol Morgan, Archivist to the Institution)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, INCHICORE, HOLLAND HOUSING ESTATE
Date: 1946
Nature: -
Refs: Candidate's circular for transfer to membership of Insitution of Civil Engineers, 1947 (information from Mrs Carol Morgan, Archivist to the Institution)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, PHILIPSBURGH AVENUE (FAIRVIEW), HOUSING DEVELOPMENT
Date: 1946
Nature: -
Refs: Candidate's circular for transfer to membership of Insitution of Civil Engineers, 1947 (information from Mrs Carol Morgan, Archivist to the Institution)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUN LAOGHAIRE, SEWERAGE
Date: 1946
Nature: £90,000.
Refs: Candidate's circular for transfer to membership of Insitution of Civil Engineers, 1947 (information from Mrs Carol Morgan, Archivist to the Institution)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, FAIRYHOUSE, RACECOURSE
Date: 1946
Nature: New grandstand.
Refs: Candidate's circular for transfer to membership of Insitution of Civil Engineers, 1947 (information from Mrs Carol Morgan, Archivist to the Institution)

Building: CO. WESTMEATH, MULLINGAR, TECHNICAL SCHOOL
Date: 1946-48
Nature: New school by McNamara & Partners. Contractor: Michael Kelly & Sons. £24,000.
Refs: IAA, PKS 0309; candidate's circular for transfer to membership of Insitution of Civil Engineers, 1947 (information from Mrs Carol Morgan, Archivist to the Institution); IB 90, 10 Jul 1948, 554

Building: CO. SLIGO, SLIGO, JETTY
Date: 1949
Nature: New.
Refs: IB 91, 23 Jul 1949, 684

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CIRCULAR ROAD NORTH, FLATS
Date: 1950-53
Nature: 9 blocks of flats and 1 block of shops and flats, for Dublin Corporation
Refs: IAA, PKS 0337, 0511

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CIRCULAR ROAD NORTH, FLATS
Date: 1951
Nature: 4 blocks of flats, for Dublin Corporation. Contractor: Dublin Development Co.
Refs: IAA, PKS 0295

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CIRCULAR ROAD NORTH, FLATS
Date: 1952-53
Nature: 4 blocks of flats. Contractor: Thomas McInerney & Sons.
Refs: IAA, PKS 0338, 0354

Building: CO. WATERFORD, ARDMORE, SEWERAGE
Date: 1960
Nature: -
Refs: IB 102, 1 Oct 1960, 743

Building: CO. WATERFORD, WATERFORD, WATERWORKS
Date: 1961
Nature: -
Refs: IB 103, 14 Oct 1961, 822

Author Title Date Details
Mcnamara, Charles Gerald 'Aspects of port work abroad' 1937 TICEI 63 (1936-37), 55-84.
Mcnamara, Charles Gerald 'Engineers as Organizers and Administrators' 1943 IB 85, 20 Nov 1943, 448. (Summary of talk to Dublin University Engineering Society, Nov 1943.)