Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

County surveyor for the West Riding of Co. Galway, 1902-1910. Patrick Prendergast was born at Clifden, Co. Galway, in March 1853. He studied engineering at Queen's College, Galway, and from circa 1877 to 1886 was employed by the Great Northern Railway Company.(1) He subsequently worked for the Midland Great Western Railway. In 1892 he was appointed borough surveyor of Athlone and in 1902 county surveyor for the West Riding of Galway in succession to JAMES PERRY. JAMES PERRY. (2)

Prendergast retired on a pension for health reasons in October 1910(3) and died in Galway on 1 February 1911.(4) He married Ellen (née Kyle) and was the father JOHN KYLE PRENDERGAST  JOHN KYLE PRENDERGAST and of William Hilary Prendergast (1895-1957), who had a long career as a transport engineer in India and Burma before becoming Professor of Engineering at University College, Galway, in 1947.(5) . His pupils and assistants included HARRY JACKSON CROSSLEY. HARRY JACKSON CROSSLEY.

Inst.CE: elected associate member, 5 February 1895.

Address: Northgate Street, Athlone, <=1900(6)->=1905.(7)

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References

All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from the Irish census of 1901 and from the brief obituary of Prendergast in Min.Proc.Inst.CE 184 (1910-11, Pt. 2), 360.


(1) IB 28, 15 Feb 1886, 62.
(2) IB 49, 23 Feb 1907, 121.
(3) IB 52, 12 Nov 1910, 703.
(4) IA & C 1, 11 Feb 1911, 33; IB 53, 18 Feb 1911, 99.
(5) See obituary in TICEI 84 (1957-58), 57-58.
(6) IB 42, 1 May 1900, 356.
(7) IB 47, 11 Feb 1905, 98.


18 work entries listed in chronological order for PRENDERGAST, PATRICK JOSEPH


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Building: CO. MAYO, CLOONACANNANA (SWINFORD), BRIDGE
Date: 1889-1890
Nature: PJP resident engineer for new bridge designed by Edward Glover. In progress, Jul 1889. Open to traffic, Dec 1889. Practically complete, Mar 1890.
Refs: Connaught Telegraph 13 Jul 1889, 15 Mar 1890 (information from Brendan O'Donoghue)

Building: CO. WESTMEATH, ATHLONE, CORNAMAGH CEMETERY
Date: 1896
Nature: New boundary wall & drainage, for Athlone Board of Guardians.
Refs: IB 38, 1 Jul 1896, 144

Building: CO. WESTMEATH, ATHLONE, ABBEY ROAD, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1896
Nature: Fitting up laundry drying room and cooking apparatus. Tender of W. Baird (£283) accepted.
Refs: IB 38, 1 Dec 1896, 247

Building: CO. WESTMEATH, ATHLONE, ABBEY ROAD, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1899-1900
Nature: Additions (incl. new wing) to male & female hospitals, for Athlone Board of Guardians.
Refs: Athlone Times, Aug 1899; IB 41, 1 Oct 1899, 140; 42, 1 Apr 1900, 323

Building: CO. WESTMEATH, ATHLONE, SEWERS
Date: 1900
Nature: -
Refs: IB 42, 1 May 1900, 356

Building: CO. WESTMEATH, ATHLONE, BRIDEWELL, DISPENSARY & DOCTOR'S HOUSE
Date: 1902;1904
Nature: Doctor's residence, stables and dispensary, 1902. Well & pump at same, 1904.
Refs: IB 44, 2 Jan 1902, 994; 46, 8 Oct 1904, 674

Building: CO. WESTMEATH, ATHLONE, ABBEY ROAD, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1904
Nature: Painting and other work at chapel.
Refs: IB 46, 27 Aug,10 Sep,8 Oct 1904, 562,598,662

Building: CO. WESTMEATH, ATHLONE, WATERWORKS
Date: 1904;1906
Nature: Oil engine, 1904. New store, 1906
Refs: IB 46, 8 Oct 1904, 674; 48, 16 Jun 1906, 526

Building: CO. WESTMEATH, ATHLONE, FOOTPATH
Date: 1905
Nature: Relaying.
Refs: IB 47, 12 Aug 1905, 562

Building: CO. WESTMEATH, ATHLONE, NORTHGATE STREET, TOWN HALL
Date: 1905
Nature: Re-ceiling, for Athlone UDC.
Refs: IB 47, 25 Feb 1905, 139

Building: CO. WESTMEATH, ATHLONE, NORTHGATE STREET, GASWORKS
Date: 1905
Nature: Works, including erection of masonry flooring and gates, for Athlone UDC.
Refs: IB 47, 25 Feb,11 Mar 1905, 134,170

Building: CO. WESTMEATH, ATHLONE, O'CONNELL STREET, HOUSES (002)
Date: 1905
Nature: Tenders received for erecting same, for D. O'Connell, Esq.
Refs: IB 47, 15 Jul,26 Aug 1905, 494,594

Building: CO. WESTMEATH, ATHLONE, RETREAT ROAD, OUR LADY'S BOWER, SCHOOLS
Date: 1906
Nature: In process of erection 'according to the most modern ideas of school architecture'. T-plan. Tullamore brick. To be ready by end of May. To cost at least £1000.
Refs: IB 48, 10 Mar 1906, 198

Building: CO. WESTMEATH, ATHLONE, FEVER HOSPITAL
Date: 1906
Nature: Tenders received for carrying out improvements, for Board of Guardians.
Refs: IB 48, 10 Mar 1906, 198

Building: CO. WESTMEATH, ATHLONE, HOUSES (025)
Date: 1906
Nature: Tenders invited for erection of 25 artisans' dwellings, foar Athlone UDC.
Refs: IB 48, 8 Sep 1906, 730

Building: CO. WESTMEATH, ATHLONE, O'CONNELL STREET, HOUSES (003)
Date: 1906
Nature: Tenders invited for building 3 houses for Denis O'Connell, TC.
Refs: IB 48, 7 Apr 1906, 48

Building: CO. WESTMEATH, ATHLONE, MARKET SQUARE, MARKET HOUSE
Date: 1906
Nature: Tenders invited for erection of new market house.
Refs: IB 48, 16,30 Jun 1906, 486,526

Building: CO. WESTMEATH, ATHLONE, DRAINAGE
Date: 1907
Nature: -
Refs: IB 49, 23 Mar 1907, 212