Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Civil engineer, of Ennis, Co. Clare.   Martin Tierney, who was born in Co. Clare in 1883 or 1884, was active as an engineer in Ennis from 1909 or earlier until 1933. In 1909 he and BRIAN EDWARD FITZGERALD SHEEHY  BRIAN EDWARD FITZGERALD SHEEHY were elected joint architects to the Ennis Asylum board.(1) Tierney was an assistant county surveyor for Co. Clare from 1918 or earlier until 1933, when he died or retired.   At the time of the 1911 census he was still unmarried, living with his brother who owned a bicycle shop in Ennis.

Address: 9 Abbey Street, Ennis, 1911;  17 Abbot Street, Ennis, 1929.(2)

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References

All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from the 1911 census of Ireland, http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/ (last visited Oct 2009) and from the Co. Clare official data in Thom's directories for 1918, 1922 and 1933.

(1) IB 51, 26 Jun 1909, 405.
(2) Architect & Building News 122, 19 Jul 1929, 92.


4 work entries listed in chronological order for TIERNEY, MARTIN F.


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Building: CO. CLARE, ENNIS, GALWAY ROAD, DISTRICT LUNATIC ASYLUM
Date: 1910
Nature: 2 cottages at same, 1910. Chimney shaft, boiler, &c., 1914. New dormitories, 1915. Archts: Sheehy and Tierney.
Refs: IB 52, 2 Apr,11 Jun 1910, 217,392; 56, 3 Jan 1914, 28; 57, 31 Jul,28 Aug 1915, 346,385; B 109, 10 Oct 1915, 196

Building: CO. CLARE, ENNIS, GORT ROAD, HOUSES (036)
Date: 1911-12
Nature: Foundation stones laid in both sections of scheme of 76 artisans' dwellings on Gort Rd and Clare Rd, 18 Jan 1912. For Ennis UDC. Gort Rd site 'just in front of the County Courthouse'. Total cost of scheme will be about £14,000. Plans 'provoide for a roomy comfortable type of building'. Contractor: Kinlen, Greystones.
Refs: ÌB 54, 3 Feb 1912, 81; report of legal action brought against Ennis UDC by Kinlen in Freeman's Journal, 22 Dec 1914.

Building: CO. CLARE, ENNIS, CLARE ROAD, HOUSES (040)
Date: 1912
Nature: Foundation stones laid in both sections of scheme of 76 artisans' dwellings on Gort Rd and Clare Rd, 18 Jan 1912. For Ennis UDC. Total cost of scheme will be about £14,000. Plans 'provoide for a roomy comfortable type of building'. Contractor: Mr Gough, Limerick.
Refs: ÌB 54, 3 Feb 1912, 81

Building: CO. CLARE, ENNIS, COUNTY HOSPITAL
Date: 1929
Nature: Tenders sought for proposed reconstruction.
Refs: Architect & Building News 122, 19 Jul 1929, 92.