Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

County engineer for for Co. Clare, 1945-1949.   Thomas Aloysius Simington was born in Dublin in 1905, the third son son of John Joseph Simington, a manager and director of the Irish Times, and his wife, Bridget.(1)  He studied engineering at Trinity College, Dublin, obtaining the BA and BAI degrees in 1927.   He then worked for a variety of different companies as contractor's engineer.  Projects with which he was associated included a deep-water jetty at Foynes, Co. Limerick, the Butt Bridge, Dublin, the new bridge at Kenmare, Co. Kerry, and the Cusack Stand at Croke Park, Dublin.     

During the war Simington entered the public sector.   He worked for Dublin Corporation from 1940 until 1944 when he became acting county engineer for Co. Kildare.   In September 1945 he was appointed county engineer for Co. Clare.   He resigned in October 1949 in order to return to the private sector, becoming joint managing director of the John Paul Construction Company.   He retired in 1972.   He died on 17 June 1994 and was buried in Deansgrange Cemetery.

Engineers' Association (Cumann na nInnealt√≥iri):  president ,1959-1960.
ICEI:  president, 1961-62.



References

All information in this entry is from Brendan O'Donoghue, The Irish County Surveyors 1834-1944 (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2007),  299-300.


(1) Census of Ireland, 1911, see National Archives: census of Ireland,www.census.nationalarchives.ie (last visited, Feb 2016).;  Irish Times, ? Jun 1948 (information from Brendan O'Donoghue, 2015).


4 work entries listed in chronological order for SIMINGTON, THOMAS ALOYSIUS


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Building: CO. KERRY, KENMARE, BRIDGE (NEW)
Date: 1933a
Nature:

TAS contractor's engineer for new bridge designed by L.G. Mouchel & Partners, opened 25 Mar 1933.

Refs: Brendan O'Donoghue, The Irish County Surveyors 1834-1944 (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2007), 299

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, JONES'S ROAD, CROKE PARK
Date: 1937A
Nature:

TAS contractor's engineer for Cusack Stand, completed 1937.

Refs: Brendan O'Donoghue, The Irish County Surveyors 1834-1944 (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2007), 299.

Building: CO. LIMERICK, FOYNES, HARBOUR
Date: 1937c
Nature: TAS contractor's engineer for new deep-water jetty designed by Delap & Waller.
Refs: H.A. Delap & T.A. Simington, 'The new deep-water jetty at Foynes, Co. Limerick', TICEI 64 (1937-38), 145-168(illus.)

Building: CO. LIMERICK, LIMERICK, DOCKS
Date: ?
Nature: TAS contractor's engineer for extension of docks.
Refs: Brendan O'Donoghue, The Irish County Surveyors 1834-1944 (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2007), 299

Author Title Date Details
Delap, Alfred Dover, & Simington, Thomas Aloysius 'The new deep-water jetty at Foynes, Co. Limerick' 1938

TICEI 64 (1938), 145 ff.

O'keeffe, Peter J., & Simington, Thomas Aloysius Irish Stone Bridges 1991 Dublin, 1991.
Simington, Thomas Aloysius [History of bridges and bridge building] 1961

Presidential address to ICEI, 1961.