Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Engineer, of Dundalk, Co. Louth.  Peter Cahill, CE, was resident engineer to the Dundalk Borough Harbour Commissioners from 1868 until 1886 or later.  He was also architect to the Dundalk Board of Guardians, a post from which he resigned in 1891, to be succeeded by JAMES GASKIN. JAMES GASKIN. (1) He is presumably the 'Mr Cahill, CE', who made plans for labourers' cottages for the Dundalk and Ardee Unions in 1890,(2) and possibly also the Mr Cahill who from 1901 until 1908 executed various work for the Dundalk and Ardee Unions and Rural District Councils.(2)   He had died by the time of the 1911 census, but his widow, Julia (née Prescott), who came from Dublin, was probably still living.(3)  He was the father of PETER WILLIAM CAHILL. PETER WILLIAM CAHILL.

Address:  Quay Street, Dundalk, 1886.(3)




References

Information in this entry not otherwise attributed is from Thom's directories.

(1)   IB 33, 1 Nov 1891, 249.
(2) IB 51, 6 Mar 1909, 154.
(3) The 1911 census records a sixty-eight-year-old widow named Julia Cahill living in Barrack Street, Dundalk, with two unmarried daughters.
(4) George Henry Bassett, Louth County Guide and Directory (1886), 315. 


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Building: CO. LOUTH, DUNDALK, BARRACK STREET, HOUSES (007)
Date: 1885
Nature: Tenders invited. Plans: Peter Cahill. Architect:? Henry O'Connell.
Refs: Dundalk Democrat, 7 Mar 1885

Building: CO. LOUTH, DUNDALK, HOUSES
Date: 1890
Nature: Labourer's cottages, by Mr Cahill, CE, for Dundalk & Ardee Unions
Refs: IB 51, 17 Apr 1909, 242

Building: CO. LOUTH, ARDEE, HOUSES
Date: 1890
Nature: Labourers' cottages by Mr Cahill, CE, for Dundalk & Ardee Unions
Refs: IB 51, 17 Apr 1909, 242