Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Civil engineer and county surveyor for the South Division of Co. Kerry, 1921-1938. Thomas Delahunty, a son of Michael Delahunty, grocer and spirit dealer, of Lower Mount Street, Dublin,(1) was born on 7 May 1881 and educated at Clongowes Wood College. He entered Trinity College, Dublin, in 1903. After obtaining the the degrees of BA and BAI in 1903,(1) he became an assistant to JOHN HARRISON MIDDLETON JOHN HARRISON MIDDLETON , surveyor to Pembroke Urban Council. In September 1906 he was appointed town surveyor of Tralee, Co. Kerry.(3) He remained in the post until 1909, when he was appointed town surveyor for Drogheda, Co. Louth. After successfully sitting the county surveyorship qualifying examination in 1917, he was eventually appointed county surveyor for the southern division of Co. Kerry in 1921, holding the post until his death in the Mater Hospital, Dublin, on 3 May 1938. He was buried in Glasnevin Cemetery. He was married to a Miss Tuomey, of Tralee.(3) In his spare time he was a keen stamp collector.

ICEI: elected member, 5 January 1910;(4) council member, 1920-1923, 1926-1927, 1929-1930, 1931-1936.(5)



All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from Brendan O'Donoghue, The Irish County Surveyors 1834-1944 (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2007), 146-7, from the obituary notice in IB 80, 14 May 1938, 406, from Delahunty's application for membership of the ICEI (Vol. IV, no. 83) and from ICEI membership lists.

(1) The Kerryman, 7 May 1938.
(2) R.C. Cox, compiler, Trinity College School of Engineering: 'Graduates' in Engineering 1843-1992 (1993), unpaginated.
(3) IB 48, 22 Sep 1906, 782.
(4) See note 1, above.
(4) TICEI 36 (1910), ?.
(5) TICEI lists of officers.

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Date: 1937
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Refs: IB 79, 1May 1937, 406