FARRELL, MARTIN JOHN
- Born: - Died: -
Engineer, of Wexford, active in the 1860s and 1870s. Martin John Farrell was apprenticed to his father, JAMES BARRY FARRELL , from 1859 until 1864 and worked with him thereafter, becoming his partner in 1872. Projects on which he was engaged included the improvement of Wexford Harbour, the Wexford and New Ross bridges, Rosslare railway and harbour, and Courtown harbour. He also provided the designs for Taghmon Catholic church in Co. Wexford (1869-71).(1)
ICEI: elected member, 1873.
RSAI: elected member, 18 Oct 1871.(2)
Address: Strandfield, Wexford, 1869.(3)
All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from ICEI admission applications, I, 117.
(1) Rita Curtis, 'St Fintan's Church' in Taghmon Historical Society I (1996), 14 (http://homepage.eircom.net/~taghmon/histsoc/vol1/14rita/14rita.htm).
(2) JRSAI 11 (1870-71), 565.
(3) See note 1, above.
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|Building:||CO. WEXFORD, WEXFORD, QUAY|
|Nature:||Lays line of rails along quay, for Wexford Harbour Commissioners.|
|Refs:||IB 11, 1 Jun 1869, 135|
|Building:||CO. WEXFORD, TAGHMON, CHURCH OF OUR LADY & ST FINTAN (RC)|
|Nature:||New church for Rev. William Murphy, PP, ' built from designs presented by Martin Farrell, C.E., Strandfield, Wexford'. Builder: Bonaventure Pierce. FS laid 9 May 1869. Church dedicated, 8 Sep(or Aug?) 1872.|
Rita Curtis, 'St Fintan's Church' in Taghmon Historical Society I (1996), 14 (http://homepage.eircom.net/~taghmon/histsoc/vol1/14rita/14rita.htm); Churches of the Diocese of Ferns (Booklink, 2004), 127(illus.).