Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Engineer. Joseph Fogerty was born in Limerick on 7 April 1831, the elder son of JOHN FOGERTY [2] JOHN FOGERTY [2] , civil engineer of Limerick, and his wife, Elizabeth.(1) WILLIAM FOGERTY  WILLIAM FOGERTY was his younger brother. After serving his pupilage with his father in Limerick, he went to England in 1856 to study at University College, London. In England he worked for three years as assistant to Sir JOHN FOWLER  JOHN FOWLER on various railway projects. In about 1865 he set up in business on his own, 'constructing water- and steam-power mills, factories and other works in Ireland' as well as 'private dwelling houses in and around London'.(2) He spent much time and money in making plans for an elevated railway system for the city of Vienna, which were carried out in a modified form from 1882 onwards.(3) In his latter years, Fogerty devoted much time to novel writing. Three of his novels, Lauterdale, Caterina and Countess Irene were published, the latter two being said to contain 'some interesting and striking pictures of Austrian and Irish life and character'. Fogerty died at his house, Enderby, Sydenham, Kent, on 2 September 1899.(4)

Inst.CE: elected member, 14 April 1863.
RIBA: elected fellow, 9 Febrary 1880, proposed by Henry Currey, Edwin Nash and Charles Barry.(5)


All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from the obituary of Fogerty in Min. Proc. ICE 139 (1899-1900), 353-4.

(1) www.familysearch.org, which records his chirstening at St John's Church, Limerick, on 24 April 1831; see also obituary of William Fogerty in IB 20, 1 Jun 1878, 163.
(2) One of these, on the Eden Park Estate, near Beckenham, Kent, designed with William Fogerty, is illustrated in IB 11, 15 Jul 1869, 168.
(3) IB 24, 15 Mar 1882, 94,98(illus.).
(4) IB 41, 15 Sep 1899, 135.
(5) Directory of British Architects 1834-1900, 316.

2 work entries listed in chronological order for FOGERTY, JOSEPH [2]

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Date: 1869
Nature: By J. & W. Fogerty. 1 of 5 villas, each costing about £4000. Builder: Bracker & Son, Great Ormond St.
Refs: IB 11, 15 Jul 1869, 168

Date: 1874ca
Nature: New hotel for John R. Annesley. Clerk of Works: Patrick Hayes, Ennis, who sued Annesley for sum of £16 due to him for work done at Ennistymon Quarter Sessions in Jan 1877.
Refs: Irish Times, 11 Jan 1877