Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Engineer. Henry Foy, only son of Peter Bertram Foy, Professor of Science at the Drumcondra Training College and the Kevin Street Technical Schools, and his American-born wife, Mary, was born in Dublin in 1893.   He was educated at Belvedere College from 1906-11 and then entered the Engineering School of University College, Dublin, his course there being interrupted by the outbreak of the First World War. Foy took a commission in the Royal Engineers and left Dublin in May 1915 to continue his training in England. In 1917 he was promoted to captain. He served with distinction in the war and afterwards was posted to the Middle East and Constantinople. On demobilisation in 1921, he returned to Ireland and was appointed an engineer on the Shannon Hydroelectric Scheme. He later filled several other engineering posts. He died on 4 September 1932 as the result of a motor accident at Ballywilliam near Nenagh the previous day, when he lost control of the car while driving alone. He had married not long before the accident.

ICEI: elected associate member, 7 January 1929.(1)

Addresses: 16 Burlington Road, Dublin, 1911;  Inane House, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary, at time of death.


All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from the 1911 census of Ireland, http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/ (last visited Nov 2009), from the obituary of Foy in IB 74, 10 Sep 1932, 812, and from Jones's own entry, which is based on this obituary and apparently also on information supplied by Belvedere College (from an obituary in The Belvederean?).

(1) TICEI 55 (1928-29), 36.