Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Engineer. William Frend was born in Co. Limerick on 22 April 1858 and was educated at the Limerick Collegiate Academy before proceeding to Trinity College, Dublin, where he took the degrees of BA and BAI, with special certificates in engineering and physics. After graduating from Trinity in 1880,(1) he joined the staff of Falkiner & Stanford, by whom he was employed on the Rathmines Waterworks. He then entered the Board of Public Works and was placed in charge of the construction of a pier at Roscarbery, Co. Cork. This work was completed early in 1888. In the autumn of the same year he emigrated to Rosario de Santa Fe, Argentina, where he was appointed assistant engineer on the Central Argentine Railway. After only about six months in this post, he died of typhoid fever on 13 March 1889.

Inst.CE: elected associate member, 24 May 1887.


All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from the obituary of Frend in Min. Proc. ICE 98 (1888-89), Part IV, 403-4.

(1) R.C. Cox, ed., Trinity College School of Engineering: 'Graduates' in Engineering 1843-1993.

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Date: 1885-1888
Nature: New pier, for Board of Public Works.
Refs: Min. Proc. ICE 98 (1888-89), Part IV, 403