Engineer, of Dublin. Samuel Geoghegan was born in Dublin in 1844 or 1845. In 1861, according to the English census of that year, he was a pupil of a schoolmaster named Richard Biggs in Devizes, Wiltshire; he then served a four-year apprenticeship in England with a mechanical engineer. Work as a draughtsman and mechanical engineer in England and Scotland followed; in the English census for 1871 he appears as a fitter in Doncaster. He then spent eighteen months in Turkey as a locomotive engineer and three years on bridge work in India. He was appointed to the engineering staff of Guinness's Brewery in 1874 or 1875. By 1899 he had become head of the company's electrical and mechanical engineering staff. He retired on 9 July 1901 at the age of fifty-six but was retained as a consultant until 11 February 1905. After his retirement he ran a private practice from 17 Westland Row. He died in 1928 or 1929. He had married in 1876 and had five children.
ICEI: elected member, 3 March 1876; council member, 1885,1890-91,1895,1904; vice-president, 1886-1887,1889, 1897.
Institute of Mechanical Engineers: member.
Addresses: 81 James's Street, Dublin, 1875->=1891; St James's Gate Brewery, Dublin, <=1896->=1898; 17 Westland Row, Dublin, <=1911->=1927.
Home: Holywell Park, Dundrum, 1883; The Grove, Killiney, Co. Dublin, <=1896->=1906; 37 Ailesbury Road, <=1911->=1915; St Margaret's, Stillorgan Rd, Donnybrook, 1916; 4 Palmerston Villas, Rathmines, 1927.
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All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is based on ICEI membership applications, II, 24, ICEI lists of officers and members, and Thom's and Post Office directories. A photograph of Geoghegan and and short account of his years at Guinness's is in Michael P. Byrne, A History of Market Street Storehouse (Dublin. 2001), 16-18.
IB 41, 1 Sep 1899, 114.
Byrne, op. cit., above, 17.
TICEI 55 (1928-29), 231.
1911 census http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai000113335/ (last visited Jan 2009).
Jones transcripts from TICEI lists of officers.
TICEI 11 (1874-1876), 12.
He is styled M.I.MECH.E. in Thom's Directory for 1915, p.1722.