Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

English military engineer, for whom see Oxford DNB. Holloway came to Ireland in March 1803 as Commanding Royal Engineer of the Cork district. He was active in carrying out works in defence of Cork harbour, including a fort on Spike Island.(1) On 25 July 1805 he was appointed to a committee which was formed to consider a permanent system of defence for Ireland. He left Ireland in 1807 on being appointed Commanding Royal Engineer at Gibraltar.

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(1) Note of 1810 appended to Daniel Beaufort's journal of a tour in 1788 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc. 2008/44).

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Date: 1805ca-1811p
Nature: 'A new fort is now building of much greater size and strength which will not be finished for 7 years moreā€¦on a plan of Sir Chas Holloway, which will mount 300 guns. The present one is then to be pulled down.'
Refs: Note of 1810, with plan of new fort, appended to Daniel Beaufort's journal of a tour, 5 Sep 1788;  Francis H. Tuckey, The County and City of Cork Remembrancer (Cork, 1837), 241.