Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Engineer, of Cork. Philip Barry, who was born in 1832, studied engineering at Queen's College, Cork, obtaining the Diploma in Engineering in 1859,the BE degree in 1871 and the ME degree in 1882. On the dissolution of the Queen's University of Ireland in 1882 the degree of ME honoris causa, was conferred upon him. He worked on the Mallow & Fermoy railway, 1858-9, and was resident engineer for JOSEPH PHILIP RONAYNE JOSEPH PHILIP RONAYNE , on the construction of the Queenstown and Cork & Macroom lines, 1860-66. He then practised independently in Cork for seven years, during which time he carried out important works for the Cork Gas Consumers' Company. In May 1873 he was appointed engineer to the Cork Harbour Commissioners, in succession to Sir JOHN BENSON. JOHN BENSON. (1) He died at his home, Rosetta, Blackrock, Co. Cork, on 11 November 1895.

Inst.CE: elected associate, 6 April 1875; raised to member, 15 January 1878.



All information in this entry not otherwise accountd for is from Min.Proc.Inst.CE 125 (1895-6), Pt. 3, 397.

(1) IB 15, 1 Jun 1873,158

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Building: CO. CORK, COBH, QUAY
Date: 1879
Nature: New deep-water quay to be constructed. 600' long, 40' wide. To cost £30,000. First block laid 4 Sep 1879. PB engineer for same.
Refs: IB 20, 15 May 1878, 143; 21, 15 Sep 1879, 289

Author Title Date Details
Barry, Philip 'The Deep-Water Quays in the Port of Cork' 1890 Min.Proc.Inst.CE 100 (1889-90, Pt. 2), 315-25.