Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

County surveyor for the eastern division of Co. Galway, 1909, for the whole county from 1910, and for the western division from 1913. John Moran, son of James Moran of Ballysteen, Co. Limerick,(1) was born in Co. Limerick in 1865 or 1866, according to his 1911 census return. An engineering graduate,(2) he was town surveyor for Omagh, Co. Tyrone, from 1906 or earlier.(3) In June 1909, he was appointed county surveyor for the eastern division of Co. Galway, his staunch nationalism, Catholicism and enthusiasm for the Irish language, being cited as features in his favour.(4)  His duties were extended to cover the whole county the following year, but in 1913 were reduced again to cover the western division only. He had died by 1917. At the time of the 1911 census he had been married for nineteen years to his Co. Wicklow-born wife, Catherine, and had seven children.

Address: Market Street, Omagh, <=1903->=1904;(5)  Cleaghmore, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway, 1911.



All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from tbe 1911 census of Ireland, http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/ (last visited Nov 2009).and from Brendan O'Donoghue, The Irish County Surveyors 1834-1944 (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2007), 253-255, which gives the fullest account of Moran's career.

(1) Tuam Herald, Jul 17, 1909.
(2) IB 46, 23 Apr 1904, 254.
(3) IB 48, 30 Jun 1906, 526.  The places of his children's birth, as recorded in the 1911 census, indicate that he was working in Co. Galway circa 1894 and in Co. Tyrone from circa 1901.
(4)   Irish Times, 17 Jun 1909;   IB 51, 26 Jun,24 Jul 1909, 396,453; Tuam Herald, 26 Jun 1909.
(5) IB 45, 9 Apr 1903, 1698; 46, 7 May 1904, 286.

3 work entries listed in chronological order for MORAN, JOHN

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Building: CO. TYRONE, OMAGH, HOUSES (002)
Date: 1903
Nature: Tenders invited for 2 houses for Mr Charles McElroy.
Refs: IB 45, 9 Apr 1903, 1698

Date: 1904
Nature: Tenders received for erection of stables.
Refs: IB 46, 16 Jul 1904, 254

Date: 1904
Nature: Tenders invited for erection of eight houses for J.K. McConnell, Esq, solicitor.
Refs: IB 46, 23 Apr,7 May 1904, 254,286