- Born: 1817/18 Died: 1895
Engineer to the Grand Canal Company from 1847 until 1891. Christopher Mulvany had been an employee of the Board of Works before his appointment as the Company's engineer in 1847.(1) He retired in the spring of 1891, when he was presented with 'a handsome timepiece and a purse of sovereigns'.(2) He was succeeded by FRANCIS BERGIN . He died at the age of seventy-seven on 1 November 1895 and was buried in Mount Jerome cemetery. His wife Isabella, née Fowler (d.1889),(3) whom he had married on 15 February 1849,(4) and three of his daughters, who predeceased their parents, were buried in the same plot. He was the father of CHRISTOPHER JOHN MULVANY.
Addresses: Work: Grand Canal Company, James's Street Harbour, Dublin.
Home: 7 Clanbrassil Terrace, <=1853->=1863; 8 Rehoboth Place, <=1874 until death.
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All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from Thom's and Post Office directories and from the inscription on Mulvany's tombstone in Mount Jerome cemetery, kindly supplied by Brendan O'Donoghue.
(1) Ruth Delany, The Grand Canal of Ireland (1873), 178.
(2) IB 33, 15 May 1891, 118.
(3) According to the tombstone, she was 63 when she died; she is described rather surprisingly as BA and LLB.
1 work entries listed in chronological order for MULVANY, CHRISTOPHER
|Building:||CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, JAMES'S STREET HARBOUR, GRAND CANAL CO. OFFICE|
|Nature:||Alts. & adds. To cost £1,000.|
|Refs:||DB 5, 1 May 1863, 43|
|Mulvany, Christopher||Report on plans for the improvement of Ringsend Docks, June 25th, 1866||1866||Dublin, 1866.|