Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Engineer with the Great Southern Railway. David McCoy, who, according to the 1911 census, was born in Waterford in 1870 or 1871, was an authority on railway track.   He worked first for the Waterford & Limerick Railway, and then, after that line was amalgamated with the Great Southern Railway, 'officiated at Inchicore, Broadstone and Westland Row'. He retired after fifty years service in about 1929.   At the time of the 1911 census, he was a widower, living in lodgings at 50 Oakley Road, Rathmines.


All information in this entry is from the 1911 census http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai000142395/ (last visited Feb 2009) and from the brief notice of McCoy's death in IB 81, 2 Dec 1939, 1018.