MCGAHON, THOMAS PIUS
- Born: 1903 Died: 1973
Architect, of Dundalk. Thomas P. McGahon, the second son of JOHN FRANCIS MCGAHON , was born in Dundalk, Co. Louth, on 10 September 1903. He entered into partnership with his father in about 1931 and carried on he firm of JOHN F. MCGAHON & amp; SON under the same name after his father's death in 1936. He was later joined in the practice by his younger brother Cormac. He died in Dundalk on 10 June 1973.
RIAI: elected member, 1938; no longer on list of members after 1974.
RIBA: elected licentiate, 1956. Address: 9-18 Exchange Buildings, Dundalk, 1931->=1974.
See WORKS; see also works of JOHN P. MCGAHON & amp; SON and of JOHN P. MCGAHON post 1930.
McGahon's dates of birth and death were supplied by Donal McGahon, a grandson of John Francis McGahon, Aug 2011. All other information in this entry is from RIAI lists of members and RIBA Kalendar 1957-1958, 352.
3 work entries listed in chronological order for MCGAHON, THOMAS PIUS
|Building:||CO. LOUTH, ARDEE, SCHOOL|
|Refs:||IB 78, 2 May 1936, 390|
|Building:||CO. MEATH, NAVAN, LYRIC CINEMA|
|Nature:||New cinema completed 1942. Curved bastion-like projection on facade with triple-layered canopy.|
|Refs:||IB 84, 14 Feb 1942, 69|
|Building:||CO. LOUTH, BLACKROCK, SEA ROAD, OUTDOOR SWIMMING POOL|
|Nature:||In 1956 a scheme was adopted for the provision of an outdoor sea-water swimming pool at a cost of £20,000. At the time of its opening in 1962 the pool was the only 50 meter pool in the country. Its tiered seating could accommodate up to 800 spectators. The pool closed in the 1980s and was demolished in 1995. The site is now occupied by the Marine Court Apartments, and the remains of one of the walls of the pool now form part of the walkway linking the lower car park with the Priest's Beach.