MCQUIGG, MALCOLM MOON
- Born: 1904 Died: 1974
Architect, of Coleraine, Co. Derry. It appears from the 1911 census that Malcolm McQuigg, who was born circa 1905,(1) was brought up in a farming family in Knockaduff, Agivey, Co. Derry. He attended Coleraine Academical Institution(2) before becoming a pupil in the office of W. & M GIVEN in Coleraine. On completing his apprenticeship, when he was still only twenty, he was made a partner in the practice, which he carried on after the death of MAXWELL GIVEN in 1934, building it up to become one of the largest in the north west of Ireland. He became architect to a number of local authorities, including Limavady Rural District Council.(3) He was architect and surveyor to the Church of Ireland Diocesan Synod of Derry and Raphoe and to the Honourable the Irish Society, through which connection he received the freedom of the City of London in 1969. He was in London to attend the Society's annual dinner when he died on 2 December 1974. He had retired from practice a few months earlier on reaching the age of 70. In his leisure McQuigg was an active sportsman. He won the first North-West 200 motor cycle race in 1929 and was a member of the Bann Rowing Club and the Coleraine Gun Club.
RSUA: elected member 1940 or 1941.
Addresses: Work: Diamond, Coleraine, <=1947->=1958; 1 Waterside, Coleraine, Co. Derry, <=1967->=1970.
Home: Lindrum, Portrush Road, Coleraine, 1942; Dunderg, Macosquin, Co. Derry, <=1971 until death.
See WORKS; see also works of W. & M. GIVEN.
All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from the obituary of McQuigg by T. Denis McCutcheon in RSUA Year Book (1976), 22, and from RSUA lists of members in RSUA year books and Thom's directories.
(1) The obituary states that he was seventy when he died in 1974 but that he was twenty-eight when Maxwell Given died in 1934; he was six when the 1911 census was taken in April 1911.
(2) IB 77, 27 Jul 1935, 646.
(3) IB 79, 21 Aug,18 Sep 1937, 756,820.
4 work entries listed in chronological order for MCQUIGG, MALCOLM MOON
|Building:||CO. DERRY, PORTSTEWART, PUBLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL|
|Refs:||IB 78, 26 Dec 1926, 1179|
|Building:||CO. DERRY, COLERAINE, CENTRAL COUNTY LIBRARY REPOSITORY|
|Nature:||Conversion of old manse into repository.|
|Refs:||IB 80, 14 May 1938, 413|
|Building:||CO. DERRY, BALLYKELLY, WATER SUPPLY|
|Refs:||IB 80, 11 Jun 1938, 497|
|Building:||CO. ANTRIM, BUSHMILLS, PAROCHIAL HALL|
|Nature:||Recently opened. To seat 400. cost: £12,000.|
|Refs:||IB 98, 17 Nov 1956, 1049|