Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Chief engineer to the Dublin Urban Tramway Company. Samuel Nugent, a son of the Rev. - Nugent,(1) was born circa 1839. He was a pupil of SAMUEL USSHER ROBERTS  SAMUEL USSHER ROBERTS when he enrolled at the Engineering School of Queen's College, Galway. After graduating he worked for the Indian civil service. and, while doing so, obtained the Diploma of the Thomason Civil Engineering College at Ruorkee in the Punjab. In 1874 he joined the staff of the Dublin Urban Tramway Company. He became the company's chief engineer, holding the post during the period which saw the transition from horse-drawn to electric trams and the vast enlargement of the network. He died after a long illness in February 1902 at the age of sixty-three and was buried in Mount Jerome cemetery. He was a keen yachtsman and a member of the committee of the Royal Irish Yacht Club. He was also well-known as a rifle shot. The Samuel William Nugent who received the BAI degree from Trinity College, Dublin, in 1889 was probably his son.

ICEI: elected member, 6 February 1878;(2) council member, 1887.(3)

Address: Home: 2 Carysfort Terrace, Dalkey, 1877; Martello House, Dun Laoghaire, <=1878 until death.



All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from the obituary of Nugent in IB 44, 13 Feb 1902, 1038, ICEI Membershop Applications, II, 52 (microfilm in NLI, Pos. 9384) and from lists of officers and members of ICEI in TICEI.

(1) He is described as 'the late Dean Nugent' in the obituary; probably the Rev. William Nugent, incumbent of Ardrahan, Co. Galway, who became Chancellor of the Diocese of Kilmacduagh.
(2) TICEI 12 (1876-79), 68.
(3) TICEI 17 (1885-86), list of officers for 1887.

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Date: 1901
Nature: 14 cottages for employees of Dublin Urban Tramway Co. to be erected.
Refs: IB 43, 27 Mar 1901, 673

Date: 1901
Nature: 13 cottages for employees of Dublin Urban Tramway Co. to be erected.
Refs: IB 43, 6 Jun 1901, 758