Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Assistant county surveyor for Co. Tyrone, by 1907.(1) According to the 1911 census, Donald John O'Hara was born in Co. Tipperary in 1883 or 1874.  On being appointed an assistant county surveyor in the opening years of the twentieth century, heworked for about ten years in Castlederg Rural District and was then transferred to Omagh district. He served in the World War I as a captain in the Royal Engineers.(2) On his return to Co. Tyrone after the war, according to his obituary in the Irish Builder he was 'given a post on the surveying staff' and was later appointed drainage officer for the county. He died in 1936, survived by a widow.



All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from the brief obituary of O'Hara in IB 78, 19 Sep 1936, 844.

(1) He is listed as an assistant county surveyor for Co. Tyrone in Thom's Directory for 1907 but not in that for 1900.
(2) He is still listed as an assistant county surveyor in Thom's Directory for 1918.

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Date: 1913
Nature: New.
Refs: IB 55, 29 Mar 1913, 206