Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Engineer. William Ross, who was born on 28 September 1865, studied engineering at Queen's College, Cork, from 1884 to 1888, graduating BA in 1887 and BE in 1888. After graduating he served a one-year pupilage with John M. Fisher., during which he was engaged on the Loughrea and Attymon Railway. He then acted as Fisher's assistant on other railway contracts in the west of Ireland until 1893. Apart from two brief periods, assisting A.E. Joyce on plans and estimates for the Castlerea and Ballaghaderreen Railway in 1893 and JOHN HENRY RYAN  JOHN HENRY RYAN on plans for the proposed Sligo, Ballina, Bundoran and Arigna line in 1895, he continued to work for Fisher and his partner Lefanu until at least 1902. Projects on which he was engaged included the Belfast Water Works Mourne scheme, jetties in Belfast harbour, the restoration of the pier at Newcastle Co. Down, and the Thirlmere aqueduct for Manchester Corporation. His subsequent career was spent out of Ireland, chiefly in Britain but also for a brief period in Australia. He was living in Penrith when he resigned from the Institution of Civil Engineers in 1932.

Inst.CE: elected associate member, 3 December 1895; transferred to member, 17 February 1903; resigned 31 December 1932.


All information in this entry is from the records of the Institution of Civil Engineers, kindly supplied by Mrs Carol Morgan, Archivist.