Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Borough Surveyor of Wexford from 1879. Ryan was a pupil of JAMES BARRY FARRELL & JAMES BARRY FARRELL & amp; SON; during his pupilage he was employed on the construction of Rosslare harbour and the railway leading to it. He then spent two years with COTTON & COTTON & amp; FLEMING  FLEMING of Dublin(1) before setting up in independent practice in Wexford. He was elected Borough Surveyor for Wexford on 9 July 1879,(2) in succession to NICHOLAS MCDONNELL NICHOLAS MCDONNELL . In addition to being borough surveyor, he was inspector of waterworks and engineer to the Wexford Harbour Board. He was also surveyor to the Irish Civil Service Building Society. He died in 1894. He was succeeded as borough surveyor by D.E. MCCARTHY  MCCARTHY and as harbour engineer by EDWARD S. O'BRIEN.  EDWARD S. O'BRIEN.

ICEI: elected member, 1881.


All information in this entry is from Ryan's application for membership of ICEI, 16 Jul 1880, in ICEI Membership Applications, Vol. II (NLI microfilm Pos. 9384) and the notice of his death in IB 36, 15 Oct 1894, 235.

(1) This was the engineering partnership of Charles Philip Cotton and Benjamin F. Flemyng.
(2) Irish Times, 10 Jul 1879.