Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Chief engineer to the Waterford, & Limerick Railway, 1865-1899. James Tighe, after serving an apprenticeship with Thomas Mulrenin, spent his entire career with the Waterford & Limerick Railway. Entering the service of the company as an assistant engineer in about 1846, he was promoted to divisional engineer circa 1859 and to principal engineer in 1865. He remained in the latter post until his death on 27 December 1899.(1) He was also engineer to the Limerick & Foynes, Limerick & Ennis, Ennis & Athnry, Reathbeale & Newcastle, Athenry & Tuam and Limerick & Castleconnell lines.

ICEI: elected member, 1873.

Address: Sion Villa, Waterford, at time of death.(2)


All information in this entry not otherwise attributed is from ICEI admissions applications, I, 115.

(1) IB 42, 1 Jan 1900, 225.
(2) See note 1, above.