Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Civil engineer, active in the 1850s and 1860s. George Bowers was living in Pilltown, Co,. Kilkenny, when he became master of masonic Lodge 114, Pilltown, and was subsequently resident in Drogheda. He is probably the same person as the 'Mr Bowers, CE', whose designs for bridges over the Boyne at Drogheda were approved by 'Mr Gibbons, C.E.', (presumably BARRY DUNCAN GIBBONS BARRY DUNCAN GIBBONS , principal engineer to the Board of Works) in 1858.(2) After his death in August 1863 at the age of thirty-four, his widow, a clergyman's daughter, applied to the Grand Lodge of Freemasons of Ireland for assistance for herself and her three infant children.(1)



(1) GLFI archives.
(2) B 16, 17 Apr 1858, 268.

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Date: 1858
Nature: New drawbridge. Designs by 'Mr Bowers, C.E.' approved but Sir John McNeill, engineer in chief, said the plans were too expensive and that he could provide cheaper ones without a pier in centre of river. Tenders invited by 1 Jun 1860 (but see St Dominick's Bridge and St Mary's Bridge)
Refs: B 16, 17 Apr 1858, 268; B 16, 15 May 1858, 342; DB 2, 1 Jun 1860, 283