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Architect, of Galway and Co. Kerry(?) active from the 1820s until the 1840s. Alexander Hay, described as 'a young man of talent and good character', was an assistant to ALEXANDER NIMMO  in the early 1820s, when Nimmo was engineer to the Western District. He is recorded as supervising work at Roundstone harbour and Cleggan pier.(1) In 1824 he appears in Pigot & Co.'s City of Dublin and Hibernian Provincial Directory (1824) as an architect in Dominick Street, Galway.(2) The following year he made proposals for rebuilding the spire of the church of St Nicholas, Galway, and the church vestry books record a payment to him of £50 in 1828. Hay, who is also described as being of 'Villa', Co. Galway,. remained in Co. Galway until at least 1834 but later seems to have moved to Co. Kerry, where his daughter Frances was born circa 1844. He was married to Eleanor Mc Donough and had at least seven children, including William (born in Galway in 1828), Montiford David (born in Galway circa 1834), Mary, who married in Dublin in 1843 and Frances.
Addresses: Dominick Street, Galway, and Villa, Co. Galway.
All information in this entry not otherwise attributed is from Michael Richardson, great-great-grandson of Alexander Hay (Jul 2009).
(1) Noel P. Wilkins, Alexander Nimmo, Master Engineer, 1783-1832: public works and civil surveys (Irish Academic Press, 2009), 257,260,270.
2 work entries listed in chronological order for HAY, ALEXANDER
|Building:||CO. GALWAY, GALWAY, COURTHOUSE SQUARE, TOWN COURT HOUSE|
|Nature:||AH draws up designs for same. (Became town hall in 1894.)
Connaught Journal, 21 Jun 1824 (information from Michael Richardson, great-great-grandson of AH, Oct 2011).
|Building:||CO. GALWAY, GALWAY, MARKET STREET, CHURCH OF ST NICHOLAS (CI)|
|Nature:||Proposal for rebuilding spire.
RCB Library, Vestry books of church of St Nicholas, Galway (information from Michael Richardson, Jul 2009).