Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Engineer and translator from the Irish, of Dundalk, Co. Louth, active from the 1830s until the 1850s. Matthew Moore Graham worked as an engineer in Co. Louth from 1837 or earlier until 1856 or later. He was an assistant to FRANCIS DUBOURDIEU FRANCIS DUBOURDIEU , the county surveyor for Co. Louth in 1834-1840 and was surveyor to the trustees of the Dundalk, Castleblayney and Carrickmacross turnpike roads from circa 1846. In 1846 and 1847 he was resident engineer under the Relief Acts.(1)

Graham is better remembered, however, as a translator of Irish poetry, who published The Giantess from the Irish of Oisin; and the Wars of Donomore with other poems and translations (Belfast, 1833). For an account of his translations, see Robert Welch, A History of Verse Translation from the Irish 1789-1897 (Irish Literary Studies 24, 1988).


(1) 'Copies of Testimonials to Mr. M. Moore Graham' (1856?) (B.O'D.).

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Date: 1864a
Nature: MMG architect for new registry office for Dundalk Poor Law Union. Paid for same, Jan 1864.
Refs: Irish Times, 23 Jan 1864.