||O'NEILL, WILLIAM PURCELL
||CO. GALWAY, RECESS, GREAT WESTERN HOTEL
||'The Recess hotel is now far advanced. The greater part of it had to be taken down and re-built. We are doing the whole work under the superintendence of Mr O'Neill, our own engineer. We have no architect for it, and from what I can learn I think it is going on just as well as if we had an architect.'
Report of Sir Ralph Cusack, chairman, to half-yearly board meeting of MGW Railway Co., 12 Aug 1897, in Irish Times, 13 Aug 1897.