"Chief" O'Shaughnessy, B.E.
"Chief" O'Shaughnessy, a Galway engineering graduate, was appointed
City Engineer of San Francisco in 1912 and he held this office until his
retirement in 1932.
Alice Jacqueline Perry was the first woman to graduate with a degree in
engineering in Ireland or Great Britain, and it is possible that she is
the first woman to graduate as an engineer anywhere in the world.
In December 1923, McLaughlin took up a position with the firm of Siemens-Schuckert
in Berlin. While he was there he came up with the plan for hydroelectric
power generation on the river Shannon.
Some of the more notable projects undertaken by Alexander Nimmo include
the building of many piers around the Galway coastline, the founding of
the village of Roundstone and the development of the carriage road from
Oughterard to Clifden.
Bindon Blood, Professor of Civil Engineering (1850-1860)
A graduate of Trinity College Dublin Prof. Bindon Blood took up the post
of Professor of Civil Engineering at Queen¹s College Galway in 1850.
Townsend, Professor of Civil Engineering (1860-1910)
Edward Townsend, a graduate from Trinity College in 1852, established
his links with Galway through his interest in railways. He was one of
the designers of the
Clifden to Galway railroad project.
Sharman Rishworth, Professor of Civil Engineering (1910-1946)
Frank Rishworth, a native of Tuam, Co. Galway, was a student of Professor
Townsend in Galway, graduating in 1898. In 1910 he followed in the footsteps
of his former professor in Galway.