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Peter F Durnin, KC*SG, KM, GCHS, "Rosaire", Moneymore, Drogheda, Co Louth. A92 RF6F



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1859-1933. Architect and civil engineer from Cork. Received award for contribution to Church architecture.  He  married Margaretta, daughter of J.T. Murphy, of Macroom, in 1907.  He opened his own office in Cork in 1886 or 1887. His practice was a varied one, including ecclesiastical, hospital, industrial, commercial and domestic work, chiefly in the city and county of Cork. His best-known building is the Honan Chapel at University College, Cork, erected in 1914-16. He was architect to the South Infirmary, Cork, for some thirty years and was appointed local engineer and valuer for the Cork Junction Railway in 1904. In addition to running a successful practice, McMullen played an active part in the life of the community, devoting much time to city hospital work. He was appointed a magistrate for the borough of Cork in 1903 and High Sheriff in 1908, member of the Cork Borough Technical Institute, sered on the Cork Exhibition Committee. He acted as City Engineer for Cork for some years. He died on 31 March 1933, leaving an estate valued at £23,729. (Reference Cork and Co Cork: contemporary biographies).