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 William Dargan

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William Dargan

  • Birth 28 Feb 1799
  • Death 7 Feb 1867
  • Burial Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland
  • Memorial ID 5747171

Irealnd's first railway pinoeer. Worked under Telford in England and built the first Irish line, from Dublin to Dun Laoghaire, in 1831. Sponsored the Dublin Exhibition of 1853, following which the Irish National Gallery was built in his honour. Declined a knighthood from Queen Victoria. Business difficulties made him virtually bankrupt at the time he died.

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  • Originally Created by: David Conway
  • Added: 7 Sep 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5747171
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for William Dargan (28 Feb 1799–7 Feb 1867), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5747171, citing Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland ; Maintained by Find A Grave .