George Henry Kinahan M.R.I.A.

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1829 Born December 19th, Son of Daniel Kinahan M.A., Barrister-at-Law. Educated at Trinity College, Dublin.
1853 Engineering Diploma.
Appointed to staff employed on Boyne Viaduct (Drogheda).
1854 Appointed to Geological Survey (Irish Branch).
1861 Senior Geologist.
1869 District Surveyor.
1890 Retired.
1908 Died December 5th at Fairview, Dublin.

Biographies and obituaries[edit]

George Henry Kinahan — Wikipedia article

Leonard, H., & Clark, R. (1909). George Henry Kinahan, M.R.I.A. Geological Magazine, 6(3), 142-143. DOI: (Includes portrait)

Grenville Arthur James Cole (1912). Kinahan, George Henry. Dictionary of National Biography (2nd supplement). London: Smith, Elder & Co.

George Henry Kinahan People Pill website entry


101 works listed in the BGS Library catalogue Guppy list Survey work extended to almost every county in Ireland. Name appears on 26 Memoirs. Voluminous writer.

Papers to: Proceedings Royal Dublin Society; Journal Geological Society Dublin (1859-89) (Presidential Addresses 1880, 1881); Royal Irish Academy; Kilkenny and South-east Ireland Archaeological Society; Royal History and Archaeological Association of Ireland; Geological Society of Edinburgh, Manchester, Liverpool and Glasgow; Institute of Civil Engineers, Ireland; North of England Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers; British Association ("Raised beaches of the Liffey Valley" 1908); Irish Naturalist; Geological Magazine (85 papers from 1864-88).

Separate publications:

Manual of the Geology of Ireland (1878)

Valleys and their relation to fissures, fractures and faults (1875)

Handy book of rock names (1873)

Handy book on reclamation of waste lands in Ireland

Superficial and agricultural geology, Ireland (1908).

BGS archives[edit]

Ref No Title Description
GSM/DC/A/C/6/186-190 A C Ramsay: Letters on a quarrel with Kinahan.
GSM/DC/A/C/7/165 G H Kinahan: Minute on his appointment.
GSM/DC/A/C/8/23 G H Kinahan: Letter on field expenses.
GSM/DC/A/C/8/66,68 G H Kinahan: Letter on his maps of Galway.