Foreman and Drill Bore Technician, Shannon Scheme

Jack Ryan (also known as Sean or John) 1887-1969, a foreman and drill bore technician, in the Shannon Scheme Ardnacrusha.

My father Jack Ryan and his first wife Ellen ( nee Heffernan) lived at Aughboy, Clonlara, Co Clare prior to the start of the Shannon Scheme in 1925.

My father secured employment as a foreman on the scheme. He managed a large crew of mostly labourers. My father was also respo…

The opening of the Shannon Scheme, 1929
The River of Ardnacrusha
John Quin, Labourer at Ardnacrusha
Vernon Harty and his Uncle in law, Charles M. Coghlan