Henry Irwin, a renowned architect of British India was born on 21 January 1841, in Tarbett, County Kerry, Ireland. He is mainly known for his works in Indo-Saracenic style of architecture. He was a member of the Institution of Engineers. He died on 5 August 1922, at Ooty, India. He had a younger brother, Benjamin, born 1st November, 1842, who became a priest, two sisters, Frances Elizabeth, born 5th February, 1848 and Mary Millicent, born 24th March, 1850. Two further younger brothers were also born, William John, born 5th February, 1852, who died at the age of ten and Alfred Macdonald Bulteel born 26th December, 1853 who was awarded a knighthood (for services in Burma)
He had joined Public Works Department (PWD), India in the year 1886. He was a very active architect of India during the last quarter of the 19th century.