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Lost Buildings of Ireland

29 November 2011

1818 – Kilcoleman Abbey, Milltown, Co. Kerry

Architect: William Vitruvius Morrison Also known as Milltown House. More or less abandoned from 1800 to 1818, the house was renovated under the second Baronet, Sir John Godfrey, according to ambitious plans drawn...

07 January 2014

1819 – Gowran Castle, Co. Kilkenny

Architect: William Robertson Designed and built by William Robertson for 2nd Viscount Clifden. between 1816 and 1819. The centrepiece of the building is the mainfront exhibiting expert masonry in locally-sourced Kilkenny limestone. Possibly...

04 April 2013

1819 – Templemore Abbey, Co. Tipperary

Architect: William Vitruvius Morrison Constructed on the site of an earlier house, Templemore Abbey was a vast neo-Gothic mansion designed by one of the masters of the genre in Ireland, William Vitruvius Morrison....

23 March 2011

1820 – Castle Freke, Co. Cork

Architect: Richard Morrison Ruined for many years, currently undergoing reconstruction.

22 January 2013

1820 – Moyode Castle, Athenry, Co. Galway

About 3.5 km east of Athenry, Co. Galway, once the country seat of a wealthy Galway family called Persse, and constructed circa 1820.. The ruins can still be seen today. In the early...

31 August 2012

1820 – Rathmines Castle, Rathmines, Dublin

Described in Lewis as “Among the most conspicuous are Rathmines Castle, the residence of J. T. Purser, Esq., a castellated mansion in tastefully disposed grounds”. Described in The Dublin Penny Journal, September 14,...

14 October 2012

1820 – Tynan Abbey, Co. Armagh

Architect: John Nash Designed by John Nash who had a cluster of work in the area including Caledon House in Co. Tyrone, and some lodges at Castle Leslie in Co. Monaghan, both very...

13 January 2015

1820s – Jenkinstown House, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny

Architect: William Robertson / Charles Frederick Anderson Illustrated as designed and built by William Robertson, the domestic wing developed structural problems and soon had to be rebuilt. Rebuilt by Charles Frederick Anderson, it...

15 December 2014

1820s – Kinahan & Sons Wine Vaults, Hamilton Row, Dublin

Built to the rear of No.11 Merrion Square, these massive vaults were described in 1866 as being “in three great divisions running parallel with each other, the centre one being 150 feet, and...