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Architecture of Munster

13 July 2015

1808 – Bearforest, Mallow, Co. Cork

Architect: Richard Morrison Constructed 1807-08 for Robert Delacour to designs by Sir Richard Morrison. Inscribed on the entablature over the entrance ‘est ubi depellata somnos minus invida cura’ from Horace Epistle 1.10. A...

02 May 2012

1811 – Black Abbey Church, Adare, Co. Limerick

The Trinitarian Order established their only monastery in Ireland in Adare in 1230. Ruined for many years, the Abbey was restored in 1811 by the first Earl of Dunraven as the Catholic Parish...

11 March 2012

1812 – Ballyheigue Castle, Co. Kerry

Architect: Richard Morrison & William Vitruvius Morrison Long rambling castle sited across a hillside. Burnt during 1921, a wing was recently restored. The grounds are now a golf course. Interestingly while both illustrations...

09 March 2013

1812 – Church of Ireland, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary

Architect: James Sheane This church is a fine example of early nineteenth-century church architecture in Ireland. Originally designed by James Sheane, whose name is inscribed on a datestone in the tower, the church...

21 March 2012

1812 – Thomastown Castle, Co. Tipperary

Architect: Richard Morrison Built in 1812 for the 2nd Earl of Landaff, the large Tudor Revival castle incorporated a previous 17th century house, thought to have been designed by Sir William Robinson. Now...

05 November 2012

1813 – Lismacue, Bansha, Co. Tipperary.

Architect: William Robertson The present house was completed in 1813 to the design of architect William Robertson. Located just outside Bansha in Co. Tipperary.

05 November 2012

1813 – Mountshannon House, Castleconnell, Co. Limerick

Architect: Lewis Wyatt The house was re-modeled in a neo-classical style after 1813 to the designs of Lewis Wyatt. The front 7-bay entrance was adorned by four ionic columns, the rear had a...

11 November 2009

1814 – Courthouse, Limerick

Architect: Nicholas Hannan Recently renovated with much work carried out on the interior and the exterior restored. While the building envelope retained much of its original form from this period, the interior however...

11 September 2013

1814 – Swiss Cottage, Cahir, Co. Tipperary

Architect: John Nash A “cottage orné” built in the early 1800s by Richard Butler, 1st Earl of Glengall to a design by the famous Regency architect John Nash. The house was not designed...

07 February 2014

1815 – Imperial Hotel, Cork

The present main façade and entrance to the Imperial Hotel was originally constructed as a separate commercial building on South Mall. The hotel was originally on Pembroke Street, and later combined with it.