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Buildings of Ireland

13 December 2013

14th C. – Dalkey Castles, Co. Dublin

Dalkey’s main street, Castle Street, has a two 14th Century Norman castles. The first one is known as Goat’s Castle and has been used as the Town Hall since 1869. This castle is...

03 February 2012

14th C. – Merrion Castle, Co. Dublin

Merrion Castle was a medieval castle situated in present day Mount Merrion. Built in the early fourteenth century, it was from the sixteenth to the early eighteenth century the principal seat of Viscount...

06 January 2010

14th C. Dominican Friary, Carlingford, Co. Louth

The Dominicans were established in Carlingford in 1305 with the friary being dedicated to St. Malachy. Dissolved in 1540 by Henry VIII it became the centre of a repossession struggle between the Dominicans...

24 August 2010

1500 – Desmond Castle, Kinsale, Co. Cork

Desmond Castle was built as the Customs House for Kinsale about the year 1500 by Maurice FitzGerald, 9th Earl of Desmond, following the grant of the customs of the port of Kinsale to...

30 December 2009

1520 – Dunguaire Castle, Kinvara, Co. Galway

Dunguaire Castle, the principal towerhouse of the O’hEidhin clan, is located to the east of the village. This towerhouse is believed to have been built on or close to the site of RĂ¡th...

28 January 2010

1525 – The Small Windmill, Skerries, Co. Dublin

Skerries has a long tradition of harnessing wind and water power, and in the period 1821 to 1839 two working windmills are recorded. The mill with its waterwheel and two windmills have been...

24 September 2009

1533 – St. Columbs’s Cathedral, Derry

Described in Tours in Ulster a hand-book to the antiquities and scenery of the north of Ireland., published in 1854. – “The Cathedral, which is capable of seating one thousand persons with ease,...

30 December 2009

1550c – Rockfleet Castle, Newport, Co. Mayo

Rockfleet Castle or Carraigahowley Castle (Carraig-an-Cabhlaigh), is a tower house near Newport. It was built in the mid 16th century, and is most famously associated with the legendary Grainne ni Mhaille, Grace O’Malley,...

15 April 2010

1550s – Myrtle Grove, Youghal, Co. Cork

A tudor house dating from the 1550s that was inhabited by Sir Walter Raleigh during his time as Mayor of Youghal in the 1580s. With its tall chimneys, and many gables, the house...