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Buildings of Ireland

20 September 2012

1265 – Franciscan Abbey, Cashel, Co. Tipperary

‘Hacket’s Abbey’ was founded by Sir William Hacket about 1265. Despite the fact that the Anglican archbishop got possession of the friary at the Suppression, the friars were able to remain on until...

11 November 2009

1270 – Cathedral, Rock of Cashel, Co. Tipperary

The Rock of Cashel, also known as Cashel of the Kings, is an historic complex of buildings and is one of the most remarkable collections of Celtic art and medieval architecture to be...

11 November 2009

1272 – Hore Abbey, Cashel, Co. Tipperary

Hore Abbey is a ruined Cistercan monastery near the Rock of Cashel, County Tipperary, Republic of Ireland. Hore Abbey is distinctive among Irish Cistercian monasteries in that the cloister lies to the north....

07 January 2010

1280c – St Laurence Gate, Drogheda, Co. Louth

St. Laurence Gate is a well preserved example of a 13th Century Barbican. Named after the ancient priory of St. Laurence which stood outside the Gate on the site of the Cord Cemetery....

09 June 2012

1280s – Kiltartan Castle, Co. Galway

Cromwell’s artillery left very little of the 13th century Castletown castle in the 1650s. Two storeys partially remain (with a 3-storey spiral stairway) of this 13th Century castle.

19 January 2010

1285 – St Canice’s Cathedral, Kilkenny, Co. Kilkenny

The cathedral was built between 1202 and 1285 in an early English Gothic style out of the local limestone. Over the centuries, it has been restored and renovated many times notably by Sir...

20 September 2012

1290 – Granagh Castle, Co.Kilkenny

Grannagh Castle is located on the northern bank of the river Suir just outside Waterford City. Believed to have been built by le Poers who had been granted the whole of Waterford and...

19 September 2012

1290c – Baggotrath Castle, Dublin

Baggotrath Castle was built in the late thirteenth century, in the vicinity of what is now Upper Baggot Street. It was largely destroyed on the eve of the Battle of Rathmines during English...

04 May 2014

1290s – Thomondgate Bridge, Limerick, Co. Limerick

Thomondgate was part of the “Northern” Liberties granted to Limerick in 1216. This area was the border between Munster and Connacht until County Clare, which was created in 1565, was annexed by Munster...