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23 February 2015

1729 – Archiepiscopal Palace, Tallaght, Co. Dublin

A castle was built on the site by the Anglo-Normans in 1324 to defend their town from the Irish tribes in the adjacent mountain territory. The castle gradually became run-down and was mostly...

21 February 2015

1819 – Garbally Court, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway

Architect: Thomas Cundy Designed by English architect Thomas Cundy for the Earl of Clancarty.The Diocese purchased the house and estate from the trustees of the Earls of Clancarty for £6,750 in 1922,and it...

20 February 2015

1790s – Coole Park, Gort, Co. Galway

The Coole estate was purchased in 1768 by Robert Gregory on his return to Ireland following service with the East India Company.The family house was a large Georgian block with a central Venetian...

19 February 2015

1838 – Wilton Castle, Co. Wexford

Architect: Daniel Robertson A late 17th century house was subsumed into a much larger and ornate building designed by Daniel Robertson of Kilkenny in 1836-38 as a spectacular castle. The Alcock family had...

19 February 2015

1872 – Railway Station, Lismore, Co. Waterford

Lismore was first served by rail when the independent Fermoy & Lismore Railway connected the town with that of the already existing Great Southern & Western line from Mallow to Fermoy in September...

18 February 2015

1968 – Cork County Hall

Architect: Patrick McSweeney Designed by Patrick McSweeney who was Cork County Architect from 1953 to 1975 and designed numerous buildings in and around Cork City. Cork County Hall, was at the time of...

17 February 2015

1861 – St. Mary’s Church, Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan

Architect: James Hughes Probably designed by James Hughes, of Charlemont, Co Armagh who died in 1875. The Builder of 7 August 1875 notes that ‘the deceased was an architect of ability’ with ‘several...

17 February 2015

1600s – Blayney Castle, Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan

The area of Muckno and Ballynalurgan was granted to Sir Edward Blayney under the Plantation of Ulster in 1607 and 1611. Blayney was a Welsh soldier, and built a stone defensive castle, Blayney...

17 February 2015

1814 – Royal Academical Institution, Belfast, Co. Antrim

Architect: John Soane The Institution was founded by the public subscription of the citizens of Belfast in the early years of the nineteenth century. Designed by John Soane, after a process where he...