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Architecture of Munster

20 February 2014

1775 – Blackwater Bridge, Lismore, Co. Waterford

Architect: Thomas Ivory Commissioned by the 5th Duke of Devonshire (1748-1811) as part of improvements at Lismore, this is a graceful single span bridge over the river Blackwater. Three arches of a causeway...

22 May 2013

1776 – Tervoe House, Kilkeedy, Co. Limerick

Architect: Built in 1776 by Colonel W.T. Monsell MP on the site of an earlier house. Demolished in the 1950s. Photograph from the Irish Tourist Association Survey 1943-44.

05 November 2009

1777 – Clock Gate, Youghal, Co. Cork

Architect: William Meade This is the third gate on this site in the town walls and was completed in 1777. The tower was used as the town gaol until 1837 and prisoners were...

13 November 2009

1779 – Christchurch Cathedral, Waterford

Architect: John Roberts Designed by local architect John Roberts, this is one of the architectural gems of Waterford. In 1773 the old Norman Gothic Cathedral was demolished after pressure was brought on the...

22 May 2013

1781 – Ash Hill Towers, Kilmallock, Co. Limerick

Architect: Charles Anderson An earlier house of 1781 that was extended and castellated to designs possibly by Charles Anderson. Described in Lewis Topographical Dictionary as “a large castellated mansion now in progress of...

13 November 2009

1783 – City Hall, Waterford

Architect: John Roberts Waterford City Hall was originally built in 1783 as an Assembly Rooms and Theatre. The ground floor was leased to Waterford Corporation until 1813 when the Corporation bought the lease...

13 April 2011

1784 – Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Cashel

Architect: William Vitruvius Morrison The historic cathedral on the Rock of Cashel was closed for worship in 1721. Meanwhile the old parish church of St John was removed and the present Georgian cathedral...

27 February 2014

1789 – City Gaol and County Court House, Merchant’s Quay, Limerick

Architect: William Blackburn Demolished in 1988 to facilitate the construction of the new City Council headquarters. Blackburn was a London architect and pioneer of radial planning in prison design. According to Lewis, “The...

19 October 2012

1790 – St. John the Baptist’s Church, Cashel, Co. Tipperary

Architect: John Roberts / Walter G. Doolin Designed by John Roberts the original structure of this church dates from the late-eighteenth century while the tympanum and other so-called embellishments were added by W.G...