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Architecture of Monaghan

18 February 2014

1830 – Ballybay House, Ballybay, Co. Monaghan

Architect: John B. Keane Ballybay House, residence of Edward John Henry Leslie C.M.G., M.V.O; (1890-1966), British Ambassador to Rome, which was destroyed by the IRA on 2nd June 1921. It was two storeys...

27 February 2012

1830 – Gate Lodge, Camla Vale, Monaghan, Co. Monaghan

Former gatelodge for Camla Vale house, and not Rossmore Castle as usually assumed, due to its proximity across the road. Photograph Copyright Brian Lenehan and licensed for reuse under Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic.

29 September 2009

1835 – Hilton Park Dovecote, Clones, Co. Monaghan

Architect: James Jones An interesting feature of the Hilton estate is the vast tower over a gateway into the farm yard to the rear of the house. This dovecote with its medieval appearance...

29 September 2009

1836 – Castleshane, Co. Monaghan

Originally a medieval house on the site was constructed in 1591, this Elizabethan or Jacobean style house was built in 1836 for the Lucas Scudamores. Castleshane consisted of a four storey tower with...

29 September 2009

1836 – St Patrick’s Church of Ireland, Monaghan, Co. Monaghan

Architect: William Farrell Next to the Courthouse is St Patrick’s Church of Ireland – a fine building with aneedle spire, tall lancet windows and pinnacles along its length. According to reports of the...

29 September 2009

1836 – Ulster Canal Stores, Monaghan, Co. Monaghan

Former stores for the now defunct Ulster Canal. Originally fronted by a small harbour and alongside a humpbacked bridge over the canal which provided access to the first floor stores, the building has...

29 September 2009

1840 – Lock Keeper’s Cottage, Templetate Lock, Smithborough, Co. Monaghan

Fine stone cottage overlooking a former lock on the now closed Ulster Canal. The canal which linked Lough Erne to Lough Neagh was never a financial success and was only open for a...

08 August 2012

1840s – Drumreaske House, Co. Monaghan

Architect: William Walker Possibly added to by local architect William Walker in a simple tudor style. For many years after the departure of the Kane family, it was divided into two and rented...

01 October 2012

1840s – The Temple, Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan

Built as a summer house for the Blayneys and used by the Hope family. Now largely disappeared, the front columns and wall are standing but covered in vegetation. The building was lit internally...