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Co. Monaghan

29 September 2009

1870 – Town Gates, Hope Castle, Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan

Fine set of piers and gates flanked by matching gatehouses in an Italianate style.

29 September 2009

1865 – Stableyard, Hope Castle, Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan

Fine stableyard with accomodation set around three sides of a square and decoration stone archways set into the centre of the fourth. Not the most elaborate Stableyard in County Monaghan by any means,...

29 September 2009

1799 – Hope Castle, Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan

Architect: Robert Woodgate Known also as Blayney Castle after the plantation castle nearby (from which the town gets its name), Hope Castle has had many owners and uses over the years. Originally a...

29 September 2009

1856 – Townhall, Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan

Architect: An unusual building on an awkward sloping site surrounded by streets on all sides. Poorly maintained, this building should be an attractive landmark for this end of Castleblayney. Because of the slope,...

29 September 2009

1911 – Cottages, Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan

Architect:George Kelly Fine row of cottages near the Church of Ireland. Some of the buildings have had their original paired windows at ground level replaced with ugly picture windows.

29 September 2009

1913 – Houses, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan

Architect: Charles M. Tuite Fine stone house with decorative bargeboards and porches. Sadly missing their original window design.

29 September 2009

1867 – St. Joseph’s Church, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan

Architect: J.J. Mc Carthy An excellent example of the Gothic revival by J.J. McCarthy, known as the “Irish Pugin”, and who designed many churches across Ireland. Of particular significance in the church are...

29 September 2009

1827 – Lough Fea, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan

Architect: Thomas Rickman Designed for the Shirley family by the historian Thomas Rickman and which is his only Irish commission, Lough Fea was built in 1827. Lough Fea is unusal in that it...

29 September 2009

1789 – St. Finbarr’s Church of Ireland, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan

Fine eighteenth century church in a dominant elevated position at the end of the main street of the town. There was an uexecuted proposal by English architects Slater & Carpenter for the addition...