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Co. Roscommon

28 October 2012

1822 – Lough Key Castle, Boyle, Co. Roscommon

Architect: John Nash Sited on Castle Island (named due to a 13th century tower on it) in Lough Key, and locally attributed to John Nash. Built originally as a folly or large summerhouse...

24 October 2012

1882 – St. Joseph’s Church, Boyle, Co. Roscommon

Architect: Goldie & Child Constructed from 1875-1882. Built in the Gothic style, it had a magnificent pitch pine, hammerbeam roof, and a striking rose stained glass window above the altar. The church was...

22 October 2012

1777 – Old Gaol, Roscommon, Co. Roscommon

The building originally consisted of 36 Cells and the Governor’s Private Dwelling. It is known for having a hangwoman “Lady Betty”, a criminal who had her sentence for murder withdrawn on condition that...

18 October 2012

1878 – Clonalis House, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon

Architect: F.P. Cockerell Two storey Italianate house designed for Charles O’Conor Don, replacing an earlier residence on Clonalis Estate dating from approximately 1750. This imposing building has 45 rooms and combines elements of...

21 September 2012

1762 – Harrison Hall, Roscommon, Co. Roscommon

Architect: John & George Ensor Now a branch of the d Bank of Ireland but known also as Harrison Hall. Originally built as a rectangular-plan court house and market house in the mid-eighteenth...

16 September 2012

1790s – Castlerea House, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon

The earlier main block of seven bays was quite plain; while the 19th century wings had balustraded parapets. The three-bay side of the left wing served as the entrance front. In the later...

28 August 2012

1830 – St. Nathy’s College, Ballaghaderreen, Co. Roscommon

St. Nathy’s complex, comprises a school, former barracks and gate lodge. Now used as a school. Detached fourteen-bay three-storey former barracks, established c.1830, with five-bay breakfront with stepped parapet and two-storey gable fronted...

20 March 2012

1790 – Gate, Strokestown Park, Co. Roscommon

Architect: Strokestown is noted for its wide streets. It is said that they were made this way because the second Lord Hartland of Strokestown wanted to make his village thoroughfare wider than the...

20 March 2012

1730 – Strokestown Park, Co. Roscommon

Architect: Richard Cassels / J. Lynn A substantial house in the Palladian manner of a central block flanked by wings and curved sweeps. The centre block was completed in 1696 but extended around...