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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

1846 – Dartrey, Rockcorry, Co. Monaghan

Architect: William Burn Also known as Dawson Grove, Dartrey was built in 1846 and designed by William Burn as a large Elizabethan Revivial mansion to replace an earlier house on the site. Built...

23 September 2009

1869 – Park House, Co. Cork

Architect: Arthur & Henry H. Hill Extended and altered for Charles Talbot Ponsonby in 1867. “With this number we present our readers with a lithograph illustration of Park House, County Cork, the residence...

04 September 2009

1850 – Middleton Park, Castletown Geoghegan, Co. Westmeath

Architect: George Papworth Middleton Park House was built by George Boyd-Rochfort in 1850 and designed by leading Irish architect George Papworth. Drawings of part of the interior were exhibited by Papworth during the...

04 September 2009

1558 – Kirtling Hall, Cambridgeshire

Architect: Francis Adams Kirtling Towers is all that now remains of the ancient Kirtling Hall, originally built about the reign of Henry VI but the main part of the building was pulled down...

23 March 2009

1807 – Issercleran, Craughwell, Co. Galway

Architect: Richard Morrison Issercleran or St.Clerans was the home of the Burke family who built the house c.1784, and was extended and remodeled by Morrison circa 1807. Formerly the home of film director...