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11 June 2013

1898 – Cairndhu House, Larne, Co. Antrim

Architect: Samuel Patrick Close The existing houses was extended in 1897-98 by Samuel P. Close for John Stewart Clarke. In the process it became a large multi-gabled house of asymmetrical plan and irregular...

25 May 2013

1805 – Shanganagh Castle, Co. Dublin

Architect: Sir Richard Morrison Developed in the early 1800s around a plain classical house of the mid 18th century. Morrison was commissioned by Major-General Sir George Cockburn into a romantic-looking castle with space...

24 May 2013

1874 – Dromore Castle, Co. Limerick

Architect: Godwin & Crisp Dromore Castle is a very distinctive building sitting high on a hill overlooking two lakes in Co. Limerick, designed in the Gothic revival style by Edward William Godwin and...

22 May 2013

1848 – Castle Oliver / Clonodfoy Castle, Co. Limerick

Architect: G.F. Jones Also known as Castle Oliver, and constructed by English architect George Fowler Jones between 1845-48 for sisters Elizabeth and Mary Isabella Oliver-Gascoigne. Constructed in the Scottish Baronial style of a...

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...

17 May 2013

1869 – Milner Field, Yorkshire

Architect: Thomas Harris Milner Field was a large mansion set within its own parkland, one mile to the north west of the mill and model village of Saltaire. It was commissioned by Titus...

08 May 2013

1830c – Strancally Castle, Co. Waterford

Architect: George Pain Lewis in his Topographical Dictionary refers to Strancally Castle as “a modern castle, seat of J. Keily” in 1837. It stands in front of the original ruin of a Desmond...

23 April 2013

1873 – Taverham Hall, Norwich, Norfolk

Architect: David Brandon Taverham Hall is built on one of the oldest estates in Norfolk, and occupies the site of an old mansion of that name, which had fallen into such a dilapidated...

15 April 2013

1720 – Menlough Castle, Galway

A sixteenth-century tower house which has been altered and enlarged at various periods – notably with a two-bay four-storey block of c.1720. A 17th century tower house with substantial additions. In 1786 Wilson...