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Irish country houses

25 August 2015

1872 – Ardara House, Comber, Co. Down

A large two-storey house built in 1872 for Thomas Andrews (father of the other Thomas Andrews, designer of the Titanic) in a Italianate style with a projecting eaves cornice and a hipped slate...

20 August 2015

1830 – Gortnamona House, Clontuskert, Co. Galway

A three-bay three-storey house, perhaps first built about 1720 but probably refronted with tripartite windows, and an extra storey added about 1830. This house has an interesting contrast between the clarity and simplicity...

17 August 2015

1840 – Ravensdale Park, Dundalk, Co. Louth

Architect: Thomas Duff Constructed in an austere Italianate style, by Thomas Duff of Nerwy, For 1st Baron Clermont. Later changes by Lanyon & Lynn in 1859 with further additions. It was partly two...

17 August 2015

1785 – Stephenstown House, Co. Louth

Built in 1785 by Matthew Fortescue for his new bride Marian McClintock. A square Georgian house of 2 storeys over a basement 5 bays long and 5 bays deep. Extended in 1820 by...

17 August 2015

1780s – Glydecourt, Tallinstown, Co. Louth

A very long seventeen-bay two-storey house with attic, built c. 1780, later remodeled and extended. Originally built as a Georgian house, the house was remodeled around 1868 with curvilinear gables and gablets, and...

17 August 2015

1777 – Drumcar House, Co. Louth

Built in 1777, it stayed with the McClintock family until the 1940s. In 1948, it became St. Mary’s Hospital, a hospital for the mentally ill, and later a Saint John of God hospital....

13 July 2015

1808 – Bearforest, Mallow, Co. Cork

Architect: Richard Morrison Constructed 1807-08 for Robert Delacour to designs by Sir Richard Morrison. Inscribed on the entablature over the entrance ‘est ubi depellata somnos minus invida cura’ from Horace Epistle 1.10. A...

06 July 2015

1866 – House, Glenties, Co. Donegal

Architect: Timothy Hevey Never constructed on the site intended for it, opposite the old church of St. Conall on which Hevey also worked. “Our illustration with this No., is of a house to...

03 July 2015

18th C – Grace Hall, Dollingstown, Co. Armagh

Late 18th or early 19th century attractive house with large curved bays on the main facade. During the Second World War this building was used as Billets by 183 Company of the Royal...

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