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Irish country houses

26 June 2015

1712 – Stackallan House, Co. Meath

Stackallan House is one of the very few surviving classical Irish country houses from the early eighteenth century. The principal fa├žades to the west and south have nine and seven bays, with the...

26 June 2015

1825 – Loughcrew House, Co. Meath

Architect: Charles Robert Cockerell Originally the seat of the Plunkett family, its most famous member being St Oliver Plunkett, whose church still remains today on the estate, the first Loughcrew House was built...

25 June 2015

1810 – Lanesborough Lodge, Belturbet, Co. Cavan

Constructed around 1810 for the Cavendish Butler family. Burned out in the early 1920s and now an ivy-clad ruin

27 May 2015

1895 – Galtee Castle, Skeheenarinky, Co. Tipperary

Architect: Alfred Darbyshire Originally constructed as a hunting lodge for the 2nd Earl of Kingston, ca 1780, and later remodeled in 1825 by the 3rd Earl. In the 1850s, the Kingstons were forced...

10 May 2015

1737 – Mount Ievers Court, Sixmilebridge, Co. Clare

Architect: John Rothery Mount Ievers was built between 1733 and 1737 for Henry Ievers to the design of John Rothery a local architect. Rothery’s son Isaac completed the work after his death in...

23 April 2015

1660s – Eyrecourt Castle, Co. Galway

Eyrecourt was built by Colonel John Eyre around 1660. Eyre had arrived in Ireland during the Cromwellian Wars and was granted large tracts of land in East Galway for his service to Cromwell....

17 April 2015

1746 – Port Hall, Lifford, Co. Donegal

Architect: Michael Priestly Built in 1746 for John Vaughan of Buncrana Castle, to designs believed to be by Michael Priestly who also built Lifford Courthouse. Door surmounted by the arms of George II.

16 April 2015

1817 – Lough Cutra Castle, Gort, Co. Galway

Architect: John Nash When the Gort estate was inherited by Colonel Vereker, later Viscount Gort, in 1797, he decided to employ the world renowned architect John Nash to design the Gothic Style building...

16 April 2015

1810 – Rockingham, Boyle, Co. Roscommon

Architect: John Nash Originally built as a two storey house for General Robert King by John Nash. Considered on of Nash’s finest Classical work in Ireland, it used motifs from previous work in...

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