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Irish country houses

25 September 2009

1840 – Mount Stewart House, Co. Down

Architect: George Dance / William Vitruvius Morrison Between 1804 and 1806, the London architect George Dance was employed by Alexander Stewart, later first Marquess of Londonderry, to design what is now the west...

24 September 2009

1870 – Belfast Castle, Co. Antrim

Architect: Lanyon, Lynn and Lanyon The Chichesters (later the Donegalls) lived in England as absentee landlords but came to live at Ormeau at the beginning of the nineteenth century. After re-marrying in 1862,...

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...

17 September 2009

1905 – Tullylagan House, Co. Tyrone

Architect: Hart & Waterhouse Published in The Building News, June 30th 1905. Described as “New arts & crafts style house about to be erected.” Never constructed.

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...

27 August 2009

1890 – Breaffy House, Co. Mayo, Ireland

Architect: W.M. Fawcett Dominick Andrew Browne built the present Breaffy House in 1890. The house is a Scottish baronial mansion and is victorian in style and was designed by English architect William M....

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...