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Irish country houses

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...

03 July 2015

18th C. – Drumboe Castle, Stranorlar, Co. Donegal

Large Georgian house with a polygonal central bay and curved bows to the ends of the wings.Now a ruin, after being used as the General Headquarters for the Irish Free State forces in...

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