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Richard Morrison

14 April 2010

Morrison, Sir Richard (1767 – 1849)

Richard Morrison was born at Midleton, Co. Cork, the son of John Morrison, also an architect. Originally intended for the church, he was eventually placed as pupil with James Gandon, the architect, in...

23 March 2010

1812 – Design for Knockdrin Castle, Co. Westmeath

Architect: Richard Morrison Unexecuted design for countryhouse near Mullingar in Co. Westmeath. The client opted for a design by John Shiel instead, which still exists today and is a family home.

28 January 2010

1450 – Howth Castle, Co. Dublin

The current building is not the original Howth Castle, which was on the high slopes by the village and the sea. The English architect Sir Edwin Lutyens restyled a 14th century castle built...

08 January 2010

1790 – Bishops Court House, Naas, Co. Kildare

Architect: Sir Richard Morrison An early work of Richard Morrison in a classical style reminiscent of the work of James Gandon. Country house of the Earl of Clonmell.

31 December 2009

1819 – Shelton Abbey, Arklow, Co. Wicklow

Architect: Sir Richard Morrison The ancestral seat of the Earls of Wicklow was the palatial Shelton Abbey, near Arklow, County Wicklow, which remained in the family until 1951. Detached eleven-bay two storey former...

06 June 2009

Bowden, John (d. 1822)

Served his apprenticeship with Richard Morrison after studying at the Dublin Society Schools, Bowden was architect to the Board of First Fruits of the Church of Ireland from 1813 to 1821. He designed...

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...

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