Abandoned Mansions of Ireland
In 2008 Tarquin Blake found his first abandoned "Big House" and so began exploring the lost architecture of Ireland. These mansions were built in the mid-eighteenth century onward and were gradually abandoned and forgotten. Here, Blake documents what is left of fifty mansion houses with brief histories and beautiful photographs of the haunting ruins. Included are Mountpelier Lodge (Dublin Hellfire Club), the birthplaces of Daniel O'Connell and the Duke of Wellington, and the one-time homes of Grace O'Malley and the Smithwicks brewing family of Kilkenny.
- Hardback | 338 pages
- 219 x 277 x 26.67mm | 1,564.89g
- 11 Mar 2011
- The Collins Press
- Cork, Ireland
- col. Illustrations
Table of contents
Preface Acknowledgements Introduction County Carlow Clogrenan House Holloden House County Cavan Cloverhill House Lisnagowan House County Clare Clooney House Doonass House County Cork Buttevant Castle Buttevant Mill Carrigmore House Fort Robert Kincraigie County Dublin Mountpelier Lodge Westown House County Galway Bunowen Castle Castle Daly Castlegrove House Castlemoyle Monksfield House County Kerry Ballycarbery Castle Carhen House Castlequin County Kildare Carbury Castle Donore House County Kilkenny Hebron House Newtown Castle Newtown House County Laois Bellegrove House Lea Castle County Leitrim Drumhierny Lodge Lakefield House County Limerick Dromore Castle The Grange County Louth Kilsaran House Louth Hall County Mayo Hollymount House Towerhill House County Meath Black Castle Dangan Castle County Offaly Eglish Castle Geashill Castle County Roscommon Rockingham Demesne Rockingham Gatehouse Castle Island Cloontykilla Castle County Sligo Seafield House County Tipperary Loughmoe Court Rochestown House County Westmeath Ballynagall House Belvedere House Tudenham House County Wexford Castleboro House Bibliography Glossary Index
'Abandoned Mansions of Ireland' should prove to be an endlessly fascinating coffee table work. -- Midwest Book Review "Midwest Book Review"