Georgian 1714 > 1830

Georgian architecture is the name given in most English-speaking countries to the set of architectural styles current between 1714 and 1830. It is eponymous for the first four British monarchs of the House of Hanover—George I, George II, George III, and George IV—who reigned continuously during this period.

Once the site of a 7th century monastery, A Cistercian abbey & A convent

Moore Abbey, Monasterevin. co.Kildare was built in 1767. This was originally the site of the 7th century monastery of St Evin. In the 12th century it became a rich and powerful Cistercian Monastery and after [...]

Attacked, Burnt and Destroyed – Everyone killed except one!

This NATIONAL MONUMENT is Roscrea Castle built in 1281 & within the ground is Damer House built in 1730. The original motte and bailey fortification on this site was built in 1213 and was known [...]

One of Ireland’s most stunning & historic fishing lodges

Delphi Lodge is located in the Delphi Valley in Conemara, co.Galway. It is one of the most spectacular valleys in Ireland on it's own 1000 acre estate. It is surrounded by wild rivers, beautiful lakes [...]

Carlow’s richest family, The IRA & Banshee’s

Ducketts Grove is located in Rainstown. co. Carlow. This great house was built between 1818-1850 and was once home to the Duckett family. The Duckett's were Carlow's largest landowners for 300 years with an estate [...]

One of Ireland’s most exquisite Georgian staircases

Port of Waterford Company Building is located in Waterford City. It was built in 1790 for the Morris family of Rossduff to the designs of Waterford's famous Georgian architect John Roberts. It contains one of [...]

One of the finest early Georgian houses in Ireland containing the oldest piece of Waterford Glass

The Bishop’s Palace in Waterford City was built in 1741 to the designs of the famous architect Richard Cassells (Cassells other works include Westport House, Powercourt House and Russborough House). This was the site of [...]

The official start to the Wicklow Way, a major music venue and a Norman estate

Marlay House is located in 300 acres of the parklands in south Dublin. The origins of this estate can be traced back to the Anglo Norman conquest of Ireland.  The original house here was built [...]

A palatial home, secret paths and the original hops used for Guinness

The Cashel Palace Hotel was built in 1732 by Archbishop Theophilus Bolton and was designed by the famous architect Sir Edward Lovett Pearce with a style that mixed  'Queen Anne' and 'Early Georgian'. The red [...]

The earliest and most important of the Big Houses in Inishowen

Buncrana Castle is located at the entrance to Swan Park in Buncrana co. Donegal. During the 18th century large manor houses like this one were known as 'Castles'. This house was built by Colonel George [...]

A Martello Lighthouse ,The Asgard and the 4th President of Ireland

Howth Harbour Lighthouse, built in 1817, is located at the end of Howth Harbour. The building, was also used for defensive purposes as the strong circular wall defends a gun position. The lighthouse keeper’s residence [...]

The oldest scientific institution in Northern Ireland & ground breaking architecture

Armagh Observatory was established by Richard Robinson, Archbishop of Armagh, in 1789. Robinson was not only the leader of the Church of Ireland but was also a multi-millionaire by today's standards and as as an [...]

The most historic house in Derry and the story of half hanged McNaughton

Prehen House is an absolute gem and should really be one of the north west's top attractions. This historic early Georgian manor house was built in 1740 with the finest materials for Andrew Knox, M.P [...]

A perfect example of an early Georgian mansion with original interiors & a working farm

Newbridge House is located in Donabate in north county Dublin. It is considered a perfect example of an early Irish Georgian mansion. It was built in 1736 for the Archbishop Charles Cobb and designed by [...]

The birthplace and home of Charles Stewart Parnell

Avondale House is located near the village of Rathdrum in county Wicklow. This was the birthplace and home of Charles Stewart Parnell (1846 -1891) one of the greatest political leaders in Irish history. The house [...]

A much overlooked building in Phoenix Park, James Gandon & The Irish Army

This is The Irish Army Headquarters built in 1786 as the Royal Military Infirmary by the designs of James Gandon.

A museum dedicated to the memory and vision of Patrick Pearse

The Pearse Museum is located in St Enda's Park near Rathfarnham in south county Dublin. It is one of Dublin City's most charming and atmospheric parks, with its riverside walks, unique follies, waterfall and walled [...]

Once the home to Agnes Jones – the great nursing pioneer

Fahan House is a beautiful ivy clad Georgian house located in Fahan, co.Donegal. Fahan means 'little green field' in Irish and has the ruins of an important 6th-century monastery which features a 7th-century cross-slab of [...]

One of Ireland’s finest 5* golf estates with a history dating back to the Normans

Mount Juliet is located near the beautiful village of Thomastown in county Kilkenny. It was built in 1757 by the Earl of Carrick in compliment to his wife, Lady Juliana (Juliet). This estate has very [...]

Belfast’s oldest & finest Georgian building & The Poor House

Clifton House is located on Clifton Street in Belfast City. If you like the Georgian style of architecture this is regarded as one of Belfast's finest, It was built in 1774 by The Belfast Charitable [...]

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