Neoclassical 1740 – 1900

Neoclassical architecture is an architectural style produced by the neoclassical movement that began in the mid-18th century. In its purest form, it is a style principally derived from the architecture of classical antiquity.

Ireland’s first Obelisk and a dead horse

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Stillorgan Obelisk is located on Newtown-Park. co. Dublin. It built in 1727 and is possibly the first obelisk to be built in Ireland. This location was originally on the grounds of Stillorgan Park House owned [...]

Ireland’s first Obelisk and a dead horse2019-06-21T10:25:58+00:00

Eamon de Valera & a Russian cannon

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This listed building is Ennis Courthouse. It was built in 1850 in a neoclassical style to the designs of Joseph B Keane and Henry Whitestone. The first attempt to hold a court in County Clare [...]

Eamon de Valera & a Russian cannon2019-06-21T10:26:25+00:00

Castle Durrow, Durrow. County Laois 1716

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Once the finest country houses in Ireland Castle Durrow (Darú-'Plain of the Oaks') is a beautiful 'country pile' was built between 1712 and 1716 as a family home by Captain William Flower. Flower [...]

Castle Durrow, Durrow. County Laois 17162019-06-25T21:52:34+00:00

Once home to the most powerful family in Ireland

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Carton House is located near Maynooth in county Kildare. It was built in 1739 for the Fitzgerald family and designed by the famous architect Richard Cassels whose other works include Leinster House, Powerscourt House and Russborough [...]

Once home to the most powerful family in Ireland2019-06-21T10:26:35+00:00

Ireland’s largest, finest and earliest Palladian style house

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Castletown House is located in Celbridge in county Kildare. It is regarded as Ireland's largest, finest and earliest Palladian style house and is significant in terms of European architectural heritage. It's façade was almost certainly [...]

Ireland’s largest, finest and earliest Palladian style house2019-06-21T10:26:35+00:00

The oldest continuously operating maternity hospital in the World

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The Rotunda Hospital is located on Parnell Street in Dublin City. It is the oldest continuously operating maternity hospital in the World. It is also estimated that over 300,000 babies were born here and the [...]

The oldest continuously operating maternity hospital in the World2019-06-21T10:26:39+00:00

The centre of English power for 700 years

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The Courtyard of Dublin Castle was built in 1779. This location is the highest point in Dublin's centre  and so was always the most strategic point for controlling the territory. There is evidence that there [...]

The centre of English power for 700 years2019-06-21T10:26:53+00:00