Big Houses and Mansions

The term ‘Big House’ refers to the large country houses, mansions, or estate houses usually owned by members of the Protestant Ascendancy in Ireland. This class controlled almost all the political and economic power in Ireland for several hundred years. The houses were meant to ‘inspire awe among equals and deference in the lower classes’. Many were burn’t down during the Irish War of Independence.

The Bishops Palace, Armagh City. 1770

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A grade 'A' listed building fit for a Bishop & The ancient seat of St. Patrick The Bishop's Palace in Armagh is a beautiful Neoclassical building situated in 300 acres of parkland. This [...]

The Bishops Palace, Armagh City. 17702020-04-28T22:04:27+00:00

Beaulieu House, Drogheda. County Louth 1680

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A rare example of an original 17th century mansion in Ireland The beautiful Beaulieu House is located 3 miles from the town of Drogheda in County Louth. This is a rare example of [...]

Beaulieu House, Drogheda. County Louth 16802020-04-29T19:35:38+00:00

The Bishop’s Palace. Waterford City 1741

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One of the finest early Georgian houses in Ireland & the oldest piece of Waterford Glass The Bishop’s Palace in Waterford City was built in 1741 to the designs of the famous architect [...]

The Bishop’s Palace. Waterford City 17412020-05-04T12:42:28+00:00