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Built for the Bride

One of a pair of highly distinctive lodges with polygonal towers that flank the gates to Bridestown, County Cork. According to Mark Bence-Jones, these and the range of forecourt buildings behind were built in the middle of the 18th century by a local merchant Jonathan Morgan, to please his French bride who he had met while on business in Bordeaux. 56 more words

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Preservation 101: Rot (Which is Not Hot and Looks Like Snot)

As we have discussed, water is a B**** in capital letters and Nature will always win. Decomposition is natural, beneficial, and absolutely essential to the cycle of life- but it is rarely a pretty process. 719 more words

Historic Preservation

New Blood for New Hall

County Clare folklore tells how a member of the O’Brien family living in a large house close to Killone Lake noticed supplies of wine in his cellar were being inexplicably depleted. 1,762 more words

Architectural History

Going, Going, Gone

Above is a photograph of the library at Bantry House, County Cork taken in the early 1970s for Irish Houses and Castles by Desmond Guinness and William Ryan. 122 more words

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New and Improved...

Personal website!  That’s right.  New and improved personal website!

This past weekend I worked tirelessly on the redesign of my personal website.  The home page image is based on this here blog.   61 more words

A Votary

Plasterwork decoration in a recessed niche in the dining room of Bracklyn, County Westmeath. The house was built c.1790 by a branch of the Fetherston-Haugh family on land acquired from the Pakenhams in the same county. 48 more words

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Leaving the Empty Room

Leaving the Empty Room
Stephen Dunn

The door had a double lock,
and the joke was on me.
You might call it protection
against self, this joke, 188 more words

Architectural History