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South Ulster, the Counties of Armagh, Cavan, and Monaghan: The Buildings of Ireland: Book by Kevin V. Mulligan

South Ulster, the Counties of Armagh, Cavan, and Monaghan: The Buildings of Ireland

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ISBN: 9780300186017    Publisher: Yale University Press Year of publishing: 2013     Format:  Hardback No of Pages: 800        
The newest volume in the "Buildings of Ireland" series covers the inland counties of Cavan, Monaghan, and Armagh, an area stretching from the thinly populated uplands around the Cuilcagh Mountains and the cradle...Read more
The newest volume in the "Buildings of Ireland" series covers the inland counties of Cavan, Monaghan, and Armagh, an area stretching from the thinly populated uplands around the Cuilcagh Mountains and the cradle of the Shannon to the fertile Blackwater valley and southern shores of Lough Neagh. Carrickmacross and Bailieborough typify the Irish market town with their generous main streets and lively architectural contrasts. The unpretentious Gothic halls at Carsan and Derryvalley contrast with the rogueish Gothic-Revival displays at Bessbrook and Butlersbridge. Country houses range from Lough Fea, Thomas Rickman's only Irish house, to Hilton Park, an ambitious Italianate mansion. Saint Peter's church, Laragh, a roadside Gothic fairytale in tin, is a memorable landmark, as is the august Rokeby obelisk at Armagh. Throughout South Ulster, the use of local building materials - ranging from dark gritstones to warm sandstones - adds to the rich architectural variety while establishing a sense of place.
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About the author: Kevin V. Mulligan
Kevin V. Mulligan is an architectural historian. Born in Kells, County Meath, he is a graduate of the National University of Ireland and of Trinity College... Read more
Kevin V. Mulligan is an architectural historian. Born in Kells, County Meath, he is a graduate of the National University of Ireland and of Trinity College Dublin, where he studied history of art and architecture with ancient history and archaeology. He has written extensively on Irish architectural history, and his books include Ballyfin: The Restoration of an Irish House and Demesne (2011). He lives in county Monaghan with his wife and three sons.
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Review:
Mulligan, denied the vast store of earlier research on which the authors of volumes in the English series could draw, proves a heroic pioneer. Major discoveries which will draw enthusiasts into...Read more
Mulligan, denied the vast store of earlier research on which the authors of volumes in the English series could draw, proves a heroic pioneer. Major discoveries which will draw enthusiasts into this territory ... may be few, but minor pleasures abound ... And armed with South Ulster, the traveller is unlikely to be mistaken for a clandestine supporter of a proscribed organization, but a hunter after worthwhile buildings."-Toby Barnard, Times Literary Supplement -- Toby Bernard Times Literary Supplement "Be warned: if you dip into this book you will go on dipping, or perhaps weeping, at the beauty of it all. It is the standard work for anyone even vaguely interested in the history of landmark buildings in these three counties."-Paul Clements, Irish Times -- Paul Clements Irish Times 'This is not only a book of reference but one which brings buildings and architecture to life, a most worthwhile addition to the literature on the architectural heritage of Ireland.'-Peter Rankin, Burlington Magazine -- Peter Rankin Burlington Magazine
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