The ruins of the manor slowly decay...

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A Mason image of a fortified manor house somewhere in Ireland with battlements, mullioned windows and an abundance of ivy denoting its great age. As it was beginning to look dilapidated I suspect that it is no longer standing?

Thankfully I was wrong, and Ormond Castle in Carrick-on-Suir not only survived by has very recently been restored...


Photographer: Thomas H. Mason

Collection: Mason Photographic Collection

Date: Catalogue range c.1890-1910

NLI Ref: M52/6

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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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    Insher

    • 22/May/2019 08:09:18

    Vista su - Seen in: Flickr Global Vai a Flickr Global

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    Inverarra

    • 22/May/2019 08:19:34

    Looks like two buildings from different times. A ruined tower house behind ? Look forward to finding out where it’s located. Thanks.

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    Rory_Sherlock

    • 22/May/2019 08:22:10

    Ormond Castle, Carrick-on-Suir - still there! Ormond Castle

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    sharon.corbet

    • 22/May/2019 08:25:30

    It was recently restored

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    sharon.corbet

    • 22/May/2019 08:30:08

    Streetview

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    sharon.corbet

    • 22/May/2019 08:41:13

    The Lawrence collection has some photos of what they call "The Castle, Carrick-on-Suir"from both outside (including a view from across the river) and inside: fireplace, gallery.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 22/May/2019 09:17:23

    What a great building; so very glad it is still standing. YouTubeView - youtu.be/ZtWRO3j5QKg

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    sam2cents

    • 22/May/2019 09:44:43

    This is beautiful. I love ruins.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 22/May/2019 11:40:58

    The parapet infill walls (see note) are not evident here and the Lawrence photos. They alter the whole appearance of the facade compared to the recent photos. Is that a restoration or an error?

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    Rory_Sherlock

    • 22/May/2019 13:02:00

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia In the Visitor's Guide to Ormond Castle, the author, Jane Fenlon, states "Evidence of an original parapet wall at roof level was found (sprockets were added to the rafters)... The trusses and rafters were taken down, the parapets restored, and the roof repaired...". This work was undertaken in the late 1950s.

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    swordscookie back and trying to catch up!

    • 22/May/2019 15:11:48

    it appears to be so much bigger in the Mason image compared to the more recent one?

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    sharon.corbet

    • 22/May/2019 15:42:42

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/swordscookie I think that's just the angle - here's one from the OPW: https://www.flickr.com/photos/officeofpublicworks/35825783900

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    Niall McAuley

    • 24/May/2019 05:16:39

    At the NIAH and GeoHive 6" OSI map from the 1830s, when the house was only 250 or so.

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    sharon.corbet

    • 24/May/2019 08:16:50

    We met the builder of the house (or at least his portraits) before - Thomas "Black Tom" Butler, 10th Earl of Ormond: https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/29961041123