Preparing for the End

On the south side of the chancel wall at the church of St John the Evangelist, Coolbanagher, County Laois: the Portarlington Mausoleum. Like the main building, this was designed by James Gandon for John Dawson, second Viscount Carlow, and from 1785 first Earl of Portarlington, a notable patron of the architect. The mausoleum carries the date 1788 but Lord Portarlington did not die until a decade later. An instance of being well prepared for when the end comes…
More on Coolbanagher and its church on Monday.

4 comments on “Preparing for the End

  1. Michael Thomas says:

    Not exactly following on from your piece.You may be interested to know that there are,or were some time ago.some very large Portarlington portraits,in the Traveller’s Club.
    Maybe you already knew that.

  2. Peter Davidson says:

    Compliments of the Season and sincere thanks for another year of continual interest, instruction and delight.

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