Whence Came the Wealth


Following Monday’s account of Belview, County Offaly, here are some views of the building which provided the funds to build a fine house. Ballycahan Mill (located in County Westmeath, although only a few hundred yards distant) is believed to date from the late 18th century, the main structure being a three-storey block used for the bleaching and scutching of linen. On a map of 1838 the field to the southwest of the mill is described as the ‘old bleach green’ indicating that the surrounding land was also used as part of the industrial process. Like Belview, this building is now just a shell.


2 comments on “Whence Came the Wealth

  1. uzuld says:

    Robert,

    I’m a constant reader of The Irish Aesthete and think your photographs are great, as is the research. I’ve been meaning to tell you about a brilliant house in Co Clare called BARNTICK, near Clarecastle, which dates from the late 17th Century. I was asked to oversee the repair of the roof, which was done under a heritage grant. You will just LOVE the staircase and the plan. It is an astonishing survivor. Above photos were as I found it.

    cáit ní cheallacháin b.arch, friai. [Code name ‘Uzuld’] ‘saoirse’, old park road, corbally, limerick. V94 N8P8

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