Restoration Glory



The conservatory at Kilshane, County Tipperary. The house dates from the 1820s when designed for the Lowe family by John Hargrave, a son of the successful Cork-based architect Abraham Hargrave. The curvilinear conservatory, thought to be the most ambitious of its kind to survive in Ireland, was added around 1860; while very much in the style of Richard Turner, it cannot with certainty be ascribed to him. Along with the house, it was restored by the present owners at the start of the present century.


3 comments on “Restoration Glory

  1. Emma Richey says:

    what an undertaking and fabulous result.

  2. Nancy Day Sinsteden says:

    Fantastic! I am green with envy!

  3. Henry Brennan says:

    I remember seeing this in the early 1990s and despairing that it would ever be saved. Thankfully it has been rescued and is now part of a wonderful events venue.

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