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  Elizabethan Mansion
The castle pictured is Ormond Castle in Carrick-on-Suir, Co Tipperary which was the home of the Butler family. The original castle on ...
 
  Tudor Houses
There were many Tudor style houses in Irish towns such as Dublin and Limerick as a result of the early plantations. Many of these were ...
 
  Rothe House
Rothe House in Kilkenny is a fine example of a late Tudor mansion. It was built between 1594 and 1610 by John Rothe who was a very rich ...
 
  Bawns
When the Plantation of Ulster took place at the beginning of the 17th century, the planters were instructed to build fortified houses ...
 
  Plantersí Homes
The ordinary planters in the early 17th century did not have to live in heavily fortified houses. There were three basic types; the ...
 
  Donegal Castle
Several medieval castles were adapted for use by the planters. One of the most elaborate of these conversions was at Donegal Castle ...
 
  Dutch Gabled Houses
Many Dutch gabled houses were built in Dublin in the second half of the 17th century. These were especially common in the manufacturing ...
 
  Late 17th Century Changes in Architecture
Towards the end of the 17th century the prosperity of the country was reflected in the extra expense to which the rich went in building. ...
 
  Homes of Lesser Gentry
As the 18th century progressed, the lesser Irish gentry, no longer in need of protection, built small thatched mansions like Derrymore ...
 
  Irish Cabin
The poorest group in Irish society was the cottier class. They worked as labourers and for very little pay. Many of them lived in mud ...
 
 
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