Cork: City and County


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Frank Keohane

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This authoritative guide to the architecture of County Cork covers all sites and buildings of merit, great and small

Comprehensive and easy to use, this guide covers the architectural riches of Ireland’s largest county. The many atmospheric castles and tower houses include Carrigadrohid, Lohort, and Kanturk; among later country houses, Kilshannig and Fota represent Irish Georgian architecture at its best. Coastal towns such as Kinsale and Youghal are built on Viking and Norman foundations. Many of the architectural highlights are in the city of Cork, where the Georgian streets and quays are diversified by grand neoclassical public buildings, presided over by the Gothic Revival masterpiece of St. Fin Barre’s Cathedral. The strategic importance of Cork harbor is reflected in its diverse fortifications, especially those of the Stuart, Hanoverian, and Victorian periods.

Frank Keohane is an architectural historian and Chartered Building Surveyor based in Dublin.

“Frank Keohane…has done a magnificent job with this new work, and to read his introduction and browse the gazetteer is to have one’s eyes opened to a wealth of architectural treasures one had perhaps not realised Cork and its environs…contained.”—Simon Heffer, Daily Telegraph

“Few pleasures can compare with a passionate expert describing their work and Frank Keohane constructs an engaging and idiosyncratic picture...He haunts not just the city, but many one-street villages, churchyards, out-of-the-way places and overgrown ruins, coming across oddities and unlocking mysteries with stimulating detail.”—Paul Clements, Irish Times Weekend

“A great piece of work. It is the most up-to-date reference for serious researchers and is equally important for those with an interest in architecture.”— Neil Hegarty, The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland Journal
ISBN: 9780300224870
Publication Date: July 21, 2020
768 pages, 4 1/2 x 8 1/2
126 color + 75 b/w illus.
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