Cork: City and County Frank Keohane

Series:
Pevsner Architectural Guides: Buildings of Ireland
Format:
Hardback
Publication date:
10 Mar 2020
ISBN:
9780300224870
Imprint:
Yale University Press
Dimensions:
768 pages: 216 x 114mm
Illustrations:
126 color + 75 b-w illus.
Sales territories:
World

Categories:

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.