Irish Classical Style

The impact of  ancient Rome on architecture in the British Isles in the 18th. century was considerable. The custom of   wealthy young men being sent on the “Grand Tour” of the art centres of the Continent meant that classical styles were adopted in the creation of new mansions. Public buildings and churches followed suit. These are two examples of the trend, in which the majesty of the law and the sophistication of the English landed gentry in Ireland are portrayed.


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