windows and doors of ireland
July 27, 2012
Recently, I had an opportunity to visit my home country, Ireland, for a relative’s wedding. I couldn’t help but be amazed with the history and architecture of the land. In the next few blog posts I hope to share some of the highlights of my trip and, of course, the windows and doors.
Here is an example of one of the landmarks in County Sligo, only miles away from my cousin’s home. The first picture shows the original Temple House. A community of Knights Templar established themselves in a castle by the lake in the 12th century – and left their name in perpetuity. The fortress was built in 1181. That’s not a typo! (That’s my dad in the foreground.)
Just steps behind it is the “new” Temple House. The building dates to 1825 when Colonel Alexander Perceval moved a little way up the hill and built a new house in classical style with room for his family and servants together. You can now stay the night or host an event there.
The French doors are a focal point in the Georgian era tea room. Love the ornate mouldings and craftsmanship!
Here is a close-up of the double-hung window hardware: ornate urn style brass latch.