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Dwyer-McAllister Cottage, County Wicklow
16402801
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Reg. No.16402801
Date1770 - 1790
Previous NameN/A
TownlandDERRYNAMUCK
CountyCounty Wicklow
Coordinates296488, 191062
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL HISTORICAL SOCIAL
RatingRegional
Original Usehouse
In Use Asheritage centre/interpretative centre
 
Description
Detached three-bay former single-storey 'direct entry' vernacular former house, built c.1780, with single-bay portion to the north end reconstructed in 1992. The house, which was the scene of battle between government forces and United Irishmen in February 1799, is now a visitor centre. The walls are constructed in coursed rubble and whilst the pitched roof is thatched and has whitewashed rubble chimneystacks. The entrance consists of a timber tongue and groove half door whilst the small window openings are flat-headed and have replacement 'pivot' timber windows. Internally there are three rooms opening off each other, with whitewashed walls, earthen floors and exposed roughly-hewn replacement roof timbers. The building is set within a small rural enclosure with dry stone walls.

Appraisal

Small former vernacular house of the mid to later 18th-century much of whose fabric was renewed in the later 20th-century and whose significance is now more historical than architectural. The building is a National Monument in the care of the Office of Public Works.
 
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