County Kilkenny: PUBFRONTS AND SHOPFRONTS

Notwithstanding the commercial pressures following the economic boom period of the 1990s and 2000s the architectural heritage of County Kilkenny features a collection of pubfronts and shopfronts dating from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, all of which make a pleasant visual impact in the streetscape. Of particular interest is the model (1904) at P.T. Murphy in the High Street, Kilkenny, which survives as the last known shopfront executed by the Kilkenny Woodworkers Company. Records for further examples of pubfronts and shopfronts are viewable by selecting the public house or the shop/retail outlet categories from the drop-down menu in the Advanced Search section of this webpage.

John Cleere, Parliament Street, GARDENS (ST. JOHN'S PAR.), Kilkenny, County Kilkenny

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Terraced two-bay three-storey house, c.1825. Extensively renovated, c.1900, with pubfront inserted to ground floor. Pitched slate roof with clay ridge tiles, red brick Running bond chimney stacks, and cast-iron rainwater goods on rendered eaves. Painted rendered, ruled and lined walls with vermiculated strips to ends. Square-headed window openings with cut-stone sills, moulded rendered surrounds, replacement…


Ó'Riada, Parliament Street, GARDENS (ST. JOHN'S PAR.), Kilkenny, County Kilkenny

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End-of-terrace two-bay three-storey house, c.1825. Renovated, c.1900, with pubfront inserted to ground floor. Refenestrated. Pitched slate roof with clay ridge tiles, rendered chimney stacks, and cast-iron rainwater goods on rendered eaves. Painted rendered, ruled and lined walls with rendered channelled piers to corners. Square-headed window openings with cut-stone sills, rendered surrounds to first floor, and…


Oxfam/John Gunn, High Street, GARDENS (ST. JOHN'S PAR.), Kilkenny, County Kilkenny

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Terraced single-bay three-storey house, c.1825. Extensively renovated, 1908, with shopfront inserted to ground floor. Now in commercial use to upper floors. Roof not visible. Painted rendered walls with rendered channelled piers to ends having vermiculated panels, and rendered swept band to eaves. Square-headed window openings (in bipartite arrangement to first floor) with stone sills, moulded…


P.T. Murphy, High Street, GARDENS (ST. JOHN'S PAR.), Kilkenny, County Kilkenny

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Terraced four-bay three-storey over basement red brick house, c.1725, possibly originally two separate two-bay three-storey houses incorporating medieval fabric, pre-1700, to basement. Renovated, 1903, with shopfront inserted to right ground floor. Renovated, post-1903, with replica shopfront inserted to left ground floor. Restored, 2004. Pitched slate roof with clay ridge tiles, and cast-iron rainwater goods on…


M.L. Dore, High Street, GARDENS (ST. JOHN'S PAR.), Kilkenny, County Kilkenny

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Terraced two-bay four-storey over basement house, c.1750. Renovated, c.1900, with shopfront inserted to ground floor. Reroofed and refenestrated, c.1925. One of a group of three. Pitched (shared) roof with replacement artificial slate, c.1925, clay ridge tiles, rendered chimney stacks, rendered coping, and cast-iron rainwater goods on slightly overhanging rendered eaves having iron brackets. Painted rendered,…


Marble City Bar (The), High Street, High Street, GARDENS (ST. JOHN'S PAR.), Kilkenny, County Kilkenny

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Terraced two-bay four-storey over basement house, c.1775. Renovated, 1908, with pubfront inserted to ground floor. Refenestrated, c.1925. Renovated, 2003, with interior remodelled. Pitched slate roof with clay ridge tiles, rendered chimney stacks, and cast-iron rainwater goods on rendered red brick eaves. Painted red brick Flemish bond wall to front (west) elevation with unpainted rendered walls…


Griffin/O.K. House, High Street, GARDENS (ST. JOHN'S PAR.), Kilkenny, County Kilkenny

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Terraced two-bay three-storey over basement house, c.1800, incorporating fabric of medieval range, pre-1700, to basement. Extensively renovated, 1926, with shopfront inserted to ground floor. One of a group of three. Pitched (shared) roof with replacement artificial slate, 1926, clay ridge tiles, rendered chimney stack, and cast-iron rainwater goods on slightly overhanging rendered eaves. Painted rendered…


Flowers By Lucy, High Street, GARDENS (ST. JOHN'S PAR.), Kilkenny, County Kilkenny

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Terraced two-bay two-storey gable-fronted house with half-dormer attic, c.1775, originally two-bay three-storey. Extensively renovated, 1883, with shopfront inserted to ground floor and top floor remodelled. Reroofed with shopfront renovated. Pitched (gable-fronted) and hipped roof with replacement artificial slate, clay ridge tiles, and replacement uPVC rainwater goods on rendered eaves retaining cast-iron hopper and downpipe. Painted…


Tall Stories, Rose Inn Street, GARDENS (ST. JOHN'S PAR.), Kilkenny, County Kilkenny

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Terraced two-bay three-storey house, c.1825. Extensively renovated, c.1900, with shopfront inserted to ground floor. Pitched slate roof with clay ridge tiles, rendered chimney stacks, and cast-iron rainwater goods on rendered eaves. Painted rendered, ruled and lined walls with rendered channelled pier to end. Square-headed window openings (in tripartite arrangement to first floor) with cut-stone sills,…


Tynan's Bridge House, John's Bridge (The Horsesleap Slip), GARDENS (ST. JOHN'S PAR.), Kilkenny, County Kilkenny

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Terraced two-bay three-storey house, c.1800, possibly over basement. Renovated, 1908, with pubfront inserted to ground floor. One of a group of three. Hipped slate roof with clay ridge tiles, rendered chimney stacks, and cast-iron rainwater goods on moulded rendered eaves. Painted rendered walls with rendered quoins piers to ends having vermiculated panels, and moulded rendered…


Molloy's/Mary Molloy, Rose Inn Street, DUKESMEADOWS (ST. JOHN'S PAR.), Kilkenny, County Kilkenny

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Terraced three-bay three-storey house, c.1750. Extensively renovated, 1920, with shopfront inserted to ground floor. Reroofed and part refenestrated. Now in use as offices to upper floors. Pitched roof with replacement artificial slate, clay ridge tiles, red brick Running bond (shared) chimney stack, and replacement iron rainwater goods on moulded rendered eaves retaining cast-iron hopper and…


Kilkenny Book Centre (The), High Street, GARDENS (ST. JOHN'S PAR.), Kilkenny, County Kilkenny

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Terraced three-bay three-storey house, c.1800, possibly incorporating fabric of earlier house, c.1550. In use as inn, 1816. Renovated, c.1900, with shopfront inserted to ground floor and rendered façade enrichments added. One of a pair. Pitched slate roof behind parapet with clay ridge tiles, rendered chimney stacks, and concealed cast-iron rainwater goods. Painted rendered walls with…


Provincial House, Patrick Street Lower, GARDENS (ST. JOHN'S PAR.), Kilkenny, County Kilkenny

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Terraced four-bay three-storey over basement house, c.1775, on an L-shaped plan with elliptical-headed carriageway to right ground floor, and single-bay three-storey return to west. Extensively renovated, post-1860, with shopfront inserted to ground floor incorporating single-bay single-storey flat-roofed projecting lower open porch. Now in use as offices. Pitched slate roof behind parapet (hipped slate roof to…


Office Centre (The), Patrick Street Lower, GARDENS (ST. PATRICK'S PAR.), Kilkenny, County Kilkenny

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Terraced three-bay three-storey house, c.1825. Renovated, c.1900, with shopfront inserted to ground floor. Pitched slate roof with clay ridge tiles, red brick Running bond chimney stacks, and cast-iron rainwater goods on rendered eaves. Painted rendered, ruled and lined walls. Square-headed window openings with cut-stone sills, six-over-six (first floor) and three-over-six (top floor) timber sash windows.…


Zuni Express, Rose Inn Street, GARDENS (ST. JOHN'S PAR.), Kilkenny, County Kilkenny

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Terraced single-bay three-storey house, c.1825. Renovated, c.1925, with shopfront inserted to ground floor. Refenestrated. Pitched slate roof with clay ridge tiles, painted red brick Running bond (shared) chimney stack, and cast-iron rainwater goods on rendered eaves. Painted rendered, ruled and lined walls. Square-headed window openings originally in bipartite arrangement with cut-stone sills, moulded rendered surrounds,…


Green Street, GARDENS (ST. CANICE PAR.), Kilkenny, County Kilkenny

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Detached six-bay two-storey farmhouse with dormer attic, c.1875, incorporating fabric of earlier inn, c.1800, with shopfront to centre ground floor. Reroofed. Now entirely in residential use. Pitched roof with replacement artificial slate, clay ridge tiles, rendered chimney stacks, slightly sproketed eaves, and iron rainwater goods on rendered eaves. Painted roughcast walls with rendered quoined piers…


Lenehan, Castlecomer New Road, Barrack Street, PENNEFATHERSLOT, Kilkenny, County Kilkenny

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Attached four-bay two-storey over basement house, c.1900, on a corner site with pubfront to right ground floor, and three-bay two-storey side (north) elevation. Reroofed. Hipped roof with replacement artificial slate, clay ridge tiles, rendered chimney stacks, sproketed eaves, and cast-iron rainwater goods on rendered eaves. Unpainted rendered, ruled and lined walls with rendered quoins to…


Comerford, Barrack Street, CASTLECOMER, Castlecomer, County Kilkenny

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End-of-terrace three-bay two-storey house, c.1825. Renovated, c.1900, with shopfront inserted to centre ground floor. Reroofed, c.1950. Now disused to ground floor. Pitched roof with replacement artificial slate, c.1950, clay ridge tiles, rendered chimney stacks, and cast-iron rainwater goods on rendered eaves. Painted rendered, ruled and lined walls with rendered quoins to ends. Square-headed window openings…


Molloy, Kilkenny Street, CASTLECOMER, Castlecomer, County Kilkenny

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End-of-terrace three-bay three-storey house, c.1825, with single-bay three-storey lower return to east continuing into single-bay single-storey range to east. Renovated, c.1875, with shopfront inserted to ground floor. Pitched slate roofs (behind parapet to main block) with clay ridge tiles, rendered chimney stacks, rendered coping, and concealed cast-iron rainwater goods. Painted rendered, ruled and lined walls…


Murphy, Market Square, CASTLECOMER, Castlecomer, County Kilkenny

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Terraced two-bay two-storey house, c.1825, on a corner site with two-bay two-storey side (north) elevation. Renovated, c.1850, with shopfront inserted to ground floor. Now disused. Hipped and pitched (shared) slate roof with clay ridge tiles, rendered chimney stack, and cast-iron rainwater goods. Unpainted rendered walls. Square-headed window openings with cut-limestone sills, and one-over-one timber sash…