County Kilkenny: INSCRIBED PATTERNS AT GRAIGUENAMANAGH

Representing a characteristic particular to Graiguenamanagh a number of sites throughout the town incorporate an inscribed pattern to the wall surface mimicking, in render, the effect of tooled County Kilkenny limestone or suchlike. Often overlooked by the casual passer-by it is these details that make an important impact on the individual character of the built heritage of an area.

O'Shea Russell, Lower Main Street, GRAIGUENAMANAGH, Graiguenamanagh, County Kilkenny

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Terraced four-bay two-storey house, c.1825, with square-headed carriageway to left ground floor. Extensively renovated, c.1925, with shopfront inserted to ground floor. Now in use as offices. Pitched roof with replacement artificial slate, c.1925, clay ridge tiles, red brick Running bond (shared) chimney stack having paired yellow terracotta octagonal pots, and cast-iron rainwater goods on rendered…


Valley Hardware, Lower Main Street, GRAIGUENAMANAGH, Graiguenamanagh, County Kilkenny

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End-of-terrace three-bay three-storey house with dormer attic, c.1900, possibly incorporating fabric of earlier house, pre-1840, on site with shopfront to ground floor. Pitched slate roof (gabled to dormer attic window) with clay ridge tiles, rendered and red brick Running bond (shared) chimney stacks, rendered coping, timber bargeboards to dormer attic window, and cast-iron rainwater goods…


M. Ryan, Upper Main Street, GRAIGUENAMANAGH, Graiguenamanagh, County Kilkenny

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End-of-terrace three-bay three-storey house, c.1900, on a corner site possibly incorporating fabric of earlier house, pre-1840, on site with pubfront to ground floor, and single-bay two-storey return with half-dormer attic to west. Pitched slate roofs with clay ridge tiles, rendered chimney stacks, and cast-iron rainwater goods on overhanging rendered eaves having iron brackets. Unpainted diamond-pointed…


Antiquarian Book Market (E. Prendergast), Upper Main Street, GRAIGUENAMANAGH, Graiguenamanagh, County Kilkenny

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End-of-terrace five-bay three-storey house, c.1875, possibly originally two separate two-bay three-storey (south) and three-bay three-storey (north) houses incorporating fabric of earlier houses, pre-1840, on site. Renovated, c.1900, with (double) shopfront inserted to ground floor. Refenestrated. Pitched (shared) slate roof with clay ridge tiles, rendered chimney stacks, and cast-iron rainwater goods on rendered eaves having corbels.…


M. Doyle, Upper Main Street, GRAIGUENAMANAGH, Graiguenamanagh, County Kilkenny

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Terraced four-bay three-storey house with dormer attic, c.1875, possibly incorporating fabric of earlier house, pre-1840, on site with square-headed carriageway to left ground floor. Renovated, c.1900, with pubfront/shopfront inserted to ground floor. Renovated and refenestrated with dormer attic added. Pitched (shared) slate roof with clay ridge tiles, rendered chimney stacks, rooflights, and cast-iron rainwater goods…


Angler's Rest (The), Lower Main Street, GRAIGUENAMANAGH, Graiguenamanagh, County Kilkenny

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Terraced two-bay three-storey house, c.1825. Extensively renovated, c.1900, with pubfront inserted to ground floor. Pubfront renovated. One of a pair. Pitched (shared) slate roof with clay ridge tiles, red brick Running bond (shared) chimney stack, and cast-iron rainwater goods on rendered eaves having iron brackets. Painted tooled rendered, ruled and lined walls with inscribed rendered…


Kissane, Lower Main Street, GRAIGUENAMANAGH, Graiguenamanagh, County Kilkenny

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Terraced three-bay three-storey house, c.1825, possibly originally forming part of larger five-bay three-storey composition with house to north. Refenestrated, c.1925. Renovated with shopfront inserted to left ground floor. Pitched (shared) slate roof with clay ridge tiles, rendered chimney stack, and cast-iron rainwater goods on rendered eaves having iron brackets. Painted rendered, ruled and lined walls…