Back to County Tipperary once more - but to the North Riding this time. Knocka Castle in ruins near Templemore looks to have been once a great house with a Norman tower nearby for refuge (perhaps in case the Whiteboys or Moonlighters come calling). Templemore, which we now associate with law and order was a place of much violent action during the "Troubles" including the burning down of castles - but this ruins seems to date from well before that!
Based on today's contributions, we learned a bit more about the two structures captured here by French. In the foreground, according to the 19th century OSI maps
. is Knockagh House. And in the background is Knockagh Castle. We learned that (per sharon.corbet
) the older Norman-era(?) tower house in the background still stands
. But that the house in the foreground, which had seemingly been in ruin for at least a century prior, was (per Carol Maddock
) fully demolished in the early- or mid-20th century.
Photographer: Robert French
Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection
Date: between ca. 1865-1914
NLI Ref: L_CAB_08292
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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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