Irish country houses
1812 – Knockdrin Castle, Co. Westmeath
Architect: James Shiel
Originally Sir Richard Morrison was requested to design the castle, but neither of his two designs were accepted.
The client then contacted the Dublin architect and builder James Shiel probably on account of his work at Tullynally in nearby Co. Longford. Still a family home today Knockdrin may have included part of an existing eighteenth century house, that Shiel added Gothic trimmings to.