1722 – Ardfert Abbey, Ardfert, Co. Kerry



Ardfert, Co. Kerry, the Crosbie Estate, constructed circa 1720 by Sir Maurice Crosbie and further altered about 1830. Architect unknown. The house comprised a two-storey block with seven-bay front, the two outer bays on either side breaking forwards and framed by quoins. The front was elongated by lower two-storey wings which protruded forwards at right angles to it, thus forming an open forecourt. Destroyed by the Republicans in 1922 to stop Irish Free State troops from occupying it.