Re: Re: glass windows in Ireland
There is truth to window tax which also related to doors hence the half door so that light could enter the house without glass. I suggest that you visit The National Museum of Agriculture and Rural Life at Johnstown Castle Co Wexford for further information.
I have a book at home called Irish Glass and it deals with the evolution of both table wear and window glass; there was a very large glass factory in Abbey St Dublin in the late 18th and early 19th century before the City officials had it moved to Ringsend. Cork and Waterford also had extensive capacity in the 18th Century