Irish Architectural Drawings
Doorcase design by M Stapleton, AD 2367
Consists of over 3,000 architectural drawings principally covering the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, including the work of James Gandon, Thomas Cooley, Francis Johnston, James Cavanah Murphy, Michael Stapleton, and landscape designer Ninian Niven.
The ground plans, elevations and sketches for public and private buildings include those for churches, schools and cottages, together with designs for architectural features, monuments and gardens. Many former landed estates are represented both in archives held by the Department of Manuscripts and architectural drawings in the Department of Prints and Drawings. These include estates of the families Vesey (Viscounts de Vesci), Dillon (Barons of Clonbrock) and Browne (Earls of Altamont and Marquesses of Sligo).