R4646 : Dovecote, Adare

taken 6 years ago, near to Adare, Co Limerick, Ireland

Dovecote, Adare
Dovecote, Adare
Freestanding circular-plan dovecote, rebuilt c. 1850, incorporating fabric of an earlier structure, possibly dating from the mid fourteenth century. Domed slate roof with cut stone eaves course. Rubble limestone walls. Camber-headed opening with cut stone voussoirs and cast-iron gate. Interior walls with square-headed recesses.

This dovecote or columbarium forms a group with the former Trinitarian Abbey to its south-east. Its function was to house pigeons, which would provide food for the monks in the abbey. Typical in form of such functional structures, its circular design incorporates an opening in the roof through which birds could enter, while the internal walls are lined with niches providing nesting space. Retaining much of its original form, this dovecote serves as a reminder of husbandry methods once widespread across Ireland.

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R4646, 217 images   (more nearby search)
Date Taken
Wednesday, 9 May, 2018   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 23 October, 2018
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Village, Rural settlement  Derelict, Disused 
Primary Subject of Photo
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! R 464 462 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:33.9203N 8:47.3899W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! R 464 462
View Direction
South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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Image Type (about): geograph 
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