Browse Exhibits (8 total)

Architectural Colonisation in Anglo-Norman Munster

This exhibit displays images and text that explore the initial reception of Gothic in Ireland during the course of the thirteenth century.

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Edwin Rae and Irish Tomb Sculpture

This exhibition looks at Edwin Rae's contribution to the study of Irish tomb sculpture by highlighting the many images of Irish late medieval tombs in his image collection.

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The Late Gothic Mouldings of County Clare

This exhibition showcases the late Gothic mouldings of Clare, a county particularly rich in carved stone architectural details.

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Social Networking in Medieval Ireland

In this exhibition animated word nodes illustrate the links between patrons, masons and Gothic architecture and sculpture in medieval Ireland.

These were created by isolating set metadata terms in the Rae Collection to see how monuments with these key terms are interconnected by metadata, these terms were "Piers Butler, Margaret FitzGerald, Ormond and O'Tunney". They occur often in the Rae collection because one of Rae’s major research areas were a large number of late medieval tombs in Kilkenny and Tipperary. His work on the tombs is contained in two articles published in 1970 and 71. 

As a result of his study Rae arranged to tombs to fit in with the ouvres of two sculptural workshops, the Ormond school and the O’Tunney atelier, with an article detailing the output of each. This division has defined the subject for succeeding generations of scholars. 

Recurring words in the Rae collection are th Earl of Ormond, and then the patrons of different tombs created by the O’Tunney workshop. I suggest that the tombs so carefully documented in Rae’s images are the permanent and overt expression of the Earl of Ormond’s social network in early sixteenth-century Kilkenny ... read on to hear why. 

 

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St Patrick on Gothic Past

894 images in the Gothic Past archive are tagged with the word "Patrick" - Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig - Happy St. Patrick's Day from the Gothic Past team!

Full list here http://www.gothicpast.com/items/browse?search=st+patrick%27s+cathedral&submit_search=Search

 

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Fonts & Tombs, Church of St. Lawrence, Rathmore, Co. Meath

The first images in this exhibit are of the font that was stolen from the Church of St. Lawrence, Rathmore on May 14, 2013 and returned two days later following widespread media coverage of the theft.

The subsequent images show the tomb of Sir Thomas Plunket and Marion Cruise.

See our NEWS section for more information on the theft of the font.

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Cistercian and Augustinian Architecture

The effect of the Suppression of Religious Houses Act, initiated in 1535 by King Henry VIII, saw widespread destruction of monastic architectural heritage. By the end of the decade the some 800 religious houses were under Crown control and their assets had been redistributed. This exhibit contains selected images from the Gothic Past archive of Irish Cistercian and Augustinian architecture from the period. Browse the individual collections by keyword or tag search for more examples.

 

 

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Architectural Style in Medieval Ireland

This exhibit is designed to showcase the the different styles of medieval architectre that can be found in medieval Ireland. 

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