Castletaylor towerhouse

Towerhouse and later house at Castletaylor

Christy Cunniffe

Castletaylor towerhouse with later house attached.
Christy Cunniffe
Castltaylor towerhouse.
Christy Cunniffe
Painted detail in vaulted ceiling of the towerhouse.
Christy Cunniffe
Detail of image showing facial and hair colours.
Christy Cunniffe

Castletaylor towerhouse was added to the by the Taylor family. Both the original tower and the later house now survives as a ruin. an interesting painted image of a male head adorns the underbelly of the vaulted roof in the lower level of the tower house. It functions as a form of one dimensional roof boss. I am uncertain as to whether this is a later eighteenth/nineteenth painting undertaken by a stucco artist which we know worked on the house, or if it is a surviving original medieval painting. One way or the other it is rather rare and interesting survival form the past and should be photographed and recorded in greater detail.

This page was added on 25/03/2017.

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