CASTLE ARCHDALE, Irvinestown
noble house of 1773 on the shores of Lough Erne, built by Col.
Mervyn Archdale to replace a "Plantation Castle"
originally built by John Archdale 1615.
3 storeys over
basement; 6 bay entrance front with 2 bay breakfront centre;
tripartite doorway with Ionic pilasters, entablature and pediment,
the latter breaking forwards on 2 Ionic columns to form a porch,
which appears to have been a subsequent alteration. 3 bay side
elevation, the bottom storey having Venetian windows with Gothic
astragals in its outer bays. Bold, rusticated quoins; solid
1959 and now ruinous.
Burke's Guide to Country Houses: Volume I Ireland pp. 61