Architecture History

Between The Land And The Sea

Teach an Locháin, Bóthar an Choinicéir, Cill Fhionntain, Éire 2014
“Teach an Locháin”, Bóthar an Choinicéir, Cill Fhionntain, Éire 2014. A new build with an aggressively modern – and locally unsympathetic – design replacing an older more low-key dwelling (Íomhá: An Sionnach Fionn 2014)

Regular readers will know of my affection for Bóthar an Choinicéir, a leafy side-road in Fine Gall situated on a narrow strip of land between the sea and the main BÁC-Binn Éadair DART line. Generally considered to be part of Cill Fhionntain technically the area lies within the separate townland of An Coinicéar (though both lie in the barony of An Chúlóg. For administrative purposes Ireland is divided into townlands, parishes, baronies and counties, the first three often following indigenous Irish territorial divisions rather than later British colonial impositions). I spent a considerable part of my childhood here, both at school and at play, and remain a regular visitor. So I thought I’d post a couple of pictures of my favourite houses (of which there are many).

Cois Farraige, Bóthar an Choinicéir, Cill Fhionntain, Éire 2014 (3)
“Cois Farraige”, Bóthar an Choinicéir, Cill Fhionntain, Éire 2014 . The front view of “Seaside”, a listed house dating from the 1800s lying empty for some considerable time (Íomhá: An Sionnach Fionn 2014)
Cois Farraige, Bóthar an Choinicéir, Cill Fhionntain, Éire 2014 (2)
“Cois Farraige”, Bóthar an Choinicéir, Cill Fhionntain, Éire 2014. The rear view of the empty “Seaside”, a noted property dating from the late 1800s (Íomhá: An Sionnach Fionn 2014)
Trá an Choinicéir, Bóthar an Choinicéir, Cill Fhionntain, Éire 2014
Trá an Choinicéir, Bóthar an Choinicéir, Cill Fhionntain, Éire 2014. The view from the garden of “Cois Farraige” or “Seaside”. An enviable vista I think you’ll agree (Íomhá: An Sionnach Fionn 2014)
An Sean Teach, Bóthar an Choinicéir, Cill Fhionntain, Éire 2014
“An Sean Teach”, Bóthar an Choinicéir, Cill Fhionntain, Éire 2014. One of a number of properties lying empty on the road at Bóthar an Choinicéir – Bóthar Dhroim Chléire (Íomhá: An Sionnach Fionn 2014)

2 comments on “Between The Land And The Sea

  1. Sounds like an amazing landscape. Thanks for sharing your experience being there. 🙂

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