In the community park known as Murphy’s Farm, in Bishopstown, lie the remains of premises and surrounding gardens that, in previous times, provided a summer residence for the Church of Ireland bishops of Cork and Ross. Here, successive bishops — beginning with Peter Browne in the 1720s, the cleric who also gave Cork the Church of St Anne Shandon — created a substantial mansion house, outhouses, and beautiful gardens.
James P. McCarthy brings back this lost treasure to the public domain through his book, published by Cork City Libraries in 2011. His detailed and illustrated history provides a comprehensive guide to what remains of Bishopstown House and its garden area.
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