||Gothic rebuilding, for 6th Earl of Drogheda, who 'in 1767, beautifully repaired the ancient abbey by enlarging the windows, placing a new roof, and recompartitioning the whole; preserving however the external walls and original form, except somewhat lenghtening the eastern front' (|Anthol.Hib.|)
Payments, c. 1769, recorded in NLI MS 9748 (E.McP files); Freeman's Journal, 4-7 Jun 1770; Anthologia Hibernica III, Feb 1794, 113-114; Mark Bence-Jones, Burke’s Guide to Country Houses. Volume I, Ireland. (London, 1978), 210(illus.); Douglas Scott Richardson, Gothic Revival Architecture in Ireland (1983), 113 (pl.42); Frederick O'Dwyer, 'In search of Christopher Myers' in Michael McCarthy & Karina O'Neill, eds., Studies in the Gothic Revival (Dublin, 2008),98-103(illus.).