Cloyne, Co. Cork

George Berkeley (1685-1753), of The Analyst (c1733?), was Bishop of Cloyne, 18 miles SE of Cork, from 1734 to 1752. The Cathedral there has a memorial room and a statue of him. Cloyne House, the bishop's residence, is now a ruin, but some books show a picture of the Cloyne House looking in good shape, so perhaps it has been restored. It was here that he wrote his most famous work Philosophical Reflexions and Inquiries Concerning the Virtues of Tar Water. In July 1752, the Berkeleys moved to Oxford.


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