Template talk:Historic Irish houses

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Considering how all this does is bunch these together alphabetically, I don't see why this serves any more function than a category. The use of a template also misleadingly implies that it is a complete list. What are the arguments for keeping this? Postdlf 02:26, 29 March 2006 (UTC)

I am also unconvinced by the usefulness of this template, per above. I would also like to see Tower house removed, as this is a type of castle, not an actual place. Tower houses are common in Scotland too, and its inclusion on this template seems unneccessary, if not actually misleading. ::Supergolden:: 12:57, 9 June 2006 (UTC)
Tower house removed per above. ::Supergolden:: 12:58, 23 June 2006 (UTC)
Yes although I have been adding to this template too, I can't quite understand either what this template offers over using category? Removing this and replacing it in all the articles it is used with a suitable category may be quite a chore though, possibly a task beyond my current wikipedia skills. But personally I would be in favour of dropping this template altogether. G. 15:06, 18 October 2006 (UTC)
On the other hand... There are advantages to this type of template - 1. they look good! and 2. they allow for easy manoeverability between pages of a similar type.
p.s. I've added Bantry House and Muckross House.
p.p.s. Why are some of these historic house pages so underdeveloped?
Peter Clarke 12:42, 10 November 2006 (UTC)