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Architecture of Kildare

26 November 2010

1740 – Obelisk, Castletown, Celbridge, Co. Kildare

Architect: Richard Cassels Designed by Richard Cassels, the obelish is 140 feet high and is composed of several arches, adorned by stone pineapples and eagles, topped by a massive obelisk pillar. Sometimes known...

25 May 2011

1743 – The Wonderful Barn, Leixlip, Co. Kildare

The Wonderful Barn is a corkscrew-shaped barn built on the Leixlip side of Castletown House Estate, which borders Leixlip and Celbridge, Ireland. Flanked by two smaller dovecote towers, it was built with the...

26 November 2012

1753 – Newabbey House, Kilcullen, Co. Kildare

Small country house, rebuilt in the 1750s.

19 July 2012

1756 – Design for Bridge, Carton, Co. Kildare

Architect: Isaac Ware James, 20th Earl of Kildare, consulted London architect Isaac Ware during the 1750s. Ware designed the bridge at Carton, the design of which was published in his Complete Body of...

08 January 2010

1760 – Harbour House, Maynooth, Co. Kildare

Interesting treatment on a mid eighteenth century house with the main entrance elevated to first floor level and acessed by a metal staircase.

01 March 2011

1767 – Moore Abbey, Monasterevin, Co. Kildare

Architect: Christopher Myers Gothic rebuilding, carried for 6th Earl of Drogheda by Christopher Myers, who ‘in 1767, beautifully repaired the ancient abbey by enlarging the windows, placing a new roof, and recompartitioning the...

14 March 2014

1780s – The Abbey, Celbridge, Co. Kildare

Celbridge Abbey was built by Bartholomew Van Homrigh, Lord Mayor of Dublin, in 1697. It was his daughter, Esther Van Homrigh who has been immortalised as ‘Vanessa’ by Jonathan Swift. Swift came regularly...

08 January 2010

1790 – Bishops Court House, Naas, Co. Kildare

Architect: Sir Richard Morrison An early work of Richard Morrison in a classical style reminiscent of the work of James Gandon. Country house of the Earl of Clonmell.

16 October 2011

1805 – Lyons, Hazlehatch, Co. Kildare

Architect: Richard Morrison Lyons, near Hazlehatch, County Kildare, was originally the seat of the Aylmer family, though they sold it to the 1st Lord Cloncurry who had a new house built in 1797....