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Architecture of Kildare

08 January 2010

1824 – St. Joseph’s Square, Maynooth College, Maynooth, Co. Kildare

Maynooth College was founded in 1795 as a seminary for the education of priests. The College opened in the autumn of 1795 in a house recently built by John Stoyte, steward of the...

08 January 2010

1840 – St. Mary’s Church, Maynooth, Co. Kildare

Work stated in 1834 on a new parish church for Maynooth and in 1840 the new parish church of St. Mary’s was consecrated. The Freeman’s journal described the ‘beautiful edifice… of the purest...

16 April 2012

1846 – Design for Royal College of St. Patrick, Maynooth, Co. Kildare

Architect: Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin “A general prospect of the Royal College of St Patrick, Maynooth and the proposed additions”. Pugin’s scheme for St. Patrick’s Seminary as designed, but ultimately not completed by...

01 April 2014

1846 – Railway Station, Newbridge, Co. Kildare

Newbridge Railway Station was opened in 1846 by the Great Southern and Western Railway line reached the town. Newbridge was then an important military centre, having its own cavalry barracks and being less...

23 April 2011

1847 – Railway Station, Monasterevin, Co. Kildare

Architect: Sancton Wood Fine picturesque railway station for the Great Southern by Sancton Wood. Wood designed many of the stations on the line below Kildare and before Limerick. No longer in use as...

05 June 2013

1847 – St Peter’s & Paul Church, Monasterevin, Co. Kildare

Architect: William Deane Butler / William Hague Designed in 1846 by William Deane Butler, but never completed. The interiors were instead completed by William Hague circa 1880. The original intention was for twin...

05 June 2010

1848 – Unbuilt Design for St Peter’s & Paul Church, Monasterevin, Co. Kildare

Architect: William Deane Butler Uncompleted design for the Roman Catholic church of Monasterevin, the main front being constructed to the top of the nave.

08 January 2010

1851 – St. Patrick’s Seminary, Maynooth, Co. Kildare

Architect: Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin To appease the Irish bishops after the foundation of the three “godless” colleges in Dublin, Cork and Galway, a building grant of £30,000 was made available for Maynooth....

23 November 2011

1858 – Curragh Camp, Co. Kildare

Architect: George A. Leach These drawings are from the Narrative of Operations in the Arrangement and Formation of A Camp for 10,000 Infantry on the Curragh of Kildare. By the Late Lieut.-Colonel H.W.Lugard....