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Architecture of Wicklow

15 June 2010

10th C. – Round Tower, Glendalough, Co. Wicklow

A very good example of a Round Tower with a height of 110 feet in height and with the door about 10 feet above the ground. The conical roof was rebuilt in the...

31 December 2009

1150 – Baltinglass Abbey, Co. Wicklow

Baltinglass Abbey is one of the most important Cistercian abbeys of Leinster. and was founded in 1148 by Dermot McMurrough, king of Leinster. It was the second house to be colonised from Mellifont....

15 June 2010

11th C. – Cathedral, Glendalough, Co. Wicklow

The largest church in Glendalough, it has a nave and chancel as well as a sacristy. The lower portion of the nave wall, with large square blocks, is the oldest, dating from the...

15 June 2010

11th C. – Gateway, Glendalough, Co. Wicklow

The Gateway, the only surviving example in Ireland, was the main entrance to the monastic enclosure. The steps up to it are modern for access. It consists of a square building with round...

15 June 2010

12thc. St. Kevin’s Kitchen, Glendalough, Co. Wicklow

St. Kevin’s Church better known as St. Kevin’s Kitchen is a nave-and-chancel church of the 12th century. It has a small Round Tower above the west doorway. The roof is entirely of stone,...

31 December 2009

1740 – Powerscourt House, Co. Wicklow

Architect: Richard Cassels Just outside the village of Enniskerry, Powerscourt Estate dates from the mid-eighteenth century. The house was built for Richard Wingfield, a descendant of Sir Richard Wingfield, and a member of...

31 December 2009

1743 – Dunlavin Market House, Co. Wicklow

Architect: Richard Cassels The market house was built around 1743 and designed by Richard Cassels. Originally a cruciform building, the corners are filled by colonnades. All the archways have now been closed up,...

15 June 2010

1777 – Avondale House, Co. Wicklow

Architect: James Wyatt Avondale House, Avondale, County Wicklow, Ireland is the birthplace and home of Charles Stewart Parnell (1846-1891) one of the greatest political leaders of Irish history. A fine Georgian house, designed...

04 October 2013

1789 – Christ Church, Delgany, Co. Wicklow

Architect: Whitmore Davis / Joseph Welland / John McCurdy Founded in the late 1780s, built by Peter La Touche at a cost of £5,000 and possibly designed by Whitmore Davis, with later work...