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Co. Kildare

01 November 2014

1739 – Carton, Maynooth, Co. Kildare

Architect: Richard Cassels / Richard Morrison In 1739, the 19th Earl of Kildare employed Richard Castle to build the existing house replacing an earlier buildng. Castle (originally Cassels) was responsible for many of...

16 October 2014

1900 – Water Tower, Curragh Camp, Co. Kildare

Architect: Richard Randall Large brick water tower, eighty-five feet high and 35 feet square. Randall was a Surveyor in the War Department, and stationed at the Curragh Camp from around 1885 until his...

13 June 2014

1882 – Grooms Cottage, Monasterevin, Co. Kildare

Architect: W.I. Chambers “Our illustration in this number represents a new cottage in course of erection at Monasterevan, County Kildare, intended as a residence for the head groom on the stud farm of...

29 April 2014

1882 – Glebe House, Harristown, Co. Kildare

Architect: William M. Mitchell Constructed along with a small Baptist Church by John La Touch. “The glebe-house is built of grey stock brock with Corsehill stone dressings.” The Irish Builder, September 1 1881.

29 April 2014

1882 – Baptist Church, Harristown, Co. Kildare

Architect: William M. Mitchell In 1857 John La Touche first heard the preaching of Dr. Spurgeon in London and was gradually won over by his brand of Baptist evangelism. He was received into...

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...

01 April 2014

1900 – Post Office, Curragh Camp, Co. Kildare

Architect: Robert Cochrane Post office in the centre of the Curragh military camp. The building has a series of large round-headed windows on the main level, the larger windows being in the public...

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...

11 March 2014

1882 – Glebe House, Monasterevin, Co. Kildare

Architect: W.I. Chambers Design by William Isaac Chambers selected in limited competition. Published in The Irish Builder, March 1 1882. “Our illustration represents the new Glebe House now in course of erection at...