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Co. Kildare

14 March 2012

1878 – Firmount, Naas, Co. Kildare

Architect: Noble Colclough Colclough was a civil engineer and architect, of Dublin, who died at the age of thirty-three on 21 June 1880 and was buried in Mount Jerome cemetery. Little is known...

26 November 2011

1210 – St. David’s Castle, Naas, Co. Kildare

Also known as King John’s Castle, and is the last surviving example of the many fortified houses in the town of Naas. Converted into a dwelling in the 18th century. It is a...

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....

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....

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...

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...

14 March 2011

1722 – Castletown House, Celbridge, Co. Kildare

Architects: Alessandro Galilei & Edward Lovett Pearce Castletown is the largest and grandest Palladian country house in Ireland. It was built for William Conolly (1662-1729), the Speaker of the Irish House of Commons....

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...

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...