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Co. Kildare

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....

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

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.

08 January 2010

1630 – St Mary’s Church of Ireland, Maynooth, Co. Kildare

St Mary’s Church of Ireland is, curiously, incorporated into the outer wall of St Patrick’s College, and was originally built as a private chapel for the castle. In 1248, it was made a...

08 January 2010

1203 – Maynooth Castle, Maynooth, Co. Kildare

In 1176 Strongbow granted the manor of Maynooth to Maurice Fitzgerald who erected a castle for protection against the native Irish. In 1426 the sixth Earl of Kildare enlarged and rebuilt the castle....

08 January 2010

1223 – St. Brigid’s Cathedral, Kildare, Co. Kildare

St. Brigid’s Cathedral, most recently rebuilt in the 19th century, stands on the original site of the nunnery founded by St. Brigid in the 5th century. It most likely occupies the site of...

08 January 2010

2005 – àras Chill Dara, Naas, Co. Kildare

Architect: Heneghan Peng / Arthur Gibney & Partners The first building completed by Heneghan.Peng, who have been successful in many competitions including one to design a new museum at Giza in Egypt. Designed...

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.

17 September 2009

1888 – Maynooth College Chapel, Co. Kildare

Architect: J.J McCarthy / William Hague Started by 1875 by J.J. McCarthy, often called the Irish Pugin, and finished after his death and the death of his successor William Hague in 1905. Hague,...

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