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Co. Kildare

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,...