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Castletown House

Castletown House
Celbridge,
Co. Kildare,
Ireland
Phone: +353 1 628-8252
Fax: +353 1 627-1811
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Local Information: Celbridge, Co. Kildare

About Castletown House

  • Castletown House

Castletown is the largest and most significant Palladian style country house in Ireland. Built c.1722 for the speaker of the Irish House of Commons, William Conolly (1622- 1729) the designs of a number of important architects were used, notably Alessandro Gailiei, Sir Edward Lovett Pearce and later Sir William Chambers. The entire estate was sold by the Conolly-Carew family in 1965 to a property developer and in 1967 the house and some parkland were purchased by the Hon. Desmond Guinness. Both Mr Guinness and subsequently the Castletown Foundation, who acquired the house in 1979, devoted considerable effort and resources to maintaining the house and restoring the principal rooms to a high standard. Castletown was transferred to state care on 1 January 1994.

Pictures and text courtesy of HeritageIreland.ie.

Castletown House Map

Note: Map is an approximate indication ONLY. Please contact Castletown House for directions and precise location prior to your visit.

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