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2 edition of Long Gallery of Castletown House. found in the catalog.

Long Gallery of Castletown House.

Ann Margaret Keller

Long Gallery of Castletown House.

by Ann Margaret Keller

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Published by Irish Georgian Society in Celbridge .
Written in English


Edition Notes

SeriesQuarterly bulletin -- 22
The Physical Object
Pagination54 p. :
Number of Pages54
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19925094M

Castletown Estate was purchased in by Robert Mounsey. In Castletown House was built by distinguished architect Peter Nicholson. Built in the Grecian style and completed in this well proportioned mansion stands magnificantly within the grounds of the Castletown Estate. The house was listed as a Grade II building in Castletown is the largest and grandest Palladian country house in Ireland. It was built for William Conolly (), the Speaker of the Irish House of Commons. He was a lawyer from Ballyshannon, County Donegal, a native born Irishman of humble origins who made an enormous fortune out of land transactions in the unsettled period after the.

Fast-track Easy Access Book of Kells Tour with Dublin Castle () $ Castletown House was created by Speaker William Connolly and was the creation of his nephew Tom Connolly and nice cafe stately home great place to visit the main house scones sunny day coffee shop every month big house lovely walk irish house house tour long /5().   Castletown House has always held a pretty special place in my heart and each time I visit it I get reminded of how truly splendid it is. I grew up in Kildare and the stories of the devil coming to play cards and the sheer grandeur of the Long Gallery made a massive impression on me.

Castletown House, was constructed in , and is situated at the end of an avenue extending from the main street of Celbridge. Castletown is Ireland’s largest and arguably finest Palladian Country House. Two features of particular note are the foot blue and gold Long Gallery, and the main cantilevered staircase. Castletown House, one of the finest Palladian mansions of Europe, was commissioned by William Conolly (), speaker of the Irish House of Commons in Dublin. He entrusted part of the edifice to architect Alessandro Galilei, who was the first to introduce the Palladian style to Ireland.


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Long Gallery of Castletown House by Ann Margaret Keller Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Long Gallery. The Long Gallery is one of the most celebrated rooms at Castletown and is unique in Ireland. Originally laid out as a picture gallery with portraits of William Conolly’s patrons on display, its function and layout changed under Lady Louisa.

Castletown House and Parklands, Celbridge, Co. Kildare W23 V9H3 General Enquiries + 1 [email protected] Venue Hire and Events [email protected] On a Pedestal: contemporary takes on the classical portrait bust A thoughtful exhibition at the Long Gallery in Castletown House, Kildare Tue, Jul 3,Author: Aidan Dunne.

Castletown House, Celbridge, County Kildare, Ireland, is a Palladian country house built in for William Conolly, the Speaker of the Irish House of Commons. It formed the centrepiece of a acre ( ha) estate. Sold to developers inthe estate is now divided between State and private ect: Alessandro Galilei.

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For more information. Only one room painted in the Pompeian style exists in Ireland: the Long Gallery in Castletown, County Kildare. The house was built in the s and initially this space was used as a picture gallery but this looked old-fashioned even by the time Thomas Conolly took up residence at Castletown in We recommend booking Castletown House tours ahead of time to secure your spot.

If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel up to 24 hours before your tour starts for a full refund. See all 1 Castletown House tours on Tripadvisor/5(). This was my third stay in Castletown House and again I found the warm, relaxing atmosphere that I liked the times before.

Close to EMA airport and in an ideal position to Nottingham, Derby and Leicester by Skylink buses this old house is a little oasis in it´s rural-victorian are really ´t miss Theo´s full English. Book your tickets online for Castletown House, Celbridge: See reviews, articles, and photos of Castletown House, ranked No.1 on Tripadvisor among 10 attractions in Celbridge/5().

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If it is more appropriate for the attraction(s) to respond to you directly, we will request them to do so. The Long Gallery. Leave this. Castletown House & Parklands, Celbridge. 18, likes talking about this 12, were here. Welcome to the official Facebook page for Castletown House and Parklands ().

Castletown House is a splendid Palladian-style mansion set in Celbridge, County Kildare on extensive 18th-century parklands. Stop by and visit the unique Print Room, Long Gallery and magnificent Portland stone staircase in this incredible house. Castletown is the largest and most significant Palladian style country house in Ireland.

Fast-track Easy Access Book of Kells Tour with Dublin Castle () $ per A good lunch in the cosy cafe followed by an informative and entertaining guided tour of Castletown House.

What better way to spend the afternoon on a wet March day. nice cafe stately home great place to visit the main house scones sunny day coffee shop every /5(). Castletown House - an OPW National Historic Property.

Eircode: W23 V9H3 ' This I believe is the only house in Ireland to which the term Palace can be applied' - Richard Twiss Castletown House is just 20km from Dublin City Centre, take Exit 6 Celbridge West, off the N4 for access and free parking. There is also pedestrian access only, from Main Street Celbridge, a minute.

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The ceiling of the Long Gallery was strengthened and the plaster-work conserved before the house reopened to the public in Today, visitors to Castletown can enjoy a fine collection of Irish decorative arts within a setting that is famed both for its architectural significance and for the beauty of its natural environment.

Castletown House’s kitchens are equipped with a microwave, cooker, kettle and a range of utensils. A washing machine and ironing facilities are also provided (apart from in the compact studio).

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T he Orkneys (ferry) are visible from the estate. There are garden temples, archways, library and open fireplaces all around. Castletown House is open: Sun - Sat - ; Buy tickets in advance on Tripadvisor. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a /5().

Castletown House passed down in the Connolly family who continued to live there untiluntil eventually the upkeep of such a large house became too much and it was put up for sale. It was bought by property developers, whose interest was in the acres of land rather than the house, and who built modern housing on the estate.Castletown House, was established as a family run B/B over 35 years ago and was the recipient of 3 major Tourism Awards over the years and is recognised for quality,value and great guest experience.

This charming country house offers comfortable spacious bedrooms, each with en-suite facilities and flat screen T.V. Free wifi is available throughout/10(61).