Maynooth Castle

Maynooth Castle

Historically, the centre of Leixlip has always been Leixlip Castle. Built on a rock at the confluence of the River Liffey and the Rye Water was granted to the de Hereford family and dates from the Norman Invasion of 1171 with the round tower added onto the square keep in the 14th Century. The castle […]

Kilteel Tower House

Kilteel Castle

The village of Kilteel lies six miles north of Naas at the foot of the Wicklow mountains. It is here that we find Kilteel Castle. It was built in the early thirteenth century by Maurice Fitzgerald for the Knights Hospitallers of St. John of Jerusalem. The site upon which the castle was built was once […]

Barberstown Castle, Straffan. Co Kildare

Barberstown Castle

Barberstown Castle built in the 13th Century is an integral part of the local area. Its history is as fascinating as its architecture and is worth a visit on these attractions alone. Nestled on 20 acres of surrounding gardens, Barberstown was one of the first great Irish country houses to display its splendor to the […]