Castletown House from the parklands

Exploring Castletown House and Parklands

Having never been to Castletown House in Kildare, we ended up visiting one Sunday morning last year to do a family photo shoot. My friend had mentioned the grounds would be the perfect location for a wander and lots of photo opportunities. She wasn’t wrong. After the shoot, we didn’t feel like leaving so we ended up staying and spending the afternoon exploring Castletown House and parklands!Read More

PHOTO OP – The Wonderful Barn

Looking for something a little different to photograph, then check out the Wonderful Barn in Leixlip. Built in 1743, this corkscrew barn was commissioned by Katherine Conolly on the family’s Castletown House Estate following the famine of 1740-1741.  It’s purpose was to provide employment for the poor as part of a famine relief scheme and to store grain should there be future food shortages.
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