Carlow Castle: Rise & Fall

Carlow Castle: Rise & Fall

Carlow Castle begins as a safehaven for the chainmail-clad Anglo-Norman invaders who cantered into Ireland on their gigantic Arabian steeds in the late 12th century. In the ensuing shake up of land ownership, much of south east Leinster passed to William Marshal, one...
William Caldbeck (1733-1803) & the Moyle Park Gunpowder Mills

William Caldbeck (1733-1803) & the Moyle Park Gunpowder Mills

An account of the amateur architect and barrister who built a gunpowder mills for the Irish Volunteers in Clondalkin, County Dublin, in 1782, only for them to explode five years later.   *****   In 1782 the banks of the River Camac in the south of County...
Wogan-Browne of Clongowes Wood, County Kildare

Wogan-Browne of Clongowes Wood, County Kildare

A far too brief account of two families, Wogan and Browne, whose cast includes one of the leading lights of the Brigidine nuns, a former aide-de-camp to the King of Saxony; an architect who was refereeing Gaelic football matches in 1798; and a popular rugby player who...

The Construction of Mount Ievers

THE CONSTRUCTION OF MOUNT IEVERS A DREAMLIKE HOUSE In 1736, Colonel Henry Ievers built Mount Ievers on the site of the old tower house at Ballyarrilla.[i] The new house has been variously described as Pre-Palladian, Queen Anne and early Georgian. The Hon. Desmond...