Two in One II

Inside its own courtyard and therefore well set back from Main Street in Celbridge, County Kildare, this is Kildrought House. Dating from c.1720, it was built by Robert Baillie, a tapestry maker who also acted as land agent for William Conolly of nearby Castletown, the design attributed to Thomas Burgh. The house has had a complex history, serving not just as a private residence (which is now the case) but also from 1782 as an academy and then in 1830 as a cholera hospital. The building was restored thirty years ago by the present owner and offers an excellent example of how to preserve the best features of our towns, an example too rarely followed.

7 comments on “Two in One II

  1. Vincent Delany says:

    If Designed by Thos Burgh – it is his least well known project.

  2. teresastokes says:

    How nice to see a delightful looking, well loved house instead of a sorry and neglected ruin. I don’t suppose there are many of these around.

  3. Emma Richey says:

    Very attractive house and perfect size. The owners have done a splendid job.

  4. Lawrie Weed says:

    Very handstand landscaping is exceptional

  5. KG says:

    Stunning house

  6. Heartening! Bravo.

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