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The Round House Castletown
- Telephone+353 (0)16 70 4733
- Fax+353 (0)16 70 4887
- Email email@example.com
- Website www.irishlandmark.com
- Address Castletown, Celbridge, Co Kildare, Republic of Ireland
DescriptionCellbridge Kildare - Ireland East
Three Gate Lodges grace the entrance to the magnificent Palladian Castletown House in Celbridge County Kildare, one of the most important eighteenth century estates in Ireland. The Lodges are known locally as The Round House, The Pottery and The Gate House. These vernacular buildings form an important part of the Celbridge. The Round House was vacant for many years, but a careful programme of conservation, managed by the Irish Landmark Trust in partnership with the Office of Public Works, has given a new life to this historic building. The house features a spectacular circular entrance hall and cosy sitting room with the original cast iron fireplace and built in book shelves. Three interestingly shaped bedrooms have been furnished with period furniture and painted in period style lime pastels. A large country kitchen gives a unique character and great charm to this property. Together with the Gate House, the Round House is a perfect location for larger gatherings. This property provides ample room for all the family. Celbridge, located in the heart of Ireland’s premier horse racing country side, enjoys close proximity to The Curragh Racecourse, Punchestown Racecourse and Fairyhouse. County Kildare is home to premier golf courses such as the K Club. It is only a short stroll to the heart of village life where there are many restaurants and traditional Irish pubs. The town of Celbridge has a deep historical background. Celbridge Abbey was built by Bartholomew Van Homrigh, Lord Mayer of Dublin, in 1697. It was his daughter, Esther Van Homrigh, who was immortalised as "Vanessa" by Jonathan Swift, who came regularly from his deanery to visit her. The Rock Bridge, situated in the grounds of Celbridge Abbey, is reputed to be the oldest remaining stone bridge that crosses the River Liffey. Celbridge is also the birthplace of Arthur Guinness, founder of the Guinness Brewery family business.