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Title: Rathfarnham Castle, Rathfarnham Road, Rathfarnham, South Dublin County
Authors: National Inventory of Architectural Heritage
Keywords: three-storey over basement former castle
Adam Loftus
angle bastions
corner towers
string course
raised parapet with decorative urns
bowed asymmetric infill
Venetian pillared porch
hall with Doric columns
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2002
Publisher: Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government
Description: Detached multiple-bay three-storey over basement former castle built c.1583 by Adam Loftus. Early example of plan form castle with angle bastions or corner towers. Remodelled and refenestrated between 1726 and 1767, and further decorative work completed internally by 1783. External appearance today shows typically diminishing window depths to top floor separated by string courses, raised parapet with large urns, sectional hipped roof, bowed asymmetric infill in east elevation, Venetian pillared porch, eighteenth-century kitchen wing. Internally has hall with Doric columns and ornate ceilings and panels. A few ancillary buildings survive as garden and courtyard features.
Appears in Collections:National Inventory of Architectural Heritage Collection
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