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Athgoe Castle, South Dublin County
11212020
Front (west) elevation
Reg. No.11212020
Date1790 - 1810
Previous NameN/A
TownlandATHGOE
CountySouth Dublin County
Coordinates298820, 226886
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL ARTISTIC ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIAL TECHNICAL
RatingRegional
Original Usecountry house
In Use Ascountry house
 
Description
Detached five-bay two-storey over basement country house, c.1800, with attic storey in floating pediments to front and rere. Roughcast rendered walls. Timber sash windows with stone sills throughout. Timber panelled door with decorative radial fanlight, granite Doric pedimented surround, and granite steps. Hipped slate roof with rendered chimney stacks and two dormer windows. Modern two-storey extension to the north. Substantial ruins of Athgoe Castle to the immediate north-west.

Appraisal

This grand country house stands alongside the ruined Medieval tower house of Athgoe Castle of the Locke family. It retains many original materials and features typical of late eighteenth-century regional Irish architecture, most notably the floating pediment and fine doorcase set in a symmetrical façade.
 
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