Designing Your Country Mansion

7.15pm – 9.00pm

Just how Palladian is the scheme employed at Castletown House?  This lecture will discuss Baroque and Palladian design influences on Castletown, built for William 'Speaker' Conolly from 1722, and will look towards British and European exemplars as well as considering Irish influences for the facades and floor plans.

'Designing your country mansion: A how to guide', Irish Design 2015  - Tuesday 28 July 8.00 pm, Castletown House, Co. Kildare.  Tea and Coffee is provided from 7.15, tickets €5.  More information at and 01 628 8252.  A small number of complementary admissions are available at

*Image: J.P. Neale, 1823; published in ‘Views of the Seats of Noblemen and Gentlemen in England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland’, London 1829

Castletown House

Castletown House, Celbridge, Co. Kildare, Ireland

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