Castletown House, Ireland Photos

Castletown House (1722) was built for William Conolly, Speaker of Irish House of Commons. It is run as a house museum by OPW with much of it original or period furniture and art.

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Castletown House built for William Conolly, Speaker of Irish House of Commons. Ireland.Colonnade which forms wing of Castletown House. Ireland.Neoclassical facade of Castletown House. Ireland.Rear facade at Castletown House. Ireland.
Castletown House (1722) built for William Conolly, Speaker of Irish House of Commons. Ireland. Style: Palladian.Colonnade which forms wing of Castletown House. Ireland.Neoclassical facade of Castletown House. Ireland.Rear facade at Castletown House. Ireland.
William Conolly memorial sculpture by Thomas Carter at Castletown House. Ireland.Upper torso detail of William Conolly memorial sculpture by Thomas Carter at Castletown House. Ireland.Katherine Conolly memorial sculpture by Thomas Carter at Castletown House. Ireland.Katherine Conolly memorial sculpture by Thomas Carter at Castletown House. Ireland.
William Conolly memorial sculpture (1729) by Thomas Carter at Castletown House. Ireland.Upper torso detail of William Conolly memorial sculpture (1729) by Thomas Carter at Castletown House. Ireland.Katherine Conolly memorial sculpture (1729) by Thomas Carter at Castletown House. Ireland.Katherine Conolly memorial sculpture (1729) by Thomas Carter at Castletown House. Ireland.
Cantilevered Portland stone staircase at Castletown House. Ireland.Plasterwork decoration over staircase by Filippo Lafranchini & brother at Castletown House. Ireland.Plasterwork portrait of turbaned young Tom Connolly returned from Turkey over staircase by Filippo Lafranchini & brother at Castletown House. Ireland.Staircase banister at Castletown House. Ireland.
Cantilevered Portland stone staircase at Castletown House. Ireland.Plasterwork decoration over staircase (1760) by Filippo Lafranchini & brother at Castletown House. Ireland.Plasterwork portrait of turbaned young Tom Connolly returned from Turkey over staircase by Filippo Lafranchini & brother at Castletown House. Ireland.Staircase banister at Castletown House. Ireland.
Brass staircase banister column with signature of Anthony King of Dublin at Castletown House. Ireland.Neoclassical details of staircase room at Castletown House. Ireland.Plasterwork eagle with garland by Filippo Lafranchini at Castletown House. Ireland.Plasterwork ceiling over staircase by Filippo Lafranchini & brother at Castletown House. Ireland.
Brass staircase banister column with signature of Anthony King of Dublin (1760) at Castletown House. Ireland.Neoclassical details of staircase room at Castletown House. Ireland.Plasterwork eagle with garland by Filippo Lafranchini at Castletown House. Ireland.Plasterwork ceiling over staircase by Filippo Lafranchini & brother at Castletown House. Ireland.
Portrait of Italian architect Alessandro Maria Gaetano Galilei who designed main facade of Castletown House. Ireland.Bust of George Washington at Castletown House. Ireland.Chair with wings to keep away drafts at Castletown House. Ireland.Entry hall balcony at Castletown House. Ireland.
Portrait (1735) of Italian architect Alessandro Maria Gaetano Galilei who designed main facade of Castletown House. Ireland.Bust of George Washington at Castletown House. Ireland.Chair with wings to keep away drafts at Castletown House. Ireland.Entry hall balcony at Castletown House. Ireland.
Wall painting of Leixlip Castle at Castletown House. Ireland.Sculpted plaster ceiling in entry hall at Castletown House. Ireland.Dining room at Castletown House. Ireland.Dining room fireplace by Richard Cranfield at Castletown House. Ireland.
Wall painting of Leixlip Castle at Castletown House. Ireland.Sculpted plaster ceiling in entry hall at Castletown House. Ireland.Dining room (1760s) at Castletown House. Ireland.Dining room fireplace (1760s) by Richard Cranfield at Castletown House. Ireland.
Dining room place setting at Castletown House. Ireland.Serving dishes & mahogany tea chest on serving table attrib. to Richard Cranfield of Dublin original to Castletown House. Ireland.Wood & brass bucket used for peat fuel at Castletown House. Ireland.Sculpted plaster ceiling by Isaac Ware in dining room at Castletown House. Ireland.
Dining room place setting at Castletown House. Ireland.Serving dishes & mahogany tea chest on serving table (c1768) attrib. to Richard Cranfield of Dublin original to Castletown House. Ireland.Wood & brass bucket used for peat fuel at Castletown House. Ireland.Sculpted plaster ceiling by Isaac Ware in dining room at Castletown House. Ireland.
Sculpted plaster decoration in dining room at Castletown House. Ireland.Doorway in dining room at Castletown House. Ireland.Original carpet at Castletown House. Ireland.Giltwood pier glass mirror with carved symbols of Bacchus by Richard Cranfield of Dublin at Castletown House. Ireland.
Sculpted plaster decoration in dining room at Castletown House. Ireland.Doorway in dining room at Castletown House. Ireland.Original carpet at Castletown House. Ireland.Giltwood pier glass mirror with carved symbols of Bacchus by Richard Cranfield of Dublin at Castletown House. Ireland.
Carving details of mirror frame by Richard Cranfield of Dublin at Castletown House. Ireland.Dining room side table over wine cellarette at Castletown House. Ireland.Meissen campana vase reputed to have been given to Thomas Conolly by future French Emperor, Napoleon in dining room at Castletown House. Ireland.Charles Lennox, 2nd Duke of Richmond, portrait by Pompeo Battoni at Castletown House. Ireland.
Carving details of mirror frame by Richard Cranfield of Dublin at Castletown House. Ireland.Dining room side table over wine cellarette at Castletown House. Ireland.Meissen campana vase (c1850) reputed to have been given to Thomas Conolly (1823-1876) by future French Emperor, Napoleon in dining room at Castletown House. Ireland.Charles Lennox, 2nd Duke of Richmond, portrait (c1840s) by Pompeo Battoni at Castletown House. Ireland.
William Conolly portrait by Stephen Catterson Smith the Elder at Castletown House. Ireland.Housekeeper Mrs. Parnel Moore age 112 portrait by unknown at Castletown House. Ireland.Flexible zinc sink used to protect china from chipping at Castletown House. Ireland.Grounds of Castletown House. Ireland.
William Conolly portrait by Stephen Catterson Smith the Elder at Castletown House. Ireland.Housekeeper Mrs. Parnel Moore age 112 portrait (1761) by unknown at Castletown House. Ireland.Flexible zinc sink used to protect china from chipping at Castletown House. Ireland.Grounds of Castletown House. Ireland.
Gallery in corridor at Castletown House. Ireland.Brown Study at Castletown House. Ireland.Portrait of King William III at Castletown House. Ireland.Portrait Jonathan Swift in Brown Study at Castletown House. Ireland.
Gallery in corridor at Castletown House. Ireland.Brown Study at Castletown House. Ireland.Portrait of King William III at Castletown House. Ireland.Portrait Jonathan Swift in Brown Study at Castletown House. Ireland.
Group around punch bowl painting at Castletown House. Ireland.Printed fabric portraying volunteer local militia formed during American War of Independence to defend Ireland from possible French invasion while regular troops were in America at Castletown House. Ireland.'Duke of Leinster' creamware pitcher with 'Lovers Parted' plus ‘Sailor's Farewell & Return' scenes, prob. Staffordshire at Castletown House. Ireland.Creamware pitcher marking repeal of Vestry Act which limited religious rights at Castletown House. Ireland.
Group around punch bowl painting at Castletown House. Ireland.Printed fabric (1782) portraying volunteer local militia formed during American War of Independence to defend Ireland from possible French invasion while regular troops were in America at Castletown House. Ireland.'Duke of Leinster' creamware pitcher (c1795-1810) with 'Lovers Parted' plus ‘Sailor's Farewell & Return' scenes, prob. Staffordshire at Castletown House. Ireland.Creamware pitcher marking repeal of Vestry Act which limited religious rights at Castletown House. Ireland.
Presentation inscription to Thomas Conolly on repeal of Vestry Act creamware pitcher at Castletown House. Ireland.Red Drawing Room at Castletown House. Ireland.Red Drawing Room with collection of old masters oil paintings at Castletown House. Ireland.Sofa & carpet in Red Drawing Room at Castletown House. Ireland.
Presentation inscription to Thomas Conolly on repeal of Vestry Act creamware pitcher at Castletown House. Ireland.Red Drawing Room at Castletown House. Ireland.Red Drawing Room with collection of old masters oil paintings at Castletown House. Ireland.Sofa & carpet in Red Drawing Room at Castletown House. Ireland.
Punch bowl in Red Drawing Room at Castletown House. Ireland.Sculpted ceiling in Red Drawing Room at Castletown House. Ireland.Green Drawing Room at Castletown House. Ireland.Green Drawing Room at Castletown House. Ireland.
Punch bowl in Red Drawing Room at Castletown House. Ireland.Sculpted ceiling in Red Drawing Room at Castletown House. Ireland.Green Drawing Room at Castletown House. Ireland.Green Drawing Room at Castletown House. Ireland.
Tapestry sofa cover in Green Drawing Room at Castletown House. Ireland.George II ormolu musical clock by Charles Clay of London in Green Drawing Room at Castletown House. Ireland.Doorway in Green Drawing Room at Castletown House. Ireland.Print Room at Castletown House. Ireland.
Tapestry sofa cover in Green Drawing Room at Castletown House. Ireland.George II ormolu musical clock (c1730) by Charles Clay of London in Green Drawing Room at Castletown House. Ireland.Doorway in Green Drawing Room at Castletown House. Ireland.Print Room (typical hobby of 18thC) at Castletown House. Ireland.
Print Room at Castletown House. Ireland.Print Room at Castletown House. Ireland.Print Room at Castletown House. Ireland.Print Room at Castletown House. Ireland.
Print Room at Castletown House. Ireland.Print Room at Castletown House. Ireland.Print Room at Castletown House. Ireland.Print Room at Castletown House. Ireland.
Japanned lacquer cabinet ?on Irish stand, with vignettes of romantic landscapes at Castletown House. Ireland.Details of Japanned lacquer cabinet with painted vignettes of landscapes said to have been painted by Katherine Conolly at Castletown House. Ireland.Lion face carved on front of work table at Castletown House. Ireland.Painting collection in State Bedroom at Castletown House. Ireland.
Japanned lacquer cabinet (early 18thC)?on Irish stand, with vignettes of romantic landscapes at Castletown House. Ireland.Details of Japanned lacquer cabinet (early 18thC) with painted vignettes of landscapes said to have been painted by Katherine Conolly at Castletown House. Ireland.Lion face carved on front of work table at Castletown House. Ireland.Painting collection in State Bedroom at Castletown House. Ireland.
Testor bed in State Bedroom at Castletown House. Ireland.Chest of drawers in State Bedroom at Castletown House. Ireland.Inlaid stone picture table in State Bedroom at Castletown House. Ireland.Boudoir at Castletown House. Ireland.
Testor bed in State Bedroom at Castletown House. Ireland.Chest of drawers in State Bedroom at Castletown House. Ireland.Inlaid stone picture table in State Bedroom at Castletown House. Ireland.Boudoir at Castletown House. Ireland.
Bookcase & secretary desk with pull out writing surface plus filing drawers in Boudoir at Castletown House. Ireland.Wall hangings in Boudoir at Castletown House. Ireland.Ceiling decoration in Boudoir at Castletown House. Ireland.Detail of garlands of ceiling decoration in Boudoir at Castletown House. Ireland.
Bookcase & secretary desk with pull out writing surface plus filing drawers in Boudoir at Castletown House. Ireland.Wall hangings in Boudoir at Castletown House. Ireland.Ceiling decoration in Boudoir at Castletown House. Ireland.Detail of garlands of ceiling decoration in Boudoir at Castletown House. Ireland.
China plate with plant sprig in Boudoir at Castletown House. Ireland.Wall exposed to show construction architecture at Castletown House. Ireland.Historic photo showing stairwell room when Conolly family resided at Castletown House. Ireland.Collection of Pastel portraits by Hugh Douglas Hamilton at Castletown House. Ireland.
China plate with plant sprig in Boudoir at Castletown House. Ireland.Wall exposed to show construction architecture at Castletown House. Ireland.Historic photo showing stairwell room when Conolly family resided at Castletown House. Ireland.Collection of Pastel portraits (18thC) by Hugh Douglas Hamilton at Castletown House. Ireland.
Pastel portrait of Thomas Conolly by Hugh Douglas Hamilton at Castletown House. Ireland.Pastel portrait of Conolly family member by Hugh Douglas Hamilton at Castletown House. Ireland.Pastel portrait of Lady Louisa Conolly by Hugh Douglas Hamilton at Castletown House. Ireland.Pastel portrait of Conolly family member by Hugh Douglas Hamilton at Castletown House. Ireland.
Pastel portrait (18thC) of Thomas Conolly by Hugh Douglas Hamilton at Castletown House. Ireland.Pastel portrait (18thC) of Conolly family member by Hugh Douglas Hamilton at Castletown House. Ireland.Pastel portrait (18thC) of Lady Louisa Conolly by Hugh Douglas Hamilton at Castletown House. Ireland.Pastel portrait (18thC) of Conolly family member by Hugh Douglas Hamilton at Castletown House. Ireland.
Pastel portrait of Conolly family member by Hugh Douglas Hamilton at Castletown House. Ireland.Pastel portrait of Conolly family member by Hugh Douglas Hamilton at Castletown House. Ireland.Pastel portrait of Conolly family member by Hugh Douglas Hamilton at Castletown House. Ireland.Pastel portrait of Conolly family member by Hugh Douglas Hamilton at Castletown House. Ireland.
Pastel portrait (18thC) of Conolly family member by Hugh Douglas Hamilton at Castletown House. Ireland.Pastel portrait (18thC) of Conolly family member by Hugh Douglas Hamilton at Castletown House. Ireland.Pastel portrait (18thC) of Conolly family member by Hugh Douglas Hamilton at Castletown House. Ireland.Pastel portrait (18thC) of Conolly family member by Hugh Douglas Hamilton at Castletown House. Ireland.
Long Gallery at Castletown House. Ireland.Murano colored-glass chandelier from Venice in Long Gallery at Castletown House. Ireland.Murano colored-glass chandelier from Venice in Long Gallery at Castletown House. Ireland.Mural of Greek mythical scene in Long Gallery at Castletown House. Ireland.
Long Gallery at Castletown House. Ireland.Murano colored-glass chandelier (c1775) from Venice in Long Gallery at Castletown House. Ireland.Murano colored-glass chandelier (c1775) from Venice in Long Gallery at Castletown House. Ireland.Mural of Greek mythical scene in Long Gallery at Castletown House. Ireland.
Marble sculpture in niche in Long Gallery at Castletown House. Ireland.Wall decoration in Long Gallery at Castletown House. Ireland.Wall decoration in Long Gallery at Castletown House. Ireland.Wall decoration in Long Gallery at Castletown House. Ireland.
Marble sculpture in niche in Long Gallery at Castletown House. Ireland.Wall decoration in Long Gallery at Castletown House. Ireland.Wall decoration in Long Gallery at Castletown House. Ireland.Wall decoration in Long Gallery at Castletown House. Ireland.
Card table with carved face at Castletown House. Ireland.Metal fireplace insert at Castletown House. Ireland.

Card table with carved face at Castletown House. Ireland.Metal fireplace insert at Castletown House. Ireland.


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