Rathfarnham Castle, Dublin Photos

Rathfarnham Castle built (late 16thC) as fortified house by Adam Loftus, Lord Chancellor & Archbishop of Dublin. It was remodeled (18thC) in Georgian style for Loftus' descendent Henry Loftus, Earl of Ely. The architect was Sir William Chambers. The castle is open for tours under OPW.

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Rathfarnham Castle built as fortified house by Adam Loftus, Lord Chancellor & Archbishop of Dublin. Dublin, Ireland.Rathfarnham Castle remodelled in Georgian style for Loftus' descendent Henry Loftus, Earl of Ely. Dublin, Ireland.Rathfarnham Castle retains acute corners needed by original fortification. Dublin, Ireland.Rathfarnham Castle has Georgian touches like round section & corner finials. Dublin, Ireland.
Rathfarnham Castle built (late 16thC) as fortified house by Adam Loftus, Lord Chancellor & Archbishop of Dublin. Dublin, Ireland.Rathfarnham Castle remodelled (18thC) in Georgian style for Loftus' descendent Henry Loftus, Earl of Ely. Dublin, Ireland. Architect: Sir William Chambers.Rathfarnham Castle retains acute corners needed by original fortification. Dublin, Ireland.Rathfarnham Castle has Georgian touches like round section & corner finials. Dublin, Ireland.
Georgian features added to earlier structure at Rathfarnham Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Entrance hall at Rathfarnham Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Ceiling in entrance hall at Rathfarnham Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Portrait relief in neoclassical style in entrance hall at Rathfarnham Castle. Dublin, Ireland.
Georgian features added to earlier structure at Rathfarnham Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Entrance hall at Rathfarnham Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Ceiling in entrance hall at Rathfarnham Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Portrait relief in neoclassical style in entrance hall at Rathfarnham Castle. Dublin, Ireland.
Portrait relief in neoclassical style in entrance hall at Rathfarnham Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Portrait relief in neoclassical style in entrance hall at Rathfarnham Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Painted timber fireplace in entrance hall at Rathfarnham Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Painted glass by Thomas Jervais in entrance hall at Rathfarnham Castle. Dublin, Ireland.
Portrait relief in neoclassical style in entrance hall at Rathfarnham Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Portrait relief in neoclassical style in entrance hall at Rathfarnham Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Painted timber fireplace in entrance hall at Rathfarnham Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Painted glass (18thC) by Thomas Jervais in entrance hall at Rathfarnham Castle. Dublin, Ireland.
Painted glass in entrance hall at Rathfarnham Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Ceiling in long gallery at Rathfarnham Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Long gallery ceiling detail at Rathfarnham Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Long gallery ceiling painting replaced by Jesuits after originals sold by previous family at Rathfarnham Castle. Dublin, Ireland.
Painted glass (c18thC) in entrance hall at Rathfarnham Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Ceiling in long gallery at Rathfarnham Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Long gallery ceiling detail at Rathfarnham Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Long gallery ceiling painting replaced (early 1900s) by Jesuits after originals sold by previous family at Rathfarnham Castle. Dublin, Ireland.
Portrait of Nicholas Loftus Viscount Ely over fireplace in ante room at Rathfarnham Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Venetian-style window in ante room at Rathfarnham Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Neoclassical decorative trim detail in ante room at Rathfarnham Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Ball room believed designed by Sir William Chambers at Rathfarnham Castle. Dublin, Ireland.
Portrait of Nicholas Loftus Viscount Ely (1758) over fireplace in ante room at Rathfarnham Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Venetian-style window in ante room (waiting room) at Rathfarnham Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Neoclassical decorative trim detail in ante room (waiting room) at Rathfarnham Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Ball room believed designed by Sir William Chambers at Rathfarnham Castle. Dublin, Ireland.
Ball room ceiling & neoclassical columns at Rathfarnham Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Neoclassical details of ball room at Rathfarnham Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Lucy Loftus portrait by Peter Lely at Rathfarnham Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Portrait of Loftus family member at Rathfarnham Castle. Dublin, Ireland.
Ball room ceiling & neoclassical columns at Rathfarnham Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Neoclassical details of ball room at Rathfarnham Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Lucy Loftus (c1654-81) portrait by Peter Lely at Rathfarnham Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Portrait of Loftus family member at Rathfarnham Castle. Dublin, Ireland.
Charles Tottenham Loftus portrait by Hugh Douglas Hamilton at Rathfarnham Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Rathfarnham Castle watercolor by George Holmes at Rathfarnham Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Octagonal room ceiling decorated with Roman symbols of war at Rathfarnham Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Fireplace in family withdrawing room at Rathfarnham Castle. Dublin, Ireland.
Charles Tottenham Loftus (c1738-1806) portrait by Hugh Douglas Hamilton at Rathfarnham Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Rathfarnham Castle watercolor (1794) by George Holmes at Rathfarnham Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Octagonal room ceiling decorated with Roman symbols of war at Rathfarnham Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Fireplace in family withdrawing room at Rathfarnham Castle. Dublin, Ireland.
Rococo ceiling in family withdrawing room at Rathfarnham Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Four seasons room attrib. to James 'Athenian' Stuart at Rathfarnham Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Bureau with depiction of hunting scene from Germany in four seasons room at Rathfarnham Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Four seasons room ceiling painting with Demeter being crowned in center attrib. to James 'Athenian' Stuart at Rathfarnham Castle. Dublin, Ireland.
Rococo ceiling in family withdrawing room at Rathfarnham Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Four seasons room attrib. to James 'Athenian' Stuart at Rathfarnham Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Bureau with depiction of hunting scene (c1775) from Germany in four seasons room at Rathfarnham Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Four seasons room ceiling painting with Demeter being crowned in center attrib. to James 'Athenian' Stuart at Rathfarnham Castle. Dublin, Ireland.
Gilt room ceiling painting with symbols of Greek gods by James 'Athenian' Stuart at Rathfarnham Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Detail of Gilt room ceiling painting with symbols of Greek gods by James 'Athenian' Stuart at Rathfarnham Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Gilt room sculpted fireplace at Rathfarnham Castle. Dublin, Ireland.
Gilt room ceiling painting with symbols of Greek gods by James 'Athenian' Stuart at Rathfarnham Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Detail of Gilt room ceiling painting with symbols of Greek gods by James 'Athenian' Stuart at Rathfarnham Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Gilt room sculpted fireplace at Rathfarnham Castle. Dublin, Ireland.

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