Castletown House the Seat of the Right Honourable Thomas Connolly

Artist(s) : Arthur Young (Draughtsman)

Plan of the ground floor of Castletown House, with scale in feet and names and measurements of rooms.

Inscribed in Image

  • Caption outside of boundaries of image – Castletown House the Seat of the R:t Hon:ble Thomas Connoly.
  • Text within boundaries of image – House Offices Extend in Front 416 feet.
  • Instructions to binder – Page 17

Image Details

Genre Scientific or Technical illustration
Technique Pen and ink drawings
Subject(s) Architecture
Geographical Location
  • Castletown House - Named locality
  • Celbridge - Town or city
  • Kildare - County
  • Leinster - Province
Keywords(s) Construction, Mansions, Plans
Colour Monochrome
Dimensions 17.5 cm x 9.6 cm
Published / created 1780

Bibliographical Details

Travel Account A Tour in Ireland [Young; copy with unique drawings]
Print or manuscript Print
Location of image in copy opp. p. 17
Source copy National Library of Ireland LO 10203
Rights Courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

Related text from travel account

Mr. Conolly's, at Caftle-town, to which all travellers resort, is the finest house in Ireland, and not exceeded by many in England; it is a large handsome edifice, situated in the middle of an extensive lawn, which is quite surrounded with fine plantations disposed lo the best advantage: to the north, these unite into very large woods, through which many winding walks lead, with the convenience of several ornamented seats, rooms, &c. On the other side of the house, upon the river, is a cottage, with a shrubbery, prettily laid out; the house commands an extensive view, bounded by the Wicklow mountains. It consists of several noble apartments. On the first floor is a beautiful gallery, 80 feet long, elegantly fitted up. [p. 17]
Castletown House the Seat of the Right Honourable Thomas Connolly