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Photographer's Note

The Wonderful Barn in Leixlip, Co Kildare is a corkscrew shaped building erected in 1743 as a famine relief scheme by Catherine Connolly of the nearby vast Castletown Estate. Not only was it a functional grain store, but it also provided an interesting east facing view from the grounds of Castletown itself.

The dramatic construction rises to 70 feet in height, and is encircled by a cantilevered staircase with a viewing gallery. It is adjoined by a courtyard in which two conical pigeon houses can be found, as well as Barnhall House, now in ruins.

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  • Copyright: Noel Byrne (Noel_Byrne) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2641 W: 12 N: 6312] (22102)
  • Genre: Lieux
  • Medium: Couleur
  • Date Taken: 2009-06-13
  • Categories: Architecture, Ruines
  • Exposition: f/8, 1/500 secondes
  • More Photo Info: view
  • Versions: version originale
  • Date Submitted: 2011-11-20 7:13
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