1741 Monuments

Funded by a few rich landowners to provide employment after great freeze and storms of 1740/1 where between 250,000 and 480,000 people died.

Conolly’s Folly, Celbridge, County Kildare 1742

2019-06-28T17:14:39+00:00

A unique odd looking structure & The emblem of the Irish Georgian Society This strange looking structure was built in 1742 and is known as 'Conolly's Folly' or ‘Conolly’s Obelisk’. It stands 140-feet [...]

Conolly’s Folly, Celbridge, County Kildare 17422019-06-28T17:14:39+00:00

The Wonderful Barn, Leixlip. County Kildare 1742

2019-07-26T07:35:07+00:00

Possibly Ireland’s most famous folly (but it isn't really a folly) This odd looking structure is The Wonderful Barn. It was commissioned as a famine relief project by Katherine Conolly. Katherine was the [...]

The Wonderful Barn, Leixlip. County Kildare 17422019-07-26T07:35:07+00:00