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

2020-04-29T17:25:49+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 high and [...]

Conolly’s Folly, Celbridge, County Kildare 17422020-04-29T17:25:49+00:00

The Wonderful Barn, Leixlip. County Kildare 1742

2020-05-01T13:37:27+00:00

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 widow of [...]

The Wonderful Barn, Leixlip. County Kildare 17422020-05-01T13:37:27+00:00