LeixlipCounty Kildare

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The Wonderful Barn
The Wonderful Barn

The Wonderful Barn is located on the Castletown Estate near Leixlip, Co. Kildare. It was built in 1743 as a famine relief project during the aftermath of the "Black Spring" of 1741.

Though it is often described as a folly, The Wonderful Barn was actually used as for grain storage, though the parapet doubles as a viewing platform for the Castletown Estate. 

The Wonderful Barn is unusual in its corkscrew shape and external staircase, and it is over 70 feet high. 

References

Inventory of Architectural Heritage Ireland VIEW SOURCE
Historical Information Ireland VIEW SOURCE

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