Castles of Ireland - County Kildare

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The Castles of Ireland
Leinster Province : County Kildare
Compiled by Lee Johnson
Early Stone Fortifications - Castles, Towers and Strong-Houses
(What, Where, Who and When? -- A work in progress)
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Castle Name Condition Description Early Founder(s) -- Time Period(s) Contructed Parish/Townland Ord Residency Links
Ardree Castle
Earthworks of a possible 12th century motte and bailey castle.

S 6698
Aylmer Castle (Cloncurry Castle) Ruin A 12/13th century motte and bailey castle.

N 6544
Barberstown Castle Full*
Belan Castle Ruin
Bigarz Castle
A 12th century motte and bailey castle.

S 6698
Carberry Castle (Carbury Castle, Carbery Castle) Ruin A 16th century towerhouse on the site of an earlier motte and bailey castle. late 16th century strong-house Carbury N687350
Carrig Castle (Carrick Castle) Ruin
Castle Brown (Castle Browne, Clongowes Wood College) Full*
Castle Martin (Balimore Eustace castle) None A 13th century motte and bailey castle built for the Archbishop of Dublin.

N 9311
Castledermot Round Tower
Round Tower

Castle-Rickard (Old) None
Clane Castle Ruins
Confoy Castle (Confey Castle) Ruins
Donadea Castle Partial* A ruined castle.
Dun Ailinne Ruins
royal site of Ui Dunlainge Kilcullen
Grange Castle Full*
Jigginstown Castle (Sigginstown House) Ruin
Kildare Round Tower
Round Tower

Kilkea Castle Full* A 19th century rebuilding of a 15/16th century towerhouse. (Was this original or a reproduction?). Nearby is the original 12th century motte. de Lacy, Fitzgerald Castledermot S 7497
Kilteel Castle Full* A five-storeyed 15th century towerhouse with gate tower. Fitzgerald (c1220), Clifford (1335), Fownes -- 15th century tower
Leixlip Castle Full*
de Hereford (1172)
Lyons Hill
An early seat of the kings of Leinster.
Maynooth Castle Partial A great tower with curtain walls and gatehouse, dating from the end of the 12th century to the 15th. Fitzgerald (1203 - 1656) Maynooth N935376
Naas Castle
An Anglo-Norman motte castle.

N 8919
Old Connell Castle
Site of an early Anglo-Norman motte castle.

N 8016
Old Kilcullen


O'Toole's Castle

Oughterard Castle
A small rectangular towerhouse of unknown date.

N 9526
Pollardstown Castle
Either an Irish ring-fort or an Anglo-Norman site.

N 7715
Rathcoffey Castle Ruin
Wogan (c1300s), Rowan (1800)
Rheban Castle Ruins
Sallins Castle None
White Castle (Athy White Castle) Full* A rectangular towerhouse of three or four storeys.

Woodstock Castle
A 13th century ruin.

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