Ireland's History in Maps
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
http://web.ukonline.co.uk/nigel.bacon/castles/data/ireland/a/ardree.htm
Aylmer Castle (Cloncurry Castle) Ruin A 12/13th century motte and bailey castle.

N 6544
http://www.goireland.com/scripts/low/area.asp?AreaType=T&AreaID=6675
http://web.ukonline.co.uk/nigel.bacon/castles/data/ireland/c/cloncurry.htm
Barberstown Castle Full*
Barby


http://www.barberstowncastle.ie/
Belan Castle Ruin




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/k/belan.htm
Bigarz Castle
A 12th century motte and bailey castle.

S 6698
http://web.ukonline.co.uk/nigel.bacon/castles/data/ireland/b/bigarz.htm
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
http://cloghmore.bravepages.com/kildare/carbury.html
http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/k/carbery.htm
http://web.ukonline.co.uk/nigel.bacon/castles/data/ireland/c/carbury.htm
Carrig Castle (Carrick Castle) Ruin




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/k/carrick.htm
http://homepage.eircom.net/~hgeissel/Hrtg/ArchPics/Medieval/CarrickCastle.htm
Castle Brown (Castle Browne, Clongowes Wood College) Full*




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/k/clane.htm
http://www.clongowes.com/
Castle Martin (Balimore Eustace castle) None A 13th century motte and bailey castle built for the Archbishop of Dublin.

N 9311
http://npje.com/pages/eustacehistory.htm
http://web.ukonline.co.uk/nigel.bacon/castles/data/ireland/b/balimore.htm
Castledermot Round Tower
Round Tower

S784850
http://roundtowers.org/castledermot/index.htm
Castle-Rickard (Old) None




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/k/castlerickard.htm
Clane Castle Ruins




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/k/clane.htm
Confoy Castle (Confey Castle) Ruins




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/k/confoy.htm
http://kildare.ie/education/confeycollege/leixlip/History.htm
http://www.iol.ie/~sancarlo/places.htm
Donadea Castle Partial* A ruined castle.



http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/k/donadea.htm
http://kildare.ie/Local-History/donadea/donadea-castle.htm
http://web.ukonline.co.uk/nigel.bacon/castles/data/ireland/d/donadea.htm
Dun Ailinne Ruins
royal site of Ui Dunlainge Kilcullen

http://www.nd.edu/~ikuijt/Ireland/Sites/lcoss/summary.html
Grange Castle Full*
Bermingham


http://www.ils.ie/grange/gr-hist.htm
http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/k/carrick.htm
Jigginstown Castle (Sigginstown House) Ruin




http://kildare.ie/Heritage/History/historic/castlesindex.htm
Kildare Round Tower
Round Tower

N725127
http://cloghmore.bravepages.com/kildare/kildare_cathedral.html
http://roundtowers.org/kildare/index.htm
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
http://www.kilkeacastle.ie/kilpag/castle.htm
http://web.ukonline.co.uk/nigel.bacon/castles/data/ireland/k/kilkea.htm
Kilteel Castle Full* A five-storeyed 15th century towerhouse with gate tower. Fitzgerald (c1220), Clifford (1335), Fownes -- 15th century tower
N984212
http://cloghmore.bravepages.com/kildare/kilteel.html
http://kildare.ie/heritage/historic-sites/kilteel-castle.asp
http://kildare.ie/Heritage/History/historic/castles/kilteel-castle.htm
http://web.ukonline.co.uk/nigel.bacon/castles/data/ireland/k/kilteel.htm
Leixlip Castle Full*
de Hereford (1172)


http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/k/leixlip.htm
http://kildare.ie/leixlip/places-of-interest/leixlip-castle.asp
Lyons Hill
An early seat of the kings of Leinster.



http://web.ukonline.co.uk/nigel.bacon/castles/data/ireland/l/lyonshill.htm
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
http://cloghmore.bravepages.com/kildare/maynooth.html
http://kildare.ie/Heritage/History/historic/castles/maynooth-castle.htm
http://web.ukonline.co.uk/nigel.bacon/castles/data/ireland/m/maynooth.htm
Naas Castle
An Anglo-Norman motte castle.

N 8919
http://web.ukonline.co.uk/nigel.bacon/castles/data/ireland/n/naas.htm
Old Connell Castle
Site of an early Anglo-Norman motte castle.

N 8016
http://web.ukonline.co.uk/nigel.bacon/castles/data/ireland/o/old_connell.htm
Old Kilcullen



N829070

O'Toole's Castle






Oughterard Castle
A small rectangular towerhouse of unknown date.

N 9526
http://web.ukonline.co.uk/nigel.bacon/castles/data/ireland/o/oughterard.htm
Pollardstown Castle
Either an Irish ring-fort or an Anglo-Norman site.

N 7715
http://web.ukonline.co.uk/nigel.bacon/castles/data/ireland/p/pollardstown.htm
Rathcoffey Castle Ruin
Wogan (c1300s), Rowan (1800)


http://kildare.ie/Heritage/History/historic/castles/rathcoffey-castle.htm
http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/k/balrahan.htm
Rheban Castle Ruins




http://kildare.ie/Heritage/History/historic/castles/castle-rheban.htm
http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/k/churchtown.htm
Sallins Castle None




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/k/bodenstown.htm
White Castle (Athy White Castle) Full* A rectangular towerhouse of three or four storeys.

S682940
http://cloghmore.bravepages.com/kildare/athy.html
http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/k/athy.htm
http://web.ukonline.co.uk/nigel.bacon/castles/data/ireland/a/athy.htm
Woodstock Castle
A 13th century ruin.



http://web.ukonline.co.uk/nigel.bacon/castles/data/ireland/w/woodstock.htm

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