The Wonderful Barn, Leixlip, Co Kildare

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  • Created: February 21, 2013
  • Updated: December 12, 2017
Location: Kildare
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The unusual Wonderful Barn near Leixslip in Co. Kildare was built by the wealthy Conolly family in 1743 during a famine period. It's not clear exactly the purpose of the building but some theories include a grain store in case of future famines, a dovecote to house Doves as game as they were a delicacy at the time, a place for sport shooting or game keepers tower.

It stands approximately 22 metres in height with a tapering cone shape with a cental hole through each floor, encircled by a staircase and a crow’s nest viewing gallery.

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1. The Wonderful Barn, Leixlip, Co Kildare

Altitude: 56 m

The unusual Wonderful Barn near Leixslip in Co. Kildare was built by the wealthy Conolly family in 1743 during a famine period. It’s not clear exactly the purpose of the building but some theories include a grain store in case of future famines, a dovecote to house Doves as game as they were a delicacy at the time, a place for sport shooting or game keepers tower.

It stands approximately 22 metres in height with a tapering cone shape with a cental hole through each floor, encircled by a staircase and a crow’s nest viewing gallery.

Use our Map of Ireland and Sat Nav tool to get directions and our detailed maps and GPS on our ActiveME iPhone App and Android App to find the location live on screen. At all times, our maps and App should be used in conjunction with proper map and compass navigation techniques. Feel free to send us your photos and add you own star rating, comments or suggestions below.