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By William Fischer, Jr., May 21, 2019
St Patrick's Church, Celbridge
Ireland, Leinster (County Kildare), Celbridge — St Patrick's Church, Celbridge

By 1855 the Mass House which had served the people of Celbridge for over one hundred years was in a poor state of repair. It was situated in front of the present church. It was known as a Mass House as Mass was the only service allowed in it. . . . — Map (db m143176) HM

Ireland, Leinster (County Kildare), Celbridge — A Brief History of Celbridge Poor Law UnionCelbridge Poor Law Union Burial Ground

The Irish Poor Law System

The origins of the Irish Workhouse system lie in the Irish Poor Law Act passed by the parliament of the United Kingdom in 1838. The Act, entitled an Act for the More Effectual Relief of the Poor in Ireland . . . — Map (db m143231) HM

Ireland, Leinster (County Kildare), Celbridge — Arthur's Way / Cosán ArthurIn the footsteps of Arthur Guinness — Celbridge to Hazelhatch —

"Along the banks of that river, amid the groves and bowers of Swift and Vanessa, I grow convinced that I was right." Henry Grattan

INTRODUCTION Celbridge (Cill Droichid: 'Church by the Bridge' originally angicised to . . . — Map (db m143210) HM

Ireland, Leinster (County Kildare), Celbridge — Celbridge AbbeyHistoric Buildings of Celbridge

• The original Celbridge Manor was built at the beginning of the 18th century by Bartholemew Van Homrigh, a wealthy Dutch merchant, who was Purchaser of Provisions and Commissioner of Ordnance for the victorious forces of King William . . . — Map (db m143209) HM

Ireland, Leinster (County Kildare), Celbridge — Celbridge Union Workhouse CemeteryIs talamh naofa i seo — [This Is Sacred Ground] —

Pray for the souls of all poor and afflicted whose bodies have been laid in this cemetery since 1841 R.I.P. ————————————— This Holy Ground is . . . — Map (db m143226) HM

Ireland, Leinster (County Kildare), Celbridge — Celbridge Union Workhouse Cemetery GateGeata na marbh — [The Gate of the Dead] —

Through this gate from 1841 onwards passed the bodies of deceased inmates of the Celbridge Union Workhouse on their way to burial in these grounds. The Workhouse System conducted its burials in a characteristically efficient manner . . . — Map (db m143227) HM

Ireland, Leinster (County Kildare), Celbridge — Edward Bridgeman

C Company, 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade, I.V.

Four Courts & Interned in Stafford & Frongoch 1916

Unveiled by Cllr. Frank O'Rourke 21st February 2016 — Map (db m143171) WM

Ireland, Leinster (County Kildare), Celbridge — Kildrought House1719

An Early Georgian Merchant's House — Map (db m143168) HM

Ireland, Leinster (County Kildare), Celbridge — Sir Gerald Dease, K.C.V.O.

Erected by his numerous friends of all classes and of all creeds in memory of Sir Gerald Dease, K.C.V.O. Born 17th July 1831, died 18th October 1903. A man of stainless honour, who used his high position and great . . . — Map (db m143180) HM

Ireland, Leinster (County Kildare), Leixlip — The Wonderful Barn

In 1740-41, famine spread across Europe, following a great frost[,] the so-called 'Black Spring'. Rivers froze, and water-powered mills that ground grain into flour stopped working. This led to a flour scarcity, hoarding by wholesalers, . . . — Map (db m143165) HM

Ireland, Leinster (County Kildare), Maynooth — Caisleán mhagh nuadhad / Geraldine Castle

Muiris Mac Gearailt a thóg 1176 : rinneadh méadh air ó am go ham ina dhiaidh sin. [?] dtús na 14ú aoise ba é príomháit chónaithe ghearaltach chill dara é, chuir "Tomás an Tsíoda" i dtreo cosanta in aghaidh na sasanach é i . . . — Map (db m143158) HM

Ireland, Leinster (County Kildare), Maynooth — James, Duke of Leinster
. . . — Map (db m143143) HM
Ireland, Leinster (County Kildare), Maynooth — St. Mary's Church (Anglican)

The Church of St. Mary's - a living centre of worship today - is also a monument to the Fitzgerald family whose history is permanently linked with the nearby Geraldine Castle. Originally built as a private chapel for the castle, in 1248 St. . . . — Map (db m143157) HM

Ireland, Leinster (County Kildare), Maynooth — St. Mary's Church of Ireland East Window

This Large East Window is unusual because it is made of wood and set in stone. During the restoration of 1770 this window was taken from the church of Laraghbryan, which had fallen into ruins[.] Note how the stonemason corrected the misspelling . . . — Map (db m143155) HM


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