Thursday, November 25, 2010

Market House

Dunlavin, Co Wicklow is situated about 5km west of the main N81 and is very close to the Kildare County border. It is a peaceful village characterised by its unusually wide streets forming an expansive T-junction. Its crowning glory is the Market House in the centre of the village. Built in the ancient Doric style of Grecian architecture, it is one of three such buildings in Ireland.

Detached multiple-bay two-storey Palladian style former market house, built c.1740 to designs by Richard Castle (Cassels), architect of the beautiful Russborough House in Blessington. The building later served as a court house and is now in use as an art gallery / exhibition space.

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