Rathfarnham Road
Co Dublin


  • NIAH Ref: 11216007
  • Date: 1580 - 1600
  • Rating: National
  • Orig. Use: Castle/Fortified House
  • Townland: Rathfarnham Road
  • County: Dublin County
  • More Info: Click Here
  • Last Reviewed: August 2019

Criteria for Risk

  • Vacant with no identified new use
  • Suffering from neglect and/or poor maintenance
  • Suffering from structural problems
  • Abandoned ruin


  • Condition of Structure: Ruinous
  • Level of Risk: High


The building is a roofless shell. None of the original fabric remains other than the external walls. It is suffering from structural problems that could lead to full or partial collapse, and there is an immediate threat of further deterioration.

The stables are a complex of outbuildings dating from mid 18th century, located between the now restored castle and Rathfarnham village. It is currently in a derelict condition and undermining the setting of the castle. It should be a priority to secure to prevent further deterioration in a manner that would complement the castle.

Recommended Use

  • Commercial
  • Community
  • Educational

Photograph Credit: Tomás Bradley