Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. KILDARE, PALMERSTOWN HOUSE (NAAS)

Name: WYATT, THOMAS HENRY #
Building: CO. KILDARE, PALMERSTOWN HOUSE (NAAS)
Date: 1872-1879
Nature: 'Queen Anne' style house, for Mayo Trust (in memory of Earl of Mayo who was assassinated in Andaman Islands, 1872). Builder: Henry Sharpe. Plastering work by James Hogan & Sons (and A. Moyna?).  Estimated cost: £21,277.  Inscription on stone tablet over front door:  'This house was built in honoured memory of Richard, Sixth Earl of Mayo, K.P., G.M.S.I., Viceroy and Governor of India, by his friends and countrymen, A.D. 1872.' (Housed burnt out by IRA, 2 Feb 1923, as reprissal for execution of 6 men at the Curragh.)
Refs: IAA, PKS B06/45, B06a/01, B08/22, B09/17, A06 (Jul 1874);  Irish Times, 3 Feb 1893;   Mark Bence-Jones, Burke’s Guide to Country Houses. Volume I, Ireland. (London, 1978),230(illus.)

Name: ORPEN, RICHARD FRANCIS CAULFIELD
Building: CO. KILDARE, PALMERSTOWN HOUSE (NAAS)
Date: 1925
Nature: Prepares plans for rebuilding of house for 7th Earl of Mayo after its destruction by fire on 29 Jan 1923. Subject of compensation claim, 1925.
Refs: Account of hearing of compensation claim at Naas Circuit Court, Dec 1925, in Leinster Leader, 12 Dec 1925 (Kildare Online Electronic History Journal, http://www.kildare.ie/library/ehistory/2007/10/post_17.asp , last visited Jul 2012);  Irish Times, 25 Feb 1926.