Tallaght Castle

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  • History of Tallaght

In 1324, building commenced on Tallaght Castle and it was finished some time before 1349. A century later, it was reported to be in need of repair.

This photograph shows what remains today of Tallaght Castle. One of its ancient towers was incorporated into the buildings of St. Mary's Priory.

In 1792, the then Church of Ireland Archbishop of Dublin, Archbishop Hoadley, demolished the castle and built himself a palace on the same grounds. By 1821, the palace too had fallen into ruin and an Act of Parliament was passed stating that it was unfit for habitation. The palace was then demolished.