School: St. Brigid's Convent, Kildraught

Location:
Celbridge, Co. Kildare
Teacher:
Sr. Donatus

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Celbridge Abbey

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0772, Page 058

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Celbridge Abbey

Celbridge Abbey, was built in the 13th Century, and so it is the oldest inhabited house in Co. Kildare.
It became the property of Mr. Van Homreigh, and so it was the home of dean Swifts Venessa.
Afterwards the home of Henry Grattan, who got "Free Trade" for Ireland in the year 1782, and later on the home of his son.
Teresa Mackey
(adress given before)
Information given by,
Mr. J. Boyle
(same address)

Collector
Teresa Mackey
Gender
female
Address
Celbridge, Co. Kildare
Informant
Mr J. Boyle
Gender
male
Address
Celbridge, Co. Kildare
Language
English