Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
The tower at Archersgrove House was built in 1906. Stones from the unfinished canal in Kilkenny were used in construction and it served the house and its surrounding lands. Currently it is in disuse apart from as a climbing wall, evidence of which can be seen in the photos above.
Monday, July 12, 2010
The Ponsonby Tower was built by Frederick Ponsonby, the Third Earl of Bessborough in memory of his son, Federick Cavendish Ponsonby, who was assumed lost during the Peninsular War (1808-1814). The tower was left unfinished however when he returned home in 1815.
In its second incarnation an upper level was added to house a tank for its use as a water tower.
The tower, now in disuse, stands as a roundabout at the edge of Piltown.