1805 – Lyons, Hazlehatch, Co. Kildare

Architect: Richard Morrison

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Lyons, near Hazlehatch, County Kildare, was originally the seat of the Aylmer family, though they sold it to the 1st Lord Cloncurry who had a new house built in 1797. About 1801, shortly after his release from the Tower of London – on account if his progressive political views and friendship with the United Irishmen – the 2nd Lord Cloncurry hired Richard Morrison to undertake improvements and alterations to his father’s house, work continuing till 1805. The present mansion house is a three storey block with a curved bow on either side of its entrance front, joined to two-storey pavilions by one storey wings. The seven-bay garden front was left fairly plain, though an immense formal garden was laid out, with abundant statuary and urns.

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