1865 – Court-na-Farraige, Killiney, Co. Dublin

Architect: Thomas Newenham Deane




Formerly a private house called Court-na-Farraige, part of a group of fanciful, French chateau-inspired houses along the coastline. It was designed in 1865, probably by the architect T.N. Deane for William Exham, and is ornamented with an extravagant series of stone-capped gables, and a conical tower, all elaborately surrounded by a now-vanished, two-storey verandah. After being converted into a hotel, a second conical tower was added in the 1970s when the hotel was extended. The hotel was largely demolished in the eary 21st century and redeveloped as an apartment scheme.

Published January 27, 2022 | Last Updated June 21, 2024