The Forgehouse

Winter snows come to Dublin.
The Forgehouse was named after the forge at the property.  Built by the first baronet Lord  Shaw in 1800 this stone structure served as a turnpike on the Templeogue Rd.
From 1833 until 1883 it was a police barracks. Known as Roundtown Section House after a circular terrace of housing that encompassed a local road junction. Apparently there is no lease recorded for this period. Perhaps the Shaw estate simply permitted its use in troubled times.
The Turnpike  was in later years converted to a plumbers office and family home.
The children who grew up here are now happily pursuing careers abroad.


Memory of a little helper rescued from quicksand during renovations he went on to be a well-traveled freethinking cobbler who designed Europe’s most beautiful shoes.

You never know what young people are up to when away from home.

Singing its heart out on top of a local telegraph pole.
Our Robin who visits to investigate any garden activity..


Minding our best apples. Mid September evening.


Summer in May 2018.

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