The Forgehouse

Forgehouse
Winter snows come to Dublin.
The Forgehouse was named after the forge that  was to the side and rear of 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 used as a police barracks. Known as Roundtown Section House. This refered to a circular terrace of housing that encompassed a local road junction.
The Turnpike  was in later years converted to a plumbers office and family home.
Two of the children who grew up here are now pursuing careers abroad.

boots

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

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

robin-my-apples

Minding our best apples. Mid September evening


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