Saturday, 22 February 2014

Unusual Corkscrew Shaped “The Wonderful Barn” in Ireland

The wonderful Barn is a corkscrew shaped barn situated on the edge of Castle Town House Estate of the Conolly Family close to the border of Leixlip and Celbridge in Ireland. The magnificent Barn actually has a stone staircase that winds around the outside leading to the top. Moreover; every floor has a hole in the center permitting the grain to be passed through. The barn was constructed as a part of famine relief project to grain barn and as an English garden type folly. It was built in the years immediately following the famine of 1740-41 as there as a need for new grain stores in case of another famine. It was so catastrophic Irish famine which killed approximately 38 percent of Irish population. The Barn has a height of 21 meters, the conical shaped is not only a protuberant feature in the rural landscape but also consider a technical and engineering attainment for the period in which it was built.  The wonderful Barn actually inspired the building of a similar structure famous as the Bottle Tower in Churchtown, Dublin close to Rathfarnham. Contrasting the Wonderful Barn, though the Bottle Tower is in ruins with floors and other timber work long disappeared and the winding stone steps are not considered harmless to ascend, making the Superb Barn the only surviving building of this kind in Ireland. The Wonderful Barn is definitely a worth trip out, and is a well setting for a stroll.