The Old Glebe
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The Old Glebe, Newcastle, Dublin South, Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Early 18th century fine Queen Anne style Residence. Built between 1710/1727 as a Glebe House by Archdeacon Smyth the House. The gardens and ornamental lake are a fine example of listed Queen Anne style influence in Ireland.
Built between 1710 and 1727 as a Glebe House by Archdeacon Smyth the House,Gardens and ornamental lake are a fine example of listed Queen Anne style influence in Ireland. The House is notes in Maurice Craig's Irish classical houses,Lewis's Topographical Dictionary (1837)and Elringtons Ball,s History of Dublin (1905)
The Old Glebe formed part of The Newcastle Church of Ireland Estate until recent times. The ruins of the Old Tower House in the grounds date to approx 1380/1450 and are noted in the ancient records of the Pale.
Newcase received a charter from James the 1st and was elevated to parliamentary borough with chief magistrate in (1613). In (1641) Newcastle was headquarters of the Irish Forces but records from the life of the Earl of Ormond state that on an expedition to Co Kildare in the same year Newcase was burned , as a result the Tower House lost its roof.
The literary figure Jonathan Swift is associated with The Old Glebe and an ancient Yew Tree in the grounds is known as Deans Tree. The Old Glebe has 6 acers of gardens.
The house will open on selected days throughout 2014.
May 1- June 30, Mon-Sat,
Aug 23-31, Mon – Sun,
Sept 1-30, Mon-Fri, 10am- 2pm
Booking by appointment: To avoided disappointment please telephone for visiting arrangements, etc.,