DiCamillo Companion

Killeen Castle

  • Built / Designed For: Hugh de Lacy

    House & Family History: Killeen is noted for its Gothick Hall and staircase. The House was burned by the IRA in 1981 and restored in the 1990s as a private golf club.

  • Architect: Francis Johnston

    Date: 1803-13
    Designed: Rebuilt House in Windsor Castle style for the 8th Earl of Fingall

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  • Title: Big House in Ireland, The
    Author: Pakenham, Valerie
    Year Published: 2001
    Reference: pg. 176
    Publisher: London: Cassell Paperbacks
    ISBN: 1841881597
    Book Type: Softback

  • House Listed: Unknown

    Park Listed: Unknown

  • Past Seat / Home of: Hugh de Lacy, 12th century. Geoffrey de Cusack, 12th century; De Cusack family here from 1172 until 1403. Christopher Plunkett, 1st Baron of Dunsany, 15th century; Arthur James Plunket, 7th Earl of Fingall, 18th century; Fingall family here from 1403 until 1951. Sir Victor Sassoon, 1951-61. Daniel Wildenstein, 1963-78. Basil Brindley, 1978-81.

    Current Ownership Type: Corporation

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Country Club / Golf Club

    Ownership Details: Owned by Snowbury Ltd. since 1997 and operated by them as a private golf club.

  • House Open to Public: Grounds Only - By Appointment

    Phone: 016-893-030

    Email: pelzgolf@killeencastle.com

    Historic Houses Member: No