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The Clock Tower at Farmleigh House

Don Ross
Farmleigh House and Estate

“Mr Guinness has his clock and on the top a Weathercock to show the People Castleknock” At one time this little rhyme was popular with the local Children in the area and especially the students at the local convent which borders the Farmleigh estate. Strangely enough for many of the adults in the locality, visitors to the Phoenix Park and indeed the passer by, the Clock tower was considered to be just another monumental feature tucked away in a corner of the Phoenix Park itself. This presentation will explore the construction, purpose and practically of the magnificent tower on the Farmleigh estate. Also included will be a presentation on the tower clock and its designer, Sir Howard Grubb.

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