I was invited to wander around Leixlip Castle and take photos. These are photos of the castle from the outside.

This story began three weeks ago.
If you would like to read the whole story of my search for Leixlip Castle, begin with my first visit to Leixlip.
If you want to see all of the photos of Leixlip Castle, begin earlier in the day with Looking for Leixlip Castle.

Here is a Ground-Plan of Leixlip Castle.

Irish Houses & Castles by Desmond Guinness and William Ryan

Irish Houses & Castles by Desmond Guinness and William Ryan

Leixlip Castle, Ireland

Leixlip Castle, Ireland

Leixlip Castle Round Tower

Leixlip Castle Round Tower

Front wall of Leixlip Castle.

Front wall of Leixlip Castle.

Front of Leixlip Castle. The steps lead to the Front Hall.

Front of Leixlip Castle. The steps lead to the Front Hall.

“The Gothic windows with which the immensely thick walls have been pierced appear to date from the middle of the eighteenth century, probably from the time of the second William Conolly, Their solid proportions suit the thick walls of the castle better than the more delicate Gothic of the 1780s. The pattern of their diamond panes may be compared to an original window of the Batty Langley lodge at Castletown which was probably built at much the same time. Perhaps the windows at Leixlip were put in by Primate Stone or, at least, for his tenure. One of the fortunate results of the many different lettings is that Leixlip has escaped being much altered since about 1750. The battlements, which do not appear in eighteenth-century engravings, were however added by a tenant, probably the Hon. George Cavendish, in 1837. So the wheel had come full circle – the castle had turned into a house, and now it was transformed into a castle once again.”
Irish Houses & Castles by Desmond Guinness and William Ryan 

Front of Leixlip Castle. The steps lead to the Front Hall.

Front of Leixlip Castle. The steps lead to the Front Hall.

Front of Leixlip Castle. The steps lead to the Front Hall.

Front of Leixlip Castle.

Front of Leixlip Castle. The steps lead to the Front Hall.

Front of Leixlip Castle. The steps lead to the Front Hall.

Leixlip Castle from the Tower. The steps to the right of the Tower go into the Front Hall.

Leixlip Castle from the Tower. The steps to the right of the Tower go into the Front Hall.

Side of Leixlip Castle.

Side of Leixlip Castle.

Side of Leixlip Castle. The steps lead to the Front Hall.

Side of Leixlip Castle. The steps lead to the Front Hall.

The roof line of Leixlip Castle on the side

The roof line of Leixlip Castle on the side

Looking up the wall above the door to the Front Hall at side Leixlip Castle. Notice the round window, how deep the walls are and the drain pipes.

Looking up the wall above the door to the Front Hall at side Leixlip Castle. Notice the round window, how deep the walls are and the drain pipes.

The side door to the Front Hall of Leixlip Castle

The side door to the Front Hall of Leixlip Castle

Woman Gardening at Leixlip Castle, Ireland

Side  Leixlip Castle, Ireland

The round tower is Norman. The straight wall is Medieval. The curved, castellated wall is 18th century.

Across the Cobbled Drive toward the 18th century curved, castellated wall of Leixlip Castle.

Across the Cobbled Drive toward the 18th century curved, castellated wall of Leixlip Castle.

Across the Cobbled Drive toward the 18th century curved, castellated wall of Leixlip Castle.

Across the Cobbled Drive toward the 18th century curved, castellated wall of Leixlip Castle.

The curved, castellated wall of Leixlip Castle is 18th century.

The 18th century curved, castellated wall of Leixlip Castle.

Where the 18th century curved, castellated wall meets the curtain wall at Leixlip Castle.

Where the 18th century curved, castellated wall meets the curtain wall at Leixlip Castle.

The diamond panes in the Main Staircase window of Leixlip Castle

The diamond panes in the Main Staircase window of Leixlip Castle

The back of Leixlip Castle

The back of Leixlip Castle

The back of Leixlip Castle; notice the roof slates.

The back of Leixlip Castle; notice the roof slates.

The back of Leixlip Castle; notice the roof slates.

The back of Leixlip Castle; notice the roof slates.

The back of Leixlip Castle

The back of Leixlip Castle

Back of Leixlip Castle

Back of Leixlip Castle

Steps leading up on the back of Leixlip Castle

Steps leading up on the back of Leixlip Castle

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