Barberstown Castle, Straffan, Co. Kildare - 773
An acrylic painting of historic Barberstown Castle in County Kildare. The original castle was built in 1288 but had extensions added in the 16th and 18th centuries. It has been a hotel since 1971 and was once owned by singer Eric Clapton.
The nearby village of Straffan was called after Saint Straffan, a 6th sixth century missionary. The close link between the castle and the village and people was proven when an underground secret tunnel between the Church in Straffan to the Castle was found in 1996 during renovations. A ‘Priest’s Hole’ was also found in the Castle a common construction in big houses at the time, made to protect the priests of the town during Penal Times.
This painting is available as a Limited Edition run of 200 prints using Epson Archival inks on supreme quality Hahnemuhle Traditional Fine Art paper. See dropdown menu above to see size, price and framing options.