Ashtown Castle, Co. Dublin

Ashtown Castle, Phoenix Park, County Dublin visited in May 1987. 
Ashtown tower house was incorporated into the 18th century Ashtown Lodge. It was forgotten about until the house was being demolished, because of a severe outbreak of dry rot.

1987 was an interesting period in its history, as the tower house started to reveal itself, while the vestiges of the old Lodge acted as a veneer covering up the details.

The Lodge had been the residence of the Under Secretary and later on that of the Papal Nuncio