So earlier I posed a question. There were some good answers and both guessed correctly the location of Carton House. Andy perhaps guessed Connolly’s Folly? Not correct I’m afraid. Good guess Patrick, and spot on with location (I did cycle through some greens and fairways)! However, history books inform me that the tower is known as ‘The Prospect Tower. Not much is know about it, all I can find about is is that:
1. It was built by the Talbot family who leased the estate from the Fitzgeralds
2. Not much is known about it!
Though I may be mistaken? Can you offer insight into your ideas of it being names Tyrconnell Tower, and a famine relief project?
Sources: Ma Nuad by Mary Cullen
Exploring Maynooth: Five Self-Guide Historical Walks by Maynooth Local History