The Wonderful Barn
The uniquely designed Wonderful Barn was built as a relief house for those who had been affected by the 1740's famine. Built by Katherine Conolly of Castletown, the conical building is used as a Granary Barn, and the fort structure protected it from attacks by the Wicklow Clan. Designed in a conical shape, this 70 feet (21 meters) structure surrounds itself with a cantilevered staircase. One of the most uncommonly designed structures in all of Ireland, The Wonderful Barn is today a frequently visited tourist spot.