Built in 1838 for Thomas Brodigan, pioneer of the Dublin to Drogheda Railway which opened in 1844, Piltown House is situated just a short distance from Bettystown sits on the coast. Bettystown once had its own station but it was later closed in favour of the Laytown stop because it was nearer the beach.
Today you can see the property clearly on Google Maps, with its missing roofs showing the inside and layout of the house clearly from miles up.
Piltown House Today
Colin recently explored the house which was for a time used as a religious order and later sold, before being largely destroyed in a fire in 2006. It is such a shame because the house is of perfect size and sits on a glorious position at the top of a hillside looking south towards Julianstown.
See more of Colin’s photos in his album below: