The Follies Trust
The Follies Trust is a charitable company incorporated to conserve, preserve, restore and protect, across the island of Ireland, follies, mausolea and other monuments and structures of particular beauty or historic, environmental, architectural or industrial significance. Since its formation in 2006 the Trust has conserved 26 structures, including nine mausolea. These conserved structures range from the O’Brien column beside the cliffs of Moher to a fountain close to Kilkenny, an obelisk near Limavady on the north coast of Ulster and a folly fort and pig crews in County Down.
The Trust intends to conserve the two pyramid mausolea at Maudlins cemetery, Naas, County Kildare of the Burgh families. Nowhere else in Ireland or Britain ‘are there two large pyramids in such close proximity’ (Winpenny ‘Up to a Point’). Please see separate leaflet for background history of the mausolea and the Follies Trust.
The Follies Trust is working with Blackwood Associates, who are Grade 1 conservation architects, on this project. They have undertaken a full survey of both pyramids, produced a method statement and are now preparing tender documents with a view to sending these to three contractors in late April. We will be in a position to commence work in July/August (provided circumstances permit us to do so).
Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.