The house, now known as Farmleigh, is built for the Trench family.
Waterstown ford, a crossing point on the River Liffey near Farmleigh, is recorded as in use.
Monday, May 10th, Farmleigh Estate is auctioned on behalf of Captain J.C. Coote and purchased by Edward Cecil Guinness.
Joseph Swan’s first successful public demonstration of his electric light bulb.
The water and clock tower at Farmleigh is built, the bridge is thought to have been built around this time too.
Lord Iveagh purchases a new ferry.
Dublin County Council consider, but later reject, a public bridge at Waterstown. Lord Iveagh expresses concern for the livelihood of the ferryman.
Ferry service near Farmleigh ceases.
Benjamin Guinness dies.
The Farmleigh Estate is sold to the Irish state.
July, a refurbished Farmleigh opens to the public.