Re: Re: Plan for trust to purchase historical buildings
@Michael J. O’Brien wrote:
Interestingly when the old IRA went to burn Carton in the 1920’s the last resident Fitzgerald or Duke of Leinster took a picture of Lord Edward Fitz off the wall and gave them a lesson in the history of Irish Independence including 1798 rebellion. They left without causing any damage]
I have heard that story as well but I presume he failed to mention that Queen Victoria stayed there. If you ever do a tour of the house you’ll be told Victoria used the first ever shower, and that the servents pouring the water had to be blind folded. believe it if you will.
What has happened at Carton is not desirible, but thankfully the house was not let fall in to disrepair. Hopefully Ballyfin will be a better example of converting a historic house to a hotel.