The thread on Cow’s Lane reminded me of these houses, which I’ve heard alleged are the oldest continuously lived-in in Dublin. Does anyone know more about these, and if this factoid is true? I’ve seen a glimpse of busts and paintings through the windows there; even the interiors seem from another age. Any information appreciated, especially if someone by chance knows the people living there.
I bought a book in the late 80’s entitled “In the Houses of Ireland” which included a house in this area which was still being used as a private house. It certainly fits the description of the one you have seen anyway. I’ll have a look for it and post the details of it although it may well be out of print by now.
Well, only 5 years after originally posting this thread, I managed to get a copy of that “Houses of Ireland” book on eBay, and yes, it does feature some wonderful interior pictures of that house. I’ve only glimpsed peeks throughs the windows before, but inside it does resemble a living museum. I’ve chatted to the owner briefly on the street, a lovely elderly gentlemen.