Curraghchase House, Co.Limerick – June 2008

“Curraghchase House was built in 1657 by Vere Hunt, an officer in Cromwell’s army, and remained the home of the De Vere family for over 300 years. The famous poet Aubrey De Vere was born in the house in 1814, but the mansion was destroyed by fire in 1941 and only the outer walls remain today.” (History taken from the following link: http://www.askaboutireland.ie/enfo/irelands-environment/county-focus/limerick/curraghchase-house-woods/ )

Today there is not too much left of the house apart from several very overgrown ground floor rooms. The cellar seems to be in good condition but it is home to a large amount of the protected “Lesser Horseshoe Bat” so I’d imagine accessing it would be discouraged, despite the very tempting gap above the gate!

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