The Mystery of the Missing House in Glenageary!


The Mystery of the Missing House in Glenageary!

By Niall McArdle

My old pal, the lovely Aisling Dunne is an archivist at the Irish Architectural Archive in Dublin. She has written this lovely little blog post about the history of a large detached villa in Glenageary. Glenageary is a suburb in South Dublin: Sinead O’Connor grew up in the area (so did Aisling, come to think of it).

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Apparently the villa at one point had a twin. But who built it? And what happened to it? When was it demolished? Where exactly was it?

The Irish Architectural Archive is well worth dropping into if you are in Dublin. The Archive is housed in a magnificent Georgian townhouse on Merrion Square (just across the square from the National Gallery, another cultural gem that you should visit).

I blogged about the Archive before. Please do drop in if you are in Dublin. And if you can’t visit, then please consider supporting it.

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