Possibly Ireland’s most beautiful tea room with a great cause to have a cuppa

Deenagh Lodge, Killarney. co.Kerry was built in 1834 as a cottage orne. It is located at the entrance to Killarney National Park beside the Deenagh River. It was built using the local river reed which [...]

One of the finest examples of a ‘cottage ornee’ in Europe

Swiss Cottage was built in 1810 and is located near Cahir in county Tipperary. It is regarded as one of the finest examples of a 'cottage ornee' in Europe and is now a national monument. [...]

Shells from all over the World, Marianne Faithful, Queen Victoria & Princess Grace of Monaco

Shell Cottage is located on the Carton Estate in co.Kildare. This stunning little house was built in 1750 and it's history relates directly to one of the former inhabitants of the estate, Emily Fitzgerald. She [...]

A beautifully restored cottage, Mary McAleese & a historic village

This is the beautiful St. Mogue’s Cottage located in the grounds of St Edan's Cathedral in Ferns, co.Wexford. It largely dates from the 18th century and was originally used for housing the Cathedral's clergy. The [...]

Original old Irish cottage dating from approx 1800

This is a beautiful example of an unaltered traditional Irish cottage. Such cottages date from c.1700 onwards as prior to that, our ancestors lived in round hut style dwellings built of wattle and daub. These [...]

The birthplace of Patrick Kennedy – JFK’s Grandfather

This small cottage in Dunganstown in county Wexford is the birthplace of JFK's great grandfather Patrick Kennedy(b.1823 – 1858). By the time Patrick reached adulthood, both his parents were dead and the family homestead was controlled [...]

A super cute Irish cottage located near Kinvarra

This Irish cottage is located on the Galway Road near the beautiful seaside village of Kinvarra in county Galway. These cottages date from about 1800 on wards and usually had 2 or 3 rooms! Their [...]

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