Home of Thomas Lefroy (1776-1869), who was – reputedly – the inspiration for ‘Mr. Darcy’ in Jane Austen’s ‘Pride and Prejudice’.
Longford Council gave permission to build a “new Citywest’ around the manor.
And Brian Cowen turned the first sod.
This is a video about Carriglass Manor, Co. Longford. It was one of the most beautiful stately homes in the country and was bought in the boom by property speculators. The grounds were ravaged and now the whole site is a half-built mess of a ghost estate with nobody living there. The video is by a Longford student Mary Morrissey.