Kilmacurragh House in 1922
Kilbride, county Wicklow
Minister Patrick O’Donovan, Minister of State with responsibility for the Office of Public Works (OPW), at the announcement of a €5.45m investment to conserve and preserve Kilmacurragh House, one of the last Queen Anne-style houses in Ireland.
The Land Commission acquired the property in 1974, leaving the house derelict. It was damaged by fires in 1978 and 1982 and stripped of all its fittings .
That’ll learn us.
Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland