Kilmacurragh House in 1922

This afternoon.

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.

Probably not.

Minister O’Donovan announces €5.45m investment for the conservation of Kilmacurragh House, National Botanic Gardens of Ireland, Co. Wicklow (

Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

2 thoughts on “Fixer Upper

  1. GiggidyGoo

    Odd that FG haven’t planned it for redevelopment into apartments or a hotel. Then again, unlike Moore Street for instance, it has English Royalty in it’s description.

  2. Kdoc

    Whatever about the house, the garden and grounds are amazing. All well maintained by the Botanic Gardens.

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