Loose_Grip

Loose_Grip

Posted on 04/28/2016


Photo taken on April 22, 2016


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Keywords

atmosphere
Tyrone
2016
County
Galway
Ireland
House
April
black&white
ruin
disused
derelict
abandoned
Kilcolgan


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Tyrone House Kilcolgan County Galway Ireland 22nd April 2016

Tyrone House Kilcolgan County Galway Ireland 22nd April 2016
Designed by John Roberts Tyrone House was built in 1779 for Christopher French St. George, part of an old Co. Galway family with Norman Irish roots.

Empty since 1905, the house was torched by the IRA during the War of Independence in 1921 when the house was rumoured to be a base for the Black & Tan army during the War of Independence. An elderly and bed-bound caretaker was reputed to be inside at the time, but the IRA carried his bed, bedding and furniture downstairs, put him in one of the out-offices and then set the place alight.

It has lain derelict since but many of the valuable architectural features have been removed. It is a very atmospheric and melancholy sight especially at sunset.

Berny, * Ren.Art *, tarboat, Mitch Seaver have particularly liked this photo


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Mitch Seaver
Mitch Seaver
Outstanding work!
2 years ago.
Loose_Grip has replied to Mitch Seaver
Thanks Mitch.
2 years ago.
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
Your beautiful capture is greatly admired

Historical & Architectural Gems
2 years ago.
Loose_Grip has replied to ╰☆☆June☆☆╮
Cheers June.
2 years ago.