Thursday, July 30, 2009
I have posted pictures of the Gatehouse (click here) before, this is Woodlawn Big House. It was built in the 1800's after Frederich Trench was rewarded with a peerage for voting in support of the 'Act of Union' 1800 where Ireland became part of Great Britain ( a boring fact is that the British flag was changed to reflect this and still has the Irish St. Patrick Cross) . Frederich Trench became Lord Ashtown ,The house was sold in the 1950's after the then Lord Ashtown was bankrupt, it was sold to the Le Poer Trench's, but was sold on again after one of them committed suicide on the grounds in 1978. It fell into disrepair with a lot of the fireplaces etc 'dissapearing', but it was sold recently and there are various rumours as to its plans for the future. Other bits of boring trivia is there are 365 windows in the house and its one of Irelands most "Haunted" houses.
I was not sure what this structure was as it looks like an observatory but could have be something else completely, a cold house etc.
Posted by Paz at 7:31 PM