Sea Park House, Malahide

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On a bright if cold day in Dublin we have a shot taken on a bright summers(?) day in Malahide. I admit to not knowing if Seapark House still exists.

The sad news is that the house no longer exists, It was demolished and lots of new houses were built on the site. There is a dog in the photo so for you dog lovers that is two in two days.

Thanks for all of the contributions today.

Photographer: Robert French

Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection

Date: between 1880-1900

NLI Ref: L_ROY_06117

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    DannyM8

    • 23/Feb/2016 08:41:59

    If this is the correct Sea Park OSI Historic 25" then it is long gone and replaced by suburbia Current Street Map

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 23/Feb/2016 08:45:25

    Here is the location from The Lawrence Photographic Project 1990/1991

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    derangedlemur

    • 23/Feb/2016 08:47:22

    You've got the map pointed to the wrong place - it was on the corner of Grove Road (maps.osi.ie/publicviewer/#V2,722944,745798,11,9), but yes, it's long gone.

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    derangedlemur

    • 23/Feb/2016 08:56:40

    I did a paper round in that area in the early 80's, before Marley was built. There was some big old house there then with a large dog and a tennis court. I can't remember if it looked like that or if it was already gone by then.

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    DannyM8

    • 23/Feb/2016 09:34:00

    There is a dog......

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    derangedlemur

    • 23/Feb/2016 09:40:11

    The tennis courts are still there as well, but I think even back then, it was a different house - an early or mid 20th C. job.

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    AndyBrii

    • 23/Feb/2016 10:23:09

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] 'Spot' the dog .. again!!

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    DannyM8

    • 23/Feb/2016 10:24:57

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/angeljim46 Yes.

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    Gregory PC

    • 23/Feb/2016 10:36:46

    Was this house burned down? I have vague memories of some teenager burning it down in the 80s!

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 23/Feb/2016 10:52:03

    Is the dog 'Nipper', the His Masters Voice pup? Or a close relative?https://www.flickr.com/photos/walkadog/3353936487/

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    derangedlemur

    • 23/Feb/2016 10:56:25

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/gregcarey Really? I don't remember that, though there were a couple of arsonous kids around Malahide in those days.

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    Gregory PC

    • 23/Feb/2016 10:58:07

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] I could be completely wrong! I used to go to Grove Rd school, so I think that's where I might have heard it.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 23/Feb/2016 11:28:28

    Aug 7 1860, Freeman's Journal, page 1: SEA PARK HOUSE, MALAHIDE. the large Mansion House of Sea Park, TO BE LET fnlly Furnished, for the Season or by the Year . the house, garden and offices To Be Let fully furnished In modem style for the season or by the year, with the land, which consists of thirteen acres of the primest description for either grass or tillage purposes. The mansion is very extensive, and contains large drawing-room, parlour, and reception rooms, numerous spacious bedrooms, kitchens, storerooms, and servants' apartments, two water closets, hot and cold water baths, c- The garden Is well stocked with fruit and vegetables i large lock-up yard, tables, coach-house, cow-house, harness-room, etc ; immediate possession can be given ; Application for particulars of house and land to be made to Fixlat W. CcaacK, Esq., 60, Lower DomInicJt-street,and No. 6, St James'-terrace, Malahlde, or to MICHAEL CROOKE, Auctioneer, 10, Lower Orm'ond-quay, and' Enfield, County Meath.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 23/Feb/2016 11:36:41

    I think the outbuildings to the rear are visible among the trees in this Golf Links shot in the archive.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 23/Feb/2016 11:51:17

    I like the Grants for this house in 1901 census, but could easily be wrong...

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    Niall McAuley

    • 23/Feb/2016 11:52:34

    Not necessarily the Grants in this photo, mind you. The house is still being let in 1901, belonging to Frank Bethel who owns the Hotel next door.

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    B-59

    • 23/Feb/2016 11:56:16

    Streetview: goo.gl/maps/PvJMPLUinSq

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    derangedlemur

    • 23/Feb/2016 11:57:03

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley Those are the outbuildings, alright. You can see St Andrew's further along as well.

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    derangedlemur

    • 23/Feb/2016 12:01:26

    If it's the Grants, they've got the number of windows wrong on the buildings form.

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    Melinda Young Stuart

    • 23/Feb/2016 12:11:10

    So crisp and a wonderful house.

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    sharon.corbet

    • 23/Feb/2016 18:55:13

    According to the Thom's a Mr. Thomas Dunn was there in 1880.

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    silverio10

    • 23/Feb/2016 20:31:51

    Muy buena serie de fotos antiguas .

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    O Mac

    • 23/Feb/2016 22:49:07

    Sir Horace Plunkett and his friend, economist, Dr. Moritz Julius Bonn rented Sea Park, Malahide in October and November 1903. Dr Bonn wrote "Modern Ireland and her Agrarian Problem" published in 1906..... a fasinating account of the social economics of the time from a foreigners perspective. Plunkett's Diary 1903

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    Gilbert-Noël Sfeir Mont-Liban

    • 25/Feb/2016 08:51:59

    Demolishing such a wonderful house, ruining the site and wiping off so many memories and a whole past is a crime!