Here we are in County Clare. August is always a good time to go to Clare. In fact, any month is a good time to go to County Clare! Eden Vale, a very fancy house. I presume it was either destroyed in the early 1920s or it is now a school or a religious house of some sort. But I may be wrong....
And proved wrong I was. Kind of. After the Stacpoole family vacated their "country seat", this house was not demolished, not converted to a school, nor a convent - but a "tuberculosis sanatorium
". Until the mid-20th century at least. It is now (as in, right now) available for purchase. Again. This time to someone with €3.5 million to spend
at any rate....
Photographer: Robert French
Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection
Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Possible c.1890s
NLI Ref: L_CAB_06273
You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
Source: Flickr Commons
RICHARD JOHN STACPOOLE, D.L., J.P., of Edenvale, Co. Clare and later of Godfrey House, Hatherley Road, Cheltenham, High Sheriff of Co. Clare in 1894, Lieutenant, Clare Artillery, b. 7 May 1870, educ St. Columba’s College, Cheltenham College, m. 19 Jul 1894, GERALDINE NORAH ISABELLA – Burke’s Landed Gentry of Ireland 1958 Edition. The building ended up in the possesion of the Health Board as a sanatorium in the 20's. www.daft.ie/clare/houses-for-sale/ennis/eden-vale-ennis-c...
It's for sale for €3.5 million. It was a TB sanatorium in the 1940s.
GeoHive 25" map link
An 1842 description of Edenvale, from Johann KohlFrom www.clarelibrary.ie/eolas/coclare/history/strangers_gaze/... [fascinated by this photo; my g-g-grandmother was a Stacpoole, but I cannot yet find the exact connection]
https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley Works for me, at least.
Bones !! www.independent.ie/business/farming/ann-fitzgerald-the-ba... clareherald.com/2016/03/video-clare-cave-bone-could-rewri... Edit - which makes me think this photo would be before 1903 when the bones were found; otherwise Mr French would have been snapping away at the new find.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/scorbet's For Sale spiel includes this: A balustrade porch with round-headed windows was added to the central block in the late 19th century, which might help with the date if we knew how late. NIAH has no entry, and I haven't found one in the DIA yet.
[https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley] I only found stuff related to the sanatorium in the DIA.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia The Independent article is illustrated with a photo of the cave mouth in 1903, courtesy (it says) of the National Museum of Ireland over the way.
In this genealogy of the Stackpoles there is a slightly later pic from the same angle. The book was published in 1920, but if I read the text correctly, the author was at Edenvale in 1897. (Possible dog in that pic!) From the shrubbery under the window, we are a few years earlier today - 1895 ish.
Stacpooles in the census in 1901 and 1911
Gwendoline Clare Stacpoole at our neighbours, the National Museum of Ireland.
Stepping back through the L_CAB images I see several houses near Ennis. The next dateable pic is of the Manchester martyrs monument of 1881.
Buena serie de fotos antiguas .