Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like home!

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A humble abode set in beautiful woodlands in one of the friendliest counties in Ireland – what more could you ask for?? Farnham House in County Cavan may not match all of that description, though the thrust of it is no doubt right. I remember reading about somebody from here who was very colourful – to put it mildly!

Photographer: Robert French

Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection

Date: Circa 1865 - 1914

NLI Ref: L_ROY_07811

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    Niall McAuley

    • 03/Jun/2021 08:27:02

    Now a Radisson, I think. Yep, www.buildingsofireland.ie/buildings-search/building/40402...

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 03/Jun/2021 08:31:01

    The left-hand wing has gone - goo.gl/maps/9jT1SbHBTQqbYdyX8

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 03/Jun/2021 08:40:11

    via WoofAdvisor (!!) - "Farnham Estate Spa & Golf Resort informed us today (9th May 2019) that they no longer allow pet dogs." www.woofadvisor.com/farnham-estate-spa-and-golf-resort-bu... Don't tell [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]]

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    Niall McAuley

    • 03/Jun/2021 08:59:14

    Pic seems to match the 25".

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    Niall McAuley

    • 03/Jun/2021 09:07:10

    The DIA has an entry for Farnham House, but no useful dates.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 03/Jun/2021 09:10:26

    Here is an illustration including the earlier house on the left, and what seems to be a contemporary list of the paintings in the house - www.c82.net/seats/seat/farnham-house Edit - Illustration above dates from c. 1865. More details here - www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/farnham-house-near-cavan-c...

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    Niall McAuley

    • 03/Jun/2021 09:14:37

    Here is the Baron at home in the 1911 census. You can see the whole family tree at thepeerage dot com

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    Niall McAuley

    • 03/Jun/2021 09:30:02

    In 1911: Governess, Butler, Cook, Nurse, Lady's Maid, Head Housemaid, Housemaid, Kitchenmaid, Nursery Maid, Dairy Maid, Footman. In 1901, the Baron is not at home, and the whole 49 room house has only a Housekeeper, two Housemaids, a Gardener and a Dairy Maid to mind it. Well, not quite. In the other houses on the estate there are three garden labourers, another gardener, and a coachman.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 03/Jun/2021 09:41:22

    This website thinks this photo (colourised) is 1889 - henderson-goodwinfamilytree.weebly.com/henderson1.html

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 03/Jun/2021 21:20:39

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/ Who was the "somebody from here who was very colourful – to put it mildly!" ? Dish the goss ...

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    silverio10

    • 03/Jun/2021 21:28:36

    Buenas fotos antiguas .

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 03/Jun/2021 21:52:23

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia You might very well think that there is, as you say "Goss". I couldn't possibly comment.

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    suckindeesel

    • 03/Jun/2021 22:47:10

    There's an interesting history of the house on the hotel's website www.farnhamestate.ie/history.html The older elements of the building were demolished in 1961 in an effort to stop the spread of dry rot. Apparently, there's a warren of underground passageways used by the servants of old to deliver food etc, so as not to disturb the gentry above. The last Lord Farnham in residence planted a stand of trees to mark the millennium, dying in 2001, when his wife returned to England where she became a lady in waiting to QE2 Several videos on YouTube including youtu.be/9tLXNUPU6Ck

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    Niall McAuley

    • 04/Jun/2021 08:07:48

    Previously on FarnhamVision: Looking down on the plebs!