The high and the mighty Rossmore - no more?

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Where: Ulster, County Monaghan, Ireland

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Rossmore Castle! A magnificent gothic pile with a vast array of rooms and windows is our photograph to end Monaghan Week. It has been a most interesting visit to the county with that one diversion to keep you all awake and makes you realise just how interesting the border counties are on both sides of the line!

Photographer: Unknown

Collection: Eason Photographic Collection

Date: between 1900-1939

NLI Ref: EAS_3340

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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 25/Jun/2021 07:13:57

    A final Kavanagh excerpt! Back once again in wild, wet Monaghan Exiled from thought and feeling, A mean brutality reigns: It is really a horrible position to be in And I equate myself with Dante And all who have lived outside civilization. It isn't a question of place but of people;

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 25/Jun/2021 07:41:24

    Derrick Westenra, 5th Baron Rossmore (1853 - 1921) was the owner at the time. He succeeded to the title in 1874 on the death of his older brother (hence the memorial in Monaghan, see last Monday). Wiki - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derrick_Westenra,_5th_Baron_Rossmore Interesting because he wrote a charming book about his life, times and people, full of period tittle-tattle: 'Things I Can Tell' (1912 Nash, London) - available online via the NLI website or - archive.org/details/thingsicantell00ross/page/n11/mode/2up

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    O Mac

    • 25/Jun/2021 07:45:25

    Demolished in 1970's. The grounds now a golf course. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rossmore_Castle

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 25/Jun/2021 07:45:54

    It seems the left wing of the castle has disappeared since "ca. 1880" - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000546426 Edit: Wrong! They are different aspects. Edit 2: Same as via the [https://www.flickr.com/photos/britishlibrary/] , from a book published in 1866 - [https://www.flickr.com/photos/britishlibrary/11072795415/]

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    John Spooner

    • 25/Jun/2021 09:22:03

    1956 - "Rossmore Castle ... has fallen victim to dry rot and Lord and Lady Rossmore live in the nearby Camlagh House" (Belfast News-Letter - Monday 11 June 1956) 1960 - "no longer habitable" but the decision to auction off the estate and Camlacgh House was reconsidered. (Belfast Telegraph - Friday 13 May 1960) 1973 "Monaghan's big fight to save Rossmore Castle " from demolition. Monaghan Council: "The building was unsafe and the cost of preservation would be prohibitive". Monaghan Tourist Association was going to lobby the Minister for Lands to veto the decision. (Drogheda Argus and Leinster Journal - Friday 06 April 1973) 1974 - Minister for Lands Tom Fitzpatrick refuses to veto the demolition (Drogheda Argus and Leinster Journal - Friday 29 March 1974) 1990 - An acid party "near the ruins of Rossmore Castle" was broken up by Gardai. (Sunday World (Dublin) - Sunday 19 August 1990)

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    John Spooner

    • 25/Jun/2021 09:37:01

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia More Rossmore tittle-tattle: Birmingham Daily Post - Friday 26 June 1970 reported the arrival of Marianne Faithfull "former girlfriend of Rolling Stone Mick Jagger" with Lord Rossmore at Rossmore Estate (where his 80-year-old mother still lived). Before they departed for a secret location Lord R said: "we hope to get married some time in the future". But on her return to Heathrow Miss Faithfull when asked about marriage plans answered: "You might as well try to forget it." The romance nevertheless lasted until early 1971. Lord Rossmore (the 7th baron) was an architectural photographer, and was living in a keepers cottage in the grounds of his estate. His mother also had a home in the grounds. (Belfast Telegraph in announcing "Romance Over" on Friday 05 February 1971)

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 25/Jun/2021 09:57:27

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/johnspooner] Marianne Un-Faithfull ! Via Trove, Lord Derrick's 1921 obituary with some of the best "stories of a breezy personality" - trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/63036595

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    Niall McAuley

    • 25/Jun/2021 12:47:40

    Several entries at he DIA up to 1858.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 25/Jun/2021 12:54:02

    There is an undigitized Valentine of the castle in the archive from 1910.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 25/Jun/2021 13:08:41

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley] "W. R. & S." implies about 1905, doesn't it? Different! We have not had a Minecraft View before, have we? youtu.be/hHBdBYls_-E

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 25/Jun/2021 14:46:32

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia Very good, they did a good job!

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    Niall McAuley

    • 25/Jun/2021 15:30:45

    This and some other images at archiseek. Ha ha! Lord Rossmore and the Shirleys of Lough Fea had competed for many years for the largest room in County Monaghan with the result that the drawing room at Rossmore was extended five times.

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    The Duchess of Manchester

    • 25/Jun/2021 16:45:13

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ flicker is Amazing absolutely omg fantastic find!!!!πŸ‘Œβ€οΈπŸ™πŸ‘‘

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 25/Jun/2021 19:13:14

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/theduchessofmanchester Hi Laura, believe it or not, you are the first Duchess we have had on our stream!

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    The Duchess of Manchester

    • 25/Jun/2021 22:10:39

    Sending love to all β€οΈπŸ™πŸ‘‘ Im pleased to be here absolutely need to get out more! Hope your all well we are doing well.

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    silverio10

    • 26/Jun/2021 20:03:00

    Buena serie de fotos antiguas .