24 Nov Clonalis House, County Rosscommon
This is a beautiful Victorian property near Castlerea , County Roscommon , Ireland.
It was built in the mid-19th Century to replace an earlier 17th Century house.
Its setting in extensive parkland makes it worth a visit on any tours of Ireland.
It was occupied by the O’Connor’s, descendants of Roderick O’Connor who was King Of Connacht.
Roderick died in 1198.
The family has a very interesting history.
Check out the drawing room , and the library with over 5000 books.
There are many important manuscripts and diaries in that library.
There is also a private chapel with a set of vestments dating from around 1722.
The billiards room is now a museum and has some interesting and significant exhibits.
There are 5 bedrooms on the first floor open to the public.
At Ireland and Scotland Luxury Tours we are proud of the history and enjoy showing the less well known sites.