From the moving statue of King Billy to a big, a very big, house outside Mullingar in County Westmeath. This large building with extensions looks like yet another country house converted into a convent or school. Am I right?
Morning Mary I have to tell you you are wrong! Within minutes Niall McAuley
told us that the house is currently a private dwelling. Messers French and Lawrence are also incorrect with their spelling, it is in fact Clonhugh
as on the face of the photograph.
I love the story posted by BeachcomberAustralia
from 1891, under the heading
DOG BITES LORD GREVILLE
Lord Greville, I am sorry to learn, was bitten the other day by a dog at Clonhugh, his lordship's seat in County Westmeath.
The popular peer left Ireland immediately, and travelled "right away" to Paris, there to place himself under the care of M. Pasteur. By this time I hope he is completely cured........
We are presuming that he visited the one and only Louis Pasteur
who discovered pasteurisation and also developed a vaccination for anthrax and rabies, again we are presuming the rabies jabs were the object of the dash to Paris by Lord Greville.
Photographer: Robert French
Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection
Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Likely 1870s
NLI Ref: L_ROY_05226
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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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