Ireland's answer to the Leaning tower of Pisa?

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A strong lean to the left on this image provoked the title on this image of Knapton House to be compared with the (normally) incomparable leaning tower of Pisa! Jonah Barrington is a name that many of us will be familiar with but know little about? Situated outside Abbeyleix in County Laois it looks like a fine solid home that may have survived to the present day.
I don't know why but when comparing Knapton with Pisa this song came to mind!

Photographer: Irish Tourism Association Photographer

Collection: Irish Tourism Association Photographic Collection

Date: 1942 - 1944

NLI Ref: NPA ITA 1311 (Box VI)

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