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    The burning o f Kilboy House, Nenagh, County Tipperary, 2 August 1922

    Byrne, Teresa (2006) The burning o f Kilboy House, Nenagh, County Tipperary, 2 August 1922. Masters thesis, National University of Ireland Maynooth.

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    During the revolutionary period 1919-23, landlords’ houses in Ireland came under physical attack from social and political revolutionaries. Landlords suffered outrage and intimidation because of their socio-political and economic backgrounds. Big houses such as Kilboy in County Tipperary were subject to incessant raids and sheep and cattle and lands were commandeered. Much activity centred round the burning of big houses, which was a major feature of intimidation and on a scale landlords had not experienced before, not even at the height of the Land War in the 1880s. Kilboy House was built during the lifetime of the fifth Henry Prittie, (1743-1801) who later became the first Lord Dunalley. The house is situated in the civil parish of Kilmore, in the barony of Upper Ormond and in the village of Dolla five miles from Nenagh, County Tipperary. It was the most imposing of several substantial mansions enhanced by lawns and lakes, ornamental shrubs, and trees erected in northwest Tipperary during the last half of the eighteen-century. Built in stone, it stood three storeys high over a basement with a central feature of pediment and four giant Doric columns. It had a broad flight of steps to the front door, which opened unto a large square hall. The house had a very fine interior with good plasterwork and imperial staircase. Kilboy House was designed around 1771 by William Leeson and is described in The Vanishing Houses of Ireland as the most important house that Leeson designed.

    Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
    Keywords: Kilboy House; Nenagh;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Arts & Humanities > History
    Item ID: 5234
    Depositing User: IR eTheses
    Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2014 15:58
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