Clare property with literary links sells for €200,000
Published 09/12/2015 | 02:30
The birthplace of renowned writer, Edna O'Brien, Drewsborough House on 7ac in the East Clare village of Tuamgraney, sold recently for a figure believed to be in the region of €200,000.
The village of Tuamgraney is on the shores of Lough Derg, next to Scariff and about 12km from Killaloe.
Edna O'Brien was born in 1930 and spent her childhood here before moving to Dublin and then to London where she immersed herself in the literary life of the city.
Her early work, including the The Country Girls (1960) was not well received in Ireland where her early books were banned. In the course of a long literary life she has produced a powerful body of work including novels, plays and screenplays.
Her latest book, The Little Red Chairs, has just been published and is regarded as one of her finest works.
The O'Brien homestead was originally part of the larger Drewsborough Estate and was bought by John O'Brien, Edna's father, in 1899.
Her brother, a doctor, inherited the property and based his practice in the house.