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Wednesday 7 December 2016

Wicklow farm in a league of its own

Jim O'Brien

Published 02/09/2015 | 02:30

Farabogue House near Tinahely hosted Land League meetings attended by Charles Stewart Parnell
Farabogue House near Tinahely hosted Land League meetings attended by Charles Stewart Parnell

Farabogue House near Tinahely in Co Wicklow is one of many historic houses in the Garden county

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In the latter part of the 19th century the great-grandfather of the current owner lived in the house.

A prominent figure in the Land League in the county the house was the hub of much Land League activity. Indeed, the great Charles Stewart Parnell is reputed to have attended meetings at Farabogue.

The period house on 45ac is on the market by private treaty with a guide price of €400,000 to €450,000.

Located at Raheenteigue, 5.5km from Tinahely and 6km from Hacketstown, this charming property includes the stone farmhouse, a range of stone outbuildings and the lands. It can be bought in lots or as an entire.

The house is a 150-year-old construction built of granite cut stone. Extending to 1,432sqft the three-bedroom house has many of its original features and was refurbished some 20 years ago leaving it in excellent condition.

The accommodation includes an entrance hall, parlour, sitting room, kitchen/dining/living area, utility room and a downstairs WC. Upstairs are three bedrooms and a fully fitted bathroom.

The outhouses include a range of traditional cut stone farm buildings in an attractive courtyard setting along with more recent facilities including cattle accommodation.

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