Moore Abbey and Kilrush House

Kilrush House, Kilrush, County Clare, home of the Vandeleur family from c. 1808. Accidentally burned  in 1897. fire 1897.png

MOORE ABBEY, near Monasterevin, County Kildare, is a 1767 rebuilding in the Gothic style, of a 17th century house originally erected on the site of a medieval abbey.

It was built for Field Marshal the 1st Marquess of Drogheda.

The original abbey was acquired during the reign of ELIZABETH I by the family of Loftus, whose heiress married into the Moore family during the 17th century.

Source: http://lordbelmontinnorthernireland.blogspot.ie/2013/08/moore-abbey.html

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