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Clonalis House


Clonalis House

Ancestral Home of the O'Conors descendents of the last High Kings of Ireland and Kings of Connaught, Clonalis House was built in 1878 by Charles Owen O Conor Don. The House was designed by Pepys Cockrell - it is a Victorian Italianate Mansion with 45 rooms.   Located just west of Castlerea, the lands have belonged to the family for a history-making 1,500 years.

Clonalis was the first concrete house to be built in Ireland and, contrary to the perception of Victorian architecture as being dark and gloomy, once you cross the threshold you enter and elegant, bright house with lots of natural light. It has been sensitively restored and contains its original furniture, its collection of historic portraits and its library of over 7,000 books which date from the 17th century.  A collection of over 100,000 items includes the O’Conor coronation
stone and the harp once belonging to the great Turlough O’Carolan.

 

Today Clonalis House provide a fabulous place to stay and enjoy it's timelessly elegant surroundings on either a Bed and Breakfast or self catering basis.

 

Clonalis House also welcome visitors for a tour of the House. It is open to the public from 1st June to 31 st. August , 11am to 5 pm (last tour 4pm) daily except Sunday. 




Location

Clonalis House 
Castlerea
Co. Roscommon

Website

      

www.clonalis.com

     

Contact

Tel: +35394 9620014

Email: clonalis@iol.ie

 

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This project received grant aid from Roscommon LEADER Partnership Rural Development Programme which is financed by the Irish Government under the Rural Development Programme Ireland 2007-2013 and by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development:Europe investing in Rural Areas.