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9 May


Whilst driving to Sligo from Ballaghaderreen a few weeks ago I spotted the above sign.  A Victorian Gothic Mansion for sale! Had to be checked out! A few enquiries revealed that the house was empty. The last resident had passed away a few years ago.


With my friend Justine in tow off we went to check it out. Well if I won the lottery I could be a potential purchaser!  Isn’t it just beautiful? Built in 1850 Coolavin House is  in great repair even though it looks like not much has been done to it since it was built. Even the windows are original…



and all the beautiful cast iron gutters are intact.


Beautiful archway and front door.


Lots of lovely antiques visible through the windows.


This stuffed bird has seen better days.


If only old places could tell their stories. I’m sure this place has many a tale to tell.


Really enjoyed looking round this old place. Could even imagine living there…


but the reality is I didn’t win the lottery…actually as usual I forgot to buy a ticket…and the place is already sale agreed. C’est la vie!

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