Collection: Our Own Place Photographic Project >> Mount Merrion House [graphic]
Mount Merrion House
|Main Creator:||O'Kelly, Gerard photographer|
Richard Viscount Sol selected 100 acres of land overlooking the sea, mountains and the city od Dublin and built Mt Merrion House. This is the last remaining part of the House, which had been added to the old building in the early eighteenth century. Later the Pembroke family lived here, and Lady Beatrix, the eldest daughter of the Earl of Pembroke and her husband SIr Nevile Wilkinson. They had two children Guendolen and Phyllis. One day Guendolen was playing in the woods in Mt Merrion beside her father who was painting the roots of the sycamore tree. She said she saw a fairy, so her father said he would have to build a home for Titania and this he accomplished after 16 years. The palace had 16 rooms and furnished to scale, 1 foot to 1 inch.
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06 May 1995
Project sponsored by RTÉ and Fuji Photo Film (Ireland) Ltd.
Film number: 37 ; frame number: 8A
Mount Merrion Historical Society
Photograph taken at 4:30pm, 06 May 1995
Physical description: 1 photograph ; 15 x 10cm.
Geographic Coverage: Dublin, Co. Dublin, Province of Leinster, Ireland.
|Contained in:||Our Own Place Photographic Project|
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|OOP_37/8A||NPA Reading Room - Appt. only||Photos|
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