Collection: Our Own Place Photographic Project >> Dwyer McAllister Cottage [graphic]
Dwyer McAllister Cottage
|Main Creator:||Doyle, Patrick M, photographer|
Situated in the Glen of Imaal, Co.Wicklow, this cottage was the scene of a famous historical episode. In 1799, Sam McAllister sacrificed his life to allow Michael Dwyer, the local rebel leader, to escape from the burning cottage. Later, Michael was deported to Australia and he was buried in Sydney. Cottage restoration extended over a long period. Stage one was opened by President Sean T. O'Kelly in 1948. Full restoration was completed in 1992. The cottage was re-opened in June, 1993 by Minister Noel Dempsey, in the presence of the Australian Ambassador, Terence McCarthy. The cottage is under the protection of The Office of Public Works and is open daily from June to September. In 1993, over 2,000 people visited the cottage.
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28 July 1993
Project sponsored by RTÉ and Fuji Photo Film (Ireland) Ltd.
Film number: 13 ; frame number: 7
Rathdangan Historical Society
Photograph taken at 15:30, 28 July 1993.
Physical description: 1 photograph ; 15 x 10cm.
Geographic Coverage: Knockanarrigan, Co. Wicklow, Province of Leinster, Ireland.
|Contained in:||Our Own Place Photographic Project|
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|OOP_13/7||NPA Reading Room - Appt. only||Photos|
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