A pair of coach houses in the stableyard of Marlfield, County Tipperary. Dating from the last decades of the 18th century, the house was occupied by successive generation sof the Bagwell family until burnt by anti-Treaty forces in January 1923. One of the country’s finest libraries in private hands was lost in the fire, along with a valuable collection of Old Master paintings. Three weeks later, John Philip Bagwell, who was a Senator in the Free State Dail as well as General Manager of the Great Northern Railways, was kidnapped by the same group that had burnt his home, and held hostage in the Dublin Mountains. After some days he managed (or was allowed) to escape following the threat of reprisals from the government. Marlfield was subsequently rebuilt in a simplified form but the Bagwells eventually sold the estate and more recently the house has been subject to further alterations. It is now for sale.

One comment on “Marlfield

  1. STEPHEN MORAN says:

    Marlfield is an iconic House on the banks of the River Suir. Growing up in the environs of Clonmel
    it was this wonderful place – Sandy Banks – for summer outings. It is a wonderful Palladian style house with an extraordinary setting. Anyone fortunate enough with the means to purchase this house will be custodian of an extraordinary past and an opportunity to enjoy and conserve a wonderful property in a wonderful setting.

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