Limeville/Lyndon Castle/Linden Convalescent Home
NAME Limeville/Lyndon Castle/Linden (Incorporating Talbot Lodge)
AREA LOCATION STILLORGAN. Linden estate off Grove avenue.
MAP LOCATION OSI maps of 1838-1845 and 1898-1913 place it in the townland of Stillorgan Grove
and it is annotated as Linden on both.
GENERAL A large house with gate lodge, the Mullins wing added between 1871 and 1875 . The
tower and entrance were partly demolished due to dry rot in 1876. The home closed
briefly for improvements in 1893. Between 1915 and 1917, 20 beds were set aside
for soldiers and it was used as an Auxiliary Military hopsital. In 1928 Talbot Lodge was
incorporated into the home as was Stillorgan Park Cottage.
In the 1960's, orphanage girls from St Joseph's were sent here as domestic servants and
it saw the death of Eamon De Valera in 1975.
It was sold for 8 Million in 1997. In 1999 the first phase of 53 apartments went on sale
and in 2003 the Mullin's wing was converted to apartments.
YEAR BUILT circa 1830
VALUATION No valuation found todate.
OF ROOMS In the 1901 census it is noted as having 76 rooms
SOURCES Thom’s directories, contemporaneous newspapers, Registry of Deeds, NAI Census
& Wills, Thom's Directories and OSI Maps.
1840 - 1850 Boles Reeves Esq
1857 - 1862 Henry Jackson
1864 Religious Sisters of Charity
1866 Announcement to be opened as a nursing home under Sisters of Charity
1867 - 1893 Convalescent Home of St Vincent - Sisters of Charity
1893 - 1989 Linden Convalescent Home - Sisters of Charity
1989 Sold to Developers for the Linden Residential scheme
1901 Maria Lawless - Laundress
Teresa Byrne - Domestic
1911 Christine Kane - Housemaid
Lilly Neylan - Wardmaid
Delia Flaherty - Wardmaid
Mary Hughes - Cooks maid
Christine Foran - Cook
Annie Stynes - Housemaid
Mary Grennan- Cook
Ellen Donnellon - Laundry maid
Gertrude Farrell - Laundry maid
Maggie Kearney - Laundry maid
Katie Murtagh - Chapel maid
Kate Maguire - Portress
Ellen Reilly - Laundry maid
Mary Colley - Housemaid
Joseph Murphy - Gardener's Asst.
STATUS Mullin's wing is still extant
CONTRIBUTOR © June Bow & Karen Poff
DATE July 2017