NAME Marino Park
AREA LOCATION Off Mount Merrion Avenue, entrance through The Elms.
MAP LOCATION OSI maps of 1838-1845 and 1898-1913 place it in the townland of Blackrock and it
is annotated as Marino House and Marino Park respectively.
GENERAL This was the home of the Rev R H Dixon, Rector of Booterstown, before becoming the
home of Frederick Maple, proprietor of the Maples Hotel in Kildare Street. It had two
gatelodges. In 2000 the house became a source of controversy when the Blackall
'sisters, old frail and penniless, who had lived their entire lives in the six-bedroomed,
19th-century Georgian house off Mount Merrion Avenue were evicted to live in a
basement flat on Blackrock's seafront'.
YEAR BUILT circa 1830
VALUATION In 1921 the valuation was 86 pounds and in the 1901 census it is noted as having 11
rooms occupied by family.
SOURCES William Blackall, Thom’s directories, contemporaneous newspapers, OSI Maps and
NAI Census & Wills.
1834 - 1857 Rev Robert Herbert Nixon
1857 - 1867 Dorothy Rose Nixon
1868 - 1870 R W Boyle
- 1877 Sarah De Montmorency, The Dowager Viscountess Mountmorres
1888 - 1901 Frederick Maple
1901 - 1909 Miss Maple
1909 To Let
1910 - 1916 Mr Francis Kennedy, Asst of the Kings Bench Division, Four Courts.
1916 - 2000 The Blackall family
2001 Chessington Ltd
1849 Alexander Meade - Gatekeeper
1869 Mr Clarke - Gardener
1901 Jane Corragan - General Domestic Servant
1911 Teresa Kelly -Cook
Tara Black - Maid
STATUS Extant but landlocked
CONTRIBUTOR © June Bow & Karen Poff
DATE July 2018, last updated Jan 2019