NAME Roebuck Cottage/Ardilea
AREA LOCATION Ardilea Lawns, Roebuck Clonskeagh.
MAP LOCATION OSI maps of 1838-1845 and 1898-1913 place it in the townland of Roebuck and it is
annotated as Rosebuck Cottage and Ardilea respectively. Frequently referred to as
GENERAL A five bay Georgian style house. When is burned down in 1959 it was described as
being a 14 room mansion. The house was completely destroyed and the family were
lucky to escape. They were woken by the door bell ringing which had short circuited
with the fire. All that survives is the gatelodge and beautiful stone cut gated entrance
on Mouth Anville Road.
YEAR BUILT circa 1819
VALUATION In 1900 the valuation was 139 pounds and in the 1901 census it is noted
as having 27 rooms occupied by family.
SOURCES Thom’s directories, contemporaneous newspapers, NAI Census & Wills and OSI Maps.
1862 - 1876 Edmond D’Olier
1879 - 1901 John Craig Parkes Esq
1903 - 1941 Senator Martin Fitzgerald Esq JP (Martin Fitzgerald was awarded a Military Cross for his
actions in liberating Geffen. Martin was the son of Senator Martin Fitzgerald and Mary
1942 - 1946 Mr O'Shaugnessy
1946 - 1959 Frank & Patricia Walker (Jersey Cattle farmer and market gardener)
1959 Destroyed in a fire.
1911 Rose McGinn
Ellie Morris - Nurse
Katie O'Brien - Nurse
STATUS No longer extant
CONTRIBUTOR © June Bow & Karen Poff
DATE December 2017