NAME Drummartin House/St Stephen's School
LOCATION Drummartin, located on the Lower Kilmacud Road near its intersection with
Goatstown, Taney and Mount Anville Roads now called Knocknashee.
MAP OSI maps of 1838-1845 and 1898-1913 place it in the townland of Drummartin with
two entrances, one of which was on Roebuck Road.
GENERAL In 1890 it was described in the sale notice as “ . . . one of the most charming residenses in Dundrum, standing upon 13 acres . . . the house with 3 fine reception room approached from a beautifully tiled hall, 8 bed and dressing rooms wc, bath and storeroom and excellent basement, gas water throughout . . . gdns . . . tennis and bowling green. 4 conservatories (greenhse, hot hse, peach hse, and fernery) Gate lodge etc. In 1968 the sale notice read ‘absolutely superb condition. . . 4 reception rooms, 7 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, 7 toilets, newly fitted kitchen, scullery and a pantry, Radiators in all rooms.’ Prior to this it was St Stephen’s School. J J Jennings seeks permission to demolish having been so badly damaged after a number of years as a temporary home for refugees.
BUILT Circa 1800
VALUATION In 1912 the valuation was 224 pounds and in the 1901 census it is noted as having
12 rooms occupied by family.
SOURCES Thom’s directories, Newspapers, NAI Census & Wills and OSI Maps and more.
1811 Sir Henry Jebb
1832 John Curry (residence of Rev Dr Singer).
1820 and 1837 The names of Drummartin House and Annemount are swopped on maps but may be an error.
1841 John Hill Linde
1860 John Doyle
1864 James Doyle
1871 James Doyle
1880 - 1889 James Winstanley
1890 Elizabeth Winstanley
1892 Farrell born in house
1893 Death of resident John McBride
1896 - 1915 James Hubert L Hayes
1912 Captain Hayes
1923 - 1932 Margaret Mary (Rita) Connolly age 13
1925 (Mrs Rooney, probably staff)
1927 Mrs Margaret Connolly
1932 House up for auction
1946 Reginald Dixon
1950 - 1963 St Stephen’s School
1964 House is vandalised.
1968 Bought by J J Jennings and repaired
1971 Permission to demolish sought
1849 Patrick Byrne - Gate keeper
1901 Louisa Smith - Maid
Annabella Brown - Cook
1911 Elizabeth Keegan - Servant
Susanna Mary Careys - Cook
1921 F Colgan - Gardener/Labourer
STATUS Demolished. No 90 Knocknashee has incorporated some of its cellar.
CONTRIBUTOR © Catherine Brugha & Karen Poff
DATE March 2018