NAME MOORFIELD, ROEBUCK
AREA LOCATION ROEBUCK, Princeton, Goatstown.
MAP LOCATION OSI maps of 1838-1845 and 1898-1913 place it in the townland of Roebuck and
it is annotated as Moorfield on both.
GENERAL 7 Bedroom house on 21 acres in 1920.
'There was a ‘dwelling house two stories high consisting of a parlour, drawing room. Breakfast room, four
bed chambers with dressing closets, yards stabling for five horses, coach house, a walled garden and
ornamental plantations.’ (Brassington 1832)
YEAR BUILT circa 1783
VALUATION In 1912 the valuation was xx pounds and in the 1901 census it is noted as
having xx rooms occupied by family.
SOURCES Thom’s directories, contemporaneous newspapers, OSI Maps and NAI Census & Wills
1783 There was a cabin on this land leased by Mr Towers
Arthur de Burgh Crofton leased to Thomas Dillon.
1799 Thomas Dillon leased to Sir Richard Borough who in turn assigned interest to
1929 Rev Maurice Hime who leased to Patrick Curtis.
1836 - 1837 Patrick Curtis
1838 - 1877 William Haughton
1889 - 1893 M J Clery, MP
1898 For Sale
1893 - 1900 Robert Clery
1902 - 1910 Temperance Hotel - Proprietor - Joseph Ross
1910 - 1919 Joseph Ross
1914 For Sale
1920 For Sale on 21 acres with 2 granite houses in the grounds
1932 - 1942 M W O'Reilly
1934 Moorfield estate built in the grounds
1946 Kinneen Family
1950's Burned to the ground in 1950s
1955 Planning permission given for 110 houses
STATUS No longer extant
CONTRIBUTOR © June Bow, Catherine Brugha & Karen Poff
DATE January 2021