AREA LOCATION Leopardstown Road
MAP LOCATION OSI maps of 1898-1913 place it in the townland of Galloping Green South.
GENERAL A detached two storey three bay house with large rooms and frontage of 240'
to the Leopardstown Road. It started life as Palermo and was used initially as an overflow for the
Foxrock Hotel. The dining room was 18' x 15' and the sitting room was 20' x 16'. It had a front and
aside bay window and a simple central door topped by a semi elliptical overlight typical of houses
built on the Foxrock estate. It had a pitched slightly overhanging slate roof with bracketed eves.
YEAR BUILT circa 1861
VALUATION In 1888 the valuation was 30 pounds.
ROOMS In the 1901 census it is noted as having 8 rooms occupied by family.
ARCHITECT Unknown, part of the Foxrock Estate of William Wellington Bentley
SOURCES Thom’s directories, contemporaneous Newspapers, OSI Maps and NAI
Census & Wills,
1861 - 1863 Part of the Foxrock Tourist Hotel owned By William W Bentley
1863 - 1884 Herr Frederick William Elsner
1884 - 1913 Mrs Elsner
1913 - 1933 Misses Elsner & Mrs Stewart nee Elsner
1935 - 1950 Miss Ida Elsner
1951 For Sale
1954 - 1956 Ronan O'Hara
1987 For Sale quoting 160K
1901 Elizabeth Sullivan - General Servant
1911 Margaret Creagh - Servant
CONTRIBUTOR © June Bow & Karen Poff
DATE June 2020