William Drummond Delap or Dunlop

Country house

Monasterboice House

County Louth, Ireland

Purchased 30th Nov -0001


Country house either built or enlarged by William Drummond Delap on an estate he had assembled. 'Around 1830 he decided to move to Co. Louth, where many of his wife’s family owned land, and there he bought various parcels to create an estate of more than 1,200 acres on which he either built, or more likely enlarged, Monasterboice House. He also laid out elaborate terraced gardens and planted many specimen trees. On a rise south-west of the house he erected a folly, called Drummond Tower after his maternal grandmother who had helped to raise him after his father’s early death. In 1861 he resumed by licence the family’s original surname of Dunlop.' https://theirishaesthete.com/2019/03/

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