Wednesday January 22, 2020

A Georgian five-bed with a fascinating history

Named after a medieval Italian banker, and once owned by Pat Shortt, 3 The Tontines has a rich background indeed, writes Conor Murphy

22nd April, 2018
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3 The Tontines (grey door) in Castleconnell, Co Limerick, dates all the way back to 1812

Living into old age can pay off for all sorts of reasons. But for those who buy into a tontine, longevity holds a particularly macabre appeal. As per the rules of the once-popular scheme, investors see their profits rise as other investors die off, leaving the deceased’s payouts to be distributed among the shrunken group. Readers of old-school crime fiction will be familiar with the potential danger posed to subscribers: murder at the hands of...

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