House of the week: A Georgian gem returned to splendour

19th December, 2014
Newtown House in Athenry, Co Galway: on the market with an asking price of €2.25 million

Dating back to the 1730s and sitting on 187 acres of land, Newtown House in Athenry, Co Galway, is a historic country residence spanning almost 790 square metres. Built by the Browne family, it has since passed through the hands of stately landholders, including Major Carr, of Carr’s Water Biscuits fame, in 1930. It remained in the Carr family until it was sold to Lord Wrottesley in 1967. It was later owned by a German...

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