that needs serious renovation. The ruins are very close to the road, and we spent half an hour walking around the area while our guide told us O'Connell's history and importance to Ireland, not only during his lifetime but also today in the Republic and its value. We found the experience very moving.
The land owner and the government agencies have engaged in a 30 year dispute over preserving and upgrading this cradle of the man who inspired the creation of Ireland as a nation.
It appears that a resolution is in hand, and perhaps future visitors will learn more about his earliest childhood. A much better preserved memorial is a few miles away, the home of his uncle where O'Connell spent most of his childhood.
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.