Photo: Ros Kavanagh
Sealawn Lodge & St. Anne’s Park Follies
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Saturday 13 October, 11.00am – 5.00pm
Around St. Anne’s House, Lord and Lady Ardilaun set out a demesne landscape with carefully devised planting, walks, vistas and follies. Sealawn Gate Lodge at the original coast road entrance to St. Anne’s House, is a protected structure set within St. Anne’s Park. While the mansion was lost to fire in 1943, the follies and garden buildings, dating from 1838-1904, built by two generations of the Guinness family have survived. Sealawn Lodge c.1875 was likely never intended to be a residence; but as another decorative garden building, which was inhabited from the 1950s. Conservation-led repair and upgrading works were completed to the lodge in 2017 (City Architects) ensuring this historic building will continue in residential use long into the future. Twelve of the historic follies were conserved (Howley Hayes Architects on behalf of DCC) in 2017, including repairs, works to restore historic details, improve access and public safety.
First-come basis: Just turn up and look out for Open House Dublin volunteers.
Designed by: Unknow/ Dublin City Architects
Building Date: 1875/2017
Location: Red Stables, St Anne's Park, Mount Prospect Avenue, Clontarf, Dublin 3