History of Clonganny
Clonganny House is a classic Georgian country house, symmetrical in design, with a wide entrance hall giving onto the dining room on the right and the drawing room on the left.
These rooms have generous sash windows, open fires, and all the cornices, coving, skirting and architraves a purist could wish for. The house was built by Hawtry ‘the alarmist’ White, a rather infamous local magistrate renowned for his land-grabbing, tortures, burnings and hangings! In fact he was so notorious that General Hunter sent out troops to different districts to protect the unarmed inhabitants from White and his equally infamous colleague Hunter Gowan, who employed the Yeomanry under their command to terrorise the countryside.
He was declared an outlaw by the rebels of 1798 but evidently survived this label, as an inscription in the brick shows he built Clonganny in 1823! The house was bought by Philippe and Brona in 2014 and they are delighted to now share it with their guests. While the move to Co. Wexford was new for Philippe, Brona’s great grandfather was born in Ballygarrett and she has many happy memories of childhood holidays spent in the area.
If you are feeling energetic, feel free to amble around our garden and grounds, or venture further afield to enjoy one of the many beaches or walk the Wexford Coastal Path. If you are so inclined, there are numerous wonderful golf courses in the area and other sporting venues. If you wish, we can arrange horse riding, clay shooting, deer hunting, fishing, kayaking, or other leisure pursuits. Or, if the sun is shining, go find a sheltered and secluded spot in a sand dune somewhere along the miles of golden sandy beach and let us provide you with a special picnic hamper to make the escape complete!
Our Drawing Room is available in the evenings for a drink before dinner.
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