DiCamillo Companion
Ireland

Ballysallagh House

  • Earlier Houses: There was at least one earlier house on, or near, the site of the current house.

    Built / Designed For: Gerald Byrne

    House & Family History: One of the few early 18th century Irish houses to have survived unaltered, Ballysallagh was in the same family from 1722, when it was built, until 1939. The current owners have respected the historical elements of this charming middle-sized country house and filled it with beautiful pieces of furniture and art. The five-bay facade is of two stories over a high basement, with a projecting single bay breakfront. Unlike most early houses, which are gable ended, Ballysallagh has a steeply pitched hipped roof. It also features a front door surround with a sweet Gothic fanlight and a miniature lunette window in the tympanum. This combination of an unspoiled early house with intact surroundings is rare in Ireland today.

  • House Listed: Unknown

    Park Listed: Unknown

  • Current Seat / Home of: Kieran and Geralyn White

    Past Seat / Home of: SEATED AT EARLIER HOUSES: Sir Hugh Purcell, 13th century; Nicholas Purcell fitz Edmund, 16th century; Nicholas Purcell, 17th century; James Purcell, 18th century. SEATED AT CURRENT HOUSE: Gerald Byrne, early 18th century. Gerald Doyle, 18th century; John Joseph Doyle, 19th century; Doyle family here until 1939.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

  • House Open to Public: By Appointment

    Email: geralynmwhite@gmail.com

    Historic Houses Member: No