The House from a circa 1889 postcard
Built / Designed For: John Hely-Hutchinson, Provost of Trinity College.
House & Family History: The famous Emily FitzGerald, Duchess of Leinster, raised and educated her children at Blackrock. The House was the favorite home of Lord Edward FitzGerald, Emily's son and a prominent commander of the United Irishmen. The name Frescati is a corruption of the resort of Frascati in the Lazio region of central Italy.
House Listed: Demolished
Park Listed: Destroyed
Past Seat / Home of: John Hely-Hutchinson, 18th century. Lieutenant-General James FitzGerald, 1st Duke of Leinster and 20th Earl of Kildare, 18th century. Sir Henry Cavendish, late 18th century. Craig family, 1805-53. McKinley family, 20th century.
Current Ownership Type: Demolished
Primary Current Ownership Use: Demolished
House Open to Public: No
Historic Houses Member: No