House & Family History: Palmerstown House was rebuilt in the Queen Anne style in the late 19th century by public subscription in memory of the 6th Earl of Mayo, whose seat this was. Lord Mayo, who had served as viceroy of India and chief secretary of Ireland in the British government, had been assassinated in the Andaman Islands in 1872 by an escaped convict. The House burned in 1923 and was rebuilt with the addition of a parapet and flat roof. The famous cook Mrs. Lawlor began her culinary career at Palmerstown as cook to the 7th Earl and Countess of Mayo.
House Listed: Unknown
Park Listed: Unknown
Past Seat / Home of: Richard Southwell Bourke, 6th Earl of Mayo, 19th century; Dermot Robert Wyndham Bourke, 7th Earl of Mayo, late 19th-early 20th centuries. Mr. W.J. Kelly, 20th century. Anne Biddle, 20th century.
Current Ownership Type: Corporation
Primary Current Ownership Use: Hotel
Ownership Details: Today Palmerstown House Estate & Golf Club. The Manor House is only available for private hire.