Glenmaroon and Knockmaroon House, Dublin, Ireland

Glenmaroon and Knockmaroon House, Dublin, Ireland

The former residence of Arthur Guinness, featuring grand wood panelling and staircases, stained glass windows and even a swimming pool.

Visited February 2019  Ireland Dublin, Republic of Ireland Abandoned

Glenmaroon House is a magnificent detached, Tudor style, Edwardian house, one of two interconnected houses backing directly onto Nockmaroon Hill in Dublin. Glenmaroon House was constructed on the edge of Phoenix Park by the Honourable (Arthur) Ernest Guinness in circa 1905 and extended in 1911, as an addition to the original house, previously known as Knockmaroon Lodge located on the south side of Knockmaroon Hill. Both houses were connected via a covered footbridge which has since been replaced by a more modern structure and over time both the North and South houses were renamed, collectively, as Glenmaroon, or Glenmaroon House.

The houses later became part the Holy Angels Convent School and were also connected with the adjoining St. Louise’s Care Centre. The buildings are now vacant.

Glenmaroon House

Exterior of Glenmaroon House, Dublin, Ireland
Exterior of Glenmaroon House, Dublin, Ireland
Glenmaroon House, Dublin - Grand wood panelled entrance hall
Glenmaroon House, Dublin – Grand wood panelled entrance hall
Glenmaroon House, Dublin - Entrance hall with decorative ceiling and parquet floorGlenmaroon House, Dublin - Entrance hall with decorative ceiling and parquet floor
Glenmaroon House, Dublin – Entrance hall with decorative ceiling and parquet floor
Glenmaroon House, Dublin - The main staircase
Glenmaroon House, Dublin – The main staircase
Glenmaroon House, Dublin - The staircase on the first floor
Glenmaroon House, Dublin – The staircase on the first floor
Glenmaroon House, Dublin - Stained glass window behind the staircase
Glenmaroon House, Dublin – Stained glass window behind the staircase
Glenmaroon House, Dublin - Grand boardroom with more wood panelling
Glenmaroon House, Dublin – Grand boardroom with more wood panelling
Glenmaroon House, Dublin - Archway in the boardroom
Glenmaroon House, Dublin – Archway in the boardroom
Glenmaroon House, Dublin - Boardroom with grand ceiling
Glenmaroon House, Dublin – Boardroom with grand ceiling
Glenmaroon House, Dublin - Some artwork in a corridor
Glenmaroon House, Dublin – Some artwork in a corridor
Glenmaroon House, Dublin - One of the reception rooms
Glenmaroon House, Dublin – One of the reception rooms
Glenmaroon House, Dublin - Swimming pool
Glenmaroon House, Dublin – Swimming pool
Glenmaroon House, Dublin - Swimming pool
Glenmaroon House, Dublin – Swimming pool
Glenmaroon House, Dublin - A modern chapel had been added at a later date
Glenmaroon House, Dublin – A modern chapel had been added at a later date

Knockmaroon Lodge

Knockmaroon Lodge, Dublin - The interconnecting bridge between the two houses
Knockmaroon Lodge, Dublin – The interconnecting bridge between the two houses
Knockmaroon Lodge, Dublin - Entrance hall
Knockmaroon Lodge, Dublin – Entrance hall
Knockmaroon Lodge, Dublin - One of the reception rooms
Knockmaroon Lodge, Dublin – One of the reception rooms
Knockmaroon Lodge, Dublin - Main staircase
Knockmaroon Lodge, Dublin – Main staircase
Knockmaroon Lodge, Dublin - Top of the staircase
Knockmaroon Lodge, Dublin – Top of the staircase
Knockmaroon Lodge, Dublin - Another reception room
Knockmaroon Lodge, Dublin – Another reception room
Knockmaroon Lodge, Dublin - Even larger reception room
Knockmaroon Lodge, Dublin – Even larger reception room
Knockmaroon Lodge, Dublin - Large old kitchen
Knockmaroon Lodge, Dublin – Large old kitchen
Knockmaroon Lodge, Dublin - Orangery
Knockmaroon Lodge, Dublin – Orangery
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