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Capard House, Rosenallis, Co. Laois

Capard House “commands a panoramic view that extends eastwards to the Wicklow mountains.” This mansion was the former seat of the Pigott family and this family shares a common ancestry with the Pigotts baronets.  The construction of the house by John Pigott began in 1798 on the site of an earlier castellated house.  200 workers were employed.

Sheppard’s Irish Auction House, of Durrow, Laois are about to hold an auction out in Capard House of many of the antiques which are held in the house.  That auction of 1,157 lots (The John Farrington Collection) begins today at 11.00a.m. sharp.

Yesterday, returning from Tullamore, Offaly, I took the scenic route to Capard House to view some of this collection.  I think I took more photographs of fireplaces than the antiques!  I give names here to some of the collection.  If you find the catalogue online at Sheppard’s Irish Auction House if you click the link.

Some of the views you can see below were taken as I arrived at Capard house and some others as I was about to drive away when the weather had cleared up a bit.

Rosenallis Church, Co. Laois (Queen’s Co.)

Roman Catholic Church,
Laois (Queen’s Co.)

According to Lewis Topographical Dictionary of Ireland “ROSENALLIS, or OREGAN, a parish, in the barony of TINNEHINCH, QUEEN’S county, and province of LEINSTER, on the road from Emo to Birr, through Clonaslee; containing, with the greater part of the post-town of Mount-Mellick (which is separately described), 8463 inhabitants. The parish is said to have derived its name from Rossa Failgea, eldest son of Cathavir O’More. “

Also “In the R. C. divisions Rosenallis is the head of a union or district, comprising parts of the parishes of Rosenallis, Castlebrack and Rerymore; the other part of the parish is in the district of Mount-Mellick; there are chapels at Capard and Mount-Mellick.’

This photograph of the current church was taken April 2008.

Roman Catholic Church, Rosenallis, Laois (Queen's Co.), Ireland

Roman Catholic Church, Rosenallis, Laois (Queen’s Co.), Ireland