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Annals :: Shrule House

Golding of Shrule.

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The first mention of the name in connection with Shrule is of John and James Golden (?) who are said to have built Shrule house in 1769 beside the castle now in ruin, the next mention is in a lease taken by Alicia and Richard Golding in 1811, concerning a plot of land on which the castle and a few mud cabins were standing, the leaser being Martin Kirwan of Dalgan. This house in the village may not be the original Shrule House however , the Shrule Grove site across the river behind the garage on Dowds land is referred to as Shrule Ho. in the 1838 O.S. original survey ?

They also held the land of Liss near Headford, and of Shrule Grove. The above lessees were probably mother and son.

Mrs Alicia Golding (nee Burke) died in 1817, Richard died on January 30, 1864, at the age of 77. They established a brewery in Shrule which discontinued production after Fr. Mathew, the temperance priest, stayed with the Goldings on his visit to Shrule, later they opened a distillery.

Shrule House

Shrule House 2000

They also built a great corn mill, the ruins of which remain on the south side of the river near Shrule bridge. This mill did not stay long in production as the first drainage scheme on the river, introduced as famine relief work, caused the water level to drop too much to turn the wheel.

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  1. pat floydJune 16, 2012 @ 4:42 pmReply

    I have a few photos of shrule house in the 1930’s

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