Tuesday, March 13, 2012

I is for Ireland House

Ireland House was built to last and visiting this farmhouse one can see how many of the four generations of Irelands lived. There are still descendants living in the area with Marie Ireland being the great-granddaughter of the original owner. 
At one time the farm had grown to 1000 acres, but over the years the land was sold off with the last farmer, George Ireland, retiring around 1960 and leaving the house and outbuildings on four acres to his daughter, Marie. In a family of many siblings - her father and grandfather each were in families of 12 children, Marie was unusual in being an only child.
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11 comments:

EG CameraGirl said...

It;s quite a large house to have been built in 1837. The Irelands must have had a bit of money!

Roger Owen Green said...

such a sturdy-looking structure.
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Irene said...

What a great looking farm house. Very handsome.

RedPat said...

Funny that they weren't Irish!

Leslie: said...

What a gorgeous house! I could live an idyllic life there!

Leslie
abcw team

Kim, USA said...

Like the house and very interesting post.

ABC Wed

Laloofah said...

A handsome house with an interesting history, and your post is perfect for "I week" three days before St. Patrick's Day (even if the Ireland family came from Yorkshire instead of Dublin!) :-)

Joy said...

Like the water pump, cooling on a hot day. How fascinating to think of Joseph coming over in 1837 - he would never have imagined his house would become a museum.

zongrik said...

nice house

if i could have just one wish

Melanie said...

What a neat old house! I'd love to see the inside, too!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

This and the post above were both good posts for St Patrick's Day week! That's a great old house.

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