Corravahan

School visits or programmes Park or garden open Open to pre-booked groups (minimum 6) Open to individuals Holiday cottages for rent Cultural activities or events Available for functions or corporate events Available as a film location

Corravahan , Drung, Ballyhaise, Cavan, Ireland

t: +353 87 9772224
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The House

Corravahan House is a substantial early nineteenth-century classical house, built c 1840 as a rectory by the Beresford family in the Georgian style. It replaced the eighteenth-century parsonage at Drung and was used as a rectory until 1870, by which time it had been sold to the Reverend Charles (later Bishop) Leslie, a cousin of the Leslies of Glaslough.

Corravahan is essentially a square block, of three bays and three stories over a basement, with a two-bay bow on the west elevation and a substantial return. The original ruled-and-lined rendering was removed from the south elevation in 1890, revealing the rubble limestone construction.

The principal rooms on the ground floor include the drawing and dining rooms, a study and a library. The main bedrooms are on the first floor while the upper (nursery) floor, unused since the 1890’s, included a schoolroom. Having remained in the ownership of a single family for so long, Corravahan House retains much of its original period fittings, including chimneypieces, plasterwork, joinery and timber sash windows with their old glass panes.

The Leslies lived at Corravahan until 1972. After they left the house was only occupied occasionally until purchased by Ian Elliott and his wife in 2003. The Elliotts have carried out a sympathetic programme of restoration which is now nearing completion, while the restoration of the eighteenth and nineteenth-century gardens is continuing. The upper yard contains a coach house and the former staff accomodation.

Information

School visits or programmes

Park or garden open

Open to pre-booked groups (minimum 6)

Open to individuals

Holiday cottages for rent

Cultural activities or events

Available for functions or corporate events

Available as a film location

Opening Hours

Open August 6th, 7th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th & 25th.

September 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 29th & 30th.

1.30 to 5.30 pm (Last admissions 4.30 pm)

Adults €5.00 OAPs, Children and Students €3.00

Entry free to members of IHHA, Irish Georgian Society and The National Trust

Limited parking during restoration works

No dogs please

Events

17th August 2013 - 23rd August 2013 - Art on the Lawn II

17th August 2013 - 25th August 2013 - Corravahan House: Architecture and History

24th August 2013 - 25th August 2013 - Corravahan in Pictures

21st August 2013 - Nooks and Crannies