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Scoil Naomh Molaise, Grange, Co. Sligo



•RahellyHouse was built in 1850 it was built by Barbers. 

•At the time Barbers were road contractors.

•During one job for the Grand Jury, they ran into financial difficulty and in time lost ownership of RahellyHouse. 

•During the War of Independence, the house was occupied by the IRA and then by the Free State Army in the Autumn of 1922. 

•Later during Ireland’s Civil War the house was set alight.  It is said it burned for three days and nights, leaving only a shell behind.

•The Black and Tans used the house as a base on a regular basis.    

•After the Gore Booths took back RahellyHouse, they had Aberdeen Angus herd on the land. •

•They held an annual Aberdeen Angus sale and farmers from all over Ireland came to buy cattle from the prized herd. 

•The Land Commission bought the Gore Booth estate in the early seventies and this was divided among the local farmers.

•RahellyHouse was later sold to a German, Ulke, who undertook extensive renovations and restored it to its former glory. 

•RahellyHouse had now been bought by an American, who is originally from Sligo and is under major construction at present.     

Last changed: Jun 20 2017 at 10:25 PM