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lugdine park - Sherry FitzGerald
LUGDINE PARK
GLENGARRIFF, COUNTY CORK
LUGDINE PARK
GLENGARRIFF, COUNTY CORK
‘A magical retreat set within some of Irelands most spectacular
and dramatic scenery and benefiting from sea frontage and two
private islands.’
Offered for sale with 35 acres / 14.1 hectares
Main House | 3,665 sq.ft/ 340.5 sq.m
(Measurements are approximate)
For Sale Freehold by Private Treaty
Viewing Strictly by Appointment
CORK CITY CENTRE - 87 km / 54 miles
CORK AIRPORT - 90 km / 55 miles
DUBLIN CITY CENTRE – 340 km / 211 miles
GLENGARRIFF – 3 km / 1.85 miles
(Distances are approximate)
- SOLE SELLING AGENTS -
BEN HAYTHORNTHWAITE | DAVID ASHMORE
Sherry FitzGerald
164 Shelbourne Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland
+353 (0)1 237 6300
[email protected]
www.sherryfitz.ie
RAY O’NEILL
Sherry FitzGerald O’Neill
37 North Street, Skibbereen, Co. Cork, Ireland
+353 (0)23 8833995
[email protected]
www.sherryfitz.com
These particulars give only a general outline and your attention is drawn to the Important Notice printed within.
Lugdine Park is located on the periphery of Glengarriff Town on the Cork/Kerry
border. Glengarriff is world renowned for not only its scenic beauty, but also its
rich, vibrant culture. The area caters wonderfully for anyone who values an outdoor
lifestyle with vast expanses of some of the most stunning scenery the world over. The
quaint town hugs Glengarriff bay, and its sheltered harbour which leads out to the
Atlantic Ocean, making it an ideal location for boating enthusiasts. Lugdine Park is
also nestled against the Glengarriff golf course ensuring easy access for avid golfers
eager to spend a day on the green.
Lugdine Park is set within approximately 35 acres of splendid pleasure grounds on
West Cork’s magical coastline. The estate comprises the main house, a guest cottage,
outdoor changing rooms and W.C’s, over 30 ladies walks, a private bathing beach
and two islands. Its setting is undeniably one of the most spectacular across all of
Ireland. The juxtaposition of the calm waters of Glengarriff bay and the rugged
mountain range beyond it result in a vista that one could study for hours on end.
‘Driving through the one road village, I knew right away that it had all the cozy charm
we were looking for. We turned down the long avenue and kept driving and driving
for what seemed like miles, looking for the house. We still hadn’t seen it when Charlie
glimpsed the sea through the trees. His face lit up, and I knew. He said, “Oh this is
perfect. It’s perfect! We’re buying it.” Ever sensible, I reminded him, “But, Charlie, we
haven’t seen the house yet. How do you know?” He gave me a pilot’s answer. “Oh, it’s
a perfect place to land a seaplane,” and so we continued down the road and bought the
house at the end of it.’ - Maureen O’Hara
The setting of Lugdine Park is undeniably one of the most spectacular across all
of Ireland, the juxtaposition of the calm waters of Glengarriff bay and the rugged
mountain range beyond it result in a vista that one could study for hours on end.
The story of Lugdine Park begins well before its construction with the purchase
of part of the Dromgarriff lands in ca. 1915 by William Martin Murphy. William
Martin Murphy (1844-1919), born near Castletownbere, Co. Cork, was the
most successful Irish businessman of his day. His business endeavours spanned
many sectors railway construction to the media, as the owner of the Irish Daily
Independent.
William Martin Murphy passed on his estate to his son, William Lombard Murphy,
and in 1935 Lugdine Park was built. The estate was then passed to Eva Murphy,
William’s youngest sister who it seemed lived a life of leisure and appreciated the
setting and gardens at Lugdine Park, purchasing acreage around the estate and
making improvements to the house in c. 1947. The estate was then passed to Donald
Chance, a nephew of Eva and William, who eventually sold to Baron von Dornberg.
Baron Alexander Count Dornberg bought Lugdine Park for between £6,000 and
£7,000 in c.1957. Alexander Baron von Dornberg (1901-1983), was a diplomat
and member of the SS who served as Hitler’s Chief of Protocol from 1938 to 1945.
Baron von Dornberg at over 6 foot 9, has the equivocal reputation of being the
‘tallest Nazi’ in the Third Reich.
In 1967 Baron von Dornburg sold Lugdine Park to an English couple Mr. and Mrs.
Francis Pond. The Ponds occupied Lugdine for approximately three years before
selling it in 1970 to the most notable of Lugdine Park’s inhabitants and current
owner, silver screen legend Maureen O’Hara. Maureen O’Hara first captured the
public’s eye in her breakout role as the dancing gypsy, Esmeralda, in The Hunchback
of Notre Dame (1939). She has held the world’s attention ever since. Known for
playing feisty heroines, O’Hara’s famously flame-red hair lit up the screen like no
other star from Hollywood’s golden age. In a career that has spanned over seventyfive years, she has starred in over sixty motion pictures including such critically
acclaimed classics as Miracle on 34th Street (1947), The Quiet Man (1952) and
How Green Was My Valley (1941). She is widely recognized as Ireland’s most
renowned and celebrated actress. In 2014, the Academy of Motion Picture
Arts and Sciences selected O’Hara to receive an Honorary Academy Award in
recognition of her lifetime contribution to film. The Oscar will be presented to Ms.
O’Hara at the annual Governors Awards in November 2014. For nearly forty-five
years, Lugdine Park has been her beloved, private retreat away from the limelight.
DERRY
BELFAST
SLIGO
DUNDALK
WESTPORT
DUBLIN
AIRPORT
BALLINASLOE
DUBLIN
WICKLOW
SHANNON
AIRPORT
The property is fully alarmed, Oil fired central heating, serviced by mains
electricity, main water and drainage is to septic tanks within the grounds.
Tenure and Possession
LIMERICK
TIPPERARY
ROSSLARE
WATERFORD
CORK
Fixtures and Fittings
The fitted carpets, curtains, light fittings and integrated appliances are
included in the sale. All machinery and furniture together with the chattels
within the house are excluded from the freehold sale but may be available
to a purchaser by separate negotiation.
Services and Features
ATHLONE
GALWAY
CORK
AIRPORT
TECHNICAL
INFORMATION
The property is offered for sale freehold by private treaty with vacant
possession being given at the closing of the sale
DIRECTIONS
From Cork City take the N71 road heading west. Continue on this road
through Bantry town and continue for approx12 km and the entrance to
Lugdine Park will be on left hand side.
Conditions to be noted: 1 These particulars do not constitute an offer or contract or any part thereof and none of the statements contained in the particulars as to the property is to be relied on as a statement or representation of fact. 2. The vendor does not make or
give, the Agent(s) or its staff authority to make or give any representation or warranty in respect of this property. 3 All descriptions, dimensions, references to condition and necessary permission for use and occupation, and other details are given in good faith and are
believed to be correct but any intending purchaser or tenant should not rely on them as statements or representations of fact but must satisfy himself/herself by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of each of them. 4 In the event of any inconsistency between
these particulars and the contract of sale, the latter shall prevail. 5 The terms, Vendor and Purchaser, where the context requires shall be deemed to refer to Lessor and Lessee and Landlord and Tenant respectively. Sherry FitzGerald PSRA Registration No: 001628
SOLE SELLING AGENTS
BEN HAYTHORNTHWAITE | DAVID ASHMORE
Sherry FitzGerald
164 Shelbourne Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4,
Ireland
+353 (0)1 237 6300
[email protected]
www.sherryfitz.ie
RAY O’NEILL
Sherry FitzGerald O’Neill
37 North Street, Skibbereen, Co. Cork,
Ireland
+353 (0)23 8833995
[email protected]
www.sherryfitz.com

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