ST. CLERAN'S MANOR HOUSE
Described by its former owner, film director John Huston, as “one of the most beautiful houses in all of Ireland”, St. Clerans manor house is a truly magical place. Built by the Burke family in the 18th century, the country house still retains its form, character and much of its historic fabric.
The house was built in two phases, with the rear block constructed in 1784 when the ancestral castle nearby was abandoned. The later block to the east, designed by Sir Richard Morrison, was added in 1807 and now forms the front façade of the house.
Steeped in history, the house was once home to the famous film director John Huston, among others. St Cleran’s is now in private ownership and not normally open to the public.
Fiona Rodgers Adams
I took my mother there when I came home from America where I live and we stayed the night in the Orange and White room.. I’m originally from Armagh and our Gaelic football team’s colours are orange and white….wasn’t planned but it was the all Ireland semi final and and Armagh were in it.! All I can say is it was such a beautiful relaxed place to stay with fireplace in the bathroom my mum could soak in supervised due to epilepsy and we ate in the 5 star restaurant with fireplace roaring. Spectacular service morning paper and reading nooks and baby grand playing for pre dinner cocktails.. One of the most beautiful experiences of casual luxury.
I’d love to buy this place….Fiona