Saturday, 25 October 2014

Cill-Alaithe House or Miller’s
Killala, Co. Mayo

Miller's House in Killala, Co. Mayo, as it has become known, is familiar to anyone that lives in the locality. While I say familiar, it is the facade of the house visible through the trees from the main road into the town that we know. However a glimpse behind this imperious façade was recently afforded when the house was opened for a public viewing prior to it being sold at auction. 

THE PHOTOGRAPHS AND HISTORY OF THIS HOUSE HAVE BEEN REMOVED AND ARE AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS DUE TO ITS UNACCREDITED USE IN A LOCAL PUBLICATION AND ALSO ON A NUMBER OF WEBSITES. THIS MATERIAL WILL BE RETURNED TO THE BLOG ONCE THIS ISSUE HAS BEEN RECTIFIED. IN THE MEAN TIME ANYONE WHO WISHES TO CONTACT ME CAN BE PROVIDED WITH THIS MATERIAL, I CAN BE CONTACTED THROUGH FACEBOOK.


The Entrance front of Cill-Alaithe House
Picture Copyright David Hicks

8 comments:

  1. If Joseph Valentine Russell was not a close companion, why would the headstone have been erected? Legend plays an important part in this community and I would be very interested in any research you have found in this matter. Thank you.

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  2. Thank you for your comment. A number of published sources refer to this relationship, and while he may have indeed have been a close friend or indeed a companion of Miss Knox, but I dont think there was a romantic relationship. The headstone may have been to commemorate a faithful servant, I am in the midst of tracking down his death certificate which may shed more light on things.

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  3. Thank you, David, for taking the time to clarify this.

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  5. Thank you so much for this wonderful article. I have personally been trying to locate information like this. My Walsh ancestors worked and lived on Knox estates.I haven't been able to find much because I live in America and frankly this wonderful Killala Past and Present facebook page has opened me up to many ancestors and and an entirely new world. I thank everyone for making these wonderful stories available to share and view. Theresa Walsh Resino from New Jersey USA

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  6. The house has nearly been completely repainted, refurbished, reconditioned and added to including reconstructing the pond, the addition of a race course and redoing the stables, etc. It will serve as a main living place for the owners. It is lovely to see a house with this historical significance being looked after and lived in after all this time.

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  7. Dear sir, I was hoping for your permission to use your image of the front of the house for my blog? https://mwbilife.wordpress.com/
    I will credit you for your work.
    Regards,
    Thomas Mills
    zasheetnik@yahoo.com

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