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History of Carriglea House

Carriglea House first opened its doors to guests in the summer of 1932 and unknowingly Hannah and John Beazley started a tradition which has continued uninterrupted to this day, encompassing four generations of the Beazley family. Carriglea is the oldest B&B in Killarney and is classified as a 'Historic House'.

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Carriglea, was built around 1860, by a Colonel Leahy, a civil engineer in The British army and by then the local magistrate, the design is a Victorian Italianate with its adjacent carriage house. It was passed to his nephew a Major Gordon Leahy, seen in the photo in 1910 with his family. It was purchased in 1921 by John & Hannah Beazley who lived here with their family. (the youngest, Michael was born in the house in 1923) One of their first guest residents was Pierce Beazley a well known Gaelic writer and Killarney's representative in the Irelands first parliament (Dail).

Carriglea farmhouse offers 'A look at old Ireland' and it is preserved and unspoilt, for your enjoyment. For over 80 years guests have been welcomed and returning to Carriglea enjoying its surrounds and have become part of its colourful history.

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