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beautiful old building....would that have been on the shore rd,and possibly the house where REV. KERR lived and held the charasmatic evenings?.

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That house still exists and has been recently renovated, complete with luxurious indoor swimming-pool.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 7:21 pm 
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so what are you saying....REV.KERR is teaching underwater aerobics :rotfl:

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Isn't this house now owned by Eddie Haughey & used for staff & symposiums etc? Or has it changed hands again? The new swimming pool extension is doubtless luxurious, but does it compliment the original Victorian structure?


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mdhughw wrote:
beautiful old building....would that have been on the shore rd,and possibly the house where REV. KERR lived and held the charasmatic evenings?.



The Rev Kerr,s was further along near Vincy Caldwell,s


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Sorry, I should have mentioned, the Rev.Kerrs Centre was a bit further on.


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Isn't this house now owned by Eddie Haughey & used for staff & symposiums etc? Or has it changed hands again? The new swimming pool extension is doubtless luxurious, but does it compliment the original Victorian structure?


Totally, very much in the style of the original building.


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That house still exists and has been recently renovated, complete with luxurious indoor swimming-pool.


My husband tells me that this house is now owned by John McKenna (originally from Armagh)
He thinks the previous owner was Eddie Haughey.


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I suppose it just goes to show that almost any building, no matter what the condition can be restored to its former glory....but it does need deep pockets !


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That is correct, this house was purchased by John C.McKenna a prominent businessman from Armagh from Eddie Haughey a number of years ago.


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Liz Weir wrote:
northbrook wrote:
That house still exists and has been recently renovated, complete with luxurious indoor swimming-pool.


My husband tells me that this house is now owned by John McKenna (originally from Armagh)
He thinks the previous owner was Eddie Haughey.



Eddie Haughey was the owner in 1989 and it was not renovated then.


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As I said earlier, this house has been totally refurbished internally within the last few years..............................


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I think its called The Glencairn now...When it was derelict there was a fire in it on Halloween night, a good few years back and on approach to it, `The Addams Family` tune kept going through my head!!


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 9:32 pm 
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here's another one

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If my memory serves, my grandmother worked in it when it was ran as a hotel/guesthouse after the war, I'll confirm that when I see mum later.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 9:38 pm 
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That`s a very good picture of this excellent example of Victoriana, shows this building off at it`s very best.


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Great postcard Brian. You wonder what age that house is??


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herecomestheCONGO wrote:
I think its called The Glencairn now...


It was certainly known as Glencairn in the 1970s, & was a nursing home. We used to get a few of their patients into Daisy Hill from time to time. I don't know who owned it, though it had a very good reputation as a caring institution.


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I remember a Mrs. Thompson having a Residental Home there about the Mid-sixties.


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Hi

Built in the mid-1890s for the Girls Friendly Society of Ireland, who asked for and received Royal permission to call it the Queen Victoria Home in 1901. It was a "home of rest for sick and weary members". After the Second World War it closed and was re-opened by a Mrs Thompson as the Glencairn Guest House. She died in the late 70's and the house became derelict then.

Information from book - Old Warrenpoint and Rostrevor by Alex F Young and Tommy O'Hanlon.

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When the Hankins' moved to Rostrevor from England, in September 1970. They spent their first night in the Great Northern and then the next night The Glencairn Guest House, untill their house was ready. All David remembers, is that they had a coin opperated tv. When your 12 thats all that matters...


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Prior to being the Victoria Home it was known as Endeavour House (see http://catalogue.nli.ie/Search/Results?lookfor=endeavour+house+rostrevor&type=AllFields&submit=FIND&filter%5B%5D=digitised%3A%22Digitised%22)

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Not the same house Jim though of very similar design. Endeavour House in in Victoria Square, top right hand side, Victoria House is on the Shore Rd. Probably the same architect and built around the same time ....................................
viewtopic.php?f=14&t=3924 Both houses clearly visible in one of your previous posts................................


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oops :-( Thanks for pointing this out.

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No problem Jim, the tower blocks are similiar but not exactly a match. ........................................


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Found a website for the Girl's Friendly Society which notes that Queen Victoria visited Dublin in 1900. It is unclear from the text whether she also visited the Queen Victoria Home in Rostrevor, however this was so named as a memorial of her visit (see Http://girlsfriendlysociety.ie)

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Thanks Jim, it's on this page, year 1900

http://www.girlsfriendlysociety.ie/index.php/about-2/landmarks-in-gfs-history


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Good afternoon..
I am new to this site and need some help i live in Calgary Alberta Canada i used to visit Rostrevor as a kid with my mom and dad we stayed at the (i believe) Glenciarn.
I have seen reference on this site to a Mrs Thomson who was a friend of my family and we used to visit her in Rostrevor she lived right next door to the guest house ,through your site i have just found out that Mrs Thomson owned the guest house that my family stayed in year after year i did not know that at that time being a kid .
I am visiting Rostrevor in May for a couple of days and would like to know if this place is still standing as i read that it went in to dismay.
I even remember some of the staff that worked there there was a Maud in the kitchen and a Lady called Rose that worked there is had two girls i think she later went and opened her own guest house by the Fairy Glen stream.
I had my picture taken at the police station in the centre of town it was surrounded by barbed wire at that time the police man i got to know really well was named bob and i think he lived in Newry .
I know this is all very vague but any information i could get would help i have many fond memories of Rostrevor i am originally from Liverpool England i do have pictures that i have at my brothers house in Liverpool , i have promised myself that i would go back there one day so thats what i am going to do as its a great place .


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The house is now in private hands and has been restored so is still there, the old police station in the town is also there however it too is now in private hands and no longer used as such. Mostly the village would be as it was when you would have visited and while I can't give you any information on the people you mention I don't think you will notice much change :D


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