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Querrin House

The Rookery Self Catering Accommodation
Kilkee Loop Head Co.Clare

Querrin House Kilkee Loop Head Co Clare
Querrin House Home Kilkee Loop Head Co Clare
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The history of Querrin House

  • Querrin House is a very traditional large 17th Century farmhouse lovingly and sympathetically renovated over many years by its permanent live-in family.

↓ The old well
The old well at Querrin House
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Querrin House

The Rookery Self Catering Accommodation

Querrin House

Historic Querrin House is a very traditional large 17th Century farmhouse lovingly and sympathetically renovated over many years by its permanent live-in family.

Built by Abraham Van Hoegarden, a Dutch Merchant trading between Antwerp and Limerick and the representative in Ireland of the famous Walloon / Dutch Industrialist Louis De Geer, Querrin House has been in continuous occupation by the same family since it was originally built in 1652.
Querrin House
Querrin House and its large walled garden is largely constructed of handmade Dutch brick expressly imported from Holland in 1652 for that purpose. These original imported bricks can still be readily seen in the walls of the garden.

Your hosts in Querrin House can accurately trace their family history back to the mid-16th Century in La Rochelle, France. [Click here for the history of the family]
Querrin House
The story of Querrin House is a factual story on an epic scale stretching across continents and centuries, of how a tragic event in Paris in August 1572 instigated by the French Regent, Catherine De Medici, acted as a catalyst to further events which would directly influence life in Querrin, West Clare for almost 350 years. It is a story of pure adventure and raw survival, bravery and treachery; of wars, battles and revolutions; piracy, illicit love, murder, ghosts, shallow graves and very strong characters. The stories all converge in a kaleidoscope of little known historical facts that go to make the story of Querrin House.
Querrin House
Your hosts in Querrin House would be delighted to share the story of these adventures with you should you be interested in same and the opportunity to do so arise. The Borough Family owned and lived in Querrin House until 1873 when the then owner Jane Borough married a Dr John Francis Counihan from Faha in Co. Kerry. The Counihan surname still holds in Querrin House to this date.

The old well at Querrin House
↑ The old well
Please join the tour