Monday, 11 November 2013
A SIGN OF THE TIMES AND HOW THE RECESSION HAS HIT IRELAND ABBEVILLE, the former home of Taoiseach Charles Haughey, has just been sold for a sum believed to be in the order of €5.5m, the Irish Independent can reveal. I have visited this home on many occasions in the past mostly with my parents, what a magnificent home it is. The sale includes the famous 18th Century James Gandon designed mansion along with the entire Kinsealy estate of 250 acres. The sale price represents a fraction of the €45m for which the Haughey family originally sold the house and estate in 2004 to the Manor Park home building firm.