Dwyer McAllister Cottage in Glen of Imaal

Dwyer McAllister Cottage is located in Glen of Imaal (county of Wicklow)

Address: Derrynamuck, Knockanarrigan, Glen of Imaal

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Phone: 0404 45325 / 0404 45352
E-mail: george.mcclafferty@opw.ie

The cottage nestles in the shade of Keadeen mountain at the top of a grassy lane off the Donard to Rathdangan road in Co. Wicklow. It is a fine example of a traditional thatched cottage built with local stone and whitewashed inside and out. It was from this cottage, in the Winter of 1799, that the famed rebel, Michael Dwyer, fought the encircling British groups and finally made good his escape over the snow covered mountains. The cottage was later destroyed by fire and lay in ruins for almost 150 years. It was restored to its original form as a monument in the late 1940’s and again extensively repaired and re-roofed in 1992. Restricted access for visitors with disabilities.


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