‘Black Jack’ and the Killorglin Blennerhassetts: Part of a Talk given at Killorglin on 20/2/2015

2 thoughts on “‘Black Jack’ and the Killorglin Blennerhassetts: Part of a Talk given at Killorglin on 20/2/2015”

  1. Thanks for posting Gerald, really enjoyed the read, it’s a fascinating and very informative piece. Ony one comment – Headley Towers/ Wynn’s Folly. Fuller was not the architect but in 1870 was called in by Rowland Wynn to deal with problem of leaking walls and roofs. It had been constructed by a builder named Crisp in 1867 to the design of Edward Goodwin, a ‘celebrity’ architect who at that time was a frequent visitor to Kerry with his mistress, Ellen Terry, a world-renowned actress. Fuller took on the job on the basis of ‘no cure – no fee’ and signed an agreement to that effect, some of his conditions being that at least £600 should be expended on his repairs, that he could nominate his own foreman and have complete control of the remedial works. Fuller was successful in the repairs and proceedings were issued by Wynn against his original builder and architect to recover his outlay. The case was to have been tried at Tralee; but the day before the assizes the defendants settled.

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