J0735 : The main gate lodge to Dromantine College

taken 12 days ago, 3 km from Jerrettspass, Northern Ireland

The main gate lodge to Dromantine College
The main gate lodge to Dromantine College
In the Middle Ages large areas of South Down were in the possession of the Irish Clan Magennis. In the 1741 the part of this vast estate known as the Manor of Clanagan was acquired by a Scottish plantation family - the Innises. Here, on 320 acres, they created an estate which included an eye catching Neo-classical house, a large lake, parkland, forest plantations and farmland. Early in the 20thC the Innes family encountered financial difficulties and in 1926 sold the Dromantine Estate to the Roman Catholic Society of African Missions. Between 1927 and 1972, when all priestly formation was transferred to the Irish national seminary at Maynooth, more than 600 priests were trained here for the African missions and new dorm and classroom blocks were added on to the house. In 2001 the house and estate reopened as a Retreat and Conference Centre.

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J0735, 25 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 10 April, 2019   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 13 April, 2019
Geographical Context
Country estates 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 073 358 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:15.6255N 6:21.1669W
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Irish: geotagged! J 073 358
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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