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 Waterford Chronicle 23 July 1836

The Lord Lieutenant’s Tour

Their Excellencies the Earl and Countess of Mulgrave [Constantine Phipps (1797-1863) Lord Lieutenant 1831-38 and Home Secretary 1839-1841.He was married to Maria Liddell, daughter of 1st Baron Ravensworth] arrived at Lismore at half past five o’clock on Sunday evening, amidst the shouts and acclamations of thousands. They dined and slept at Lismore Castle, and next morning visited the Salmon Fisheries. The Lord Lieutenant, on his return, received a deputation with an address, and returned a most gracious answer. Their Excellencies then proceeded to Glencairn Abbey, the beautifully situated residence of Gervase Bushe, Esq., where they partook of a splendid lunch, and returned to the castle, and were met at dinner by a large party of the neighbouring nobility and gentry. The town and county around were beautifully illuminated, and the houses were decorated with laurel and evergreens. There was a display of fireworks on ‘the Inches’, just under the drawing-rooms of the castle. Their Excellencies set out on Tuesday morning for Dromana, the seat of Henry Villiers-Stuart, Esq., whence they proceeded to Youghal by water, and returned to dine at Lismore Castle. We understand that Monday the 8 August, is fixed for the Lord Lieutenant’s entry into the city. 

Note: In 1837 Samuel Lewis named Main Street in Dungarvan as Mulgrave Street. It may have been renamed by Dungarvan Corporation after this visit in 1836.

Glencairn Abbey, Lismore- Circa 1910




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