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1840 – Pembroke Row, Abbeyleix, Co. Laois

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When the 3rd Viscount de Vesci married Lady Emma Hubert, daughter of the Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery. The Earl built this stone terrace of houses for the town as part of his daughter’s dowry. The terrace housed a constabulary barracks, a post office and an inspector’s house up to 1910. More recently the terrace housed a hotel.

Photograph courtesy, and copyright of Keith J. Allen.