A word from Owner & Manager, Sonia McGonigle
My husband, Martin purchased the house from Ms Russo in 2005 and carried out a full refurbishment of the original house and added a 7 bedroom extension and of course the conservatory which now houses our very popular Rose Tearoom.
Over the last few years we have gradually added new additions to The Glen House including a decked area which sits beside the river which runs down along side the house from The Glenevin Waterfall and a little thatched roofed sweet shop which has been the subject of many a photo.
At The Glen House I now have had the pleasure of welcoming people from all over the world stay with me while they visit the area. I hope they feel that they have experienced the best of Irish hospitality when they leave us and that The Glen House proved to be a relaxing and comfortable place to spend there days away from lifes usual stresses and strains.
Myself and my staff hope we have the pleasure of meeting new and old faces alike over the coming months, whether you are staying or just calling in for a cup of tea after your walk to the waterfall.
Hope to see you soon,
A Brief History of The Glen House
Built in 1766 on lands given as dowry when Edward Doherty married a daughter of Rvd. Chichester, who was a nephew of Lord Chichester.
The house passed through a series of owners including a Mrs Emily Merick, whose correspondence regarding the house can be viewed in the Dublin archives. The house was also home to a Master Doherty, who was father in law to the famous historian Conal Byrne from Malin. During WWI the British Army used the house to accommodate its officers.
It gradually fell into disrepair and was condemned as unfit to live in. In 1993 Mrs Doris Russo a native of New Jersey, USA, bought and renovated the house to its former glory, being famous once more for its hospitality as a B&B.