There was a time, not too long ago, when a fire at Windgates House would have caused uproar in Greystones.
Today, the stunning former home of the Fox clan is stunning no more, having let fall into a state of disrepair beyond repair.
And with Wednesday’s latest attack by the notorious Maguire & Patterson, it would appear inevitable that this once beautiful old building will soon return to dust.
As recently as 2005 though, it was still a going concern, as these brochure pictures prove. Back then, GG reader Brian Dempsey explains, “we had Windgates House for sale. It was in good shape for an old house – however, it rapidly deteriorated after the Fox family moved out.”
We’re still hoping to find one of the Fox family, and put together a definitive history of this once-magnificent house on the hill. In the meantime, you can check out our Windgates House archives right here.
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