Great Southern Hotel, Sneem, Co. Kerry

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Great Southern Hotel, Sneem, Co. Kerry c.1910

This hotel is now known as the Parknasilla Resort & Spa. It was originally built in 1894 and opened a year later. Glashnacree House, Sneem also associated with the Bland Family, the builders of Parknasilla is close too, also located in Sneem. 

According to the Landed Estates Database:

'At the time of Griffith’s Valuation James F. Bland was leasing a property valued at £29 at Derryquin, from the Guinness estate. Lewis, in 1837, and Leet, in 1814, record the house as the seat of Francis C. Bland. The property was eventually sold by the Blands to the Warden family. In 1906 it was owned by Col. Charles W. Warden and valued at £70. The Wardens resided there until it was burnt in 1922. It was located in the grounds of what is now the Parknasilla Hotel but the ruins were demolished in 1969'.

References

Landed Estates Database Ireland VIEW SOURCE

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