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Corravahan House is a substantial early nineteenth-century classical house, built in the Georgian style c 1840 by Rev. Marcus Gervais Beresford. It replaced the eighteenth-century parsonage at Drung and was used as a rectory until 1870, by which time it had been sold to the Reverend (later Bishop) Charles Leslie, a cousin of the Leslies of Glaslough. The Leslies lived at Corravahan until 1972. After their departure the house was only occupied occasionally, until purchased by the Elliott family in 2003. The Elliotts have carried out a sympathetic programme of repair and conservation which is now nearing completion, while the restoration of the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century gardens is continuing.
An architectural description may be found on the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage website (see http://www.buildingsofireland.ie/niah/search.jsp?type=record&county=CV®no=40402103 )
Corravahan House is open to visitors, on published dates, for a small fee. Due to the ongoing restoration of the house and gardens, it is advisable to contact us in advance of your visit on 087 9772224. We look forward to meeting you!
a: Corravahan House & Gardens, Drung, Ballyhaise, Co. Cavan, H12 D860.
t: 087 9772224
Corravahan House is located off the R188, Cavan-Cootehill road, approximately 10km from Cavan Town.
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My name is diane mcentee and i am from bunnoe. I am getting married 19 june 2015 and i was looking for grounds to take some nice pictures, and i was told about your house and its lovely grounds. I was wondering would you be open on the 15 june 2015, and do you allow wedding pictures to be taken on your grounds.
Just been to Corravahan House for a tour. Beautiful place with such a lovely atmosphere. Fabulously restored.
as a drung native and an exile of 50 yr s in far of north co donegal I.
dropped by over 15 yrs ago where a team of work men were in situ’ in outdoor landscaping. it was after occupancy by the French diplomat but unaware to me the house was now occupied by Ian elliott & family. one busy work man sought ian who was also extremely busy but took time out and we walked around outside’ while discussing the future plans for this great house of Leslie that could only do a person s hearth good before my long journey back to the north west. Best wishes to all elliot fam’ may they enjoy a long inning s at coravahan house.
Thank you, Tom. I remember your visit. It must have been 2005 or ’06! Best regards, Ian E.