Abandoned Tyrone House, County Galway, Ireland

(Image: Mike Searle, cc-sa-3.0)

One of several impressive abandoned mansions in County Galway, Ireland, Tyrone House has a dark history. Built in 1779, the house was used by the Black and Tans during the Irish War of Independence before being destroyed by the IRA. Situated in a commanding position overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Tyrone House was originally owned by Christopher St. George and was acquired by the Georgian Society in 1972.

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