Genealogy research by Mark Humphrys,
Hartstonge House is a tall narrow town house, no garden, standing alone on Hartstonge St, towards the park (Pery Square) end, on RHS.
bought Hartstonge House from the Harris family
and settled here 1886.
Pat Lavelle in [PAT/1, p.4] describes from her youth: "what I saw, the comfort and well-being of Hartstonge House, the crowds of relations, the stables with carriages and horses, had all been achieved by the work and energy of two men, my Grandfather and his father James".
Stephen O'Mara left c.1909, definitely gone by 1910.
Not sure if any other O'Maras lived there.
The house survives.
Now occupied by The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, who have named it Ozanam House after their founder.
There is a plaque to Joseph O'Mara, the opera singer on the house. It says he lived there.
See entry at NIAH.
The name "Hartstonge House" is now used by another building on the street, think across the street.
Stephen O'Mara at Hartstonge House in [Ashe's Directory, 1891-92].
Hartstonge House, Limerick, 1908.
Note extension at rear. See full size.
O'Mara family gathering, "New Year's Eve, 1905", front door of Hartstonge House. See full size.
Front door of Hartstonge House. Photo 2006. See full size.
Turn the above picture sideways and you can see it has been distorted by being combined with another picture.
See full size.
Still from above. Looking up Hartstonge St towards Pery Square and the park.
Still from above.
Still from above.
The extension at rear was there in the O'Maras' time.
Still from above. Showing old side door.
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