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Summerville Cottage, Limerick


Also known as "Laurel Hill Cottage" [Deed, 1920].
Summerville Avenue, off the South Circular Rd, Limerick (see map).

John Ebrill died there 1863.
William Ebrill apparently lived there 1864.
He lived there from at least 1874 until his death in 1892.
William Ebrill's family continued to live there until 1955.

The Ebrills lived on the land beside Laurel Hill school, and later sold part to Laurel Hill.
Note that Laurel Hill school existed at this time (the Ebrill daughters were educated there).

Not to be confused with the large Summerville House.
[Gail O'Sullivan] says: "Various houses and "cottages" on the estate were called various versions of Summerville."
Summerville House survives and is now part of the campus of Mary Immaculate College (see street view).

Charles Ebrill lived nearby at "Little Summerville".

In 1901 census, Summerville Cottage is listed as having 14 rooms, 7 windows in front of house, and 7 out-buildings (consisting of 3 stables, 1 coach house, 1 cow house, 1 fowl house and 1 shed).
In 1911 census, it is listed as having 18 rooms, 7 windows in front of house, and 5 out-buildings (consisting of 1 stable, 3 cow houses and 1 shed).

Summerville Cottage (Laurel Hill Cottage) is now gone.
The site is now Summerville Gardens (housing estate). Only the old back boundary wall survives. See street view.

Site of Summerville Cottage (Laurel Hill Cottage), Limerick.
See full size. From 1887 to 1913 map.

Summerville Cottage, Limerick.
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Courtesy of John de Courcy.

Summerville Cottage, Limerick.
This would be the entrance side (the S facing side).
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Summerville Cottage, Limerick, 1955.
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