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"Slieve Luachra", Lansdowne, Philadelphia

A mansion on grounds, on Shadeland Ave (see map), Lansdowne, Delaware County, W side of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

This house was home of The O'Rahilly 1905-1909.
He named it "Slieve Luachra" after the ancient O'Rahilly homeland. This is the spelling on the letterhead.
Niall O'Rahilly was born here in Jan 1907.
[P102/95] shows the house for sale in Jan 1909. It has 8 bedrooms, grounds of 7 acres.

Cannot identify the site on old maps. It may have been re-named after O'Rahilly left.
Manchán Magan made contact with a local Philadelphia estate agent who said the house was demolished.

"Slieve Luachra", Philadelphia, 1905-09. See full size.

"Slieve Luachra", Philadelphia, 1905-09. See full size.

Letterhead of letter of 23 Feb 1908 from The O'Rahilly from "Slieve Luachra" to James O'Mara.
See full size.

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