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Ireland’s oldest timber framed house

Archaeologists working in Ireland have found the country’s oldest surviving example of a timber framed house.

Dendrochronological analysis is expected to conclude that the timber structure at Chapel Lane, Parnell Street, Ennis, dates back to the late 16th century.

Ms. Irene Clune’s house, known as McParland’s is long understood to have been the oldest inhabited house in the Clare County capital. The building’s triple diamond stone Jacobean chimney has been an icon of medieval Ennis for centuries.

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Story: Mike Fanning, The Clare Herald | Photo: The Clare Herald

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