This acclaimed publication celebrates the heritage of Erritt Lodge situated on the Mayo and Roscommon county borders on the Ballyhaunis to Ballaghadereen road. Erritt Lodge was the palatial residence of the acclaimed 19th century politician, Fitzstephen French who was part of the old landed class De Freyne family of Frenchpark(Dungar). The book celebrates the local lore and rich history of the Erritt residence, lake and grounds noted as one of the best reserves for Grouse hunting and course fishing in 19thcentury Ireland. The publication also relates to the effect of the land wars and political strife primarily relative to the French family and the local community in times past. It acknowledges the development of Erritt Lodge in the 20th century and the recent developments of Erritt Lodge as a public amenity park suitable noted for a variety of water sports and fishing. The book also relates to the career of international boxer Jim Coffey, the life of Irish patriot Fr. Michael O’Flanagan and the many more stories of yesteryear.
Erritt Lodge, From Private Property to Public space
- Publisher: Gorthaganny Development
- Availability: In Stock