Five kilometers north of Longford Town on the T15 stands stately Carrigglas Manor. A beautifully restored Gothic Revival style Manor house built by Thomas Lefroy in 1837 and which has been the Lefroy family seat ever since.
The romantically castellated and turreted house was designed by the prominent Irish architect Daniel Robertson of Kilkenny. The internationally acclaimed James Gandon designed the magnificent stable-yard; to-day it is the only surviving example of his agricultural work. Chief Justice Thomas Lefroy who built the house was a youthful inamorato of the novelist Jane Austen, it being frequently suggested that the character Darcy in Pride and Prejudice was modelled on him.
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