Re: Grace Kelly

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Posted by murrisk on January 06, 2001 at 03:54:30:

In Reply to: Grace Kelly posted by Bowser on January 05, 2001 at 23:23:27:

I'm surprised at the state of the cottage. I have a picture of her visiting her ancestral home at Drimurla, Newport - 3 miles from Newport on the Castlebar road - in June 1961. The cottage was owned by an Ellen Mulchrone. Princess Grace had and probably still has cousins in Drimurla, Cogaula ("Cug-all-ya") and Ballintleva ("Ball-in-klave-a") - at least thats how my parents prounounced the names. The Rainers stayed, I believe at Ashford Castle. On later visits to Newport she stayed at Newport House Hotel. The ancestral cottage and land was purchased by Princess Grace for 7,500 pounds in 1976.

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