Folly House, Doonass, Clonlara, Co Clare

Folly House, Doonass, Clonlara, Co Clare

The Folly known as the Turret at Doonass

This 18th century folly house found on the Doonass Estate, Clonlara, Co Clare is known as “The Turret”. Sir H.D Massey lived in Doonass House and estate, the house a very large 18th Century, rendered, hip roofed three bay two story house, with wide eaves and a wide fan lit front door set in a  recessed central bay. Extensive court and outer yards and buildings adjoin the west and north-west. The ”Turret” is built in front of the house on the banks of the River Shannon, originally a tower (a six-sided brick building was added later) intended for viewing the rapids at Doonass.

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