Derrymore House, Bessbrook

Derrymore House was built about 1770 for Isaac Corry who was the last Chancellor of the Exchequer in the Irish Parliament. The Act of Union is said to have been drafted in the front room. After the Union the house was acquired by a Colonel Young and the Richardsons bought it when they came to Bessbrook. Later it was presented to the National Trust and is now open to the public.

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