Kerry property linked to Marie Antoinette on market as commercial investment

An 18th century building of ‘historical significance’ – linked with Marie Antoinette – has come on the property market in Dingle.

Rice House, situated at the junction of Main Street and Green Street in the town, comprises a two storey building of over 2,200 square feet.

An adjoining ‘Coach House’ of 1,300 square feet and an undeveloped site of 0.15 acres are also being offered for sale.

Marian O’Flaherty reports:

Dingle historian Pat Neligan says the house of historical importance as Marie Antoinette was meant to be hidden there to escape the guillotine during the French Revolution.

The house played a further role for Dingle’s clergy following the departure of the Rice Family.

Property agents Cushman & Wakefield and Dingle auctioneer John Diony O’Connor are handling the sale.