Killowen is a two storey Georgian house
overlooking the River Barrow. There are two Wyatt
windows at the ends of the first storey.These are
rectangular triple windows. There is a lovely wooded
driveway to the house.
George Glascott bought Killowen estate from the
Earl of Anglesey in 1725 and left it to his son John
Glascott. The Glascott estate included Alderton,Fruit
Hill and Killowen. John was a Captain in the Wexford
Militia in 1798. When Captain Glascott died his eldest
son John took over Killowen. He was a barrister. John
was succeeded by his son John Henry in 1857. Ten years
later the estate was sold. There have been different
owners since then.
A member of the Tottenham family married a Glascott and
lived in Killowen in the 1930's. This Mrs Tottenham was
the first passenger in Andrew Boland's New Ford Model A
saloon car used as a hackney car. Bolands,from
Whitechurch have been in the Motor Trade since 1923.
Another occupier was Mrs.Marie Elena,known as
'Mecha Cazalet'.In the late 70's Killowen was bought by
the present owner Michael Ryan, the R.T.E journalist and
presenter of 'Nationwide'.
Killowen has seven bedrooms,two of which are
self-contained apartments, and four main reception
rooms. It also has a ballroom.