The property marked Israeli Embassy is in Carrisksbrook House, home of The Swanton Family:,+Lansdowne+Rd,+Dublin+4/@53.3329354,-6.2342923,18z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x48670ec235b48f1b:0x6d12a284a95aaa6d

Bloomsday 16th June 1904, in James Joyce’s Ulysses, the Lord Lieutenant Passes Carricksbrook House, Ballsbridge, the home of the Family of James Hutchinson Swanton.

The Swantons had a milling business at Rineen and umerous other businesses in West Cork. Along with local lawyers such as McCarthy Downing they invested heavily in landed estates when they were sold by the Landed Estates Court in the 1850s and 1860s and became extremely wealthy.

Their house Carricksbrook house was demolished and replaced by the present hideous eyesore in 1967. Maybe with the grace of God in time it too will be demolished and replaced by something more pleasing to the eye.

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