The Fire – The demise of Duckett’s Grove
On 20th April 1933 a fire destroyed the Duckett’s Grove House. The cause of the fire has never been identified. Coincidentally, or not, a week before it was destroyed by fire, locals noticed smoke coming from the house, but the fire was brought under control.
Ms Duckett the last Duckett resident died in 1937.
Here is an excerpt from the Chief Fire Officers’s report published in the Carlow Nationalist. The Chief Fire Officer was Captain John Sweeney.