Fire at Powerscourt Arms Hotel, 1894

The Powerscourt Arms Hotel had a significant fire which was well documented at the time in national media, including an article in the Freeman’s Journal. It’s a story I have retold in the book, but I was really delighted when I was sent a photograph of one of the people mentioned in an article written about the fire – Michael Wogan Jnr. Click on the picture below (which links to a PDF file) to find out a bit more about the story.

Many thanks go to Michael’s descendant, Úna, for sending in the photo and some additional information. Úna also featured in the BBC programme Terry Wogan’s Ireland, meeting Terry as he passed through Enniskerry. You can see more photos from the National Library’s Flash from the Past initiative here.

Names: Buckley, Norman, Wogan