Kilpatrick  House - Bed and Breakfast - accommodation in County Wicklow Redcross,
Co. Wicklow,Ireland
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  House and History
  Kilpatrick House is an elegant 18th century Georgian country residence of great architectural and historical interest.
  The house was built around 1750 by Lord Wicklow, a major local landowner, as one of three houses to accommodate his “agents” (rent collectors). The house’s elegant features are typical of the Irish Georgian architectural style.
  First opened as a guesthouse by Ken’s mother in 1941, Kilpatrick House has been the Kingston family home and a working dairy farm for three generations. In 2003 a comprehensive renovation of the house was carried out.
  One of Kilpatrick House's most eminent former guests is the influential Austrian philosopher, Ludwig Wittgenstein. Wittgenstein stayed in the house from 1947 - 1948. During his stay, he worked on one of his major treatises, "Philosophical Investigations", since recognised as a classic of twentieth-century philosophy.

A plaque to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of Wittgenstein's death was erected at Kilpatrick House in November 2001 by the Austrian Embassy, Dublin. Every year, visitors from all over the world call at the house to see where Wittgenstein stayed while he was inspired to write his famous work.

  Saint Patrick's Well
  Situated in the grounds of Kilpatrick House lies Saint Patrick's well. Legend has it that this well was blessed by Saint Patrick before commencing his journey north to convert Ireland to Christianity. Indeed, to this day many believe the water from the well has healing properties.
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Kilpatrick House, Redcross, County Wicklow, Ireland.
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