Welcome to UCD Rosemount Environmental Research Station
UCD Rosemount Environmental Research Station was officially launched by Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD, in September 2011. It is a state-of-the-art plant and environmental research facility under the joint management of the School of Biology and Environmental Science and School of Agriculture and Food Science, University College Dublin, Ireland. Rosemount house and lands have a rich history dating back to 1780 as the seat of the Corballis family. Although the original house no longer stands, the original walled yard is still present and now contains custom laboratory facilities for plant and crop research. All facilities are available for use by UCD faculty and students, external academics and industry users
History and Background
Rosemount House & Estate
Dating back to the 1830’s, Rosemount was the seat of the Corballis family and their descendents for almost 150 years. Records indicate that John Corballis leased Rosemount and nearby Roebuck House lands in 1780 which in time became home to his sons Richard (Rosemount) and and James Anthony (Roebuck House). The Corballis family actively supported the local community through the involvement with Donnybrook schools, churches and St. Patricks Cathedral.
Purchase by UCD
UCD acquired the property from Hubert Woolfe Flanagans a descendent of Corballis in the 1980’s. By this time the house was in poor repair and was demolished soon after, however a walled courtyard still remains with centuries of repairs evident in its appearance.