The house was built in the 1770s by Henry Cole Bowen. In 1786, it was referred to as Faraghy, the seat of Mr. Cole Bowen. It was held at one time by Mrs Eliza Bowen, when it was valued at £75. The house was attacked during the Irish Rebellion of 1798. Bowen's Court remained the Bowen family seat until 1959. The last owner was the novelist Elizabeth Bowen. She had a nervous breakdown in the 1950s and abandoned Bowen's Court leaving unpaid wages and bills, then sold it and stayed with friends and at hotels, before she rented a flat in Oxford. Bowen's Court was purchased, then demolished, by a developer in 1959.
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