Stop 20. Protestant School /Prosser House
PROSSER HOUSE – THE BUTLER DID IT!
In 1786 Thomas Prosser opened an eatery here and was offering Sunday lunch for sixpence. He had previously been employed as a butler in Blarney Castle so he was obviously an entrepreneur!
Thomas’s son John Prosser was deported to Van Dieman’s Land (now Tasmania) for crimes committed.
In 1826 this house is shown on the map as a Protestant school, in which John Cousins taught.
Continue walking to your left to see the Gate Lodge to the Castle.