King of Pop’s Westmeath residence to feature in TG4 series

Some of the hidden treasures of Westmeath are to feature in the new series of TG4’s Cé a Chónaigh i mo Theachsa?/ Who Lived in My House? next week.

In the first episode of the series, to be aired on Thursday January 12 at 10pm, presenter Manchán Magan visits Coolatore House, near Rosemount in Westmeath, a house “built on the lands of the ancient Kings of Ireland”, and perhaps more famously the residence of King of Pop Michael Jackson for several months in 2006.

The programme will examine some of the hidden history of the Victorian house, including the inspiration and protection it provided to Michael Jackson during his stay in Ireland. It is also expected to feature footage filmed during last year’s Festival of the Fires at the Hill of Uisneach.

The new 12-part series of Cé a Chónaigh i mo Theachsa? sets out to unlock the history of houses across the country, speaking to families, neighbours, and local historians to discover the colourful characters who lived there in the past.

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