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Desiree Shortt of Mahaffy House, Dublin City – Restored Home of Oscar Wilde’s Tutor
In 1973, Mrs Shortt sat up in her bed and decided to buy a dilapidated redbrick 22-room townhouse on Dublin's north side that once belonged to Oscar Wilde's tutor, Sir John Mahaffy. "I was mad, of course. Everyone said it. I knew it. I slept in the back boiler room for the first seventeen years".