The Tyrone House, in County Galway, has an interesting history. It was destroyed by the IRA during the Irish War of Independence in 1920 , amid suspicions the Black and Tans might use it as an infirmary.
The house was vacant at the time, but what if it wasn’t? This is one of those “thought experiment” situations, appropriae for repurposing into fiction…either a modified historical, or transpose it to a completely different setting. Hmmmm….