When Paul Henry arrived on Achill in about 1910, indoor plumbing was not commonplace. Emily Weddall may have owned one of the few houses with such facilities. Always ready to help a friend Emily shared her facilities with the Henry, as Paul Henry relayed of his time on Achill, in his autobiography An Irish Portrait.
“I had made the acquaintance of Mrs. Weddall, the widow of a sea captain. She introduced me to the people and initiated me into many of the ways peculiar to the island, and it was to her kindness I was indebted to the only baths I ever got there.”