Irish Country House

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A land of legend and lore, Ireland is also home to some of the most breathtaking residences in the world, ten of which are explored in this charming book. Take a once-in-a-lifetime tour through these historical homes and castles—all still owned and lived in by the original families—furnished with heirlooms and cherished hand-me-downs. From cabinets filled with monogrammed china to cabbage-rose slipcovered sofas nestled beneath tall Gothic windows, the lavish living rooms and bedrooms, print-lined hallways, and ...

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Overview

A land of legend and lore, Ireland is also home to some of the most breathtaking residences in the world, ten of which are explored in this charming book. Take a once-in-a-lifetime tour through these historical homes and castles—all still owned and lived in by the original families—furnished with heirlooms and cherished hand-me-downs. From cabinets filled with monogrammed china to cabbage-rose slipcovered sofas nestled beneath tall Gothic windows, the lavish living rooms and bedrooms, print-lined hallways, and well-used mudrooms capture the distinctive personalities of their owners. 

"This is country house porn of the sweetest, most insinuating kind and will probably be a smash." —World of Interiors

"An intimate glimpse of life inside ten wonderful Irish country houses." —Min Hogg

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Editorial Reviews

Christopher Schoppa
…this splendid pictorial record…[is] a much needed reminder of the architectural, cultural and artistic heritage that's at risk in Ireland.
—The Washington Post
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780500290224
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson
  • Publication date: 12/28/2011
  • Sales rank: 1,125,820

Meet the Author

Desmond FitzGerald, Knight of Glin, is president of the Irish Georgian Society and a governor of the National Gallery of Ireland. He has written numerous books on Irish art, furniture, and architecture.

 

James Peill is the curator of Goodwood House in West Sussex, England. He was formerly a vice president of Christie’s, where he was a specialist in the European furniture department.

 

James Fennell’s photographs have been published in Condé Nast Traveler, World of Interiors, and Architectural Digest.

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