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The Hidden Ireland + Clonalis Roscommon

The Portrait of a Lady and Gentleman and Artists as Young Men Dia dhaoibh ar maidin. There really aren’t many left. A study of the 39 (what an odd number, why not 40?) country houses featured in the book Irish … Continue reading

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Danson House + Danson Stables + Danson Park

Danson Abbey This Palladian style villa may have originated as a bolthole from London but there’s nothing provincial about it. While suburbia has crept round Danson Park over the last two and a half centuries, miraculously the house, stables and … Continue reading

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Tyrella House + Tyrella Beach

Demands of the Temple of The Sun at Baalbec | Let the Heavens Open | Blockbuster It was always going to be a raucous affair: dinner with Westbourne and Lavender’s Blue intern Annabel P at Il Pirata in Shepherd Market. … Continue reading

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The Sweeneys + Castle Grove Ramelton

Weathering Well  Maidin mhaith. Tiree, Stornoway, Lerwick, Wick Automatic, Aberdeen, Leuchars, Boulmer, Bridlington, Sandettie Light Vessel Automatic, Greenwich Light Vessel Automatic, St Catherine’s Point Automatic, Jersey, Channel Light Vessel Automatic, Scilly Automatic, Milford Haven, Aberporth, Valley, Liverpool Crosby, Valentia, Ronaldsway, Malin Head, Machrihanish Automatic. … Continue reading

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Architect John O’Connell + The Wallace Collection

The Great and the Good Lavender’s Blue on a tour of The Wallace Collection with John O’Connell founder and director of John J O’Connell Architects. Sssh! This Dublin based international practice is responsible for the restoration, rejuvenation and reinvigoration of … Continue reading

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John O’Connell + Montalto House

A TREATISE ON GEORGIAN ARCHITECTURE IN FIVE PARAGRAPHS L. V. B. R. T. P. I. The Ghosts “Riddled!” shrieked the 5th Countess of Clanwilliam, after years were already gone since irony, when faced with the prospect of sharing her matrimonial … Continue reading

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The Carriage Rooms + Montalto Ballynahinch

Building It Up Developed by an early whim of nature, Montalto is imagined to mean ‘high hill’. A sloping driveway rises past brick huts, a hazily remembered transition of the estate’s occupation by American soldiers during the Second World War. … Continue reading

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