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Lavender’s Blue + Castle ffrench Galway

Fortissimo Anglicisation from Gaelic is to blame in some instances (The Argory is a case in point) but quite a few Irish country houses have intriguing names. Jockey Hall and Shandy Hall (the latter in Dripsey) sound fun. Whiskey Hall … Continue reading

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The Darlings + Crevenagh House Tyrone

Omagh Gosh Country House No Rescue At the turn of the 21st century Edenderry Church of Ireland published a short history of its parish in the Diocese of Derry. Or Derry-Londonderry-Derry. The authors were Sue Darling and David Harrow. Back … Continue reading

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Castle Coole + Heaton Park

Quite Wyatt It’s the Editor’s night off, the intern’s gone awol and Zelda’s asleep. Dinner at Fischer’s, Marylebone’s finest Austrian, calls, dropping the schnitzels and strudels for the vegetarian gröstl in the esteemed company of Astrid Bray newly appointed General … Continue reading

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Mark Purcell + Irish Country House Libraries

Notes on a Lecture | The Iveagh League  Libraries Curator of the National Trust, Mark Purcell, on country house libraries in Ireland, at the Irish Georgian Society lecture in the National Liberal Club “When we think of historic private libraries … Continue reading

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