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Sion House Sion Mills + Celia Ferguson

We’re Marching to Sion Daphne’s, South Ken: voluminous pneumatic crowns all round at Astrid Bray’s moliminous blown up festive dinner party. ‘Twas the season. A party out of the top drawer, as F Scott Fitzgerald or Evelyn Waugh would’ve said. Grilled squid … Continue reading

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Dunbrody Park + Lord Newborough

Searching for a Title  By hook or by crook we will dine at Dunbrody Park. Cromwell, ever the joker in the pack, reputedly quipped he would take Ireland “by Hook or by Crooke”. That is, start a-raping and a-pillaging in … Continue reading

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Lavender’s Blue + Twilight

Feeling Blue  Twilight. The seeping of day into night. Flux made manifest. A liminal state, a period of transformation, optical and psychological. As light fades, our eyes play tricks on us, inventing horizons, altering distances, shrouding landmarks. We become more … 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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