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The Marshall Doran Collection + Belleek Manor County Mayo

China in Your Hand Belleek Manor, or Belleek Castle as it’s now called, is unique and we don’t apply that word obliquely. Surely it must be the only example of 19th century Gothic Revival meets 20th century Medieval Revival in … Continue reading

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The Morrison Hotel Dublin + Sparkling Afternoon Tea

Shadows and Highlights All in the name of research, you’ll understand. No really. We – the Delphic Oracle of hospitality – have been asked to nominate candidates for the World Boutique Hotel Awards. The next ceremony is less than eight months away: … Continue reading

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Ambrose Congreve + Mount Congreve

What a Fad First it was Farmleigh, then Lissadell, next it was Mount Congreve. Historic Irish houses lived in by the original families with intact interiors and gardens that could have been saved in their entirety for the nation. The … Continue reading

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The Hidden Ireland + Temple House

 Temple of Room  ‘Exhausted by sunshine, the backs of the crimson chairs were a thin light orange; a smell of camphor and animals drawn from skins on the floor by the glare of morning still hung like dust on the … Continue reading

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