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Mount Falcon County Sligo + Phantom the Falcon

The First September The architect James Franklin Fuller sounds like he’d have been good craic at a dinner party. When not bashing out High Victorian melodramatic novels, bragging of his descent from Charlemagne or boasting of his wife’s connections to … Continue reading

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Buncrana Castle Inishowen County Donegal + Sir John Vaughan

Notes on a House | Capricorn Concerto It is one of the most romantically situated country houses in Ireland, picturesquely positioned on a peninsula off a peninsula. Buncrana Castle is perched on the edge of its namesake town, looking serenely … Continue reading

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The Titanic + Enniskeen House Hotel Newcastle

Pink Panter Halfway up the forested Shimna Valley, close to the Tollymore estate which is forever haunted by the wandering Blue Lady, and just beyond the seaside resort of Newcastle is Northern Ireland’s most charming hotel. Discreet yet assured. Spa-free. … 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 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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