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The Bowes + Marlfield House Gorey

A Bon Mot Cast in Stone Back to Marlfield House, 20 years since the first visit. The Gorey bypass may cause a moment of disorientation along the journey, but the country house hotel at the heart of the 30 acre … Continue reading

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Thackeray + Small Dublin Houses

Perfectly Formed It’s the Tardis effect. Buildings that are larger than they look. Dublin has them aplenty. Perhaps it’s a Franco-Irish leftover from Marie-Antoinette’s pining to play at cottage living under the shadow of Versailles. Sir William Chambers’ 1758 Casino … Continue reading

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