The Irish Country House (Hardcover)
Vendome Press, 9780865652828, 185pp.
Publication Date: March 1, 2012
A land of legend and lore, Ireland is also home to some of the most breathtaking residences in the world, 10 of which are explored in this charming book. Take a once-in-a-lifetime tour through these historical homes and castles--all still owned and lived in by the original families--furnished with heirlooms and cherished hand-me-downs. From cabinets filled with monogrammed china to cabbage-rose slipcovered sofas nestled beneath tall Gothic windows, the lavish living rooms and bedrooms, print-lined hallways, and well-used mudrooms capture the distinctive personalities of their owners. Praise for The Irish Country House "This book examines the houses and castles that have not only survived, but are also in the hands of their original families." - Design*Sponge
About the Author
Desmond FitzGerald, Knight of Glin, was president of the Irish Georgian Society, a trustee of the National Gallery of Ireland, and deputy keeper of Furniture and Woodwork at the V&A. Until his death in 2011, he lived at Glin Castle, Co. Limerick. James Peill is the curator of Goodwood House in West Sussex, England. He was formerly a vice president of Christie's, where he was a specialist in the European furniture department. James Fennell's photographs have been published in Conde Nast Traveler, World of Interiors, and Architectural Digest.