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The Irish Country House

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A land of legend and lore, Ireland is also home to some of the most breathtaking residences in the world, ten 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
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Hardcover, 192 pages
Published November 1st 2010 by Vendome Press (first published October 1st 2010)
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In these photographs, I was struck by the intricacies of things like the ceilings, the wallpaper, the statues. Formal decorating is the norm in this collection. I found myself lingering over photographs with shelves of books.
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Desmond John Villiers FitzGerald, 29th Knight of Glin. The title, in use since the early 14th century, became extinct upon his death. Graduate of Harvard University, where he received a Master's degree in Fine Arts (MFA). In 1991, he became president of the Irish Georgian Society.
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