The Irish Country House
(new smaller format)
Text by Desmond FitzGerald Knight of Glin , and James Peill
Photographer James Fennell
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 Condé Nast Traveler, World of Interiors, and Architectural Digest.
Imprint: Vendome Press
Publication Date: March 1, 2012
Trim Size: 8 1⁄4 x 11
Page Count: 192
Illustrations: 220 color and 10 black-and-white photographs
Rights: North America