Irish Country House (new smaller format)
Irish Country House
(new smaller format)
Text by Desmond FitzGerald, and James Peill
Photographer James Fennell
  • Imprint: Vendome Press
  • Publication Date: March 1, 2012
  • Price: $29.95
  • Trim Size: 8 14 x 11
  • ISBN: 0-86565-282-1
  • EAN: 9780865652828
  • Page Count: 192
  • Illustrations: 220 color and 10 black-and-white photographs
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Rights: North America
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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.