Great Irish Interiors

Great Irish Interiors catch up

Season 1

Season 1, Episode 10 - Farmleigh House, Dublin

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Once a Dublin residence of the fabled Guinness family, Farmleigh, just on the outskirts of Dublin's Phoenix Park, is the official Irish state guesthouse. The maintenance and efficient running of the house is of paramount importance to the state, and it is one of the finest houses in the care of the OPW. This year, Mary Hef...

Season 1, Episode 9 - Glebe House, Donegal

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Glebe House and Gallery in Co. Donegal was the home of the renowned artist Derek Hill. He lived there for 30 years, moving to rural Donegal to escape the hustle and bustle of London and reconnect with his painting. Now under the care of the OPW, Glebe's curator and director, Adrian Kelly brings us on a journey through the ...

Season 1, Episode 8 - Kilkenny Castle, Kilkenny

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Originally built by Strongbow, in 1173, Kilkenny Castle was eventually the ancestral home of the Butlers of Ormonde. The Castle was eventually sold to the people of Kilkenny for £50, but had fallen to dereliction by the 1990s when it was taken over by the OPW.

Season 1, Episode 7 - Strokestown House, Roscommon

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A house with a chequered history, Strokestown House was the seat of the Pakenham-Mahon family. It was the scene of mass evictions and murder during the Great Famine, with the head of the family being murdered in response to his cruel treatment of tenants.

Season 1, Episode 6 - Castletown House, Kildare

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Built in 1722, Castletown House, County Kildare, was the first palladian mansion in Ireland. Its original owner, William 'Speaker' Conolly, was the richest man in Ireland, and this is reflected in the lavish interior and exterior of this truly spectacular residence.

Season 1, Episode 5 - Johnstown Castle, Wexford

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Located just outside Wexford town in Ireland's sunny south-east, Johnstown Castle is a stunning example of the Gothic revival architecture of the 19th century. It has a long and storied history of Norman invasions, Cromwellian conquests and the First World War.

Season 1, Episode 4 - Russborough House, Wicklow

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Russborough House is home to one of Ireland's most famed and coveted art collections. It includes priceless works by Goya, Vermeer, Peter-Paul Rubens and Vernet. The home of the Milltowns, then the Beits, Russborough is now in the hands of the Alfred Beit Foundation.

Season 1, Episode 3 - Emo Court, Laois

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Emo Court is described as the jewel in County Laois's historical crown. This neo-classical mansion dates from the 18th century and was designed by James Gandon for the Earls of Portarlington. In the hands of the State since 1994, it has received a multi-million Euro boost to open extra floors to the public.

Season 1, Episode 2 - Kylemore Abbey, Galway

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This episode follows the intricate and painstaking restoration of previously unseen rooms at the majestic Victorian Palace and Kylemore Abbey in Connemara which were once home to the kitchens and day rooms of the Benedictine Community and their international girl's boarding school.

Season 1, Episode 1 - Doneraile Court, Cork

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Partners in crime in all things historic interiors, Mary Heffernan, Historic Properties Manager of the OPW and Christopher Moore, a Historic House Interiors Specialist, race to renovate one of Ireland's most coveted stately homes, Doneraile Court in Co Cork.