Reflecting on the Irish Country House


The 19th century boathouse on a stretch of the Rye Water at Carton, County Kildare, supposedly built in anticipation of a visit from Queen Victoria. Carton is among the properties I will be discussing next Saturday, October 10th when I speak on the subject of Building, contents, demesne: Understanding the Holy Trinity of the Country House. This will take place during next weekend’s Northern Ireland Heritage Gardens Committee conference, ‘Art and Architecture in Historic Garden Design’ being held at Hillsborough Castle, County Down. Further information on the event can be found on the NIHGC’s website,

3 comments on “Reflecting on the Irish Country House

  1. Patrick says:

    The beautiful boathouse is also in need of attention if it’s to survive .

  2. lawrieweed says:

    Will you see Catherine Fitzgerald?

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