The Irish Country House

By Desmond FitzGerald and James Peill

Photographs by James Fennell

192 pages

8¼ x 11 in. , portrait

More than 225 color, b+w illustrations

Hardcover with jacket

ISBN 978-0-86565-282-8

US $29.95

"This is country house porn of the sweetest, most insinuating kind . . ."
— World of Interiors

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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 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.

Desmond FitzGerald, Knight of Glin, is president of the Irish Georgian Society and a governor of the National Gallery of Ireland. He has written numerous books on Irish art, furniture, and architecture.

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.