- RT @NicholasKingsle: Donadea is just 20 miles west of Dublin, and the house is the centre of a popular Forest Park. Surely it could have be… 2 hours ago
- RT @NicholasKingsle: Donadea was sold to the Irish state in 1936 and the usual unhappy story of neglect, abandonment and dereliction follow… 2 hours ago
- RT @NicholasKingsle: My #countryhousepic today shows Donadea Castle, Co. Kildare, a C16/17 tower house reworked as a neo-Elizabethan mansio… 2 hours ago
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Monthly Archives: February 2011
Within any established pattern there is always the shock of the new. Most people when asked to imagine an English country house will usually think of red-brick Jacobean or light-stone Georgian but the design of new country houses is always … Continue reading
One of the main satisfactions of having a house built is that, as it’s your money, you get to decide the style, design, scale and detail according to your whims. With many of the stranger flights of fancy now curtailed … Continue reading
One often forgotten aspect of local newspapers is their ability to draw on their archives and provide reminders of local history. The local paper frequently played an important part in publicising the goings on at the ‘big house’, reporting the … Continue reading