Russborough: A Great Irish House, its Families and Collections


William Laffan and Kevin V. Mulligan

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2014, Alfred Beit Foundation,                                                                                                 402 pages

Russborough is often referred to as the most beautiful house in Ireland. It was built between 1740 and 1750 in the palladian style by Richard Castle (Cassells) and displays fine stucco ceilings by the Lafranchini brothers, marvellous plasterwork and a wonderful mahogany staircase. It has magnificent views of the Blessington Lakes and the Wicklow mountains beyond. Sir Alfred and Lady Beit bought Russborough in 1952. The House contains fine furniture, tapestries, carpets, porcelain, silver and much of the Beit Collection of fine art.