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Lost History: Summerhill House Co. Meath

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Today, I am bringing you another sad story of architectural destruction as Ireland is littered with great estates without great houses. One such example is in Summerhill, Co. Meath.  Summerhill House was one of the largest houses built in the Read more ›

Literary Lunches in Kaspar’s, The Savoy Hotel, London.

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You all know by now that my favourite hotel in the world is the Savoy, London. I have written previous posts about the history and culture of this establishment.  Did you know that  the hotel has named it’s newest restaurant Read more ›

Mary Queen of Scots, at the National Museum of Scotland: 28th of June-17th November 2013

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On my last trip to Edinburgh I paid my traditional visit to the fantastic National Museum of Scotland on Chambers Street.  Every time I visit Edinburgh I have to stop by and wander around this fantastic place.  This time was Read more ›

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Lost History: Dartrey House

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I posted previously about the destruction of our architectural history. I paid particular attention to the loss of Devonshire house in London, torn down in the twenties to be replaced by the urban sprawl. This architectural loss is not limited just to Read more ›

Save our Built Heritage: 20 Kildare Street.

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Dublin is widley regarded as one of the most beautiful and intact Georgian city centres in Europe.  During the 1800′s Hundreds of elegant Georgian streets were built in the centre of power.  Many were built by wealthy merchants as well as aristocratic families wanting Read more ›

Art Afternoon Tea at the Merrion Dublin

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I  believe that there is not a nicer way to spend a lazy Saturday than having a good catch-up over an elegant Afternoon tea.  The only problem with this, is that after a while it all gets  bit samey.  This is Read more ›

Lost history: Devonshire House, London

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Why, I ask myself, are we so eager to move forward at the cost of our heritage? On my most recent visit to London I took a stroll around Green Park and Piccadilly, where I stumbled across a pair of Read more ›

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