Lord Magan, a member of the British House of Lords, has lost the right to remain at the €20 million Castletown Cox mansion and 500-acre estate in Kilkenny after falling into arrears of more than €570,000.

The High Court has ruled today that Lord Magan, a member of the British House of Lords, is not entitled to a new tenancy of the €20 million Castletown(...)

Doneraile Court,  Co Cork.

Getting into Doneraile Court involves climbing past the fallen rim of a balustrade which once enclosed the orangery where diarist and diplomat Harold (...)

Castletown Cox estate  was once owned by Lord George Magan. The trust set up by Lord Magan to benefit his children wants to sell the property and  has agreed a price of €19 million with an unidentified buyer

A British life peer in dispute with a trust over his occupation of one of Ireland’s finest Georgian mansions is engaged in an “orchestrated and calcul(...)

The portrait of Lady Emily FitzGerald was painted by Joshua Reynolds when she was 43.The painting originally hung in the dining room of Carton House, Co Kildare, and is now displayed in Castletown House, formerly home of another sister, Lady Louisa Conolly

Emily FitzGerald, the Duchess of Leinster, has returned to Ireland, after an absence of more than 60 years. Once called the “Queen of Ireland”, she ha(...)

 Castletown Cox in Co Kilkenny

The High Court has granted summary judgment for almost €572,000 against a British life peer who once owned and later rented one of Ireland’s finest Ge(...)

Castletown Cox in Co Kilkenny.

An English aristocrat who once owned and later rented one of Ireland’s finest Palladian houses was not in when eviction agents launched a “dawn raid” (...)

The lightwell feature in the headquarters of the Irish Georgian Society in the City Assembly House on South William Street. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Following the accelerated urbanisation of the boom years that allowed excessive building in inappropriate locations to go unchecked, efforts to take a(...)

The Wonderful Barn was built in 1743 as a Famine relief project by Katherine Conolly, the widow of William “speaker” Conolly, of Castletown House. Photographs: Eric Luke

Why is it of interest? It is deemed to be one of the finest follies in Ireland. The Wonderful Barn was built in 1743 as a Famine relief project(...)