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(...)

75 Eglinton Road, Donnybrook, D4

This is a grand house, in every sense of that word. Tall and elegantly proportioned, it has wide granite steps to the front door and a benign hauteur(...)

Sir Charles Keane at Cappoquin House in Co Waterford. Photograph: Mary Browne

Sunlight on the foothills of the Knockmealdown Mountains brightens the landscape into which Cappoquin House and its alluring garden sit as if grown fr(...)