Garech Browne

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Author Eoin Colfer and  Ballymorris House.   The house outside Wexford town sold for €975,000

The residential property market is slowing down with the registered number of sales of houses and apartments across Ireland in 2019 down almost 4 per(...)

Guinness heir: Garech Browne at his Luggala estate home in 2018. Photograph: RTÉ

Who – or what – was Garech Browne? It’s hard for the people who knew him to reach a consensus, although Last Days at Luggala (RTÉ One, Wednesday, 9.35(...)

The sale of the Luggala property  sparked intense interest from a host of wealthy international buyers, amid calls for the State to buy it to add to Wicklow National Park. File photograph:  Bryan O’Brien

U2 lead singer Bono tried to buy Luggala, the Co Wicklow estate and house owned until recently by the Guinness family and home to Garech Browne until (...)

Luggla: Garech Browne on his Co Wicklow estate in 1999. Photograph: Joe St Leger

His parties and hospitality were unsurpassed, but a new documentary about Garech Browne paints a portrait of a spendthrift who eventually ran out of m(...)

Luggala Lodge dates from about 1787 and was used as a location for films and TV series including Braveheart,  Excalibur, King Arthur, Dancing at Lughnasa and The Tudors.

A reclusive Italian count is believed to be the new owner of the 5,000 acre Luggala estate in Co Wicklow after his wife set up a company by the same n(...)

 Luggala: Mick Jagger and U2 partied alongside poets, painters, actors and models

Luggala, the Co Wicklow estate that was home to the late Guinness heir Garech Browne, has been sold for what is believed to be significantly less than(...)

 The vast Co Laois estate Abbey Leix

Abbey Leix, the vast Co Laois estate and former ancestral home of the deVesci family, has been put for sale on the international market  with an (...)

Lot 268, an 18th century   German table box. It sold for €36,000

While auction catalogues can make fine bedtime reading, the highly-charged atmosphere through the online audio link of Fonsie Mealy’s sale in Birr on (...)

Head of a Boy: Lucian Freud’s portrait under the hammer at Sotheby’s. Photograph: Michael Bowles/Getty

A Lucian Freud portrait of the late Guinness heir Garech Browne as a boy has been sold in London for €6.7 million. Head of a Boy was painted in 1956, (...)

Knockdrin: the 19th-century neo-Gothic house sits on more than 400ha (1,000ac) near Mullingar

Given the disaster that was country-estate sales last year, it’s no surprise that January has brought with it a substantial price drop for the Co West(...)

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