Garech Browne

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‘A jewel of a painting’: Lucian Freud’s Head of a Boy, a portrait of the young Garech Browne. Photograph: Sotheby’s

The late Guinness heir Garech Browne was proud of his portrait by Lucian Freud, which shows him as a young boy with a thatch of blond hair. Browne, w(...)

New signage at Luggala. Boleyhorrigan Bridge, overlooking Lough Tay with Luggala Mountain on the right. Photograph: The Irish Times

The trust which owns the large Luggala Estate in Co Wicklow has insisted there is no change regarding public access to certain areas within its ground(...)

Victoria Lloyd, Bob Geldof, Lord Gowrie, seated, and Thomas Kinsella at the gathering in Luggala for Garech Browne. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

In a simple ceremony on the edge of Lough Tay, the ashes of Garech Browne, art collector, patron of the arts, and a Guinness heir, were poured into it(...)

Garech Browne and Anthony Palliser at Luggala, Co Wicklow.

The first time I visited Anthony Palliser’s Paris home, back in 2007, I found the poets Derek Mahon and John Montague in the Anglo-Belgian painter’s s(...)

The Chieftains, who recorded with Claddagh records

Operating losses at the Dublin record label which launched the Chieftains more than doubled in 2016, its latest accounts filed with the Companies’ Off(...)

On Wednesday, Pat Kenny discusses teenage sex in occasionally alarming detail. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

A minor squall in teacup blows up this week, with howls of exasperation from those wary of the creeping “nanny state”. A proposed new law would fine (...)

Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs Heather Humphreys announced the review of the tax breaks allowed to the owners of historic houses. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Government has announced a review of the tax breaks allowed to the owners of historic houses. Section 482 of the Taxes Consolidation Act, 1997, a(...)

Luggala, Co Wicklow: ‘Let’s ensure every Irish person has one small house, before we acquire more big ones.’

The Irish love affair with property is like a bad marriage. We lurch from obsession to betrayal, and back again. Our attitude to the Big Houses of (...)

With its turrets and arched windows, Luggala is a Gothic Revival fantasy.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The fate of Luggala, the famed Guinness estate hidden away in the Wicklow mountains and for sale on the open market for €28 million, hangs in the bala(...)

Garech Browne became custodian of Luggala Estate in Co Wicklow after his mother Oonagh Guinness’s death in 1970. Photographs: Neil Gavin, Walter Pfeiffer

The Guinness trust behind the sale of the €28 million Luggala Estate in Co Wicklow has indicated it will consider offers for the 5,000-acre property t(...)

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