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Lovingly restored historic country house has echoes of East India Company

On the market for €3.5 million, Ballindoolin House, set on 238 acres in Kildare, survived an attempt to burn it down during the War of Independence and stands today as a fine example of late Georgian architecture

Ballindoolin House, set within 238 acres of Kildare countryside, was designed by leading Irish architect William Vitruvius Morrison in 1822

As the decade of centenaries draws to a close this year, the survival of the great Irish house serves as a notable marker of the country’s emergence from British rule to an independent Republic.

Ballindoolin House, a classic country estate on 238 acres at Carbury in Co Kildare, is one such property with much of its history preserved for posterity.

The house, plus its Palladian-style gate lodge and lands, were designed by leading Irish architect ...