A home to actors, gentry and other merry men

This 18th-century ‘spacious modern mansion in the Italian style’ was the post-stardom hideaway of the actor who played Robin Hood in the 1950s.

8th April, 2018
A home to actors, gentry and other merry men
Borleagh Manor, served as a sumptuous retirement home for matinee idol Richard Greene; above, well-tended gardens; below, the impressive hallway

Borleagh Manor in Inch, Co Wexford, has served as home to the landed gentry for much of its existence, and a search through digitised print media archives yields typical results for such a country residence: adverts for servants, wedding and death notices, sales of plots of land. Its high-society credentials were well established by the time it was pictured beside a 1933 feature on hunting fashion in British Tatler, backgrounding a group of welly-wearing ladies...

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