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.
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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