Country house of the week: A chance to be lord of the manor

Capard House at the base of the Slieve Bloom mountains was built in 1790 and played a part in the Williamite war.

5th October, 2014
Capard House at the base of the Slieve Bloom mountains was built in 1790.

Ireland boasts an impressive array of beautiful period mansions and country estates, the majority of which were built as a consequence of titles bestowed on the peerage of Ireland. Few of these splendid buildings have been as exquisitely restored and decorated as Capard House in Rosenallis in Co Laois.

Built in 1790, the two-storey Greek Revival period residence was home to the Pigott family, which owned vast tracts of land in Co Limerick and Co...

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