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Russborough House has suffered art thefts, declining visitor numbers and a collapsed roof – but now the estate is bouncing back as a tourist attraction, thanks to grant aid and a sustained local campaign

We first meet blacksmith Michael Calnan in the forge at Russborough House. It’s an autumnal Sunday afternoon and, instead of hammering iron, he’s leisurely chopping apples to make cider.

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