Interiors Special: Hidden treasures

A new book opens the door to 20 historic country guesthouses, offering an intimate insight into the lives and owners of some of Ireland’s most delightful homes

27th November, 2016
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Hilton Park

Ireland once claimed a mighty 6,000 country houses. Only 600 of these still stand and they hold myriad delightful secrets, as discovered by photographer James Fennell. His lavish new book, Hidden Ireland, showcases 20 of these local gems, each now offering bed and board complete with decidedly bohemian charm.

James worked in tandem with antiques dealer and stylist Josephine Ryan, who describes these special guesthouses in perceptive detail. “The selection criteria for membership of Hidden Ireland is strict”,...

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