See you in Court

The Powerscourt Hotel in Co Wicklow has a job on its hands to stand out in such an impressive location, but stand out it duly does, writes Julian Fleming

14th June, 2015
The Powerscourt Hotel in Co Wicklow: imposing yet tasteful

The sky was red and I realised the worst had happened.” In the early hours of November 5, 1974, Ailbhe de Buitlear was woken to the news that a fire was raging in Powerscourt House. The then tourism manager of the house rushed to the grounds, where she witnessed “a house that had stood since 1730 destroyed in four hours”. It was an event that was still raw for de Buitlear as she spoke about...

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