Luxury property

House of the week: High over Dublin, a majestic historical home in Howth

Censure House, a six-bedroom home built by the Earl of Howth, combines Georgian grandeur with modern luxuries such as a home cinema and gym, is on the market for €15 million

Censure House, in Howth, Co Dublin, which is on the market for €15 million

Censure House has a history as impressive as its setting on the Baily in Howth in north Co Dublin.

The St Laurence dynasty traces its ancestry back to the Normans who conquered Howth in 1177, claiming rights across the peninsula to such a degree they were prepared to maintain them even against the English Crown. In later centuries, the descendants of those original baron knights were subsequently elevated to the title of Earls of Howth.