Purcell Auctioneers

Lot 70

Rare Victorian Irish family album relating to Irish Country mansions & castles, their house guests, tennis and croquet parties & banquets.. The album includes numerous photographs, post cards and hundreds of signatures of Irish aristocrats and nobility. Amongst the mansions and castles are BIRR CASTLE, MAJOR BEAUMONT’s property, HALDON HOUSE, FERNE LODGE, LIMERICK HUNT, PALMERSTOWN, WINGFIELD,, KILKEE, CAHIRCON-ENNIS, TOURIN-CAPPOQUIN, THE CALPE HUNT, LONGUEVILLE HOUSE-MALLOW, KILKEE, GLENWOOD-SIXMILEBRIDGE, THE CURRAGH, BRAY, DUNSLAN-GLANMIRE, LISNAVAGH-RATHVILLY, STRATDONE HOUSE-CAVAN, BALLYSEEDY-TRALEE, ADARE MANOR, ROCKBARTON-KILMALLOCK, CASTLE BERNARD-BANDON, DONERAILE COURT, GLYNWOOD-ATHLONE, BIRR CASTLE, DROMANA-CAPPOQUINN, LISMORE CASTLE, GLENSTAL-LIMERICK, MOUNT JULIET-THOMASTOWN, KILAKEE, QUEENSTOWN. This is an unique album portraying the privileged, lives of the ANGLO-IRISH aristocracy at the height of their power & wealth before the subsequent events of 1916/1922 brought about the death knell of their gilded hedonistic life style.
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