‘Hidden Ireland’ by James Fennell & Josephine Ryan. Published by Blackstaff Press.
James Fennell’s evocative photographs combine with Josephine Ryan’s lively, authoritative text to tell the story of Hidden Ireland.
The Hidden Ireland group is a collection of historic Irish country houses where visitors can stay. All privately owned, the houses and much more than accommodation - together they form a group of Ireland’s most beautiful houses, and they stretch the length and breath of the country.
This stunning hardback offers priveleged access to these houses and their owners - from a stately home in landscaped parkland in Co. Monaghan that has remained in the same family since it was built in 1734, to a Georgian mansion in Co. Cork that has diversified into glamping and on-site gin distilling.
Featuring eclectic interiors, family portraits and prized collections of fine porcelain, as well as the stunning architecture and gardens that these houses are known for, James Fennell’s evocative photographs combine with Jospehine Ryan’s lively, authoritative text to tell the story of Hidden Ireland - the history, the style and the personalities that are at the heart of these glorious houses.
The book was launched at The Little Museum of Dublin on 29th November. Over a hundred people turned up to cheer on the book whilst sipping on Bertha’s Revenge tipples and Mont Irish Mountain Beer. Massive thanks to the wonderful team at The Little Museum of Dublin for hosting the event.
This book is a cracking stocking filler and is on sale in all good book shops and online.