Russborough Through the Years
Full title: The Story of Russborough House
Creator / Author: Valerie Ryan
Item Type / Page count: Booklet / 42p
When Published: 2013
Publisher / Place of Publication: Prince Publications / [Main Street, Naas, Co. Kildare]
About: This is a compact publication which packs a lot of information into its 42 pages. It chronicles the major events associated with the house from its foundation in the 18th century up until 1974. In addition, a complete list is provided of the owners and heirs of Russborough House throughout the years. Overall, it is an easy to read introduction to West Wicklow’s finest house.
ID number(s): 9780992652708
Contents: Introduction – Before Russborough –  The story of Russborough begins – Russellstown –  Paintings and furniture from Europe –  Art and portraits from the Second Grand Tour – Four new paintings – Grand Kildare friends pay a Spring visit to Russborough’s waterfall –  Joseph Leeson becomes the Earl of Milltown –  The Rebellion and Russborough House –  Russborough House had never been seen in better condition – A grandson becomes the Fourth Earl of Milltown –  Wedding in the Music Room –  The Prince of Wales pays a visit – A wedding before Christmas –  The winds of change at Russborough –  – The National Gallery of Ireland extended to house the contents of Russborough House –  An inquest at Russborough – Paintings returned on loan to Russborough House –  A gift for the new Irish State? –  A home from home for the Daly Family –  A Hunt Ball at Russborough –  Daily life at Russborough in the 1940’s – Who was going to buy Russborough House? –  A proposal under the Portrait of a Woman in a Black Dress –  A Christmas Party at Russborough –  A second gift to the State – Acknowledgements – Sources – At a glance-the owners and heirs through the years.
Extra #1: includes several photographs and illustrations.
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