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Great Taste in Art!

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Full title: The Beit Collection

Creator / Author: Christopher Brown

Item Type / Page count: Journal Article / 10p

Journal Information: Irish Arts Review, Vol. 1, Number 4, pp. 14-23

When Published: Winter,1984

Publisher / Place of Publication: Irish Arts Review / Dublin

About: An article which appraises the international importance of the Beit Art Collection that was permanently displayed at Russborough House, near Blessington. This collection was subsequently ransacked in a raid on Russborough by the major criminal mastermind known as ‘The General’.

ID number(s): 1649-217X

Extra #1: includes several colour and black & white photographs

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Extra #3: Check OCLC WorldCat.org for this publication in libraries worldwide.

Extra #4: Read this article online via JSTOR. [Personal registration / conditions apply]. Alternatively, your local public library may provide free online access to this article.

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Russborough Ransacked

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Full title: The Beit Paintings Robbery

Creator / Author: Paul Williams

Item Type / Page count: Book Chapter / 20p

When Published: 1995 with later editions

Publisher / Place of Publication: O’Brien Press / 20 Victoria Road, Dublin 6.

Parent Publication [book]: The General: Godfather of Crime / by Paul Williams / 221pp

About: This book tells of the exploits of Martin Cahill, aka ‘The General’, who was one of Ireland’s most notorious gangsters.

ID number(s): 0862784336 / 9780862784331

WW Connection #1: The Beit paintings were taken from Russborough House in West Wicklow

Extra #1: includes photographs.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Extra #3: Check OCLC WorldCat.org for this publication in libraries worldwide.

The Irish Game

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Full title: The Irish Game: ‘a true story of crime and art’

Creator / Author: Matthew Hart

Item Type / Page count: Book / 220p

When Published: 2004 with later editions

Publisher / Place of Publication: Chatto & Windus / London.

About: The book tells the story of the robbery, and subsequent recovery of old masters paintings from Russborough House, Blessington. The 1986 heist was the brainchild of Martin Cahill, aka ‘The General’.

ID number(s): 9780099474579 / 0701177551 / 0701177616 / 1846173078

WW Connection #1: The stolen paintings were taken from Russborough House, one of the architectural gems of West Wicklow

Extra #1: includes photographs and index.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Extra #3: Check OCLC WorldCat.org for this publication in libraries worldwide.

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