Russborough House

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Russborough House is a manor house built in the 18th century. In Paladian style, this house is now open to the public since 1978, and gives the opportunity to visit one of the richest houses of the time. And for art lovers, don’t miss its regular exhibitions!

History of Russborough House

A Maison de maître built in sobriety

Russborough House was built between 1741 and 1755 for Joseph Leeson, Earl of Milltown. Its architect, Richard Cassels, gave the house a 100% Palladian architecture, giving the exterior of the building austere appearance.

The interior, however, is more pleasing to the eye, and has many subtly decorated rooms.

It was in 1952 that the house was bought by Sir Alfred Beit, a wealthy collector and art lover. He took advantage of the grandeur of Russborough House to exhibit paintings by great masters such as Rubens, Goya and Vermeer. Unfortunately, word of the richness of this priceless collection spread to the surrounding area, and the house was then the object of numerous burglaries.

In 1978 the house was finally bought by the state and opened to the public. The rooms, kitchens and reception rooms can be visited.

Visit Russborough House

A floor-to-ceiling tour!

Russborough House opens its doors to visitors by presenting its bedrooms, dining rooms, kitchens and other reception rooms, as well as its gardens. Our preference goes irrevocably for the interior of the house, which is beautifully decorated, with the most sumptuous furniture, typical plasterwork decorations of the period, and chandeliers and other beautiful lighting fixtures… The rooms are beautiful and warm, and contrast strongly with the duller exterior of the house.

A guide will introduce you to the history of the house, and will show you all the subtleties of the architecture and decoration of the house.

An exhibition regularly offers you an art collection of great interest.

Russborough House
Practical information

Address Address:
suivre la N81

Coordonnées GPSGPS:
53.141223, -6.569824

Duration of the visit Duration of the visit:
45 minutes
PricesPrices :


Opening hoursOpening hours:

Monday to Saturday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

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