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Author Macpherson, Sarah Conolly-Carew.

Title Children of Castletown House [electronic resource] / Sarah Conolly-Carew.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : The History Press, [2015]


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Summary Castletown House, in County Kildare, was Ireland's largest private residence, a spectacular Palladian mansion which was once an alternative seat of political power to Dublin, and whose design was the basis for the White House in Washington. The four Conolly-Carew children, Sarah, Patrick, Diana and Gerald, were the last generation to grow up within its walls, and their story is a window into Ireland's real Downton Abbey, a world of servants and lavish balls, of cars run on charcoal, visiting Princesses, IRA intimidation and Olympic glory. Today Castletown is owned by the state, and operates as a highly regarded tourist attraction, but in this book you will hear what really happened in these banquet halls, and about the dramas that unfolded beneath these still glittering chandeliers.
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Subject Castletown House (Celbridge, Ireland) -- History.
Celbridge (Ireland) -- Social life and customs.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Guinness, Desmond.
Conolly-Carew, Diana.
Conolly-Carew, Patrick.
Conolly-Carew, Gerald.
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Other Form: Print version: Macpherson, Sarah Conolly-Carew. Children of Castletown House. Dublin : The History Press Ireland, 2012. 9781845887506 (DLC)2012545159
ISBN 9780750962452 (e-pub)
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