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Our architectural heritage is one of the most tangible aspects of our heritage. By conserving our historic buildings we help to preserve them for future generations to enjoy as part of their heritage, just as we do now.

Russborough House, Co. Wicklow

Between 2002 and 2007, the Heritage Council provided grant-aid towards the conservation of Russborough House, Co. Wicklow to the value of €2 million under our annual Grant Scheme. In 2005, the Heritage Council published the Conservation Plan for Russborough House [pdf 4.98mb] and has contributed towards its conservation in the intervening period.

Designed by Richard Castles and completed in c.1750, Russborough House is perhaps one of the finest and most intact Georgian houses in the country. With a fine collection of paintings and objets d’art, it is owned and maintained by the Beit Foundation. The house is now open to the public and hosts a busy calendar of events including farmers markets, music recitals, school visits and hosting corporate events throughout the year. The stunning West Wing of Russborough is now available for overnight stays and is managed by the Irish Landmark Trust.

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