Power and Privilege: photographs of the Big House in Ireland 1858-1922
Photograph House, Clonbrock House, October 1870 (Ref.: Clon46).
This exhibition features photographs of life in Ireland’s ‘Big Houses’ during the mid 1800s and early 1900s. A selection of photographs taken between 1858 and 1922 show gardens and landscape; employees; transport; entertainment and recreation; the arts and sciences; and family life.
Some of the images were of homes that remain famous landmarks: Ashford Castle in Co Mayo; Carton House in Co Kildare, and Curraghmore, Co Waterford. Others, such as Castleboro, Co Wexford and Moydrum Castle Co Westmeath have long since vanished.