Hidden Ireland, the book
by James Fennell & Josephine Ryan
A beautifully produced coffee table book, published by Blackstaff Press in November 2016.
The Hidden Ireland group is a collection of historic country houses where visitors can stay. All privately owned, the houses are much more than accommodation – together they form a group of Ireland’s most beautiful and fascinating houses, and they stretch the length and breadth of the country.
This stunning hardback offers privileged access to these houses and their owners – from a stately home in landscaped parkland in County Monaghan that has remained in the same family’s ownership since it was built in 1734, to a Georgian mansion in County Cork that has diversified into glamping and on-site gin distilling.
Featuring eclectic interiors, family portraits and prized collections of fine porcelain, as well as the stunning architecture and gardens that these houses are known for, James Fennell’s evocative photographs combine with Josephine Ryan’s lively, authoritative text to tell the story of Hidden Ireland – the history, the style and the personalities that are at the heart of these glorious houses.