From top: Castletown House; Zoe Ryan, inside the house’s Stable wing, with buttons embroidered by Countess Markievicz when she was in Holloway Prison.
Calling all antique-collecting/ vintage Venetian architecture fans.
Castletown House is Ireland’s “first, finest and largest” 18th century Palladian style house only 20km from Dublin’s city centre.
On Saturday and Sunday rom 10am to 5pm, the Ofiice of Public Works will host its first Antiques Fair at Castletown House in Celbridge, Co Kildare with the Irish Antique Dealers Association in the House’s stunningly renovated Stable Wing*.
Twenty leading members of Irish Antiques Dealers’ Association will take part in the fair with fine furniture, painting, silver, jewellery, books, prints and a number of interesting items with 1916 connections on view and on offer.
Courtville Antiques has a set of special buttons in the original box, embroidered by Countess Markievicz whilst she was in jail in Holloway Prison. George Stacpoole of Adare has a collection of drawings done by members of the Gore Booth family of Lissadel of which the Countess was a member whilst The Silver Shop has a fine miniature of Sackville Casement who was the great uncle of Roger Casement.
To celebrate we have TWO family passes (either 2 adults, 2 kids or 4 adults) for a tour of the house to giveaway to TWO Broadsheet readers.
To enter, just complete this sentence.
‘I would particularly enjoy a guided tour of Castletown House owing to my interest in__________________________’
Lines MUST close at
* Parking: Exit 6, M4, Celbridge West
Top pic: Skyline Studio
Bottom pic: Mark Stedman/Rollingnews