Russborough House (county Wicklow)

June 5, 2016 at 5:02 pm (books, entertainment, estates, jane austen) (, , , )


If you attend Love & Friendship you’ll see RUSSBOROUGH House in several shots.

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Visiting their website allows for some peeks at the sumptuous interiors – there’s even a short video tour (click photo below).

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There’s actually a Smith & Gosling connection to ‘Rusborough’ through Emma Smith’s great Aunt, Mrs. Thomas Smith of Bersted Lodge.

Mrs. Smith’s twin sister was Lady Mayo. She and the Mayos visited Ireland – Lord Mayo’s seat was Palmerstown – and often visited the Milltowns at ‘Rusborough’ (as she spelled it). I’ve no doubt that Mrs. Smith had many tales to tell her great-nieces and nephews, whenever she was newly returned from Ireland.

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2 Comments

  1. samrah@myfairpoint.net said,

    I will be in Cork next year during the AGM. Is it near there?

    M

    • Janeite Kelly said,

      Hi, M – if you’re in the Dublin area, you’re more in the vicinity of Blessington & Russborough House. Cork is the southern coast. NB: I’m so envious! Cork is beautiful – but I was there only once, and as long ago as 1984! yow… k

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