Newbridge House & Traditional Farm

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This small, early Georgian house may appear modest from the outside but its style of furnishing is really rather grand: lots of Portland stone, stucco by Robert West, ceiling after the Francini brothers and endless family portraits. The beautiful Red Drawing Room and Museum of Curiosities are especially interesting.

The latter is full of strange and sometimes ghoulish specimens: stuffed birds, bits of dusty coral, huge shells, scraps of Eastern fabrics, a tiny shoe worn by a Chinese woman with bound feet and a 'scold's bridle' - a belt to stop the mouths of witches and doomsayers. It is also possible to visit the traditional farmyard, forge, pigturesque pig sties and stables (which house a huge, fantastically ornate golden coach that looks as if it must have once been a pumpkin). A café selling basic refreshments is to the right of the first courtyard.


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Newbridge House & Traditional Farm details

Address
Newbridge Demesne,
Donabate

Area North of Centre

Transport Bus 33B / Donabate rail.

Telephone 843 6534

Open Apr-Sept 10am-5pm Tue-Sat; 2-6pm Sun. Oct-Mar 2-5pm Sat, Sun.

Admission House €7; €3.50-€6 reductions; €18 family. Farm €3.80; €2.50-€2.80 reductions; €10 family.

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