This week we went on a very interesting tour of Rathfarnham Castle. the Castle has just reopened after a lengthy closure. There is a lot of work going on to restore the ceilings, which have beautiful plaster work and gold leafing.
The Castle’s owners were dedicated to interior design and that is reflected by the beautiful furniture and stained glass, as well as the carefully laid out rooms. Symmetry was so important to this interior design style, that extra doorways would be added, even with walls behind them, if it made the design more balanced.
We recommend this tour to anyone considering it. There is also a great display of paintings in the main hall.