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Hermione, Duchess of Leinster (1864-1895)

Hermione’s story forms the heart of an epic book by Terence Dooley, ‘The Decline and Fall of the Dukes of Leinster 1872-1948,’ which examines the lives of three dukes who succeeded in turn to the miscellaneous lands and titles of the FitzGerald family, including Carton House and Kilkea Castle. Sub-titled ‘Love, war, debt and madness’, the book was billed as Ireland’s ‘Downton Abbey’ when it published. It is certainly a gripping if tragic saga.