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Lisnavagh House, Co Carlow

When we were kids, the eyes would follow us around everywhere. The family portraits, always watching. It was kind of creepy. But then we started working out who was who and they weren’t so scary anymore. The elegant lady outside my parents’ room was one of the kindly Bruen sisters from Oak Park in Carlow. […]