Famous painting to hang in historic Kildare venue

Duchess of Leinster Reynolds painting to go to Castletown House

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Famous painting to hang in historic Kildare venue

Castletown House

The Office of Public Works (OPW), together with the Castletown Foundation, have acquired a portrait of a former Duchess of Leixlip which will hang at Castletown House in Celbridge, county Kildare.

The OPW has acquired the portrait of Emily Fitzgerald, the Duchess of Leinster, by Sir Joshua Reynolds, with the support of the Friends of the National Collections of Ireland.

The portrait will be unveiled in Castletown House in Kildare on Thursday morning, January 24.

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 The painting, which originally hung in the dining room of Carton House, seat of the Fitzgerald’s, will now be displayed in Castletown House, once the home of her sister, Lady Louisa Conolly.