Mark came and stayed for an entire week to be able to utilize Glenlohane as both a photo-focus and a base for his upcoming book which is on original and historical stabling in Ireland, the UK and Scotland. We will be featured in a book alongside that if the Marquis of Waterford’s Curraghmore, Highclere Castle (Downton Abbey), and stabling from some of The Royal’s yards.

Glenlohane was built by my family in 1741. From many a vantage point, one has no idea at all which century you are in. This is a huge draw for the culturally curious kind of guests we are lucky to receive (and who are terribly interesting) and this can certainly be said for the yard, the stables and the harness room – in absolutely mint condition and a show place for various high end clothing catalogs over the years.

Mark was able to use this base for much of the connections we helped to introduce him to here in the Scenic Southwest of Ireland. As a seriously private boutique, extended-stay B&B, he thought this was ideal- plus we had breakfasts with him and casual dinners in the kitchen in front of the AGA. An AGA is an attribute of the big house back in the day; today notwithstanding.

Mark has done many a book and his work is featured in Architectural Digest (in all of Germany, France, Italy & Russian editions), AD China and France, Interior Design, Elle Decor¬†amongst a plethora of other titles too numerous to mention. We’d have him back in a heart beat. See some of his glorious work on www.markroskams.com.

 

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