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Cork Chapter Event-Visit the Riverstown House and Ashton Grove House & Gardens

15.04.2023, 11:00 A.M.

Riverstown House is an early eighteenth century house, formerly the seat of Dr. Jemmet Browne, Bishop of Cork. It is a modest and plain house that has hidden treasure within. The three-bay saloon contains superb ceiling and wall mounted stucco work by the brothers Paolo and Filippo La Francini. The rescue of this outstanding room and its reversion to a family home was a pioneering example of the Irish Georgian Society's practical approach and Desmond Guinness’s persuasive powers in rescuing this important house.

The original Ashton Grove House was an eighteenth century building of modest proportions. The house has undergone many changes since then and now has the appearance of a Regency house with tall ground floor windows and overhanging eaves. The first floor windows are equally tall in appearance. The gardens were formerly overgrown, but have been rescued with great enthusiasm and dedication by the present owners.


11.00 am Meet at Riverstown House, Glanmire, Co. Cork for registration.

11.15am Tour of Riverstown House with Rita Dooley.

1.00pm Visit to Ashton Grove House and Gardens, courtesy of Aislinn and Gerald McGreal.

1.15pm Lunch at Ashton Grove House.

2.30pm Tour of Ashton Grove House and Gardens.

Tickets cost €50 (members), €60 (non-members), including lunch and must be purchased in advance by completing the booking form here

Terms & Conditions: Participation at the discretion of the committee. No bookings accepted without payment. Booking form to be completed in full including membership number and expiry date. Late booking fees may apply. Programme subject to change without notice.

Image courtesy of the Buildings of Ireland database.

Please mail the booking form to Geraldine O’Riordan, 4 The Beeches, Woodville, Glanmire, Cork T45 XW18 (email: Please make your cheque payable to the Irish Georgian Society, Cork Chapter.