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Sara Meets Robert

Sara was joined by the wonderful Robert O’Byrne of The Irish Aesthete for this week’s 3 on a Thursday, you can watch back their chat here. @theirishaesthete

About Robert

Robert O’Byrne is a writer and lecturer specialising in the fine and decorative arts in Ireland, and the author of several books, among them Luggala: The Story of a Guinness House, Romantic Irish Homes and The Irish Aesthete: Ruins of Ireland. Most recently he has edited and written the foreword for a book of Fr Frank Browne’s photographs of County Wicklow, and this year expects to publish a book of Fr Browne’s photographs of Irish country houses, as well as contributing several chapters in a book on Ireland’s finest neo-classical house, Townley Hall, County Louth.

Robert’s selections

Favourite design book:⁠

The Original 5 Volumes of the Georgian Society Record 1908-1913

Favourite design object:⁠

A piece of plaster rescued from an abandoned building

Favourite creative person:⁠

There are 2! Carmel Snow former editor of Harpers Bazaar & Sybil Connolly Fashion Designer, Gardener et al

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