Castlehyde House, County Cork

Oil on board
56.5 x 71cm
Signed & dated ’54 lower right

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Castlehyde is a townland and estate located in County Cork, Ireland. The manor house, Castlehyde House, was built in about 1801 by the architect Hargrave of Cork, for John Hyde, MP. Douglas Hyde, founder of the Gaelic League and first Irish president, was a descendent of the family. It is now owned by the Irish musician and dancer Michael Flatley, who created Riverdance, Lord of the Dance, Feet of Flames and Celtic Tiger Live.