Irish Farmers Don't Wear Cravats

Over the last few weeks I have been paralysed by writers block. In the hope of clearing my mind, I headed off to explore an old stately home. While often crumbling ruins, buildings like this are absorbing places - they were once the houses of the wealthiest people in Ireland in the 18th & 19th century. The building I visited wasn't quite Downton Abbey but in its heyday this mansion was impressive. In this podcast we will explore this building looking for a secret tunnel that was supposedly in the basement (which I eventually found).

 

The resulting episode is a potted history of stately homes and and also what I found in that tunnel.


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