Saturday 27 May 2017

Fond nights of lavish lawn parties at Luggala

Beatles once took acid and Michael Jackson hid in the sprawling mansion noted for fun, writes Barbara McCarthy

Garech a Brun in his home at Luggala, Co Wicklow, once the scene of parties for poets, musicians, cerebral types and politicians. The house has been put up for sale for €28m. Photo: David Conachy
Garech a Brun in his home at Luggala, Co Wicklow, once the scene of parties for poets, musicians, cerebral types and politicians. The house has been put up for sale for €28m. Photo: David Conachy

Barbar McCarthy

Last week, one of Wicklow's most distinguished residents put his home up for sale and a small part of whimsical, romantic Ireland died.

Luggala, the pearl in Wicklow's oyster and just 40km south of Dublin, will be sold to anyone with €28m to spare.

Its colourful custodian, the ponytailed Hon Garech a Brun, a Guinness heir who has lived in Luggala all his life, is moving out and taking his three-piece tweed suits and memories with him.

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