Travel back in time at the home where Downton meets Dundrum
VISITORS will be offered a glimpse into the life of a loving Victorian family with photographs, letters and a doll's house on display at the €11m newly-revamped Airfield estate.
The home and grounds in Dundrum, Dublin, is undergoing a phased reopening with a glimpse into the life of the Overend family who called the farm home for over a century. People can explore the memorabilia gathered by sisters Naomi and Letitia who set up Airfield as a charitable trust for the public after their deaths.
Their love for travel is captured in the pieces they brought back from their worldwide visits, while a trip into the garage shows off their fondness for cars. The pair took part in rallies into their old age, with Letitia most famous for her striking blue 1927 Rolls Royce.
Only some of the family's archive is on display, with over 20,000 documents and 7,000 images now housed in Castletown House in Leixlip.
Information available on www.airfield.ie.