Guinness family to sell their family mansion for €28m
The heir to the Guinness empire has put their famous family home, Luggala, up for sale for a whopping €28m.
The great, great, great, grandson of Arthur Guinness, Garech Browne, has listed the family mansion so he can spend more time with his wife in Singapore.
Luggala is a seven bedroom, five-bathroom mansion in Co Wicklow with 5,000 acres of land. As well as the mansion, there is also a guest house and five lodges as part of the sale.
The property has been in 77-year-old Browne’s family for three generations. His grandfather rented it before buying it as a wedding present for his daughter Oonagh.
The grounds of the mansion were used as the backdrop for the classic movie Braveheart and the TV series The Tudors.
It has also hosted some of the top stars in the world such as Michael Jackson, Bono and Mick Jagger.
In 2012, aurthor Robert O’Byrne wrote a book – Luggala Days – which tells many stories and memories of the house where Browne and his brother grew up.
Mr Browne inherited the house in 1970. In 1996, he restored it to it’s original castle-like look.
Mr O’Byrne, a friend of the family, told the Wall Street Journal: “You go there for lunch and days later re-emerge blinking into the sunlight, not sure what happened to you but knowing you had a good time.”
Take a look inside.
Written by Michael Kehoe @michaelcalling