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Take a video tour of Michael Flatley’s Co Cork mansion

Irish dancing legend Michael Flatley opened the doors to his mansion in Co Cork to give the public a glimpse into his home life.

The Chicago born star allowed the Irish Times to create a video tour of his home in 2015, when he put the property on the market.

‘Castlehyde House’ was Flatley’s dream home – but he decided to sell up because his work commitments meant he would only be able to spend a couple of weeks per year in the mansion.

Michael Flatley's mansion

The video was presented by Madeleine Lyons who explained how much work Flatley had put into the property since he bought it in 2001.

The mansion was in a state of disrepair until Flatley spent a staggering €27m to turn it into the luxury home it is today.

It was described by the Irish Restoration Society as: “One of the most sumptuous restorations in Irish history.”

The video then sees Flatley giving Lyons a tour of his home.

The inside of the mansion is magnificent with features such as a Portland stone staircase, bronze fittings on the doors, 24 carat gold fittings on pillars and chandeliers and a rose garden with 10,000 rose bushes.

Flatley also has his dancing shoes on proud display. He has his original Riverdance shoes and original Lord of the Dance shoes and several others lit up behind a glass cabinet.

During the tour, Flatley tells some great stories about living in the mansion and some of the famous guests he has had over.

Take a look at the video below.

Written by Michael Kehoe @michaelcalling

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