Luggala Estate Limited became the custodians of Luggala Estate in 2019.

We follow in the footsteps of The La Touche Family, Oonagh Guinness (Lady Oranmore and Browne) and The Honourable Garech Browne and we are committed to preserving their legacy.

As dedicated environmentalists and conservationists, our mission is to conserve, protect and enhance the landscape and built heritage of Luggala Estate for generations to come. We are privileged to be able to undertake this vital work, restoring our unique Irish landscape.

 

Luggala Lodge was built in 1787 and gothicized thereafter for the La Touche family (Dublin bankers of Huguenot origin). In 1937, Ernest Guinness bought Luggala and gave it as a wedding present to his daughter, Oonagh Guinness, on her marriage to Lord Oranmore and Browne. Oonagh ‘imbued Luggala with enchantment’ and made it ‘the most decorative honeypot in Ireland.’ Luggala famously became the gathering place of Dublin intelligentsia, as well as artists and musicians from around the world.

Oonagh, Lady Oranmore and Browne passed Luggala to her son, Dr. The Honourable Garech Browne who maintained the tradition of hosting Irish and international composers, poets, artists and traditional musicians especially Paddy Moloney and the Chieftains.

Those inspired by visits to Luggala include artists Lucian Freud, Louis le Brocquy, Anne Madden, Barrie Cooke and Camille Souter; composers Frederick May and Sean O’Riada, poets Seamus Heaney, Robert Lowell and John Montague and music icons including Mick Jagger, Van Morrison, Marianne Faithfull, Bob Geldof, Bono and Michael Jackson. Directors John Huston, John Boorman and Neil Jordan; actors Pierce Brosnan, John Hurt and Anjelica Huston have filmed on location at Luggala.

Garech Browne died in May 2018 and Luggala Estate Limited acquired Luggala in 2019.

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