Wallpaper Collection

The Irish Heritage Trust Collection of Historic Wallpaper

The Irish Heritage Trust Collection of Historic Wallpaper

The Irish Heritage Trust Collection of Historic Wallpaper
Kindly donated by John J. O’Connell in 2013

The Irish Heritage Trust has been extremely lucky in acquiring the singularly most significant collection of historic wallpapers in the country. The collection dates from the 18th to the 20th century, and contains many important and unique fragments as well as larger pieces. A portion of the wallpaper collection was assembled by the historian Ada Longfield – John O’Connell inherited this collection from her. Separately, John also inherited a collection assembled by Hon. Desmond Guinness and Mariga Guinness. The remainder was gathered independently by John over a period of 30 years …

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