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The 9th baronet Sir Charles Coote replaced a former plainer dwelling with Ballyfin House in 1823. Richard Morrison, a pupil of James Gandon, did much of the architectural and design work. The exterior of the house is rather plain but the interior is truly magnificent with remarkable plasterwork, especially in the Gold Room, where the plasterwork is gold-leafed.

You can visit the house by arrangement. The gardens designed by Sir Edward Lutyens feature a large lake facing the house and a conservatory at the side of the house dating to 1850.

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