What we do

We represent Ireland's privately owned historic houses and castles, irrespective of their size or how well they are known. We assist, represent and inform our membership whilst informing the general public about this wonderfully rich and diverse Irish cultural resource.


Each year our members arrange special events in their houses including guided tours, seminars and lectures, chamber music, plays and literary occasions, art classes, food fairs and cookery demonstrations. The full list is extensive and expanding continuously.

Heritage Week


Our members own a major component of Ireland's built and cultural heritage. Many of these historic buildings can be visited in a fascinating variety of ways.