One of my favourite places, a dramatic modern museum contrasted with a small Victorian country house. Its landscaped setting interspersed with modern sculpture. It is a well considered and sensibly designed place. The museum is not bad either. The modern museum was designed in 2001 by the Office of Public Works and the house bears an 1865 date stone. It was home to the Fitzgerald family relocated here under the Cromwellian land settlement of the Sixteenth Century from richer land to the east. They still had a large estate of 8,500 acres until this was purchased and redistributed from them in 1915 by the Congested Districts Board. This had been established to initiate economic improvements along the western seaboard.