Magnificent, intriguing, cherished or forlorn, the fortunes of the Irish Country House offer a unique insight into Irelands history. Shot on 16mm film, at over forty locations all across Ireland, this film celebrates this heritage and charts it's development, from the earliest cliff-top castles and fortified houses to the great Palladian mansions, giving an unparalleled view of one of Europes richest architectural assets. These remarkable buildings in their idyllic landscape settings are a vital part of Irelands historical and artistic heritage. All of their magic and mystery are vividly evoked in this beautiful film. The Irish Country House is narrated by Anjelica Huston. The famous actress spent her own childhood in a country house in the west of Ireland.