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Our Lady's Island at Russborough

In 1976 the Alfred Beit Foundation was established to manage the property and in 1978 it was opened to the public. Sir Alfred died in 1994 and following Lady Beits death in 2005 the house was gifted to the state.Both were popular with the staff that worked for them and were also often to be seen mixing and mingling with tourists and visitors to ensure a warm welcome.