About Us

About Us

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Russborough is owned and operated by the Alfred Beit Foundation, a private charitable organisation which ensures continuing public access and engagement.


The Foundation, governed by a board of directors who are in effect its trustees, has care of the magnificent house and its demesne landscape, gardens, and ancillary buildings. It also has responsibility for the house contents, its collection of paintings, furniture and decorative arts, largely donated by the Beits, but also including loans from the National Gallery of Ireland and the Apollo Foundation. An Executive Team manages Russborough on a day to day basis, implementing its strategic goals.

Additionally, Russborough offers a broad range of community, social and cultural activities that firmly root the house in the West Wicklow community.

Executive Team


CEO: Eric Blatchford

Curator: Pauline Swords

Development Manager: Teresa Crowley

Sales and Retail Manager: Audrey McCreery

Marketing: Joanna Barry


Additional staff comprise Administration and Front of House which includes Receptionists, Tour Guides, and Housekeeping.

Gardeners and security officers complete the Russborough team.