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


Chief Executive Officer: Orla Gallagher

Head of Collections & Conservation: Pauline Swords

Head of Strategic Planning & Developmentp: Teresa Crowley

Sales Manager: Audrey McCreery

Digital Media & Marketing Manager: Joanna Barry

Finance & HR Manager: Claire Barry

Head Gardener: Damien Blackweir


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

Gardeners and security officers complete the Russborough team.

Russborough House is supported by The Heritage Council.

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