The Bedroom Corridor (The Blue Corridor)

THE ORIGINAL SIXTEENTH-CENTURY Long Gallery was situated at this level, now occupied by the Blue Corridor and bedrooms. During the seventeenth century the Ormonde collection of paintings was the largest in the country. It contained paintings by Dutch and Italian masters and portraits by artists such as Sir Anthony Van Dyck, Sir Peter Lely, and others.

This is a nineteenth-century space created during the remodelling of the central block, which allowed for easier access to bedrooms and dressing rooms along the corridor. There were three water closets situated on this floor during the 1850s. The Gothic style light fittings along the corridor were salvaged from St. Andrew's Church in Dublin.

The Bedroom Corridor