The CSHIHE is delighted that Mr Cathal Moore has donated a very valuable collection of books pertaining to the country house in Ireland, Britain and further afield to Maynooth University Library.  The collection will be of immense value to our students, Cathal has communicated the following to us:

''I am delighted that Maynooth University has accepted the gift by donation and future bequest of my academic book collection. I hope that current and future generations of students will benefit from having the collection close to hand. Students of the CSHIHE should find access to it particularly useful.  I have been collecting since the early 1980s, increasing activity when I worked as a regional curator for the National Trust in the UK and as Head of Historic Buildings for Historic Royal Palaces and the collection largely reflects my professional activities, as well as art and architectural historical interests. I have followed the activities of the  CSHIHE with great interest since its inception and I am very pleased the Professor Terence Dooley felt that the collection would be an asset both now and in the future. Happy reading!''