Newbridge House is located in Donabate in north county Dublin. It is considered a perfect example of an early Irish Georgian mansion. It was built in 1736 for the Archbishop Charles Cobb and designed by the famous Irish architect George Semple (1700-1782) and the Scottish architect James Gibbs (1682-1754). It is set on 350 acres has the finest white marble Italian and Portland stone fireplaces, Roccoco plasterwork and a museum of curiosities. It remained in the Cobbe family until 1985 until it was sold to the Fingal County Council in a unique agreement so that the family can remain there part time. The house can be explored to see the Cobbe family’s personal period furniture, their artwork, a 29 acre fully working farm, a diary and a courtyard which includes a working carpenter and a forge.