Lady Claire Besnyoe (née Burke) grew up in Ballydugan House, and has returned to her childhood family home after 33 years working in Austria.

“One of my earliest memories growing up here in Ballydugan Estate is the pony that was bought for me being given to my sister, I was bitterly disappointed,” Claire begins with a chuckle. “My sister and I, we were always together, and we had a wonderful governess.