Sarah Ferguson

Sarah, Duchess of York, lives in the Royal Lodge in Windsor with her ex-husband Prince Andrew, complete with 30 rooms and 21 acres, but her family actually has Irish roots.

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Princess Beatrice

 and Princess Eugenie

's mother is the great-granddaughter of Mervyn Wingfield, the eighth Viscount Powerscourt. Her grandmother formerly lived at Powerscourt Estate, which is now an attraction in Ireland and boasts a 68-room mansion and 47-acre gardens, voted third best garden in the world.

Want to have a peek inside? Sarah regularly shares peeks inside her current home, but rarely reveals much of her ancestral property – until recently. In March, she posted a series of photos from the grounds in honour of St Patrick's Day.

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WATCH: Sarah Ferguson reveals magical garden at the Royal Lodge

Located in Enniskerry, County Wicklow, the grounds include a stone tower named the 'Tower Valley', Japanese gardens, winged horse statues, a 'Triton' lake, a pet cemetery, a 'Dolphin' pond, walled gardens, the 'Bamberg Gate' and the 'Italian Garden'.

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The gardens at Powerscourt Estate

The outdoor space underwent extensive renovations under the instruction of Lord Powerscourt, who inherited the home at the age of eight in 1844. Said works took a total of 20 years, and were finished in 1880.

Sarah captioned her images: "Happy St. Patrick's Day. I love the gardens at Powerscourt, where my grandmother is buried as it was her childhood home. This poem from 1827 by Charlotte Elizabeth Tonna, sums up the magic of the Emerald Isles."

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Sarah shared several images from Powerscourt Estate's gardens

She went on to recite the words of the poem, beginning: "From the region of zephyrs, the Emerald isle. The land of thy birth, in my freshness I come. To waken this long-cherished morn with a smile. And breath o'er thy spirit the whispers of home."

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Powerscourt House in Ireland

Inside, the 13th-century castle originally had three storeys and boasted an entrance hall of 18 metres long and 12 metres wide. The main reception rooms were also located on the first floor, as opposed to the ground floor.

The home is still as large today, though it has since been renovated several times – once in the 18th century, and again after the house was destroyed by a fire in 1974, and subsequently renovated in 1996. 

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