British stage and screen star Dominic West is raising his brood in an Irish castle - here's why.
West, known to audiences for his performances in hit shows like "The Wire", believes that raising his children in Ireland gives them a "far broader existence".
Albeit, the 48-year-old actor isn't just bringing them up in a regular property, his family is resident at the historic Glin castle in Limerick.
"Glin enriches my life and my kids' lives in terms of identity and continuum," he told House & Garden magazine.
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"My children are surrounded by Irish wit and humanity. They have a far broader existence than they would anywhere else in the world," he continued.
"The house has its own spirit, which won't let us out of its grasp," added his wife, landscape designer Catherine Fitzgerald of her own experience growing up there.
"Growing up, my sisters and I roamed the place, making dens in the rhododendron bushes, climbing the Monterey pine and wading in the rushing, stony stream. The garden got under my skin - and for years it's filled my dreams."
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