One of the chief hostesses of the King and Queen during the Coronation visit to Ireland will be Viscountess Powerscourt, chatelaine of Powerscourt Castle, Enniskerry. Royal personages have frequently visited Powerscourt, a mediaeval stronghold with walls ten feet thick, situated amid some of the loveliest scenery in all Ireland. There was said to be a curse on the House of Powerscourt-that the holder of the title would never see his successor. But the curse was broken even before the birth of the present peer. Viscount Powerscourt is one of the tallest peers, standing six feet four inches, while the Viscountess, who was Miss Sybil Bouverie before her marriage, in 1903. is also very tall and graceful. She is a finished musician, and is devoted to gardening and animals, her favourite pets being a wolfhound, a cocker spaniel, and a Chow.
Viscountess Powerscourt Rita Martin