David Hicks from Mayo graduated in Interior Architecture from Sligo IT. As part of the degree, he completed a thesis on Moore Hall, home of George Moore burned down in 1923. As a result David began to research the Irish Country House. While researching Rappa Castle in Mayo, home of his great grandmother, he decided to put together Irish Country Houses - A Chronicle of Change (2012). He publishes and speaks widely on Irish country houses.
'Hicks has unearthed many captivating stories of a bygone age.' Mayo News 'Beautiful book.' Morning Edition, RTE 'A consuming, highly illustrative book.' Irish Examiner 'Beautifully produced, readable book.' The Irish Times