From Olivia Robertson
July 9, 2010
Huntington Castle Brochure
Olivia sent the following brochure of the Castle:
You may view & print out a PDF file of the full brochure here: Castle Brochure
(Requires Adobe Acrobat to open. Print in Landscape format.)
Left panel above: Beneath the Castle where the old dungeons used to be, there is now a Temple to the Goddess Isis. There is also a well, believed to date back to mediaeval monastic times.
Center panel above: Opening Time: June - July - August
Last Tour: 5:30pm
Admission Fees: £8 house & gardens; £5 gardens only
Usual Concessions apply. Groups are welcome.
Rosslare: 40 miles, 64km
Dublin: 60 miles, 96km
Carolow M9 J5: 18 miles, 28km
Huntington Castle, Clonegal, Co. Carlow
Right panel above: Clonegal Co. Carlow, Ireland
Huntington Castle 1625
part of Ireland's colourful heritage
Left panel above: Huntington Castle, Clonegal, County Carlow, the ancient seat of the Esmonde family is today one of Ireland's historical treasures. Presently lived in by the Durdin-Robertsons, descendants of the Esmondes, the Castle is set in picturesque countryside at the foot of the Blackstairs Mountains. Built in 1625 on the site of a former 14th century stronghold and abbey, this imposing granite keep served as a garrison on the strategically important Wexford to Dublin route.
Center panel above: Like every good Castle, Huntington has its resident ghosts. From monks to soldiers, bishops and a lady's maid, it is also visited by the ghost of Ailish O'Flaherty, first wife of Lord Esmonde and grand-daughter of Grace O'Malley, the Pirate Queen.
Right panel above: In the gardens there is an ancient Yew walk and the extensive castle grounds offer a wide variety of flora and fauna, including a number of 'champion' trees. With stories and artefacts relating to a diverse selection of historical characters from Cromwell to Milton, the half hour guided tours provide many more facts and details about the fascinating history of the house and family.
Huntington Castle Website
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