Castle, Clonegal, County Carlow, the ancient seat of the
Esmonde family is today one of Irelands historical treasures.
The Castle was built in 1625 as a garrison
on the strategically important Wexford to Dublin route.
After 50 years the soldiers
moved out and the family began to convert it into a family
home. Many generations of the family subsequently added various
extensions and details giving the effect of a truly unique
and interesting building. In the 1970’s the basement
was converted into a temple to the Egyptian Goddess Isis,
and the present generation continue to renovate and improve
The Castle is still a family home and is open to the public
during the summer months and school holidays. Presently lived
in by three generations of the Durdin-Robertson family, descendents
of the Esmondes, the castle is set in picturesque countryside
at the foot of the Blackstairs mountains.
The castle has something to offer everyone – from
those keen to explore the fascinating house and gardens on
a tour – or for those who want to enjoy the tearooms
and children's adventure playground. Whatever you are looking
for Huntington Castle will have something unique to offer.
Huntington Castle & Gardens ,
Republic of Ireland.
053 937 7160