GLIN CASTLE

GLIN, COUNTY LIMERICK, IRELAND

ENVIABLE POSITION

Glin Castle is a romantic castellated mansion enjoying a glorious setting within some 380 acres of mature parkland and benefiting from being superbly positioned overlooking the Shannon estuary, on the periphery of the attractive Glin village and less than 1 hour’s drive from Limerick city centre and Shannon International airport.

   

RICH PROVENANCE

One of Ireland’s most historic properties Glin Castle, has been in the FitzGerald family, hereditary Knights of Glin, for over 700 years. The romantic and fairytale title of the Knight of Glin dates back to the early 13th Century. The title is an anomaly, akin to Irish chieftainships, and illustrates the Gaelicization of a powerful Norman family. In spite of the usual series of massacres, attainders and confiscations, the Knights of the Glen or Valley, have somehow managed to retain their lands at Glin for over seven centuries.

   

IMPRESSIVE INTERIORS

The castle has superb interiors with decorative plasterwork and notable collections of Irish furniture and paintings. The front hall with a screen of Corinthian columns and a neo-Classical ceiling leads to the great ‘flying staircase’ and a gracefully decorated Venetian window looking out onto the gardens. All the other reception rooms lead off this enfilade and the drawing room, with its bowed front window, has charmingly naïve plaster decoration. In the library a broken pedimented mahogany bookcase artfully conceals a door leading to the staircase hall.

   

    

 

  



  

FERTILE ESTATE

Gloriously positioned within some 23 acres of mature pleasure grounds made up of well thought out formal gardens aswell as delightfully informal gardens that seamlessly link to the wider parkland estate and woodland walks. A dairy farm is centrally positioned within the remainder of the estate and is worked as a commercial enterprise. Three sets of gingerbread lodges, one modelled on the family crest of twin turrets, ‘defend’ the demesne entrances.

The fitted carpets and curtains will remain in the property on closing and will become the property of the new purchaser. The light fittings, any garden statues or ornaments, machinery, furniture and any chattels within the house or other buildings will be excluded from the sale, but may be available to purchase by separate negotiation.