Castles in the Ireland have become popular, many famous people have fallen in love with historic castles in the Irish countryside, including Michael Jackson, who fell in love with Blackwater Castle near Castletownroche, and actor Jeremy Irons, who acquired and rebuilt his own ‘pink castle’ in Kilcoe, West Cork.We’ll go through 7 castles in Ireland that you can actually buy in today’s article.
Strongford Castle – Galway, Ireland
With an asking price of only €225,000, this is an excellent opportunity to acquire a historic Irish property in a scenic part of Ireland with minimal additional outlay. The castle was restored to a habitable state some years ago, and while it has now been vacant for a number of years – and thus the castle is now in need of some improvements – this is far from a major renovation project. Strongford Castle, which sits on a third of an acre of walled gardens, has three bedrooms, a kitchen, a bathroom, and a sitting room. Because of the castle’s compact size, operating and maintenance costs will be low, making it a viable option as both a family home and a vacation property/holiday let.
17th Century Monkstown Castle – Cork, Ireland
This magnificent tower house, built in 1636 and still standing today, is set in the demesne’s beautiful woodland. The views from the upper floors are spectacular, encompassing the entire lower harbour area as well as the general landscape surrounding the Monkstown area. For decades, Monkstown Castle stood empty and ruinous, but it has recently undergone extensive restoration and comes with full planning permission for three apartments. The property is internally ready for the first fix. It is a project that needs to be finished and would suit either an investor or a builder to complete this incredible structure. Monkstown Castle is on the market for €800,000.
Thurles, Co. Tipperary, IRELAND
Black Castle in Thurles is one of the most interesting castles for sale in Ireland right now – and, when compared to other properties, it’s a steal! The price of this castle is €190,000.
local celebrity Elizabeth Poyntz, a.k.a. Lady Thurles, lived in this historic castle, which dates from the 16th century. It is located just west of Liberty Square in a prime location.
It’s one of the town’s most photographed structures and has a lot of potential. One of the previous owners intended to turn it into an art gallery and studio space, which is a fantastic idea that we hope to see realized in the future.
Markethill, Northern Ireland
Gosford Castle is a grade A listed building that was built in the mid-1800s by the 2nd Earl of Gosford, Archibald Acheson. It was designed by London architect Thomas Hopper in the Norman Revival style and was occupied by the Earls of Gosford until 1921. The current market value of the castle is approximately €600k .
During WWII, the Castle was commandeered and used to house troops, and a prisoner of war camp was established on the estate.
Following the war, the Achesons sold the Castle to the Ministry of Agriculture, who turned it into the 590-acre Gosford Forest Park, which was later designated Northern Ireland’s first conservation forest in 1986. During the Troubles, the castle was used as a military base before being turned into a hotel in 1983.
Tullamaine Castle, Tipperary, IRELAND
This castle (built in the early 1800s) is approached through wrought iron gates and a long sweeping mature tree lined avenue, set in stunning parkland with spectacular views of the Comeragh mountains. The five reception rooms on the ground floor, including a large drawing room and library, are all light and well proportioned. A sweeping oak staircase leads from the main hall to five very fine bedrooms with views of the gardens, fields, and the famous peak of Slievenamon. Two secondary bedrooms are located further down the corridor, and three attic rooms are accessible via an additional set of stairs.
The backdoor opens onto a sunny enclosed walled garden complete with greenhouses, a kitchen garden, and a pathway leading to the yard office and stables. A four-bedroom house attached to the yard provides adequate housing for a stud manager or staff. The main yard is situated at the back of the castle.
Tullamaine’s stud facilities are second to none when it comes to producing top performers on the track and in the sales ring. The paddocks are free draining, have post and rail fencing, and are shaded by majestic beech and oak trees. In turn, there is a fantastic shelter belt bordering the lands, and the current owners have planted extensively over the last 30 years.
Gothic Castle, Douglas, ISLE OF MAN, IRELAND
A magnificent gothic-style castle, circa 1830, commanding a commanding position on Douglas Head overlooking the bay. Approximately half a mile from the town center, with mature walled grounds extending to approximately 3 acres, and enjoying considerable privacy (1.214 hectares).
Beautifully renovated, the principal residence currently has three bedrooms with the potential for five, a three-bedroom guest coach house, a two-bedroom cottage, a garage, a workshop, and several stores. Formal gardens with a walkway that leads down to South Quay.
Gothic Castle cost : € 4,7 M
Killaleigh Castle, Ballingarry, IRELAND.
Killaleigh Castle is an impressive 16th-century Irish castle built circa 1590 by the Gaelic MacEgan Clan and set within an attractive well-timbered estate of approximately 300 acres or 121.4 hectares that also includes a distinguished early 18th-century Irish country house.
Killaleigh Castle is located in the historic towns of Birr, Roscrea, and Nenagh. Borrisokane, the nearest small town, is about 5 miles or 8 kilometers away.
Dublin, Cork, and Shannon International Airports are all within easy driving distance. The castle is currently unoccupied and, while in need of extensive restoration, is largely intact. It measures 3,976 square feet (369 square metres) and is set within a walled enclosure that also houses the Bailiff’s House (1,480 square feet or 137.5 square metres) and a fine range of cut-stone outbuildings totaling 5,812 square feet or 540 square metres of net internal space. Internal space totals 11,268 square feet (1,046 square metres). The market value of Killaleigh Castle is €8.5 million.
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