Glin Castle

Glin Castle
Glin , Co. Limerick

The home for 800 years to the Fitzgerald family, Glin Castle stands proudly in the middle of its 500 acre wooded demesne on the banks of the river Shannon. The present Glin Castle, which succeeds the medieval ruin in the village of Glin, was built in the late 18th Century with entertaining in mind.

Family portraits and Irish pictures line the walls, and the library bookcase has a secret door leading to the hall and the very rare flying staircase. After a stroll in the grounds, the sitting room with a crackling wood fire makes an ideal cosy gathering place for drinks before dinner. The Dining Room is filled with baronial oak furniture and a gallery of former Knights including a number of notable eccentrics such as “the Knight of the Women” and “the Big Knight”. 

The bedrooms at the back of the castle overlook the garden, while those at the front have a view of the river. Formal gardens surround the castle.

One night, two workers were visited by a poltergeist. They heard footsteps, lights flickered on and off, and doors rapidly opened and closed. Also in the building they found a frayed rope hanging from the ceiling; a worker died a few years earlier when his safety rope snapped.

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