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Fate of Cerberus-linked castles is up in the air as actor Simons’ Grand Design falls into ruin

23rd December, 2018
Sean Simons with Kevin McCloud on the Channel 4 television programme Grand Designs

There’s another emotive property dispute in Roscommon it seems, but this one involves a rather grander structure than a family farm bungalow.

Some of you might remember seeing Cloontykilla Castle on Channel 4’s Grand Designs a few years back. Singer and actor Sean Simons had set his sights on it as a kid and had big plans for the place. He bought it in 1997 and started lovingly doing it up in 2008,...

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