Holiday where Strongbow strolled

Castlemartyr estate was once owned by Sir Walter Raleigh, but now it's a spectacular retreat from the cares of the 21st century, writes Niamh Connolly.

14th September, 2013
Castlemartyr castle.

The gardens of Castlemartyr estate are a hive of activity on a Sunday afternoon in late summer. Weekend guests are reading newspapers over coffee on the patio, while local visitors stroll around the maze and venture into the woods. A father is attempting to teach youngsters the rules of croquet on the lawn, while across by the herb garden, a couple are swaying on a canvas chaise longue, enjoying an glass of wine in the...

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