Kings of the castle: the ultimate trophy home

The well-heeled from around the world still covet the ultimate trophy home – an Irish castle

20th November, 2016
Portlick Castle, Glasson in Athlone, Co Westmeath

Where have all the castles gone? Following the economic crash there was an exuberance of castles and stately homes for sale on the Irish market. Multimillionaires – the few Irish ones that made their fortunes elsewhere – and a raft of international ones from as far afield as Australia, took advantage of the colossal drop in real estate values to bag themselves the ultimate trophy home: a castle.

Celia Lamb at Ganly Walters, which specialises...

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