Barmeath Castle

Barmeath Castle stands proudly on the sheltered slopes of a wooded hillside in County Louth, looking out over the park to the mountains of the Cooley Peninsula and a wide panorama of the Irish sea. The Bellew family was banished to Connacht by Cromwell but acquired the Barmeath estate in settlement of an unpaid bill. The medieval tower house was twice remodelled and extended, and was subsequently crenellated in the neo-Norman style. The extensive rococo pleasure grounds were designed by the visionary architect, Thomas Wright of Durham, and include an ornamental lake, a rustic bridge, an archery ground and an unusually large walled garden.

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Barmeath Castle, Togher, Dunleer, Louth

t: 041 6851205

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