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Clomantagh Castle

Castle

Freshford
Co Kilkenny

No. of houses or units: 1

No. of bedrooms: 4 / 5

No. sleeps: 7 / 8 / 9 / 10

No. of bathrooms: 2


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Clomantagh Castle

Clomantagh Castle is an utterly enchanting and captivating property. The tower (1430s) and the farmhouse (early 1800s) are linked by doors allowing guests to wander freely between two periods of history.

A mixture of simplicity and rustic charm, Clomantagh also features a Sheela-na-gig - a symbolic pagan nude carved on one of the stones.

Clonmantagh Castle is of outstanding importance because of the collection of buildings spanning the period from the 12th - 18th Century, the complex at Clomantagh includes a 12th Century parish church, an early 15th Century tower house, an almost intact boundary or bawn wall with a medieval dovecote, and a 19th Century farmhouse.

High on the tower house, above the roof of the farmhouse, there is evidence on an external wall, of an earlier attached structure. This is most likely the banqueting hall, which we know from contemporary descriptive accounts of Irish life was used for entertaining, the lord and his family only returning to the safety of the stone castle to sleep.

On the site of this banqueting hall stands the Victorian farmhouse, which is a fine example of this building type retaining most of its original features, apart from the roofing material which was changed from thatch to slate c.1850.

Special Note: The Castle is surrounded by a working farm; therefore the main gate to the property must always be kept closed.


Details:


* sleeps 10
* 4 double bedrooms
* 1 twin bedroom
* 1 shower room with wc downstairs
* 2 bathrooms upstairs
* oil central heating



Information on Location

Nearest Town: Kilkenny
Distance (km): 14
Time Away: 15 mins

Nearest Airport: Dublin
Distance (km): 116
Time Away: 1 hr 50 mins

Nearest International Ferry Port: Rosslare Europort & Dublin
Time Away: 1 hr / 2 hrs

Nearest Station: Kilkenny
Distance (km): 10
Time Away: 10 mins

Dublin

Distance (km): 123
Time Away: 1 hr 50 mins

Waterford

Distance (km): 63
Time Away: 1 hr

Cork

Distance (km): 139
Time Away: 2 hrs 7 mins

Killarney

Distance (km): 190
Time Away: 3 hrs

Limerick

Distance (km): 109
Time Away: 1 hr 45 mins

Galway

Distance (km): 169
Time Away: 2 hrs 45 mins

Sligo

Distance (km): 229
Time Away: 3 hrs 40 mins

Belfast

Distance (km): 291
Time Away: 3 hrs 45 mins

Athlone

Distance (km): 111
Time Away: 2 hrs

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Freshford is 14km (9m) northwest of Kilkenny on the R693.

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