Castle/Classiebawn

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Classiebawn Castle, designed by J Rawson Carrol of Dublin and dating to the mid 19thC, was once a favoured residence of Lord Louis Mountbatten.   It’s rather hard to miss, sitting as it does on a hill overlooking the village of Mullaghmore in Ireland. DSCN9375 near Mullaghmore Sligo sl 8x6It is built from a yellow-brown sandstone brought by sea from Donegal across the bay. The headland that provides a backdrop is Benbulbin.DSCN9373 near Mullaghmore Sligo sl 8x6All my shots are from a distance since Classiebawn is still privately owned and sits on three thousand acres surrounded by a stone wall. It’s not possible to get very close to the Castle.DSCN9371 near Mullaghmore Sligo sl 8x6Used primarily as a summer residence, it has four reception rooms, ten bedrooms, and five bathrooms, plus kitchen and staff quarters. DSCN9380 near Mullaghmore Sligo sl 8x6

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3 thoughts on “Castle/Classiebawn

    1. Apparently the Mountbatten’s were the ones who installed the modern conveniences of electricity and plumbing back in the ’50s, but you’re right, Charlie, the size and construction must make it a challenge to upkeep and keep habitable to today’s standards.

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