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Dromore Castle Ruins

Dromore Castle, Pallaskenry, Co Limerick

 

Standing on high ground, overlooking Dromore Lake and surrounded by woodlands, are the ruins of the fairytale Dromore Castle. Built in the second half of the 19th century by the third Earl of Limerick and designed by the architect Edward William Goodwin, the castle was abandoned because of problems with dampness in 1896. The McMahon family of Limerick acquired the castle and woodlands and lived there from 1939 until 1950. In 1956, the castle was closed, contents sold and the roof removed. Neil Jordan’s film 'High Spirits' was made on location there in 1987.

 

Note: It is necessary to acquire permission to see the ruins as they are on private property.

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Taken on March 23, 2010