Glin Castle, Co. Limerick

A 'Big House' through the ages

Glin castle, home to the 29th Knight of Glin, has been in the FitzGerald family for over 700 years. Situated 32 miles west of Limerick city on the banks of the Shannon River on a 500 acre estate, it is one of the last of the great houses to still be lived in by the original family.

Glin Castle has superb interiors with neo classical plasterwork, a rare flying staircase and reportedly the best collection of Irish 18th century furniture, pictures and porcelain in private hands. There are formal gardens and pleasure grounds and a walled kitchen garden. The Castle offers exclusive accommodation to paying guests. There is also an extensive dairy farm attached to the estate.

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