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Glenveagh Castle

(Caisleán Ghleann Bheatha) is a large castellated
Mansion house built in the Scottish Baronial style,
situated within Glenveagh National Park near Churchill
and Gweedore, County Donegal, Ireland. The castle was
built between 1870 and 1873 and consists of a four
storey rectangular keep surrounded by a garden, and has
a backdrop of some 16,540 hectares of mountains, lakes,
glens and woods complete with a herd of red deer. The
Visitor Centre has displays that explain the park as
well as an audio-visual show and is accessible for
visitors with disabilities. The gardens and castle were
left to the Irish nation in 1981 by Henry Plumer
McIlhenny of Philadelphia, who had purchased the estate
in 1937. Hollywood stars such as Marilyn Monroe and
Greta Garbo stayed at the castle while McIlhenny owned
it. The Irish Gleann Bheatha translates into English as
"Valley of the Birches".

The castle was built by a Captain John Adair
(1823-1885), a native of Co Leix, and a member of the
minor gentry. Adair had made his fortune by chancy land
speculation in the United states, and he returned to
Ireland and bought up vast tracts of land in Donegal.
Adair had married in 1869, Cornelia Wadsworth, a
daughter of James S. Wadsworth, a Union General in the
American Civil War. Together they set about the
creation of the Gardens and Castle. Adair's ambition
was to create an estate and castle that surpassed
Balmoral, Queen Victoria's Scottish retreat. John Adair
is remembered with scant affection in Donegal. On the
heels of the Potato Famine and emigration on a par with
the Highland Clearances, John Adair evicted 224
tenants from their black houses on his land. This was
not for financial gain, but merely to improve the
æsthetic aspect from the castle.

[from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glenveagh_Castle]


A photo from the nice way to the castle can be seen here.


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