What does Ireland, the television show The Affair, and real estate have in common? The beautiful, 18th century built Glin Castle.
The Glin Castle, located in the village of Glin by the Shannon River, has been owned by the FitzGerald family for roughly 700 years; however in 2015 this wealthy, Irish family chose to put it on the market, hoping for a new owner that would care for the property as the original owners had. Although known as a castle, the home is more of a Georgian style mansion home, perfect for someone willing to take on an old, beautiful piece of architecture. Unfortunately, the high price and unwanted offers deterred the FitzGerald family from finding a suitable buyer and the property was taken off the market in March of 2017.
With the help of family members like Catherine FitzGerald, a landscape architect, and her husband, actor Dominic West of The Wire and The Affair, Glin Castle has now been transformed into a luxury bed and breakfast, ready for only the highest quality of guests. This will not be the first time Glin Castle play host to potential A-listers, before becoming a bed and breakfast, Glin Castle housed many famous guests to include Mick Jagger from The Rolling Stones.
Living in the house full-time are Desmond and Olda FitzGerald, Knight and Madam of Glin respectively. Desmond is the last in a long line of Knights of Glin, the 29th Knight of Glin to be exact. The couple reside in the servant quarters, allowing the FitzGeralds to reside onsite but live apart from the Castle guests.
Aside from the beautiful interior, to include 15 bedrooms and a room that is said to be haunted, Glin Castle boasts some of the most exquisite grounds and gardens. In the short film Great Gardens Glin Castle, County Limerick, Ireland by filmmaker Stella Scott, Catherine FitzGerald and other family members discuss the history and beauty of the castle gardens in particular.
“Built as the home of the Knight of Glin—otherwise known as the Black Knight—Glin Castle has been tucked away along the Irish coast in County Limerick for over 700 years.”Nowness