Dromore Castle Ruins, Co. Limerick
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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 Jordanís film 'High Spirits' was made on location there in 1987.

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

Last update:
There are plans to demolish the castle according to LimerickLeader (see Useful Links)!!!

More about Irish Castles you will find HERE.


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2014-03-14 22:48:54
I visited dronmore Castle recently after seeing it from the main road on my way to Limerick i thought it was beatiful and would love to see it restored and reserved as i think it would be a nice place for tourist to visit given its idilic location.