The Rev. Nicholas Herbert Mandeville married an heiress, Elizabeth Roe, eldest daughter of John Roe of Rockwell. He inherited the property, then known as "Ballyna", in 1842 together with the "Retrospections" diaries. Soon after, Nicholas employed a Cork architect, Mr. Anderson, to design an extension to the old square castle. Only a small part of the old building was incorporated in the new design, mainly in the southwest corner. This earlier stonework is still clearly visible. In 1926 a great fire destroyed most of the castle. The insurance from the fire allowed rebuilding the front half of the castle.
The castle is an excellent base for those who enjoy outdoor activities such as mountain climbing, hill walking, golf, fishing and horse riding. Fishing for salmon and trout (season opens 1st February and 1st March respectively, both close on 30th September) on the River Suir near Kilsheelan. The Sunshine Golf Circuit includes courses at nearby Clonmel, Slievenamon and Carrick-on-Suir, on the coast at Dungarvan and Tramore, as well as the renowned Mount Juliet. Tennis may be enjoyed at clubs in Kilsheelan and Clonmel. Horse racing is very popular and there are regular meetings in Powerstown Park, Clonmel. If horse riding is your interest, you should visit Clonmel Equestrian Centre. There are also many historical sites and places of interest in the area including: The Rock of Cashel, Cahir Castle, Ahenny high crosses, caves at Michelstown, Tipperary and Waterford Crystal Visitor Centres, and The Bru Boru National Heritage Centre where traditonal Irish music, song, dance and even banquets may be enjoyed.
Anner Castle is available for most of the year for self-catering holidays and short breaks. The castle is in a tranquil setting and can accommodate up to 10 people in 4 bedrooms with 2 bathrooms. The rooms are comfortably furnished so that they retain their character and charm. The grounds include the lawn and kitchen garden which come with the let of the castle. The spacious parkland is the rest of the estate, including the river, wood and fields, to which visitors may have access.
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