A Letter from Ireland:

Fancy living in this castle when it’s finished?



Great to see so many castles around the country being rebuilt or conserved. A lot of them have been reduced to rubble over the centuries – and used to build local manor houses and walls. Most were damaged during Cromwells time and proven useless to the new munitions.

This is the mighty Castledonovan – built by the local Chieftains, the O’Donovans – near Drimoleague in West Cork. It’s being conserved stone by stone. It won’t be finished to a habitable standard, but it will be conserved appropriately!