Huntington Castle, located in Clonegal, Co. Carlow was built in 1625 as a garrison on the strategically important Wexford to Dublin route. After 50 years the soldiers moved out and the family began to convert it into a family home. Many generations of the family subsequently added various extensions and details giving the effect of a truly unique and interesting building. In the 1970’s the basement was converted into a temple to the Egyptian Goddess Isis, and the present generation continue to renovate and improve where possible.
The guided tour takes approximately 40 minutes and brings the history and stories of the castle and its occupants to life. It takes in the living quarters and formal rooms of the castle, as well as the Temple of Isis in the basement.
House tours happen everyday in May, June, July, August, September 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm.
For more information visit https://www.huntingtoncastle.com.