Huntington Castle & Gardens

Situated in the picturesque historical village of Clonegal, County Carlow. 25 mins from Tinahely.

OPEN DAILY 11.0AM – 5.0 PM

Huntington Castle was built by Sir Laurence Esmonde in 1625. Formerly an experienced soldier under Queen Elizabeth I, he fought under King James I as a major-general in Ireland, ultimately becoming governor of Duncannon Fort in Wexford.

It was not until 1680 that the former garrison was formally named Huntington & began to evolve into the family home it is today, with the formal gardens being laid out by Lord Esmonde’s grandson, Sir Laurence II. Upon entering the estate, you are greeted with the Lime trees leading up the Avenue, planted by Sir Laurence II in 1687.


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