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 Castles of Ireland - Barmeath Castle






Location
Grangebellew, County Louth, Ireland

Description
Barmeath Castle is situated west of Dunleer, near Grangebellew (about half way between Dublin and Belfast).

Barmeath Castle is a magnificent castle set on 300 acres of parkland with 10 acres of gardens, including a lake with island. The castle has views of the Mourne mountains and the sea.

Facilities
Guests come to Barmeath to enjoy the romantic castle atmosphere with the beautiful gardens and parklands. Barmeath Castle is a magnificent venue for a romantic castle wedding, being one of the most attractive wedding venues in Ireland. A full wedding service is offered, organised by a professional wedding planner. As a lower cost alternative, you can hire the venue on a hire only basis, and plan your own wedding. The castle can cater for up to 250 guests.

During the warmer months from May to September, the castle marquee is available on the lawn near the castle lake, providing a pleasant garden setting for your wedding. Guests can enjoy a stroll round the gardens before dinner. The chapel bell rings to call your guests for dinner. Music and fireworks add magic to the evening.

History
Barmeath Castle was built in the 15th century, and has been the home of the Bellew family for over 400 years. The original castle was a tower house which is incorporated in the present structure. In the late 17th century the castle was renovated with Georgian interiors. Thomas Wright created the beautiful gardens, including the lake, island, rock bridge and the Shell House. In the 1830s, Patrick Bellew, enlarged the house, with the extensions including an entrance tower with portcullis.


Other Castles in the Area
  Ardgillan Castle, County Dublin
  Athcarne Castle, County Meath
  Bective Abbey, County Meath
  Bellinter House, County Meath
  Bremore Castle, County Dublin
  Carlingford Castle, County Louth
  Castle Guard, County Louth
  Castle Roche, County Louth
  Dardistown Castle, County Meath
  Dunmahon Castle, County Louth
  Gormanston Castle, County Meath
  Haynestown castle, County Louth
  Liscartan Castle, County Meath
  Milltown Castle, County Louth
  Monktown Castle, County Meath
  Roche Castle, County Louth
  Roodstown Castle, County Louth
  Seatown Castle, County Louth
  Slane Castle, County Meath
  Taaffes Castle, County Louth
  Greencastle, County Down
  Moyry Castle, County Armagh







Moyry Castle
Barmeath Castle, Co. Louth.

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