Huntington Castle, Clonegal

#2 of 8 in Historic Sites in County Carlow
Huntington Castle, Clonegal, County Carlow, the ancient seat of the Esmonde family is today one of Irelands historical treasures.

Presently lived in by four generations of the Durdin-Robertson family, descendents of the Esmondes, the castle is set in picturesque countryside at the foot of the Blackstairs mountains.

Built in 1625 on the site of a former 14th century stronghold and abbey, the castle has something to offer everyone – from those keen to explore the fascinating house and gardens on a tour – to the discerning client looking for a venue hire with a difference, or the couple looking for a fairytale wedding venue. Whatever you are looking for we are sure that Huntington will have something unique to offer.
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  • This castle that once was a garrison in the heart of Co Carlow is well worth a visit I would advise a trip that also includes the nearby Altamont Gardens. There is a lovely cafe in the yard and you ca...  more »
  • The castle and grounds are beautiful and the tour was great fun and interesting. The tearoom also served up some amazing cakes. We will be back again and again.  more »
  • Definitely a must-see destination. Historic house and a beautiful garden!
  • Great afternoon. Interesting house and family history. Large gardens to explore
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