GLENGARRIFF CASTLE

From Atlas and Cyclopedia of Ireland (1900)

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GLENGARRIFF CASTLE.—This castle derives its chief interest from its location, the famous Glengarriff, which has always been the delight and the despair of tourists. Its natural beauties are so many and varying that description fails to give an adequate idea of it. It must be seen to be appreciated. One English tourist avers that all the concentrated beauties of the region of Killarney could not equal it, though, Glengarriff—"the Craggy Glen"—is but three miles long and a quarter of a mile in breadth. "What," writes Thackeray, "sends picturesque tourists to the Rhine and Saxon Switzerland? Within five miles around the pretty inn of Glengarriff there is a country, the magnificence of which no pen can give an idea. I would like to be a great prince, and bring a train of painters over to make, if they could, and according to their several capabilities, a set of pictures of the place." The castle is at present the residence of the Earls of Bantry.

Glengarriff Castle, County Cork

Glengarriff Castle

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