Castles

  • Banquet Hall: Tulira Castle in Ardrahan, Ireland

    The banqueting hall sits on the top floor of the medieval tower. The Gothic architecture fulfills its purpose of filtering light into the space. The soaring ceiling and pointed arches also reflect…   See the Image

  • Staircase: Gothic Irish CastleTulira Castle in Ardrahan, Ireland

    The main window in the great hall remained open until 2000 when the magnificent 12-piece stained glass was added. The design comes from the work of English architect Augustus Pugin.   See the Image

  • Drawing Room: Tulira Castle in Ardrahan, Ireland

    The drawing room features handmade wallpaper designed by Augustus Pugin for Nowton Hall in Suffolk, England. Eleven windows hold original stained glass panels in the upper windows and four contain…   See the Image

  • Bedroom: Tulira Castle in Ardrahan, Ireland

    The first floor of the castle houses seven substantial bedrooms, including this well-appointed space clad in red and gold. Five of the bedrooms connect to en suite bathrooms, and one features a large…   See the Image

  • Bathroom: Tulira Castle in Ardrahan, Ireland

    Five of the castle's seven bedrooms feature private en suite bathrooms. This spacious full bath includes a claw-foot tub, pedestal sink and the same pitch pine floors found throughout the rest of the…   See the Image

  • Reading Nook: Tulira Castle in Ardrahan, Ireland

    Three original stained glass panels shine in the library's bay window. The center one features a portrait of former owner Edward Martyn, a leading figure in the Irish Literary and Artistic revival,…   See the Image

  • Kitchen: Tulira Castle in Ardrahan, Ireland

    Located in the east wing, the fully furnished and equipped kitchen centers around a royal blue AGA stove and cooktop. Beautiful marble tiles adorn the floor, and stained glass sparkles in the…   See the Image

  • Great Hall: Tulira Castle in Ardrahan, Ireland

    The castle centers around the monumental great hall. Architectural details include a 40-foot-high timber ceiling, marble columns, carved stone capitals and a stained glass window. The…   See the Image

  • Grounds: Tulira Castle in Ardrahan, Ireland

    One of Ireland's most historically significant castles, Tulira boasts a rich architectural heritage. Historians believe Tulira is the only Irish castle that was never invaded, attacked or…   See the Image

  • Gardens: Tulira Castle in Ardrahan, Ireland

    Fully restored in 2006, the walled garden extends two acres and comprises a small portion of the castle's 250 acres.   See the Image