Belvelly Castle
Belvelly Castle
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mdx55
Anderson, SC34 contributions
Solo
I didn't go to this castle, but you can watch the restoration of it on The Great House Revival tv show. It's amazing what they did to make this 500 yo castle a livable home! You can 'meet' the homeowners, too.
Written 15 March 2022
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Siverfoxtravelexpert
Dublin, Ireland24 contributions
Think this is privately owned. The refurbishment is fantastic. Stunning location. Great photo spot. Next to Fota House and Gardens.
Written 10 December 2020
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Alan D
Dublin, Ireland54 contributions
As this is now a private residence I only seen from the outside but it goes to show how tasteful people can be when doing up their home. Congratulations to whoever owns this. You have a beautiful home.
Written 24 February 2020
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HowlnBubba
Key Largo, FL1,449 contributions
This is a 14th century tower house, built by the Anglo-Norman Hodnett family, overlooking the only bridge connecting Fota Island and Great Island. It changed hands many times and fell into ruin by the 19th century. In WWI, local coachmen would bring sailors from Cobh for a fee, telling the sailors it was Blarney Castle. The castle was occupied and partly restored in WWII.
It was sold to a wealthy couple in the early 21st century, and they restored it to a private dwelling 2016-2019. During the restoration, an oak tree growing from the roof had to be removed. The owners replaced it with a 24-carat gold leaf tree sculpture that is eye-catching; especially on a sunny day. The owners also added an Orla de Bri sculpture, "Quiet Listening", which is a deep-in-thought bronze figure facing the tree. Now the tree and figure are far from being in keeping with the prior history of the castle, but I think the owners can be allowed a certain amount of discreet latitude in making this a home.
Written 1 October 2019
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CarnmoneyUK
Harrogate, UK50 contributions
Couples
As you go past Fota resort and golf course on your right you will come to an old bridge which is the entrance to the island of Cobh, most famous as the last departure point of the Titanic. Look up to your right to see Belvelly Castle, built in c1500 and once owned and occupied by the invader, Sir Walter Raleigh. Recently restored in a €5m project to a stunning private residence and topped with The Thinking Man and The Golden Tree; statues by Irish artist, Orla de Bri
Written 8 May 2019
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