Reclaimed by the forest. Once a grand home sitting lakeside at the border of County Fermanagh and County Donegal, Castle Caldwell has become part of the wooded lands that surround it. As family fortunes dwindled, once wealthy landowners were unable to afford the taxes on their magnificent estates. The government required roofs to be removed - probably to prevent habitation - when the homes were abandoned. Now you know why so many grand ruins in Ireland have no roof!
The Original Caldwell Castle. Castle Caldwell lies in the Castle Caldwell Forest Park, a nature reserve on a small peninsula at the west end of Lower Lough Erne, in County Fermanagh, in Northern Ireland.
Castle Caldwell, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland - The castle, originally built in 1612, was purchased by James Caldwell, a prosperous merchant from Enniskillen, in 1662. These Caldwells originally came from Prestwick in Ayrshire.