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Castle Caldwell, Reclaimed

Castle Caldwell Reclaimed County Fermanagh Northern Ireland

Once a grand castle near the village of Belleek in County Fermamagh, Northern Ireland, Castle Caldwell has been reclaimed by the forest it sits in.

Enniskillen Castle in Enniskillen, Fermanagh

Enniskillen Castle Museums is asking the people of Fermanagh to bring along items relating to local and national history

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!

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.

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.

Devenish Island Ruins, Lower Lough Erne, Co. Fermanagh

Devenish Island Ruins, Lower Lough Erne, Co.

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.

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.

pictures of formal gardens for the home | formal garden royal hospital kilmainham dublin

Formal Garden - Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, Dublin We live in Dublin and there is a storm coming!

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.

Castle Caldwell, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland -originally built in 1612

Tullylish Old Church Tower,  County Down, Northern Ireland

Tullylish Old Church Tower (County Down, Northern Ireland) through the ruin of the gable wall.My family is from County Down. Mine too, plus some from County Armagh and County Tyrone).

Scrabo tower /northen island

Scrabo Tower - one of Northern Ireland's best known landmarks - Overlooking Strangford Lough and the whole of North Down - the Tower provides visitors with some of the finest views in the country