Lord Galmoy of Garrendenny Castle

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My father moved up to Garrendenny Castle when he was 7 back in 1945, his father having inherited it from an uncle who bought it around 1908. Before that it was owned by the Warren family for about 30 years and before that were relatives to the Butler family of Kilkenny Castle, albeit very much the poorer relations.

Garrendenny was often described as a “poor man’s castle’ consisting of relatively small rooms, one room wide in the 3 storey part with [...]

Marriage For Irish Farmers Through the Ages

I’m somewhat amused (and tickled pink) to see that my post ‘Advice to those thinking of marrying a farmer‘ is now my most popular post, even surpassing my clotted cream recipe post. It seems that many people are wondering if it is a good idea to marry a farmer or not – I do hope my tongue in cheek post doesn’t put anyone off! 😉

Farmers haven’t always been seen as a good catch. As depicted in the film [...]

An Irish Wake

The Irish Wake is popular within Irish folklore and within Irish books (or at least it was popular when I was in school!) so I just thought I would write a post showing what the modern Irish wake is like, and to be honest, it is probably not all that different to what it was like 50 or 100 years ago. Less alcohol now but the principle is still very much the same.

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