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PoPville T-shirts Continue to Travel the Globe – Crom Castle in Northern Ireland

by Prince Of Petworth — August 5, 2014 at 10:02 pm 7 Comments


“These are ruins from the castle built in 1611. Details below:

Like many Ulster country estates, the first house at Crom was built by aScottish Planter at the beginning of the 17th century. In 1611, as part of thePlantation of Ulster, Michael Balfour, the Laird of Mountwhinney, constructed a house on the lough shore opposite Inishfendra Island. Following the usual pattern for a Plantation castle, it was built of lime and stone and enclosed within a bawn. It survived two Jacobitesieges before being destroyed in 1764 by a domestic fire. The ruins of this castle still survive today. In 1840 a new neo-Tudor Crom Castle was built, designed by Scottish architect Edward Blore. It remains the property of The Earl Erne and is not open to the public. The estate was given to the National Trust by the present Lord Erne in 1987.

  • albany

    A relic of the Cromwellian conquest/genoicde? Boooooo

    • textdoc

      1611 was a few decades before Cromwell came to the fore.

      • albany

        Right, the Plantation of Ulster was set up to 1) reward his troops 2) depopulate / dispossess large swaths of Ireland and 3) subjugate the newly conquered area.

      • albany

        Correction, you were right textdoc, I confused the 1611 Ulster plantation with the 1654 Ulster plantation, created by Cromwell.

  • Maia

    How can I get a POPville shirt?

  • <3 Irish castles.

  • Emilie504

    Neat bit of history, thanks! Cool picture., too.


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