Year of visit
  • 2019

Location

Adress: Next to the N70 road aka the Ring of Kerry, Glenbeigh, Co. Kerry, Ireland.

Wynn's Castle

Wynn's Castle lies in a field, next to the town of Glenbeigh, in County Kerry in Ireland. It is also known as Wynne's Folly, Headley Towers or Glenbeigh Towers Castle.

Wynn's Castle was built as a castellated mansion by the architect Edward William Godwin for Charles Allanson-Winn, 4th Baron Headley, in 1867. The money needed to built it came from the rents of the tenants on his estate. As the costs of the build rose, the rents were increased and hundreds of tenants, unable to pay, were cruelly evicted. Shortly after the castle was finished the Baron became insolvent and left Glenbeigh.

During World War I, the castle and grounds were let to the British Military Command, and used as a training centre for reservists. In 1921, Republican forces burned the castle to the ground, and it was never rebuilt.

Wynn's Castle is a very nice castle ruin. It is, however, not accessbile as it is situated on private farm land but can easily be seen from the public road.


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Year of visit
  • 2019

Location

Adress: Next to the N70 road aka the Ring of Kerry, Glenbeigh, Co. Kerry, Ireland.

Year of visit
  • 2019

Location

Adress: Next to the N70 road aka the Ring of Kerry, Glenbeigh, Co. Kerry, Ireland.

Wynn's Castle

Wynn's Castle lies in a field, next to the town of Glenbeigh, in County Kerry in Ireland. It is also known as Wynne's Folly, Headley Towers or Glenbeigh Towers Castle.

Wynn's Castle was built as a castellated mansion by the architect Edward William Godwin for Charles Allanson-Winn, 4th Baron Headley, in 1867. The money needed to built it came from the rents of the tenants on his estate. As the costs of the build rose, the rents were increased and hundreds of tenants, unable to pay, were cruelly evicted. Shortly after the castle was finished the Baron became insolvent and left Glenbeigh.

During World War I, the castle and grounds were let to the British Military Command, and used as a training centre for reservists. In 1921, Republican forces burned the castle to the ground, and it was never rebuilt.

Wynn's Castle is a very nice castle ruin. It is, however, not accessbile as it is situated on private farm land but can easily be seen from the public road.


Gallery

Year of visit
  • 2019

Location

Adress: Next to the N70 road aka the Ring of Kerry, Glenbeigh, Co. Kerry, Ireland.