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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:49 pm 
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Photos courtesy of Bill Hall - all photographs remain the copyright of the Hall family and may not be reproduced without permission.

These photographs are from the Victorian era (circa 1890)

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This photo is also quite interesting as it shows (top right) a set of antlers from an Irish elk taken from a local bog many years earlier.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 4:38 pm 
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Brian,

Fantastic to see inside the Castle.

I often wondered what the inside was like.

My thanks to Bill Hall for allowing us the privilege.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:06 pm 
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Some of that stuff is still in the same place to as them pics.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:15 pm 
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That little round table in billiards room is still here but in storage to. And them pillars in the hall are in the billiards room, pics in the basement hall now. Chairs still in hall.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:48 pm 
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It's lovely to see inside the
Castle.
Such a beautiful place.


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Brian, some time ago there was a T.V programme
on the Castle in which I seem to remember some
mention of opening the Castle to visitors.

Do you know if that is the case?


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:13 am 
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It's not open to visitors at the moment as far as I know.

Meanwhile here are two more snaps of the interior as it was over 100 years ago.

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They liked a bit of clutter in those days!!...albeit tasteful clutter!


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Its not open to visitors and wont be, family home now. That last pic is the living area now, kitchen and livingroom for the family.


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Also that piece of furniture in last pic there is personal to the Hall family to. The carvings are fantastic on it.


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Beautiful photos.........great to have these on the forum.


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Fantastic ceilings and doors.

Dusting would have been a nightmare.


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And the last two

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The wall paper in the lounge used to be green also, now its cream. faded.


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