Clonmel Castle, Port Dover

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Place Category: Bed & Breakfasts and Hotels/MotelsPlace Tags: Clonmel Castle, Local Busines, and Port Dover

  • Clonmel means Honey Meadow, in gaelic…. our Motto is Lus – Midhe which means FORGET ME NOT/ or UNFORGETABLE sits on a glorious three acres of english gardens beside a lovely waterfall, where the locals plash and play under the falls and in the pools.

    United Empire Loyalist, William Francis first owned the valuable mill site (Ivy Dam) and the adjacent hill, the hill upon which Clonmel Castle is located today. From its height one could view the development of the village of Dover Mills and the Port, and then the smoke of its destruction by Campbell’s raiders in 1814.

    In 1926 a local farmer William Henry “Harry” Barrett was alerted to an unclaimed estates notice in a magazine. More Barrett proved to the be legitimate heir of the fortune of Quintin Dick, the grandson of the founder of the Bank of Ireland. The fortune included priceless paintings, a large collection of silver and a library of books which can be found in the rare book section of the Royal Ontario Museum.

    One of the most lavish homes in Norfolk County, Clonmel Castle is grand but not pretentious, an authentic Georgian revival Heritage Mansion, boasting over 12,000 square feet. Famous for its Heritage designated hand crafted stone wall, and impressive Hilltop presence, Clonmel Castle welcomes everyone to enjoy the grounds.

    Come for stroll or book a room today. Clonmel castle now is open as a B&B and Long Term retirement residence.

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