Pollerton Castle

This small castle is located on Pollerton Road. And it is called Pollerton Castle. It is a castle built in 1839.

It is currently the house of local entrepreneur Mr. Richard Healy, the company’s founder of funeral R. Healy & Son – known throughout County Carlow.

`Richard Healy (1911 – 1993) founded the funeral business in March 1944. He was a local entrepreneur and a relatively modest well known marathon athlete, known throughout the county of Carlow and the business flourished under him. In 1960 he was joined by his only son Pat (hence the name R. Healy & Son).

At this time Richard carried out the business from his home in College Street, Carlow. As the business increased it was evident that extra space and facilities were needed and Pat and his wife Cora bought Pollerton Castle, Carlow to fill this need`. Source: www.funeral-directors.ie/about/

Therefore Carlow`s first funeral home was built in 1979 in the grounds of Pollerton Castle, a two acre 18th century home.

In place of the former gardens of Pollerton Castle there is now a housing estate Castlewood Gardens.

Unfortunately I didnt find any more information about Pollerton Castle before it has been buy by Healys family.

On the website Carlow County – Ireland Genealogical Projects (IGP TM) you can see info about Castles of Co. Carlow: http://sites.rootsweb.com/~irlcar2/castles_of_carlow.htm

Writers over the years have claimed that there were over 150 castles in County Carlow. And Pollerton Castle is one of few fully preserved castles.

Pollerton Castle looks lovely during summer months when the ivy is blooming.

Location of Pollerton Castle:

Pollerton Castle – entrance
Pollerton Castle – entrance
Pollerton Castle
Pollerton Castle
Pollerton Castle
Pollerton Castle
Pollerton Castle
Pollerton Castle
Pollerton Castle
Pollerton Castle
Pollerton Castle
Pollerton Castle
Pollerton Castle
Pollerton Castle
Pollerton Castle
Pollerton Castle
Pollerton Castle
Pollerton Castle
Pollerton Castle
Pollerton Castle

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