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Who lives at Glenarm Castle?

Who lives at Glenarm Castle?

the McDonnell family
Home to the McDonnell family, Earls of Antrim, since the early 17th century, Glenarm Castle is still a family home. Today visitors can enjoy Glenarm Castle’s historic Walled Garden and its charming Tea Room.

Can you stay in Glenarm Castle?

We are open all year round, but please note that there is a minimum 2 night stay during July and August. Limited availability 1 night stays for July and August will be released on the 1st June. Each of our Glenarm Castle Pods are of the same standard and include everything you need for a cosy and comfortable stay.

Who owns Glenarm Castle?

Randal McDonnell, 10th Earl of Antrim
The present castle was built by Sir Randal MacDonnell, 1st Earl of Antrim, in 1636, and it has remained in the family since its construction. It is currently owned by Randal McDonnell, 10th Earl of Antrim. The McDonnells have been in Glenarm for nearly 600 years and the Estate has been in the family for 400 years.

Can you walk around Glenarm Castle?

The Walking Tour lasts approximately 2 hours. Finish off at Glenarm Castle Welcome Centre and grab some lunch at the Tea Room or an ice-cream at the Milk Parlour. Continue on with a guided tour of the Castle or a leisurely walk around the Walled Garden.

Is Glenarm Catholic or Protestant?

47.18% of the population were male and 52.82% were female. 43.13% were from a Catholic background and 53.35% were from a Protestant background.

Are the Earls of Antrim Catholic?

Randal MacDonnell, marquess and 2nd earl of Antrim, (born June 9, 1609—died February 3, 1682, Ballymagarry, County Antrim, Ireland), prominent Roman Catholic Royalist during the English Civil Wars who later turned against King Charles I and was employed by Oliver Cromwell.

Can you get married in Glenarm Castle?

Venue Types Glenarm Castle makes a grand and romantic setting for an intimate wedding ceremony and a reception with endless photographic opportunities in the stunning gardens and grounds.

Can dogs go to Glenarm Castle?

Dogs, apart from guide dogs and assistant dogs, are not permitted in the Walled Garden, the Woodland Walk, indoor venues including shops, within our Mini Land Rover course or at our Ocean View Pods.

Are dogs allowed at Glenarm Castle?

How many people live in Glenarm?


Glenarm Scots: Glenairm Irish: Gleann Arma
Glenarm Location within Northern Ireland
Population 568 (2011 Census)
District Mid and East Antrim
County County Antrim

Where does the name McDonnell come from?

MacDonnell, Macdonnell, or McDonnell is a surname of Scottish and Irish origin. It is an anglicized form of the Gaelic patronymic Mac Dhòmhnaill, meaning “son of Dòmhnall”. The Gaelic personal name Dòmhnall is a Gaelicised form of the name Donald, which is composed of the elements domno “world” and val “might”, “rule”.

Where can I get married at Glenarm Castle?

Glenarm Castle is also available for your wedding ceremony and/or drinks reception for up to 90 guests, overseen by the Castle Butler. Glenarm Castle’s Walled Garden and other picturesque locations throughout the Estate provide the perfect location for your official wedding photographs.

What is the Glenarm Castle challenge 2022?

The Glenarm Castle Challenge on Saturday, 9 April 2022 offers a range of distances with run and walk options to suit all abilities. Choose from a Half Marathon, a 10km and a 5km. For those who prefer to take things at a more leisurely pace, there will also be a 10km walk.

Why become a member of Glenarm Castle?

Become a member of Glenarm Castle and enjoy the flexibility to visit us as many times as you wish throughout the season, with discounts in our Tea Room as well as access to pre-sale tickets for our Christmas Experience. Enjoy great food from the Tea Room and The Milk Parlour, or browse through the gifts & memorabilia at the Castle Shop.

Why choose Glenarm River Lodge?

Nestled beside the river in the heart of the Glenarm glen, River Lodge is the most romantic setting for your wedding reception. The rustic stone buildings, surrounding woodlands, and the Glenarm River flowing by all help create that magical scene. River Lodge can accommodate up to 150 guests for a reception.