H0060 : Entrance to the Castle Caldwell estate

taken 17 years ago, 3 km from Scardans, Northern Ireland

Entrance to the Castle Caldwell estate
Entrance to the Castle Caldwell estate
Castle Caldwell, on the shore of Lower Lough Erne near Belleek, is now a ruin LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link ) . It was built by the Blennerhassett family in about 1612 and some sixty years later was purchased by James Caldwell, whose family held it for 200 years. Its subsequent history, its link to the famous Belleek pottery, and its wooded lakeside walks are described at LinkExternal link and LinkExternal link

On the right hand building is a plaque commemorating a favourite local musician, Denis McCabe, who on 13th August 1770 was so drunk that he fell off Sir James Caldwell’s barge, the St Patrick, into the Lough and was drowned. Visible on the wall below the plaque is a stone shaped like a bass fiddle with an inscription (now illegible) in memory of McCabe. Part of it reads:-
“On firm land only, exercise your skill,
There you may play and safely drink your fill.”
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Date Taken
2001   (more nearby)
Monday, 30 May, 2011
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Country estates 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! H 009 602 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:29.4149N 7:59.2116W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! H 008 602
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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