Monday, 26 September 2016
Brownlow House Part 1
Welcome to Brownlow House, or Lurgan Castle, as it was formerly called, built by the Brownlow family almost two centuries ago. Designed by Scottish architect W. Playfair, in an Elizabethan style.
It now functions as offices of The Loyal Orange Order as well as being a popular wedding venue and houses two museum exhibitions of Lurgan Protestantism and Orange Orders and a WWII museum as the house was used as a base for American soldiers in the run up to the D Day landings.
President Eisenhower even stayed two nights here as details were finalised.
The highlight for me though on our tour, was visiting the roof via the servants' stairway below.
Above the stairs was a large dome
Out on the roof top this was a shot of the lantern tower which can be seen in the first two shots of the house.
The views across the roof toward Lurgan Parish church
The chimney stacks are amazing and each one reportedly different.
The cost of renovations and maintenance is colossal but worth it to preserve such a beautiful castle.
More treasures tomorrow from Brownlow House.
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