Welcome back for part 2 as we head inside for a tour of the house. Very little remains as to original furniture or artwork as Lord Lurgan fortunes changes and he auctioned off much of its contents and removed to London at the turn of the last century.
Since then there have been several serious arson attacks to the castle resulting in major damage but thanks to the perseverance of the Orange Institute, the building was painstakingly restored and exterior details replicated.
The is the ceiling leading to the ante room or waiting room
On the mantel is a bust of Queen Victoria and to the right on the wall is a drawing of Lord Kurgan's pets, his famous greyhounds, which he raced and betted on quite heavily - there goes his fortune!
However he had one of the most famous greyhounds of its day, named Master McGrath and he won the Waterloo Cup three times in spite of being poisoned and almost killed one year
Below are the hares heads mounted and dated in the dog's honour!
This is a beautiful stained glass window in the stairway which was replaced after the original was destroyed in the fire.
It depicts the coats of arms of the four branches of the Brownlow family
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Have a great day!