Want to own a castle? This 15th century Kildare property with vast land is on the market for €3.75M

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Want to own a castle? This 15th century Kildare property with vast land is on the market for €3.75M
11:00 Sunday 23rd of September 2018

A huge portfolio of land is on the market in Rathcoffey, and it even comes with its own castle!

Rathcoffey Castle and Farm is up for sale, and it currently has a guide price of €3.75 million.

The property is located on a huge farm which total around 224.5 acres and features highly productive agricultural lands.

The house itself dates back to the 15th centurey when it was built around 1417 by John Wogan, who was granted the Manor of Rathcoffey and although it changed ownership many times, it was John Wogan's descendants that built the castle.

The Wogan's held ownership up until 1758 when Col. Nicholas Wogan died with no male heir and the estate was divided between his two daughters. In 1754 Archibald Hamilton Rowan bought Rathcoffey Estate from Richard Wogan Talbot and built a new mansion on the site of the castle incorporating the original Wogan castle into the structure. It later passed between numerous owners before coming into the possession of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) and then being sold to a local farmer in the 1970s.

Today Rathcoffey Castle and Mansion House is in need of full restoration.

According to the estate agent Sherry Fitzgerald, the lands are of superb quality and for the most part are characterized by large fields of excellent quality tillage lands, serviced by a road which runs through the centre. The lands are also drained well with mature hedging surrounding most of the boundary.

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