Wilton Castle was in the hands of the Alcock family from 1695 until it was set on fire in 1923 during the Civil War. It was restored once during its life in the 1840s when the extra square tower was added. It has been said that three ghosts to haunt the castle, including a magistrate and an actress. This site is incredibly beautiful, the stonework on all the little balconies is amazing. Nearly every room has views of the river that runs behind the house and the surrounding Wexford countryside. There is also a little walkway through the woods at the side of the castle that I imagine formed part of a large walled garden. The castle was meant to be renovated and turned into apartments in 2006 but there is very little sign of any work being undertaken at present.
GPS: 52.45921, -6.61337
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I love this. The whole Kilkenny area is so remarkably rich with folklore and history. I tweeted it as well, I hope to share this for you 🙂 If you ever have an interest in contributing to the Fairytale Traveler do let me know. I would love to publish you.