Castlehacket house is a three-story house which was built in the 18th century by the Kirwan family to live in after abandoning Hackett Castle, a 13th century tower house at the foot of Knockma Hill. Moving from castle tower houses to large manor house estates was common in the 17th & 18th century.

In 1923, Castlehacket house was burnt down during the Civil War but was rebuilt and still stands today. The house has been used as a filming location for several films and TV series, such as the TV series ‘Foreign Exchange’.

Unfortunately, Castlehackett House is not open to the public.

Location

GPS: 53.495595, -8.968681