The Guinness Family’s 5,000-Acre Irish Estate Hits the Market
A handsome 18th-century castle boasting celebrity pedigree is on the market for $34.7 million
Half an hour from Dublin, this handsome 18th-century castle has welcomed such pop-music luminaries as Michael Jackson, Mick Jagger, and Bono. They were guests of the Guinness brewing family, which acquired the 5,000-acre estate, named Luggala, in 1937. In the 1990s, Irish conservation specialists Sheehan & Barry Architects oversaw a multimillion-dollar refurbishment of the seven-bedroom Gothic Revival main lodge. Elsewhere on the vast property are several guest cottages with 20 additional bedrooms, as well as silvery waterfalls, a substantial loch, and dense woodlands ideal for hunting.
Contact: $34.7 million; sothebysrealty.com