“It is each little woman’s dream to get married in a fortress, is not it?” muses Marnie Corscadden.
Kerry-based Marnie is aware of what she’s speaking about.
She and her husband Rory O’Sullivan celebrated their huge day inside crenellated partitions and have been welcoming different brides and grooms to their very own fortress, Ballyseede, close to Tralee, ever since.
The reception at Ballyseede.
A few of these are unique historic houses and others are buildings reworked particularly for the wedding market.
Fairytale exterior: Ballyseede. Image: Keep Wild Photos
The drawing room in Cabra Fortress.
A wedding at Markree Fortress. Image: Emily Doran Pictures
Marnie comes from a household that owns and operates the award-winning Romantic Castles of Eire assortment, Eire’s largest unbiased and privately-owned assortment of luxurious fortress wedding venues.
The Courtyard Honeymoon Suite at Cabra Fortress.
“She principally purchased Ballyseede over a cup of espresso.”
Castles like Ballyseede are well-liked wedding venues. Image: Bruno Rosa Pictures
This venue is steeped in historical past and is about in 30 acres of historical woodlands.
The orangery at Ballyseede Fortress.
Ballyseede Fortress was the chief garrison of the legendary Fitzgeralds, Earls of Desmond, and its elegant interiors embrace spectacular drawing rooms with ornate cornices, marble fireplaces and exquisite furnishings.
A wedding at Ballyseede. Image: Black Diamond Pictures
Josephine’s Kitchen at Cabra Fortress.
The important thing to profitable interiors in a fortress is to “preserve it classical”, Marnie believes.
Proper now, future proofing is essential.
As for Marnie’s favourite perch?
“I really like sitting on the half-landing and searching the large open home windows to admire the view out over the countryside beneath.”
Like many castles, Ballyseede additionally has its very personal resident ghost, Hilda.
The outside of Ballyseede Fortress.
“We shut for January and February and one thing huge all the time occurs in March once we reopen, when the constructing has not been lived in for a number of months — an image will fall off the wall or a door will open that ought to not open. One thing that can reawaken issues.
Clontarf Fortress was on the checklist launched by SaveMyDay.ie. Image: Love It Visuals Pictures