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Glenbeigh Local History

Wynn’s Folly

Situated 1km from Glenbeigh on the road to Kells is the ruin of Wynn’s Folly, a castellated mansion built by Lord Wynn in 1867. The terrible tragedies which befell the population of the Wynn Estate in the 1880’s are still talked about in the Glenbeigh area today. While World War I was in progress the Castle and grounds were let to the British Military Command and used as a training centre for reservists. In 1921 Republican forces burned the castle to the ground and it was never rebuilt.

Stone Tower

At the north end of Rossbeigh Strand is a stone tower built in the nineteenth century as a guide mark for ships entering Castlemaine Harbour.

Glenbeigh Standing Stones

These standing stones are believed to have been thrown by Diarmuid during one of his infamous battles.