Monday, 9 October 2017


Garron Tower was built in 1850 as a summer residence by Frances Anne Vane, Marchioness of Londonderry. She had inherited this part of the Antrim estates from her mother, Anne Katherine MacDonnell, Countess of Antrim who had married Sir Henry Vane-Tempest of County Durham. The Tower and grounds were purchased by McNeill's Hotel in Larne in 1915 and were acquired by the Catholic Bishop of Down and Connor in 1950 for use as a boarding school for boys called St MacNissi's College.

On 1 April 2010, St MacNissi's College and two other Antrim schools amalgamated to become the present day St Killian's College.
Below is a chapel in the grounds of the school.

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  1. Wow. That is quite some 'summer residence'. How the other half lives.

  2. The grounds are just as lovely as the castle!

  3. Hello, it looks like a beautiful castle. Lovely grounds too. Happy Monday and enjoy your new week ahead.

  4. My how beautiful is this grand building.

  5. Dear Margaret
    I've been missing you and your wonderful blog posts so much during my break !

    Sincerely grateful for all the Beauty you always share,
    I'm sending hugs and ever much love to you

    XOXO Daniela

  6. Just wonderful! Love the castle so much!

  7. this place is so beautiful and so well maintained!! i hope you are having a wonderful time on your trip!!

  8. The original owner had fun building this "castle". It is wonderful.

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