Monellan Castle

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Monellan Castle was a large castellated mansion, in Killygordon, County Donegal, Ireland. It was constructed in the 18th century for the Delap family, an Irish family of Scots origin who acquired the estate in the late 1700s.[1][2] The family also owned estates in Buckinghamshire, England.[3]

During the 1930s, the castle and its estate was acquired by the Irish Land Commission which redistributed the land to local tenant farmers, as was the policy at the time. The castle was then, with support from the Irish Government, demolished.[4]

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  2. ^ Hughes, p.37.
  3. ^ Hughes, p.38.
  4. ^ Monellan Castle
Sources
  • Hughes, Les. "A young Australian pioneer: Henry Mundy."
  • Monellan Castle Retrieved 4 January 2011.