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1837 – Tandragee Castle, Tanderagee, Co. Armagh

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Country houses become hotels and guest houses, this one became a crisp factory. Built around 1837 for the 6th Duke of Manchester as the family’s Irish home.The castle has a strong tower at one end, with a gabled block at the other, behind which is a large courtyard. The Mandevilles became benefactors of the community, establishing an orphanage, three dispensaries, and 25 public schools in the area, each of which was attached to a lending library. The 10th Duke, who was born in the castle, sold it in the 1950s.