gardens, and the other is what was once
the worlds largest telescope.
the Troubles. A great moat once surrounded the once
grand seat of the Alcock family, who had lived on
the land since 1695. Colonel Harry Alcock added
the towers in the 19th century. Wilton also has
the supernatural stories along with it. One being
that a ghostly carriage is seen in the castle driveway
on the anniversary of the death of Harry Alcock.
The castle in the process of being renovated.
family were granted the lands belong to the O'Sullivans
in west Cork. The Puxleys began to build a grand
mansion close to the older castle of the O'Sullivan
Beare, and they were cursed by the O'Sullivan
family. The Prophesies would be that cows would
wander through their halls. That would come true.
This is an infrared shot of the interior.
smugglers who frequented the wild coastline.
In 1866 a Puxley descendant began to make additions
to the estate. When his wife died in childbirth in 1872, he
left the great house unfinished, used only as a summer
retreat. The great mansion was torched by the Irish
Republican Army during the Troubles in 1921.