Genealogy research by Mark Humphrys.
The St.Lawrence family owned these lands since the reign of John (1199-1216).
Howth Castle sold and contents dispersed:
The family (now the Gaisford-St Lawrence family) finally sold Howth Castle in 2018.
Sadly, the family sold almost everything, including ancient family treasures.
The library was broken up and sold. I bought some of it.
Auctions of Howth Castle contents:
Howth on Map of Dublin bay, 1685.
E is down.
See full size.
Howth Castle on John Rocque's map of Dublin, 1757.
Howth in [Taylor and Skinner, 1777].
Howth Castle, c.1780.
From [Ball, vol.5, 1917].
Howth Castle on map of Dublin Bay, 1798. W is up.
National Maritime Museum, Dun Laoghaire.
See full size and other shot.
See full size. From [Cromwell, 1820].
Reproduced in [Ball, vol.5, 1917].
Howth Castle on 1829 to 1842 map.
Howth Castle on 1887 to 1913 map.
The opening line of James Joyce's Finnegans Wake (1939) features Howth Castle: "riverrun, past Eve and Adam's, from swerve of shore to bend of bay, brings us by a commodius vicus of recirculation back to Howth Castle and Environs."
Howth Castle from the air.
From Colin O'Riordan (The Herald).
Photo 2007. Light adjusted digitally.
See larger and full size and original.
Howth Castle. The hall.
From [Ball, vol.5, 1917]. See larger.
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