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.
Auctions of Howth Castle contents:
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 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).
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