800 Years

Princess Gwenllian

It's Our History

Ballymagarvey has a rich and colourful history dating back to the 13th century when Princess Gwenllian ap Iorwerth (daughter of King Llywelyn of Wales) married William de Lacy of Trim Castle. In later years Ballymagarvey was owned by other notable families in the region, De Verdun, Sir Christopher Bellew, Elizabeth Wood and Francis Fleetwood. Many other couples started their married lives here such as Thomas and Melinda Osbourne, Robert and Henrietta Clouston, Sir Thomas Ainsworth and Lady Edina Hope-Conyngham (daughter of the Marquis of Conyngham of Slane Castle).

For 800 years Ballymagarvey has been a home of warmth and welcome and that long tradition continues today as we welcome wedding guests from all over the world to come, stay and enjoy a lovely time with us in our cosy little 'home from home'.

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