’ said Mairead, a suckler farmer from Mullingar, Co Westmeath who is currently dating a farmer from Tipperary.
“I understand what they mean, they are looking for someone who understands the lifestyle, it’s like a vocation,” she said.
In 2010 the house underwent a major renovation and refurbishment programme.
The end result is a bright comfortable holiday home that has managed to keep a strong link with the past by retaining the old style tongue and groove ceilings, open fireplaces and by careful choice of furniture and fittings.
And so we are left with a fully rendered Keep surrounded by rough stone walls.
It does look a little strange, but, in fact, this is one of the best examples of a 16th century castle in Donegal.
“I have a lot of farmers coming to me saying ‘have you any ladies from a farming background?The O' Cannons, O' Donnells and O' Neills fought numerous wars for supremacy.During the Plantation of Ulster in the 17th Century, a Scottish Captain called Patrick Crawford was granted a 1,000 acres by the British Monarchy.The old graveyard at the castle, which many people would miss if they did not know it was there, is one of the oldest burial grounds in Donegal, with some headstones dating from 1800.There is a path running from the right hand side of the car park which brings you into this beautiful, serene and interesting place.