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Chart #IREC, Interior of Castleffrench

Last updated by Mara French on 6/22/11. Send corrections or additions to Mara French. Revised 1989, 2008, 2011.

Special acknowledgment is given to William Medardo Bagliani, owner of Castleffrench since 1997, for these fine photos. Please see his website:


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29 Rooms include:


Vaulted throughout with main door to courtyard

Entrance Level Rooms

Dining room with fireplace
Drawing room with fireplace
Kitchen with flag stone floor, oil fired Aga cooker, extensive worktops and cupboards, stainless steel sink, granite top work island with gas hob, fitted cupboards, Kenmore oven, plumbing for dishwasher, fine vaulted coiling and stone arches, two recesses one of which incorporates an old bread oven, door leading to courtyard.
Breakfast area with slate floor and fireplace
Utility room plumbed for washing machine, stainless steel sink, cupboards
Boiler room with wine cellar, vaulted store room, workshop, sitting room with fireplace
Cloakroom with WC
Services with well water and treatment system, septic tank drainage, telephone

First Floor Rooms

Bedroom 1 with fireplace
Bedroom 2 with fireplace, bath, shower, W.C.
Bedroom 3 with fireplace, bath, shower, W.C.
Bedroom 4 with fireplace
Shower Room with partially tiled showed, W.C.

Second Floor Rooms

Bedroom 5 with fireplace
Bedroom 6 with fireplace
Bedroom 7 with fireplace
Bathroom with roll-top cast iron bath, W.C. and fireplace
Bedroom 8 with fireplace
Bedroom 9 with fireplace



Entrance to Hallway

Eating Areas

The dining room with its fine ornate plasterwork on the ceiling and cornice, Portland stone floor in the entrance hall and pitch pine floor in the dining room, marble mantel piece with brass inset, and timer architraves.


Breakfast room and Kitchen

Drawing Room

Drawing Room with pitch pine floor, carved marble chimneypiece with brass inset. Bay windows with octagonal paneled shutters overlooking the gardens and grounds, highly ornate plasterwork on ceilings and cornice.




Original winding stairs leading to first floor, fine plasterwork ceiling, cornice and niches, including small rooms off to the side: Study with fireplace, Cloakroom with W.C., and Library with fireplace and bookshelves.


The dˇcor is typical Co. Galway stately home style with elaborate plasterwork flowers, trophies, Irish emblems, delicate naturalistic foliage and birds whilst all the doors and shutters are examples of period joinery.


The white lady, who is a friendly ghost, is believed to be the daughter of one of the early ffrenchs' whom it was said had been locked in the Old Tower, which is situated close by until a suitable suitor was found. It was said to have affected her and the occasional person has reported seeing her walking the corridors at night.



Fine plasterwork.

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

The following photos are of the Second Floor bedrooms.