Castle Bernard, Bandon, Co. Cork the morning after the fire that destroyed it in 1921. The elderly Earl of Bandon was kidnapped and not released until three weeks later. On the lawn in front of the castle can be seen items of furniture still owned by the Bernard Family today.
Histories and photographs of this overlooked building can be seen in my first book
- Irish Country Houses - A Chronicle of Change
now published by the Collins Press, please find a link to their website below.
Also I will be in Bandon this Saturday 29th September 2012 at 2pm signing books in the local bookshop Bandon Books. The town of Bandon has always been influenced by the Bernard family and today decedents of the Bernard family still live in the grounds of Castle Bernard.