Classiebawn Castle is a country house in the Mullaghmore peninsula near the village of Cliffoney, County Sligo,Ireland. It was designed in the Baronial style by J. Rawson Carrol,a Dublin-based architect, and is constructed from a yellow-brown sandstone brought by sea from Donegal
The land, which once belonged to the O'Connor Sligo family, was confiscated by the English Parliament to compensate the people who put down an Irish rebellion. Around 10,000 acres (4,000 ha) of land on which Classiebawn now stands was granted to Sir John Temple
The property passed down to The 3rd Viscount Palmerston, the statesman who served as both British Prime Minister and British Foreign Secretary. It was this Lord Palmerston who commissioned the building of the current Classiebawn Castle and the harbour at Mullaghmore
The house was not complete on his death in 1865, but was completed in 1874 by his stepson and successor, The Rt. Hon. William Cowper-Temple, P.C., M.P. (later created The 1st Baron Mount Temple).

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