Take a look inside this beautiful estate owned by the descendants of Jonathan Swift


A beautiful 11-bedroom country estate in Co Wicklow has gone on the market for the first time ever and can be yours for €3,500,000.

The home is called Fortgranite and belongs to the Dennis family who are direct descendants of one of Ireland’s greatest ever writers – Jonathan Swift.

The house is set in 341 acres of pasture, parkland and formal gardens. The land also includes a spectacular arboretum and a lake.


The entrance to the main property is a romantic and impressive toy castle Regency gate lodge designed to replicate the family crest. There is then an avenue that passes through beautiful parkland on the way up to the house.

Fortgranite House is an imposing and historic country house built in the 1720’s, remodelled in the 1870’s and upgraded in 1969.

As well as the 11 bedrooms, Fortgranite also boasts four bath rooms, a library, drawing room, morning room and a sweeping staircase.

There are plenty of great views of the surrounding parkland and gardens from the house.

There are a number of outbuildings outside the main house. These would have all served different purposes during their history such as stables and coach houses.

There are also facilities for a 200 cow dairy unit.

The estate is 5km away from the town of Baltinglass where there are several natural, archaeological and built heritage sites.

It is also close to neighbouring counties Carlow and Kildare.

The property is for sale through Knight Frank. For more information visit their website.

Take a look at the pictures below.

Fortgranite from above

Fortgranite gate

Fortgranite hall

Fortgranite living room

Fortgranite dining room

Fortgranite library

Fortgranite stairs

Fortgranite stream

Fortgranite lake

Fortgranite bench

Fortgranite small house

Fortgranite grounds house

Fortgranite outer building

Fortgranite hill

Fortgranite field

Written by Michael Kehoe @michaelcalling