The Taylours Return to Ardgillan

Ardgillan weddingGroom, Michael Cotter is pictured with his new bride, Gwendolen Taylour and her father Terrance Taylour, who was raised in Ardgillan Castle

The Taylour family returned to their Drawing Room at Ardgillan Castle on Saturday last, when one of the current generation of the famous family, Gwen Taylour and her groom Michael Cotter were married there.
For 224 years the Taylor family lived in Ardgillan Castle, where the family members made quite an impact on the world, some of whom were soldiers, politicians and clergy.
Built in 1738 by Robert Taylor, the Dean of Clonfert, Ardgillan has stood the test of time and avoided the hand of the destroyer over the years.
One of the most prominent Taylors was Marianne St Ledger Taylor, who lived at the castle from 1807 to 1859 and recorded her time there in over thirty diaries. These provide a wealth of information about the family activities in the castle, including the exciting arrival of the railway to Ardgillan in 1845.