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Clonegal Castle

(aka Huntington Castle)

Co Carlow

Source: "Visit to Clonegal Castle"

Clonegal Castle

Clonegal Castle
Olivia Robertson and cat in front of the castle on the Cover of "Guide to Clonegal Castle" by Lawrence Durdin-Robertson

Source: Website Circle of Isis

Entrance to Clonegal Castle.

Clonegal Castle is the site of the Fellowship of Isis Foundation Centre.  It is the ancestral home of the Durdin-Robertson family.


John Davis R.I.P., Moylisha, Clonegal photographed aged 102., in 1998.
Source: JR Hopkins

Rev. Lawrence - Durden Robertson, Huntington Castle and his  sister Olivia who founded the Temple of Isis there.
Source: JR Hopkins

Rev. Lawrence - Durden Robertson photographed speaking at the tree planting ceremony in Clonegal in 1984 for G.A.A. centenary.
Source: JR Hopkins

Olivia Durdin Robertson, born April 13 1917, died November 14 2013

 High priestess of Carlow-based “Fellowship of Isis” cult dies, aged 96 Olivia Durdin Robertson lived with her extended family in Huntington Castle in Clonegal, on the Carlow-Wexford border. Irish Times, November 16th 2013, By Michael Parsons.

Olivia Durdin Robertson the self styled high priestess of a Co Carlow-based cult devoted to an ancient Egyptian goodess, has died aged 96.

Ms Durdin Robertson came to international attention in the 1970s when she co-founded the “Fellowship of Isis” with her late brother Lawrence Alexander Durdin Robertson “a former Anglican clergyman” and his wife Pamela.

'Huntington Castle'

She lived with her extended family in Huntington Castle in the village of Clonegal on the Carlow-Wexford border.

Her nephew David Durdin Robertson a craftsman and sculptor who predeceased her in 2009, created an Egyptian temple for her in the dungeons of the castle.

In recent years this has been opened to the public for tours at Halloween.

Alexander Durdin Robertson said his great-aunt had died on Thursday in Wexford General Hospital following a short illness.

Her funeral on Wednesday will begin with “a private ceremony in the temple, organised by the Fellowship of Isis, by invitation only” followed by a public Church of Ireland service at St Fiacc’s in Clonegal.

He said the fellowship had 20,000 to 30,000 members worldwide.

A pre-planned auction of architectural salvage items in Huntington Castle scheduled for Monday will go ahead.

Source: Michael Purcell 2013

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