The McDonnell Family

About Glenarm Castle

Glenarm Castle has been the ancestral seat of the McDonnell family, Earls of Antrim since it was first built by Randal, 1st Earl of Antrim in the 17th century.

In July 2021, the 14th Earl of Antrim, Alexander, sadly passed away. Lord Antrim had an illustrious career as Keeper of Conservation for the Tate Gallery in London. For many years he was the proud custodian of Glenarm Castle.  

The current and 15th Earl of Antrim is Randal. Along with his wife Aurora, Lady Antrim and their two children, they currently reside in Glenarm Castle. 

The late 14th Earl of Antrim, Alexander

The 15th Earl and Countess of Antrim, Randal and Aurora, with their children Alexander and Helena

To find out more information about the McDonnell family, visit The Antrim McDonnell Heritage Centre, opening in 2022.

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