Prince Charles knows his history and was particularly well up to speed on the “shared history” of Donegal Castle.
Speaking to manager at the castle, Sean McLoone, Prince Charles could have acted as a guide to the 15th century building Sean told the Democrat.
“He really knew his stuff and had a keen interest in the castle’s history and the two families who lived here.”
Prince Charles and Camilla mixed easily with the children from the local gael scoil who performed music from them and was, Sean said, “in great form”.
Donegal Castle was fully restored in the late 1990s by the Office of Public Works. The castle consists of a 15th-century rectangular Tower House with a later Jacobean style wing known as the Manor House.
Picture shows Prince Charles and Lady Camilla with manager at Donegal Castle, Sean McLoone. Photo: Maxwells.
* For more on this story and the Royal visit, see Thursday's Donegal Democrat