Wednesday 17 July 2019

The castle hideaway that's fit for Kim Kardashian

Castle Oliver where Kim and Kanye (inset) are rumoured to be staying
Castle Oliver where Kim and Kanye (inset) are rumoured to be staying
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West
Castle Oliver
Castle Oliver, Limerick
The elaborate drawing room.
One of the ornate platoon of stone gryphons
Castle Oliver, where Kim and Kanye are rumoured to be staying

Majella O'Sullivan and Ralph Riegel

Newlyweds Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are believed to have spent the first night of their Irish honeymoon in a castle in the foothills of the Ballyhoura Mountains.

Castle Oliver in Ardpatrick, Co Limerick, is reputed to be where the reality TV star and her rapper husband will spend their first week of married life.

Owner of Castle Oliver, Emma Cormack said: "I can't comment on the couple," when approached by the Irish Independent yesterday.

But neighbours reported "a lot of activity" at the castle over the weekend, with cars coming and going and lawns being cut.

'Kimye', as they've come to be known, will sleep in a four-poster bed with an adjoining bathroom with a double-slipper bath tub.

They can dine in the magnificent dining room, relax in front of the fire in the library, enjoy Castle Oliver's ballroom or wander in the private gardens.

The castle used to open for weddings but has been on the market by its owners Emma and Declan Cormack.

The star couple's decision to honeymoon in Ireland was taken at the eleventh hour after the bride decided she wanted to mirror the wedding of her parents, Kris and Bruce.

Kim's parents opted for an Irish honeymoon and visited Dublin, Cork and Kerry during their visit almost 30 years ago.

However, the lateness of the decision to include an Irish break after their lavish Tuscan wedding in Italy last Saturday meant a number of options weren't available.

The couple are due to fly back to the US from Cork Airport by private jet at 6am next Saturday. It is now believed that a fleet of limousines which greeted the couple was a diversion to ensure that any media members nearby wouldn't trail them.

Irish Independent

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