Northern Ireland

Nama sell repossessed County Down castle

A County Down castle that was repossessed by the Irish government's National Asset Management Agency (Nama) has been agreed for sale.

Quintin castle in Portaferry was last owned by the property developer Paul Neill who bought it in 2006 for £3.75m.

Nama placed it into receivership in 2012 and it was on sale with an asking price of £1.65m

It is not known who the new owners are, or how much they paid.

The Anglo-Norman castle was originally built in the 12th Century by John De Courcy.

At one stage it was virtually a ruin but was restored in the 19th Century and Mr Neill carried out further renovations.

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