As pictures of the most talked about wedding in the world of celebrity leaked onto the internet yesterday, superstar rapper Kanye West and his new bride Kim Kardashian were rumoured to be staying in Castle Oliver in Ardpatrick, Limerick.
Fresh from their multimillion-euro wedding ceremony on the turrets of a historic Italian fort in Florence on Saturday, the pair first jetted into Cork Airport on board a €30m private jet on Monday.
The luxury jet touched down just before 4pm and taxied to a quiet part of the airfield where a limo was waiting to take them to the Castlemartyr Resort in East Cork.
However, rumours are rife that the newlyweds are taking in another part of Munster after a party booked into Castle Oliver — one of Ireland’s largest private homes.
Although the owners were remaining tight-lipped, the couple are believed to be staying at the estate until the end of the week.
The castle, which stands on massive terraces, has a commanding view of manicured gardens and a lake, and contains Ireland’s largest wine cellar, with a capacity to hold 55,000 bottles.
The property includes a baronial candle-lit dining room with a baby grand piano and an antique table that seats 22. It also contains a ballroom and magnificent bedroom suites with four-poster beds. Every bedroom has a unique bathroom with double slipper bath tub.
The couple are believed to have chosen Ireland as a honeymoon destination in honour of Kim’s parents, who honeymooned in Ireland in 1991 visiting Cork, Kerry, and Dublin.
Kanye is no stranger to Ireland and had stayed at the Castlemartyr Resort previously, reportedly telling staff that what he appreciated most was how his privacy was respected.
The couple are expected to fly back to the US from Cork Airport by private jet at 6am on Saturday.