Jay Cashman visited his ancestral home of Ireland for the first time when he traveled there with his then-fiancee.
They liked it so much, they bought a castle.
“If you find someplace you’re comfortable with, for whatever reason, it gets in your soul,” the Boston real-estate mogul said. “You say, ‘This is where I want to spend some time.’ ”
Cashman and his now wife, Christy, spend a week a month at Kilkea Castle, a 12th-century fortress and 180-acre estate beside the River Greese in County Kildare that they’ve renovated and reopened into a hotel, resort, and golf club but also as their own second home.