The Wire actor's wife Catherine Fitzgerald inherited Glin Castle in West Limerick after her father Desmond, the last remaining Knight of Glin, died in 2011 without a male heir.

They are now selling their ancestral home, which has been in the Fitzgerald family for 700 years, for $7.4 million (£4.6 million).

She tells the Irish Times, "We would have loved to carry it on, but the practicalities of it are a full-time job... I work in gardens all over, my husband is away a lot in the U.S., and this isn't something that can be managed remotely... We would love someone who has a feeling for the house's provenance and history to take it on, and love it as we have."

West and Fitzgerald married in 2010 and have four children. They also have two homes in the U.K.