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Irish Castles

Antrim – Ballygally Castle

Perched on the tip of one of the world’s greatest road journeys, the Causeway Coastal Route, sits a 17th century castle. Ballygally Castle. Overlooking the golden sands of Ballygally Bay towards Scotland, and just a stone’s throw from the 9 Glens of Antrim and then on to the Giant’s Causeway.

A stay here is a journey in more ways than one. Because it’s the perfect base for exploring the stunning Antrim Coast – and your more creative side. Read a novel. Write a novel. Paint in our beautiful gardens. Drive a vintage car along the coast. Golf. Fish. Or join in the many activities provided by the hotel and places nearby.

Low Season – From 90 euro per person

High Season – From 126 euro per person

Cavan – Cabra Castle Hotel

Castles, with their nooks and crannies and ancient histories, are made for exploring. Wander through the magnificent reception rooms, find a quiet corner or fireside to relax with a book or just enjoy the Castle atmosphere. Period features and furnishings create an authentic, old-world charm and a long tradition of warm and friendly service make Cabra Castle the perfect retreat from the pace of modern living.

Set on 100 acres of parkland and garden, with the magnificent backdrop of Dun a Ri Forest Park, there is much to explore both indoors and out. Along the way you may uncover some of the past secrets of gracious living and a bygone age.

Low Season – From 96 euro per person

High Season – From 118 euro per person

Clare – Ballinalacken Castle Hotel

If you are looking for a country house weekend or relaxed hotel accommodation, then a few nights stay at our hotel in Doolin, Co Clare, is just right for you. We offer luxury accommodation and style at Ballinalacken Castle Hotel, full bed and breakfast and dining in our award winning restaurant.

Situated 5 miles from the spa town of Lisdoonvarna and within easy reach of the Cliffs of Moher, the Aran Islands, Connemara & Galway, it would be difficult to find a more beautiful place on the West Coast of Ireland in which to wake up. The Ballinalacken has been described in the press a s one of the finest located houses in Europe. Our guest rooms offer spectacular panoramic views of the Aran Islands, the Cliffs of Moher and Galway Bay.

The 15th Century Castle is a ruin of the O’Brien Clan. It stands imposingly beside the Ballinalacken House which was built by Lord O’Brien in 1840 as his family home. In 1939 Daniel O’Callaghan purchased the home from the O’Briens. Today it remains in the O’Callaghan family and is currently owned by Denis O’Callaghan (Daniel’s son).

From 141 euro per person

Clare – Dromoland Castle

With an extraordinary history stretching back to the 5th Century, Dromoland Castle was originally the ancestral home of one of the few families of Gaelic Royalty; direct descendants of Brian Boru, the High King of Ireland.

Approached by a meandering drive that passes acres of magnificent lawns, this luxury 5 Star Castle Hotel overlooks its own Championship Golf Course and a glistening lake which commands the panoramic beauty of the surrounds.

Seamlessly blending Old-World elegance with contemporary luxuries, Dromoland’s tradition of delivering impeccable, unobtrusive service is never compromised. Guests can relax under the careful attention of our staff and enjoy an exquisite selection of gourmet fine dining and delicious wines; unwind slowly in the Castle’s 5 Star luxury Health Spa or indoor heated pool; or enjoy a good book beside a crackling evening fire. Situated just 8 miles from Shannon International Airport, and regarded as one of the top luxury hotels Ireland has to offer, Dromoland Castle Hotel Ireland is the ideal base from which to explore the vibrant cities of Limerick and Galway; the magical Shannon region and Ireland’s rugged West Coast. Look no further than Dromoland Castle for 5 star castle accommodations Ireland

Low Season – From 133.50 euro per person

Mid Season – From 192 euro per person

High Season – From 264.50 euro per person

Galway – Abbeyglen Castle Hotel

The Abbeyglen Castle Hotel is located on the aptly named Sky Road overlooking the quaint alpine like village of Clifden, Connemara.

The Abbeyglen Castle Hotel is nestled in the romantic setting of the Twelve Bens with beautiful views overlooking Clifden Bay. The warm and friendly staff are always at hand to make your stay special, guaranteeing you an unforgettable experience.

Low Season – From 105.50 euro per person

High Season – From 128.50 euro per person

Galway – Ballynahinch Castle

The tradition of hospitality at Ballynahinch Castle has long and strong foundations. Beautiful rooms, including the luxury Riverside wing, are tastefully and individually furnished.

In casual country elegance, a superb restaurant, fed by fresh home produce and locally caught fish is complimented by an attractive old world bar and open log fires. With 350 acres of exceptionally beautiful wooded grounds and walks, fishing rights on our own salmon river and lakes, 26,000 acres of prime woodcock shoot, tennis and cycling, the castle offers all the attractions of a large private estate. A championship golf course, sea fishing and horse riding are all within easy reach. Ballynahinch, the jewel in the crown of Connemara encompasses late 20th Century comforts in a setting untouched by time. Two AA Rosettes. Recommended by Bridgestone’s Jameson Guide, Karen Brown and Fodors.

Low Season – From 134 euro per person

High Season – From 185 euro per person

Kerry – Ballyseede Castle

Ballyseede Castle is a proud member of Manor House Hotels of Ireland. In chosing to stay with us you choose a Castle that has its own character and charm and is distinctively different. As the only four star Castle Hotel in Kerry Ballyseede Castle is well placed to offer a getaway that is distinctively different.

Independently voted the best Manor House hotel in Ireland for 2009 and 2010 we pride ourselves in providing a personal and professional service in unique surroundings ensuring that those who stay at Ballyseede Caslte leave as friends.

In October 2011 Ballyseede Castle was a finalist in the Hotel and Catering Review Gold Medal Awards recognising excellence in the hospatility industry.

Low Season – From 96 euro per person

High Season – From 140 euro per person

Kildare – Barberstown Castle

Barberstown Castle, built in the 13th Century, is the only 4 Star Irish Castle “with 5 Star Quality” which boasts close proximity to Dublin City Centre and Dublin Airport (both 30 minutes away). Nestled on 20 acres of surrounding gardens, Barberstown was one of the first great Historic Irish Country Houses to display its splendour to the outside world when it opened as a hotel in 1971.

It has maintained a unique elegance of design over eight centuries by sympathetically blending its Victorian and Elizabethan wings with the original Castle Battlement of 1288.

To be highly recommended by Fodor’s Choice Distinction 2010, The Good Hotel Guide and Michelin Guide are great accolades as all of these guides are totally independent and a hotel in question cannot pay to be included. Barberstown Castle was also awarded “Best Hotel Restaurant in Kildare 2011” by Irish Restaurant Awards.

Visitors to Barberstown will experience a very relaxing and welcoming Castle while enjoying great food, good wines, open log fires, luxury and exceptional personal service.

From 118.50 euro per person

Leitrim – Lough Rynn Castle

Lough Rynn Hotel in Leitrim is one of the most luxurious Castle Hotels in Ireland, the ancestral home of the Clements family and the legendary Lord Leitrim. The entire estate comprises over 300 acres of an Ireland that is idyllic, rich in history and charmed with natural beauty.

This secluded Castle in Leitrim is majestically set on the shore of Lough Rynn, boasting breathtaking scenery, lush green pastures, ancient forests and historical points of interest.

Seamlessly blending Old-World elegance with contemporary luxuries, Lough Rynn Castle Hotel Ireland delivers impeccable, unobtrusive service that is never compromised.

Low Season – From 87.50 euro per person

High Season – From 109.50 euro per person

Louth – Bellingham Castle

Bellingham Castle is an elegant and spacious 17th Century Irish castle offering exclusive use in Ireland’s North East and is less than 1 hour from Dublin and Belfast via the M1.

Located in the heart of the medieval village of Castlebellingham in Co Louth and approached via a private, tree-flanked driveway, Bellingham Castle is the centrepiece of a 17 acre estate. Set on the banks of the River Glyde, our estate includes a weir and man-made river island with footbridges, mature trees and formal lawns and gardens.

Our formal drawing rooms, cosy library, bars and elegant Bute Suite are ideal for private weddings, civil partnerships and corporate events while our bedrooms are rich in history, style and comfort.

Available exclusively to you and your guests, Bellingham Castle is the ideal venue for corporate meetings, team building events, family reunions, private parties, exclusive weddings and civil partnerships.

Low Season – From 108.50 euro per person

High Season – From 131.50 euro per person

Mayo – Ashford Castle

From the laying of the first stone in 1228 by the de Burgo family through the philanthropy of Lord and Lady Ardilaun in the 19th century, there has been a seamless joining of ancient history with the luxury of a modern hotel. This is what has made Ashford a byword for excellence throughout Ireland – and beyond.
The very pinpoints of light that glint from the glorious surface of Lough Corrib, Ireland’s second largest lake, seems to reflect not only the story but the personality of these blue waters. The view across the Lough has not changed in six thousand years. These shores still remember the ancient hunters who once dwelt there while welcoming the newer guests that come to take full advantage of the many
amenities afforded by the castle.

There is the bountiful fishing from a lake that also gives our guests the opportunity to sample some island hopping or a wonderful leisurely cruise.

George Moore, who stayed at Ashford during the 1880s, remembered “the fairy-like silences” and that the “noble wilderness, the wild outlines of the guardian mountains which arise are as still and calm as the visions of an Icelandic god, and in the exquisite clarity every detail is visible.

Low Season – From 138.50 euro per person

Mid Season – From 304.50 euro per person

High Season – From 363 euro per person

Mayo – Belleek Castle

In 1,000 acres of woodland & forestry, on the banks of the River Moy in the beautiful County of Mayo in Ireland.

Belleek Castle Historical and Romantic extends a warm welcome to travellers and visitors seeking the good life and to enjoy the facilities of this ancestral home of the Earl of Arran.

The Celtic Castle is informal, cosy and friendly, rich in décor and antiquities with many great open fires to warm your steps back through half a millennium.

Belleek Castle can facilitate all your requirements to create the perfect day in stunning surroundings

From 183.50 euro per person

Monaghan – Castle Leslie Hotel

Castle Leslie Estate in County Monaghan is nestled on 1,000 acres of undulating Irish countryside, dotted with ancient woodland and glittering lakes. Castle Leslie Estate, Monaghan is one of the last great Irish Castle estates still in the hands of its founding family. Since the 1660s, the distinguished and somewhat individual Leslie family have lived on the Castle Estate, welcoming everyone from politicians to poets, ambassadors to ufologists; all the time making their home into one of the finest luxury Castle hotels Ireland has to offer.

Low Season – From 125 euro per person

High Season – From 133.50 euro per person

Offaly – Kinnitty Castle

Kinnitty Castle Hotel, located in the picturesque village of Kinnitty Co. Offaly, nestled in the foothills of the Slieve Bloom Mountains, offers the perfect setting for a relaxing break away.

Arrive up the winding avenue, opening into breathtaking views of the 13th century castle seated on 650 acres of parkland, inclusive of 60 acres of rolling lawns. Enter the lavish medieval revival castle, drenched in original features, heritage colours and regal atmospheres dating back to 1209.

Wander through the fine settings of the Library Bar, The Sli Dala Restaurant and the Drawing Room all with magnificent character. Relax beside our unique open fires, enjoy the best of local cusine prepared by our Executive Chef, Anthony Holland.

Rest, in the opulance of our thirty-seven distinctively styled guest bedrooms take in the high ceilings, cast iron roll top baths and original features in keeping with the period of the property. Kinnitty Castle Hotel, a little piece of Irish Magic in the Heart of the Midlands… Awaiting your arrival…..

Low Season – From 90 euro per person

High Season – From 100 euro per person

Roscommon – Kilronan Castle

One of Ireland’s most luxurious Castle Hotels in Ireland, Kilronan Castle Ireland is the ancestral home of the Tennison family and the legendary Colonel King Tennison. It is one of a few Irish castle estates that can trace its history back to royal families. This secluded, luxury, Castle hotel in Roscommon is majestically set on the shores of Lough Meelagh, surrounded by over forty acres of breathtaking Irish scenery, lush green pastures, ancient forests and historical points of interest. Approached by a meandering drive that passes acres of magnificent Roscommon lawns, this luxury Castle hotel & spa Ireland overlooks a glistening lake which commands the panoramic beauty of the surrounds. Our World Class Spa & Leisure Centre is now open. Relax and unwind in our Pool or let us pamper you with one of our luxurious spa treatments.

Our commitment at this luxury Castle in Roscommon is to provide the highest level of luxury, comfort and service. You will enjoy old world elegance with modern day comforts. One step inside Kilronan Luxury Castle Hotel Ireland and you are at home. With our warm and friendly atmosphere we will see to your every need, everything has been designed with your desires in mind.

Low Season – From 87.50 euro per person

High Season – From 96 euro per person

Waterford – Waterford Castle

Situated on its own private Island, Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort offers luxurious Castle accommodation in Ireland. One of the leading luxury hotels in Ireland which boasts superb 4 star hotel facilities, you can enjoy the 18 hole Championship Golf Course in Waterford, or choose to stay in one of the Castle Gardens holiday homes.

Low Season – From 112.50 euro per person

Mid Season – From 154 euro per person

High Season – From 179 euro per person



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