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Abbeyglen CastleExplore the gardens around this magnificent castle

Deluxe Abbeyglen Castle Hotel

The Abbeyglen Castle was built in 1832 by John d'Arcy of Clifden Castle, 33 years before Mitchell Henry built Kylemore Abbey in 1865.

D'Arcy, who founded Clifden in 1812, was considered a leader of the community and was frequently consulted by the local constabulary in time of trouble or unrest.

Following d'Arcy's death, his son Mitchen sold the property to the Irish Church Mission Society in 1854. As a result of the Famine the estate hit troubled times and the property fell derelict.

In 1969, the Joyce family, then owners, sold the property to the Hughes family, who through the years have improved the castle and gardens to their present state.

Rooms: Tastefully decorated, our bedrooms and 9 luxury suites offer comfort and style, all with bath/shower, central heating, direct dial telephone, multi-channel television, radio, trouser press, irons, hairdryer, and tea and coffee making facilities.

Dining: Recommended by Egon Ronay, "Table for Two", and A.A., Abbeyglen Restaurant is renowned for its gourmet food and fine wines. With its elevated position overlooking the gardens the cuisine will delight you from locally caught fresh salmon to the well-stocked aquarium housing the best in rich shellfish to our true culinary traditional Connemara lamb. All tastes are catered for and we are always happy to prepare any fish caught by our guests.

Facilities: Walkin and hiking Connemara nearby.