Irish Country Castle HotelsLuxury Irish accommodations without requiring you to dress up

Country Castles offer castle accommodations at a reduced rate, typically 4-star ratings and amenities which are perfect for multiple castles throughout your stay in Ireland.

Dinner tends to be more relaxed than our Deluxe Irish Castles so you can dress more business casual with these castles. Some castles will offer a fixed-price menu which will be available to add to your package, just check your price quote for "available options".

Ballynahinch CastleDon't miss the award-winning restaurant at Ballynahinch

Deluxe Ballynahinch Castle Hotel

Ballynahinch Castle Hotel is an intimate 4 star hotel set in 450 acres of woodlands, rivers and walks in the heart of Connemara, Galway.

It stands proud and majestic overlooking the famous Ballynahinch Salmon River, whilst being surrounded the splendour of the Twelve Bens Mountain Range.

Ballynahinch Castle is steeped in a wealth of tradition and has been intertwined in the history of Connemara and its people for many centuries. From the days of the O'Flaherty Chieftains, to Grace O'Malley, the Pirate Queen of Connemara, to Humanity Dick Martin, founder of the society for the prevention of cruelty to animals and to H.R.H. the Maharajah Ranjitsinji, also known as the 'Ranji', Prince of Cricketeers.

As one of the premier Castle Hotels in Ireland, Ballynahinch Castle has a charm and aura, which can best be described as 'Casual Country Elegance', which few forget and most return for. From the luxurious riverside rooms with 4-poster beds, to the elegant restaurant and the informal and intimate Fisherman's Pub.

Savour the rich ambience that makes Ballynahinch Castle the jewel in the crown of Connemara...

Rooms: 40 rooms. Each of the forty bedrooms have private bathrooms and are decorated to the highest standards with your comfort in mind. Choose from an elegant standard, superior or luxury bedroom or a Riverside suite.

Dining: The kitchens of Ballynahinch Castle, under the careful stewardship of Head Chef Robert Webster, have been delighting both visitors and local diners for years. Using only the finest and freshest ingredients, Robbie and his team take advantage of the wealth of fresh fish, and game available on the West Coast, to produce wonderfully balanced yet creative dishes. Enjoying the produce of our kitchens while taking in the glorious view from the Owenmore Restaurant is one of the highlights of any trip to Ballynahinch Castle. Changing the menus regularly to reflect the seasons ensures that regular visitors to Ballynahinch can enjoy a varied and interesting selection of dishes. Give the gift of a special experience, designed to surprise and delight your family and friends.

Facilities: Fishing, walking, sailing, shooting, horseback riding, golf available nearby.

Client Comments:

Ballynahinch was the best place we have ever been. We want to go back here. The room was gorgeous, the food was great, the property was great and fun to explore. Thank you for booking us there. ~ Cheryl Q. July 2012

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.

Cabra CastleThis haunted castle is just 45 minutes north of Dublin.

Cabra Castle County Cavan

Cabra Castle has an extremely rich history. This history can be experienced by all hotel guests who wish to spend the night in one of eighty historical and richly designed bedrooms. Choosing from the splendor of the Lords bedchamber to the spacious elegance of the Courtyard Bedrooms or our charming gate lodge.

The original Cabra Castle, the ruins of which still stand on high ground above the Wishing Well - not far from Cromwell's Bridge, was situated to the west of the Kingscourt - Carrickmacross Road.

The Castle and the land surrounding it is believed to have belonged to the O'Reilly Family until it was confiscated in the mid 17th century by Cromwell's orders and given to Colonel Thomas Cooch. Colonel T. Cooch was born in Donegal in 1632 and was the grandson of Sir Thomas Cooch K.C. Sir Thomas Cooch K.C. had migrated to Ireland very early in the 17th century and was given a grant of 1,000 acres in Donegal by James 1.

Rooms: 80 rooms, 22 in the castle itself. The courtyard rooms are located in the renovated building beside the castle. These are decorated to the highest standard and have all the original brickwork and architectural features from that era.

Dining: At Cabra, we would like to make your meals memorable and endeavor to keep to our high standards in gastromony. We cater for all tastes and fancies. All of our food is either home grown or is 100% guaranteed Irish. Our fully stocked wine cellar will compliment any meal.

Facilities: Golf, horseback riding, fishing and rough shooting available nearby.

Client Comments:

Cabra was AMAZING! When we checked in, they sent us to their "cottages" for our rooms. The cottages are more like small townhouse style apartments with locks on each interior door. I called the front desk & explained that we'd been expecting to stay IN the castle & asked if there was any way that we could get rooms inside the castle. They were able to accommodate us and didn't end up charging us the difference in room rates! The rooms were just beautiful and the grounds & castle were breathtaking! ~ Jaime R. 2011

Glin CastleStay in the Knight of Glin's castle!

Deluxe Glin Castle Hotel

Glin Castle, home of the Knight of Glin, his wife Madam FitzGerald, stands on the banks of the River Shannon amidst a 500 acre demense. This is the Castle Hall with its front door overlooking the River Shannon.

The richly decorated ceiling, Irish furniture and paintings show the original splendour of the castle interior. The Reception Rooms consist of a sitting room (or Smoking Room) where one can sit and chat over a drink before or after dinner.The Library with its broken pedamented mahogany bookcase is situated below the rare flying staircase. Guests can relax in the splendid Drawing Room with its Rossi marble mantelpiece - elegant surroundings in which to have morning coffee, afternoon tea or to enjoy coffee and liqueurs.

Visitors are welcomed to stay between March and November, and at other times by special arrangement. There are 15 individually decorated bedrooms each with its own private bathroom, these can be reserved on an individual basis. The entire castle can also be rented as a fully staffed unit for events such as small weddings, family reunion or corporate events.

Rooms: 15, individually decorated bedrooms each with its own private bathroom.

Service: n/a

Dining: Glin Castle food is Irish country house cooking at its best. Dine off freshly caught fish and locally reared beef and lamb. Vegetables and fruit are grown in the castle's organic walled garden. Sit down at a well laid table covered in crisp Irish Linen and family silver in the knightly splendour of the old dining room, with its rows of ancestral portraits.

Facilities: Clay Pigeon Shooting, Archery arranged on site), Riding at Clonshire Equestrian Centre.

This property is temporarily not available ... it is available to rent only for weddings and special occassions. We hope to have it return to a hotel and accepting guests soon.

Client Comments:

Although Glin Castle is not as famous as some others, I have to say that their staff treated us like royalty......and the food was well worth the price. It was amazing!! Dromoland was much more regal, but it didn't have the charm surrounding it like Glin Castle. ~ Elaine & Michael E. 2006

Kilkea CastleA fantastic haunted property just outside of Dublin

Deluxe Kilkea Castle Hotel

Kilkea Castle, situated in the heart of Kildare is one of Ireland's finest castle hotels.

Less than an hours drive from Dublin, our magnificent medieval style rose gardens and beautifully renovated rooms provide a unique setting for your holiday, wedding or business conference.

Relax in the health and fitness centre - with indoor swimming pool, steam room, saunas and jacuzzi.

You're surrounded by beautiful countryside where you can stroll to wind down, play a round of golf or a game of tennis - and afterwards you can alway enjoy the castle's excellent cuisine.

Rooms: 36 guest rooms, including suites. Every room is unique and the quality is exactly what you'd expect from one of Ireland's finest castle hotels.

Dining: DeLacy's restaurant offers a blend of contemporary yet traditional cuisine. The menus emphasises fresh natural foods - carefully prepared and artistically presented.

Facilities: On Site there is a fully equipped leisure centre with an indoor swimming pool, jacuzzi, steam room, saunas and gym (complimentary for residents). A beautician and masseuse are available on request. The challenging 18 hole Golf course, developed in this magnificent setting beneath the shadows of a Twelfth Century Castle, allows the splendour of the Castle to be viewed from every fairway. The hotel also has two floodlit hard surface tennis courts which is complimentary for residents.

This property is available to book starting October 2014 - we are extremely happy to have them back in business.