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Lough Eske CastleNewly renovated castle awaits you in Donegal

Deluxe Lough Eske Castle Hotel

Lough Eske Castle traces its roots all the way back to the late 1400’s and the famous O’Donnell family that founded the nearby town of Donegal.

The original castle was first built around 1474. A date stone of 1621 remains on the property to this day. The current Lough Eske Castle was constructed in the 1860s on the site of an old Brooke mansion, but was destroyed by fire in 1939. The newly renovated Lough Eske Castle stands as a continuing testament to the rich history of Lough Eske and the surrounding region.

Upon arrival at this beautiful baronial estate, our greeter welcomes you to the Lough Eske Castle. You will be ushered up the sandstone steps and into an inviting lobby with elegant stone floors and an imposing oak staircase.

Inside, you’ll find attractive open fireplaces and comfortable Drawing Rooms with fabulous views of our beautifully landscaped gardens. You can escape into the quiet seclusion of our Library or wander into the Gallery Bar to meet friends and relax over drinks and light refreshments.

Follow the steps down from the lobby area, and you will discover a Lobby Lounge with an exposed sandstone wall, open fireplace and traditional Chesterfield leather sofas accompanied with coffee tables.

Rooms: Accommodation range from the contemporary stylishness of our Garden Suites…to the country charm of our converted stables…to the more traditional elegance of our Castle Suites with their leaded windows, exquisite antiques and private access to the castle tower.

Dining: The new Cedars Grill combines easygoing elegance with a very contemporary sense of style. The Oak Bar is everything its name suggests, a cozy getaway with stone floors, heavy leather couches, historical black and white photographs and a clubby oak ambiance. The Gallery Bar is the perfect place to meet fellow guests for a pint of Guinness, glass of wine and an informal bite to eat from our Bistro menu.

Facilities: Situated in the castle garden, the setting is refreshing and peaceful. Its beautiful sandstone and rich wood floors reflect the natural beauty of the sylvan surroundings. Golf and fishing available.