Castles in Ireland

Waterford Castle at Dusk

Waterford Castle at Dusk

A visit to Ireland is a joy in itself, but a stay in an Irish Castle is a luxury that takes it to an entirely new level. Stately and soaring, the castles of Ireland are located in the finest locations throughout the country. Complete with swans on the lake, tapestries on the walls, fireplaces big enough to stand in and rooms fit for royalty, the castles of Ireland are each unique, historic and grand; and a stay in any one is truly one of the most wonderful vacation experiences imaginable.

For clients seeking ultimate luxury, you might suggest adding a private chauffeur (less expensive than you might imagine!) and designing an all-castle itinerary. Budget conscious clients can opt to pair Castle and Bed & Breakfast stays to keep costs down.  Here’s a sampling of a few of Ireland’s finest…


Ashford Castle

Ashford Castle

Set in 350 acres of private woodland, Ashford Castle has stood on the banks of Lough Corrib for the past 700 years. Ashford Castle Hotel is one of the finest castles in Ireland offering luxury hotel accommodation and the highest levels of service. Guests can enjoy award winning cuisine in either of Ashford’s two restaurants, The George V Room or the renowned Connaught Room. Learn More


Located a mere 15 minutes from Shannon Airport, Dromoland Castle boasts an international reputation for excellence. Dromoland offers all the luxury and comfort you would expect from a five-star castle accommodation in Ireland. Dromoland Castle, one of the finest castle hotels in Ireland, offers guests the experience of living like landed gentry, surrounded by luxury, beauty and service. Learn More


Waterford Castle, located two miles from Waterford City is uniquely situated on its own private 310 acre island on the River Suir, surrounded by woodlands and an 18-hole championship golf course. Waterford Castle offers castle accommodation in Ireland of a superb standard and is currently the only Deluxe Hotel in the South East of Ireland. The castle’s 19 bedrooms are bright and airy with stunning views of the surrounding estate – guests of Waterford Castle live here rather than simply stay here. Learn More


Adare ManorAdare Manor Hotel is a five-star luxury castle hotel set in one of Ireland’s prettiest villages, Adare. The former home of the Earl of Dunraven, Adare Manor Hotel is regarded as one of Ireland’s premier destinations; complete with its own challenging Robert Trent Jones designed championship golf course and luxurious spa. Horse riding, fishing and clay-pigeon shooting can be arranged for guests. Voted the Number One European Resort by the Conde Nast Traveler Magazine’s “2002 Readers Choice Awards”, the Adare Manor Hotel & Golf Resort has earned this honor by consistently providing the highest possible standards of service and facilities in Ireland’s most breathtaking setting. Learn More


Ballynahinch Castle stands proud and majestic overlooking the famous Ballynahinch Salmon River, whilst being surrounded by the splendor of the Twelve Bens Mountain Range. Ballynahinch Castle offers unpretentious service and is an ideal base from which to tour the rugged and mystical landscape to the west of Galway City. Savor the rich ambience that makes Ballynahinch Castle the jewel in the crown of Connemara and one of the most intimate Ireland castles in the West of Ireland Ireland. Learn More


Ballyseede Castle in Ireland’s South West offers the chance to appreciate history, while relaxing and enjoying a break from hectic life. This history can be experienced by all hotel guests who wish to spend a night in one of the hotel’s historical and richly designed luxurious bedrooms – they may even meet the resident friendly ghost Hilda! Guests can enjoy the beautiful scenery, the elegant and spacious Ireland country house accommodation, sample fine food and wine in the Dining Room, and hear the stories and enjoy the craic in the Library Bar. Learn More

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