• KinnittyCastleHotel.com

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    Kinnitty Castle: Located in the center of Ireland in County Offaly, this neo Gothic beauty is a top pick for weddings and foodies alike; in addition to 37 hotel rooms, it also boasts a gourmet restaurant called Slí Dala.

  • BallyseedeCastle.com

    Ireland's 20 Most Breathtaking Castle Hotels

    Ballyseede Castle Hotel: Inside, a fantastic corridor known as “Paddy’s Way” features an array of rooms named after famous Irish Paddys like Paddy Power or the poetic Paddy Kavanagh room.

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    Ireland's 20 Most Breathtaking Castle Hotels

    Lough Rynn Castle Hotel: with its historical library named after the Irish writer John McGahern, this stately Victorian manor in central Ireland is known for its spacious walled gardens.

  • DunboyneCastleHotel.com

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    Dunboyne Castle: Constructed in the early 18th century, the original Dunboyne estate was owned by the Butler family and then destroyed by famous English general Oliver Cromwell.

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    Ashford Castle Hotel: Built in 1228, Ashford Castle was once owned by the Guinness – as in the world-renowned beer – family.

  • Ballynahinch-Castle.com

    Ireland's 20 Most Breathtaking Castle Hotels

    Ballynahinch Castle Hotel: Due to its location on Ballinatard Lough and Owenmore River, the castle is known for its focus on fly-fishing for salmon.

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    Ireland's 20 Most Breathtaking Castle Hotels

    Castle Leslie: This imposing Baronial fortress made headlines in 2002 when former Beatle Paul McCartney married Heather Mills in the estate’s church.

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    Castle Durrow: A horticulturalist’s paradise, this Laois-based castle (and former school) offers interactive walking tours through the manicured gardens and adjacent woodlands.

  • BelleekCastle.com

    Ireland's 20 Most Breathtaking Castle Hotels

    Belleek Castle: This historic abode holds one of Ireland's largest private collections of medieval armor, antiques, and fossils, including a four poster bed originally owned by pirate queen Grace O’Malley.

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    Ireland's 20 Most Breathtaking Castle Hotels

    Ballinalacken Country House: Though rugged on the outside, the castle’s elegant drawing room offers stunning views over the famous Cliffs of Moher, Connemara Mountains, and the Aran Islands.

  • MarkreeCastle.com

    Ireland's 20 Most Breathtaking Castle Hotels

    Markree Castle: Unlike most castle hotels in Ireland, Markree Castle is completely pet friendly.

  • WaterfordCastle.com

    Ireland's 20 Most Breathtaking Castle Hotels

    Waterford Castle: Residing over the Castle’s main entrance is a crude carving of a monk’s head that dates to the 6th century, when the island was discovered.

  • BreaffyHouseResort.com

    Ireland's 20 Most Breathtaking Castle Hotels

    Breaffy House Hotel: Old-world Irish charm meets modern luxury with amenities like a spa, leisure facilities, and green grounds for afternoon strolling at this stunner, which dates back to 1890.

  • Abbeyglen.ie

    Ireland's 20 Most Breathtaking Castle Hotels

    Abbeyglen Castle Hotel: Nestled in the romantic Twelve Bens, Abbeyglen Castle overlooks the panoramic Clifden Bay, Ireland’s most alpine-like setting.

  • Dromoland.ie

    Ireland's 20 Most Breathtaking Castle Hotels

    Dromoland Castle: Famous guests at Dromoland Castle have included George Bush, Bill Clinton, and Nelson Mandela.

  • CabraCastle.com

    Ireland's 20 Most Breathtaking Castle Hotels

    Cabra Castle: Spread out over 100 acres in the Cavan countryside, royal pretenders come here for the opulent interiors, period decor, and proximity to mystical Dun a Ri Forest Park.

  • ClontarfCastle.ie

    Ireland's 20 Most Breathtaking Castle Hotels

    Clontarf Castle: Having functioned for many years as a popular cabaret venue, this urban-chic castle (just 5 miles from Dublin airport!) was converted to a 111-room hotel in 1997.

  • FitzpatrickCastle.com

    Ireland's 20 Most Breathtaking Castle Hotels

    Fitzpatrick Castle: While exploring the south Dublin coast, head to this colorful fort perched atop Killiney Hill, which overlooks all of Dublin Bay and the nearby Wicklow mountains.

  • SolisHotels.com

    Ireland's 20 Most Breathtaking Castle Hotels

    Lough Eske Castle: Fully restored in 2007, this magnificent structure (whose original foundations date back to the 1470s) has gone on to become one of the area's top five-star hotels.

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    Gregans Castle: Occupying a two-story Georgian house in stunning County Clare, this intimate 21-room hotel in fact sits across the street from the original Gregans Castle, and has hosted the likes of JRR Tolkien and CS Lewis.

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