Archive for March, 2008

Castle In Donegal - Lough Eske Castle Donegal

Castles In Donegal Lough Eske Castle

Escape to the mystical realm of Solis Lough Eske Castle. As the first and only five-star Donegal Ireland hotel and spa, this stirring destination blends a rich sense of history with superbly appointed accommodation and impeccable hospitality. Dating back to the 1400’s, this meticulously restored Donegal Ireland hotel is nestled in an enchanting forest of massive, ancient trees, where the Ce .... Continue Reading >>

Castles in Cork - Mallow Castle, County Cork

Mallow Castle 

Rent a luxury Castle in Co Cork, Ireland in an area described by the Robb Report as a ‘Golfer’s Paradise’. Mallow Castle is available for exclusive rental where guests can play a different course each day of the week, including the world-famous Ballybunion and Old Head of Kinsale Golf Courses. A warm inviting home with an engaging staff of family retainers, this fine castle was the 16th-cent .... Continue Reading >>

Castles in Cavan - Cabra Castle, County Cavan

Cabra Castle

Renamed Cabra Castle in the early 19th century, this impressive hotel is set amidst 100 acres of grounds, with lovely views over the Cavan countryside. Although initially imposing, with its large public rooms and antique furnishings, the atmosphere is relaxing.

The bedrooms vary in size and outlook, but all are comfortable and individually decorated; accommodation includes so .... Continue Reading >>

Castles in Carlow - Kilgraney House, County Carlow

Kilgraney House 

Kilgraney House is an elegant country house delivering a unique blend of hospitality designed to indulge your senses. The perfect weekend retreat for a most memorable country house experience. 

 Croquet on the lawn or a walk through the herb filled gardens; dining à deux in the cherub adorned dining room or socialising with fellow guests in the communal dining room; an .... Continue Reading >>

Castles in Armagh - Gosford Castle, County Armagh

Gosford Castle


Construction of Gosford castle began in 1819 and finished in the 1850s. It was commissioned by Archibald Acheson, second Earl of Gosford, when his previous dwelling had burned down. Funding for the construction is said to have been provided by his wife, the daughter and heiress of Robert Sparrow of Worlingham Hall, Suffolk. She may have influenced the choice of style (Norman Revival), having .... Continue Reading >>

Castles in Antrim - Ballygally Castle, Antrim

Ballygally Castle 

Ideally located on the scenic Antrim coast only 26 miles from Belfast and close to Larne, the Ballygally Castle faces the soft, sandy beaches of Ballygally Bay. The Castle dates back to 1625 and is unique in that it is the only 17th Century building still used as a residence in Northern Ireland today. The hotel is reputedly haunted by a friendly ghost and brave guests can visit the ‘ghost .... Continue Reading >>

Castles in Clare - Gregans Castle Hotel, County Clare

Gregan Castle 

With it’s myriad botanical, archaeological and cultural treasures and with breathtaking views across Galway Bay and the visually enchanting and unique Burren limestone landscape, Gregans Castle Hotel, County Clare, is the ultimate luxury hideaway.

Owners Simon Haden and Frederieke McMurray manage this oasis of comfort together with their attentive staff. Irish hospitality, good food from ex .... Continue Reading >>