Ballynahinch Castle Hotel Connemara, Recess, County Galway, Ireland

Castle overview

An ideal destination for relaxing retreats or activity breaks in the tranquil Connemara countryside.

Set in a tranquil 700-acre estate in rural Connemara, the Ballynahinch Castle Hotel is surrounded by scenic woodland, walks, and rivers. Overlooking the popular salmon fishery, the hotel features wonderful views of the majestic 12 Bens Mountain range. Its countryside setting makes it an ideal destination for relaxing breaks and exciting outdoor activities like fishing, hiking, shooting, and horse riding. Conveniently located along the Wild Atlantic Way, there is plenty to visit and do nearby.

The beautifully appointed suites and rooms emphasize the elegance and romantic charm of the castle hotel. The rooms have stunning views of the surrounding landscape. Wake up to the sound of nature and the meandering river. Enjoy exemplary dining at the castle’s restaurant or eat and drink at the more relaxed pub. If you want to enjoy the outdoors, you can have a picnic as well on the peaceful gardens and grounds. A few self-catering cottages are also available at the estate.

Castle Highlights




1 / Design

The castle hotel retains its 18th-century detached three-storey country house design. The castle features contemporary updates in keeping with its historic ambiance and elegance. The rooms and suites are all luxuriously refurbished to match the castle’s authentic grandeur.

2 / Dining

Dine in a relaxed yet elegant setting at the castle hotel’s main restaurant. Enjoy a choice of sophisticated starters, main courses, desserts, and drinks. For a more relaxed dining and drinking, the castle’s pub would be a great choice. Afternoon tea and picnic selection are also offered.

3 / Location

The castle hotel is set on 600 acres of woodland and rivers in Connemara, County Galway. Since it is located along the Wild Atlantic Way, the castle hotel is a gateway to various attractions and activities in the West of Ireland.




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Ballynahinch Castle Hotel

Connemara, Recess, County Galway, Ireland

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The Owenmore Restaurant

The Owenmore Restaurant is perfect for a romantic dinner or a special dinner with family and friends .With a relaxed and elegant ambiance, the restaurant offers stunning views of the majestic salmon river and the appointed terraces. Get the best of Irish cuisine with the restaurant’s selection of starters, main courses, desserts, and drinks. They also have a vegetarian, vegan, and children’s menu. Open daily from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm.

The Fisherman's Pub and Ranji Room

Another dining option inside the castle is The Fisherman’s Pub and Ranji Room. This pub offers a more relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. The menu showcases local and seasonal produce such as the Killiary prawns and Wild Atlantic salmon. Finish your meal with a fine choice of drinks. Open daily from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

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