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.
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.
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.
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.
Luxury Double Room
Classic Double or Twin Room
Classic Riverside Double or Twin Room
Connemara, Recess, County Galway, Ireland
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.
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.
Within a short distance from the castle hotel is the Kylemore Abbey and Victorian Walled Garden. Considered one of the top attractions in Ireland, the abbey was built in the late 1800s. This tourist attraction features a romantic and beautifully designed abbey, magnificent buildings, lakeshore and woodland walks, cafe, garden tea house, craft and design shop, and the largest walled garden in the country.
Connemara National Park is one of the six iconic parks in Ireland. This national park features 2,000 acres of grasslands, mountains, forests, bogs, and heaths. It is great for awesome views, great walks, and other outdoor adventures. It is rich in geological wonders and wildlife.
Established in the late 1980s, the Connemara Heritage and History Centre is an open-air museum located in the village of Lettershea near the town of Clifden. This award-winning heritage centre offers audio visual presentations and guided tours. Here, you find various items of cultural and historical interests, as well as reconstructions of clochaun, ringfort, and crannog.