Lough Eske Castle Lough Eske, County Donegal, Ireland

Castle overview

A 5-star castle hotel with an award-winning restaurant, spa, and wedding venue in Donegal.

Nestled at the edge of Lough Eske, this castle hotel offers five-star luxury and accommodation. Featuring beautiful castle gardens, a peaceful setting, and scenic surroundings, the Lough Eske Castle is ideal for short breaks, weekend getaways, and relaxing retreats. The castle offers a range of accommodations, from contemporary-styled suites, courtyard rooms, to elegant castle suites. The castle hotel also features award-winning spa facilities and treatments, elegant and contemporary dining options, and romantic wedding venues. The castle and the estate are also steeped in history and have been known for their warm hospitality since 1861.

Castle Highlights




1 / Design

The castle features natural sandstone and rich wood flooring, retaining its historic charm and elegance. The rooms and suites are tastefully designed, blending contemporary aesthetics and traditional castle features.

2 / Dining

Dine at the award-winning Cedars Restaurant, drink and unwind at The Father Browne Bar, or get cosy at the Gallery Bar and Lobby Lounge. Contemporary to fine dining menus are served at the exquisite dining areas in the castle. Enjoy Afternoon Tea and Sunday Lunch as well.

3 / Location

The castle hotel is seated on the water’s edge of the Lough Eske, a small lake located in the west of Ulster in Ireland. The hotel and the estate are just 5.9 km away from the centre of Donegal, making it easily accessible.




  • Meetings & Events
  • Award-Winning Dining
  • Pet Friendly
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Wedding Venue

local information

Lough Eske Castle

Lough Eske, County Donegal, Ireland

services & amenities

Cedars Restaurant

Whether it’s a romantic date, a family dinner, or a special celebration, the Cedars Restaurant is a lovely spot to eat at. With a blend of contemporary and elegant design, the restaurant serves exquisite menu using fresh ingredients. Awarded with two AA Rosettes, the restaurant offers an unforgettable and truly unique culinary experience. Serving breakfast to dinner, it is open daily from 7:00 am until 10:00 pm. Enjoy a special Sunday Lunch as well weekly from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

The Father Browne Bar

The Father Brown Bar is named after the most important photographer in Ireland. Housing a collection of 200 photographs taken by Father Browne, the bar features a welcoming atmosphere and cosy ambiance. Spend a leisurely evening, unwind, and drink at the bar. They have an extensive list of beers, whiskeys, cocktails, and wines.

CARA Organic Beauty Spa

Indulge in a 5-star spa resort experience at the CARA Organic Beauty Spa. This idyllic luxury spa is an ideal place for spa breaks and relaxation. The spa building and the pool are housed inside an original Victorian Glass House. It has seven treatment rooms, including a fully equipped thermal suite and two couples treatments rooms. Get facials, body treatments, beauty treatments, and a range of spa treatments and special offers.

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