Markree Castle Collooney, County Sligo, Ireland

Castle overview

An authentic 17th-century castle hotel with en-suite guest bedrooms, modern amenities, elegant venues, and breathtaking views.

Perfectly secluded in the scenic 500-acre estate in the town of Collooney in County Sligo, Markree Castle is the ideal for romantic getaways, luxurious breaks, and enchanting castle weddings and events. The castle is surrounded by meticulously manicured gardens and woodland, with the River Unshin flowing through the estate.

Though extensively renovated, the castle hotel still retains its old-world charm and authentic, historic design. One of the finest privately-owned castles in Ireland, this castle is considered a Gothic masterpiece. Upon arrival, guests are greeted by the imposing Gatehouse. Rich in historic splendour, the castle blends its traditional elegance with the finest modern comforts.

There is plenty to enjoy at the castle. Relax and unwind at the original Grand Hall, with period features and furnishings, or indulge exquisite culinary delights at the castle’s interlinked dining rooms. Offering a relaxing stay, the castle boasts 31 en-suite bedrooms that are all uniquely and beautifully furnished. The castle also features spectacular wedding venues and rooms for meetings and events.

Castle Highlights




1 / Design

The castle features a 17th-century Gothic architecture, with an imposing Gatehouse, Grand Hall, and period furnishings. The old-world elegance of the castle is reinforced by extensive renovations. The rooms are all beautifully appointed, blending historic charm and modern comfort.

2 / Dining

Enjoy Afternoon Tea, snacks, and delicious meals at the castle’s light-filled dining rooms that overlook the rose gardens and manicured lawn. Enjoy a delicious selection of freshly prepared cakes, pastries, and exquisite meals. Fine dining and Sunday Lunch are available as well.

3 / Location

Set in a 500-acre estate in the rural part of Collooney, the castle offers breathtaking views and tranquil atmosphere. Since it is located in County Sligo on the route to Wild Atlantic Way, the castle is within easy access from various tourist attractions and activities.




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Markree Castle

Collooney, County Sligo, Ireland

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Markree Castle's Dining Rooms

While the castle does not have a restaurant, it has several interlinked dining rooms that overlook the beautiful lawn and gardens. Irish cuisine and seasonal menu made from the finest locally-sourced ingredients are served at the dining rooms. The rooms are lavishly adorned, complete with crystal chandeliers and candles, making them perfect for romantic evenings. Aside from fine dining, the castle also serves Afternoon Tea and Sunday Lunch.

Markree Castle Chapel

The castle hotel offers various wedding venues, from traditional wedding venues to fairytale castle wedding venues. For those who have dreamt of having a traditional wedding in a castle setting, you can make that dream come true at the Chapel. What makes it unique is that it is the only onsite chapel in an Irish castle. It looks beautiful and impressive, complete with an antique church organ and stained-glass windows.

Meetings and Events

The castle hotel has dedicated rooms and venues for various meetings and events of all kinds. Garnering a reputation as a business destination in this part of Ireland, the castle features a choice of classic meeting rooms and elegant venues for special occasions and celebrations. They cater to various business events, such as international conferencing, team building, sales meeting, and incentive groups.

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