Waterford Castle Hotel and Golf Resort The Island, Ballinakill, County Waterford, Ireland

Castle overview

A luxurious and enchanting castle hotel set on an enchanted 310-acre private island.

Indulge in island luxury at the Waterford Castle Hotel and Golf Resort. It is set on an exclusive 310-acre island. Hailed as the only true island castle and golf course in Ireland, the castle hotel is surrounded by the River Sur. It is accessible via the King’s Channel aboard a private car ferry.

Combining historic elegance and modern comfort, the island resort features a 16th-century castle with 19 luxurious bedrooms. Other amenities include 45 self-catering cottages, an 18-hole golf course, and a 2-AA Rosette-awarded restaurant.

There is plenty to explore around the exclusive island resort. Guests can enjoy a numerous range of outdoor activities such as golf, croquet, tennis, falconry, and clay pigeon shooting. All these make it an ideal place for a relaxing stay, exclusive celebrations, intimate getaways, and intimate weddings.

Castle Highlights




1 / Design

Featuring an iconic 16th-century castle design, this island castle hotel graciously combines its historic charm with modern furnishings. All the bedrooms and cottages are beautifully styled and designed with modern comforts in mind.

2 / Dining

Taste the best of contemporary and traditional Irish cuisine in a truly elegant setting at the award-winning Munster Room Restaurant. Guests can also enjoy contemporary and cosy dining experience at the King’s Channel Clubhouse or a refreshing drink at the Fitzgerald Bar.

3 / Location

Located in an exclusive island resort just ten minutes away from Waterford City, the castle hotel can easily be accessed by crossing the King’s Channel aboard a car ferry. The superb location offers breathtaking sceneries and a range of outdoor activities.




  • Golf
  • Award-Winning Dining
  • Meetings & Events
  • Wedding Venue

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Waterford Castle Hotel and Golf Resort

The Island, Ballinakill, County Waterford, Ireland

services & amenities

Munster Room Restaurant

A truly memorable and award-winning dining experience awaits you at the Munster Room Restaurant. A holder of 2 AA Rosettes, this restaurant serves contemporary and traditional Irish cuisine in an elegant dining setup. Fine dining dinner is served daily from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Fitzgerald Bar

Unwind, chill out, and drink alone or with a company at the Fitzgerald Room Bar. The bar has a relaxing atmosphere, with ornate antiques and Waterford Crystal chandelier. Enjoy their fine Irish Whiskey collection and extensive selection of wines, cocktails, champagnes, and spirits. They also serve a la carte lunch and casual dining menu. Open to residents and non-residents alike.

Waterford Castle Golf Resorts and Club

This golf course is the only true island golf course in Ireland. Covering an area of 200 acres of woodland and parkland, the 6814-yard course features an 18-hole, par 72 Des Smith design. It offers strategically challenging features and scenic island resort views.

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