If you are thinking of visiting Ireland this year, then there is no better way to enjoy your time than in a luxurious property, be this just a room for two or to rent an entire property for your family and friends.  Ireland has some of the best Irish castles, in terms of luxury, and below are a few options to entice you to stay at one of these amazing venues!

ashford Castle

Ashford Castle is set in a grand 350-acre private estate and offers a range of ways to enjoy hospitality in Ireland, just 45 minutes from Galway City. From the imposing exterior to the richly decorated interior, the castle shows what centuries of care and love of fine craftsmanship can do! 

The castle has a range of activities on-site to keep guests busy, such as horse riding, golf, falconry, lake cruising; to be honest, the list is endless! Luxury certainly carries on through into the dining options at Ashford; from the award-winning George V Dining Room to a more relaxed meal at Cullen's in the Cottage...you have plenty of options!

Kilkea Castle

This majestic castle stands proud in 180 acres of wonderful woodland, gardens and its very own golf course, just an hour outside Dublin. The castle offers various accommodations, from rooms within the castle designed with contemporary elegance to its 3-bedroom self-catering lodges just a short walk from the main castle.  Enjoy a round of golf with the on-site challenging 18-hole golf course, not only perfect for a group of avid golfers, but fantastic for families enjoying Ireland too. 

Ballynahinch Castle

Ballynahinch Castle is a beautiful four-star hotel set in acres of woodlands, rivers and walks in the heart of Connemara. It overlooks the majestic Ballynahinch Salmon River and is, at the same time, surrounded by the Twelve Bens Mountain Range. The castle's restaurant offers elegant dining in a stunning location, with only the finest and freshest ingredients! This would be one of the highlights of anyone’s visit. Whether it's hiking, fly fishing, tennis, biking or even simply enjoying the tranquillity of the grounds, there is no better way to engage with Connemara!

Dromoland Castle

Dromoland Castle is quite simply one of Ireland's finest castle hotels. The whole experience will make you feel like the King and Queen, whilst being surrounded by luxury, beauty and exceptional service! The castle is located just 8 miles from Shannon Airport, which makes this castle ideal for exploring the west coast of Ireland, well-known for the beauty of its landscape and the warmth of its welcome!

Castles available to book through Celtic Castles