Ireland is a country filled with ancient myths, legends, history and heritage and amazing scenery. There is so much to discover and what better way than on the open road on a five-night self-drive tour.

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After arriving in to Dublin airport, just over an hour and a half drive takes you to your enchanting castle accommodation for the night. Castle Leslie Estate in County Monaghan is nestled on 1,000 acres of undulating Irish countryside, dotted with ancient woodland and glittering lakes. Castle Leslie is now one of the finest luxury hotels in Ireland; the beautiful castle estate is waiting to be discovered and will be your home for the night.

Day Two

After a sumptuous breakfast spend the morning as you choose. The area boasts an abundance of possibilities for outdoor activities, including horse riding, golf, angling, cycling, walking or watersports or simply be pampered in the Victorian treatment rooms. Alternatively take in the picturesque Glaslough Village or pay a visit to Armagh City.

The journey from Castle Leslie to Connemara in Galway is around 4 hours, but as this a self-drive tour you can break up your journey as you choose. Arrive at Ballynahinch Castle located at the foot of the majestic 12 Bens mountain range on the shores of the Owenmore River; your castle accommodation for the next 2 nights.

Ballynahinch is situated in the heart of Connemara and every attraction in the region is within easy reach. Visit the National Park, Leenane Village, Inishbofin Ireland, Kylemore Abbey, the Connemara History and Heritage Centre or the village of Roundstone. Enjoy another night's stay at Ballynahinch Castle.

Day four

Clontarf Castle

After departing Ballynahinch it is time to head to Ireland's Capital City. The drive is around 3 hours and a quarter. Accommodation for tonight is in Clontarf Castle Hotel, located close to the heart of Dublin. Clontarf Castle Hotel is part of a privately owned Irish collection of hotels and is a stone's throw from a city bursting with life, energy and vitality and history in the making. You have 2 days in which to explore this charming city.

Day Five

The day is yours to do as you please. Whilst in Dublin there are so many things to see and do, here are just a few suggestions of places to visit: The Guinness Storehouse, Dublin Zoo, Malahide Castle, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Powerscourt Townhouse Centre or the Abbey Theatre... the list is endless. After a day of sightseeing, relax the night away at Clontarf Castle and enjoy dinner in the Fahrenheit Grill or take a drink in the Knights Bar.

Day six

After a hearty breakfast, check out from Clontarf Castle. Dublin Airport is just 5 miles away. Continue on your journey with memories of your stay in Ireland.


    This itinerary is priced from €464 per person and includes:

    1 night in a Heritage Castle Room at Castle Leslie on a bed and breakfast basis.
    2 nights in a Classic Double Room at Ballynahinch Castle on a bed and breakfast basis.
    2 nights in a Deluxe Double Room at Clontarf Castle on a bed and breakfast basis.

Things to Note

  • The itinerary includes accommodation only and is based on 2 persons sharing a Double /Twin Room. (Single supplements available on request).
  • Rates may be higher at peak times, such as weekends and in high season (eg. summer months / festive periods and bank holidays). An accurate quotation will be provided to you at the time of enquiry.
  • The price shown is the base price based on standard room types with the board basis (eg. Bed and Breakfast / Room only) clearly shown.
  • Room upgrades can be arranged at a supplement.
  • Dinner is served at the majority of castles that we feature at can be added on at an additional cost.
  • To tailor-make your tour, additional or reduced nights can be arranged and itineraries reversed. Ask for details from your Celtic Castles Sales Advisor.
  • All castle accommodation is subject to availability.
  • Transport is not included in the cost.
  • Visitor attraction tickets are not included. Some visitor attractions are seasonal, therefore please check that these are open during your travel dates.

Castles available to book through Celtic Castles