In the rolling green hills near Galway in the West
of Ireland lies Cloghan Castle, one of Ireland’s truly great
secret treasures and a distinction of itself.
Cloghan Castle has stood on these lands for over
800 years. Originally built as an out-post fortification in the
12th century, the castle was last inhabited by Hugh deBurgo in the
15th century, one of the most ancient and influential families in
Irish history, a son of Walter de Burgo, Earl of Ulster.
For centuries the castle stood derelict, until a meticulous
and historically accurate restoration programme was completed in
the December of 1996. The castle now has accommodation for 14
Cloghan Castle is now a unique self-catering
destination providing an oasis of tranquillity and privacy.
The castle boasts an unusual blend of old Norman personality and
atmosphere, with the elegance and comforts expected by today's discerning