Glin Castle

Glin Castle, one of Ireland’s most historic properties, has been in the FitzGerald family, hereditary Knights of Glin, for over 700 years. This enchanting castle with its superb interiors, decorative plasterwork, and collections of Irish furniture and paintings, stands on the bank of the River Shannon surrounded by formal gardens and parkland and in the middle of 500 acres of wood and dairy farm. 

Glin Castle is a must see on your Irish Castle Tour with only one hour’s drive from Shannon airport, half an hour from Ballybunion championship golf course and within easy reach of three other such courses, including the new Greg Norman links course, Doonbeg.

Local tourist attractions include the Ring of Kerry, Dingle Peninsula, step back in time at the nearby village of Adare, gaze at the wonders of Co Clare including the Cliffs of Moher and the Burren (via the nearby car ferry). All of these nearby attractions make Ireland’s Glin Castle a superb centre for exploring the wonders of southwest Ireland. 

Glin Village, which boasts the most traditional pub in Ireland, O’Shaughnessy’s is at the front gate of the Castle. If you would like a truly Irish pub experience, then stop off for a smooth pint of Guinness at this pub which is in its 6th generation, where little has changed in the last 100 years.