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Abbeyglen Castle Hotel
About Abbeyglen Castle Hotel
Welcome to the Abbeyglen Castle Hotel in the West of Ireland, an exclusive 4-star castle hotel in Ireland providing Irish Manor House accommodation, excellent cuisine and service, ideal for those real Irish vacations. Located along the famous Sky Road and overlooking the sea, the Alpine-like village of Clifden provides a beautiful setting. With the backdrop of the Twelve Bens mountain range, nestled in the heart of Connemara, on the West coast of Ireland - this is an ideal destination for a wonderful, stress-free vacation. Tastefully decorated, each bedroom and nine luxury suites offer comfort and style, all with bath/shower, central heating, direct dial telephone, multi-channel television, radio, trouser press, irons, hairdryer, and tea and coffee making facilities.
Recommended by Egon Ronay, "Table for Two", and A.A., Abbeyglen Castle Hotel Restaurant is renowned for its gourmet food and fine wines. With its elevated position overlooking the gardens the cuisine will delight you from locally caught fresh salmon to the well-stocked aquarium housing the best in rich shellfish to our true culinary traditional Connemara lamb. All tastes are catered for with staff always happy to prepare any fish caught by guests.
Accommodation at Abbeyglen Castle Hotel
Abbeyglen Castle Hotel was built in 1832 by John d'Arcy of Clifden Castle. 33 years before Mitchell Henry built Kylemore Abbey in 1865. D'Arcy, who founded Clifden in 1812, was considered a leader of the community and was frequently consulted by the local constabulary in time of trouble or unrest. Following d'Arcy's death, his son Mitchen sold the property to the Irish Church Mission Society in 1854. As a result of the Famine the castle estate hit troubled times and the property fell derelict. In 1969, the Joyce family, then owners, sold the property to the Hughes family, who through the years have improved Abbeyglen Castle Hotel and gardens to their present state.
Please note: that although its name does include the word 'castle', Abbeyglen is in fact a manor house hotel as opposed to an actual castle.
- All rates are per person sharing, breakfast included
Our tour guide/bus driver was Tommy O'Rielly and he was extremely knowledgeable about Ireland in every category. He was very willing to answer even some of the stupidest questions with great pride for his country of Ireland.
The trip to the Cliffs of Moher and The Burren were filled with rain and fog and we had to buy a lot of postcards to fill in the gaps. Tommy was great at keep our spirits up until the end of that day.
I will definitely recommend to anyone that you put on a first class tour. We all found the accommodations fabulous and very unique with a lot of character.
Dorothy Watt, Sylvan Lake Alberta Canada