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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
Out trip was fabulous. We had the trip of our lifetime….and we found our family castle on the Isle of Doagh! We met Eddie O’Doherty who looked just like my late father!
Nothing was ugly….except for the hotel in Dublin on our last night that my sister in-law booked on her own but it was manageable just very poor conditions.
All of the B&B’s were wonderful and each had its own charm. The highlight was by far the Farm House in Donegal! The owners Martina and Patsy were terrific. Complete with two day in a row sheep herding demonstrations with Patsy’s champion border collies Lad and Clint Eastwood, the little lambies just born and Patsy personal fiddle concert(three songs)was unforgettable. Truly what an Irish stay should be.
Thank you again for all of your help and patience!
Videos to follow if they will be allowed to send……file size is an issue with Deere….
Susan Rauman, Wisconsin Rapids, WI, USA