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Ballynahinch Castle Hotel
About Ballynahinch Castle Hotel
Ballynahinch Castle is set in the heart of Connemara and stands proud and majestic overlooking the famous Ballynahinch River. The Castle has been intertwined in the history of Connemara and its people for many centuries, from the days of the O'Flaherty chieftains and Grace O'Malley to Humanity Dick Martin and H.R.H. the Maharaja Ranjitsinji. Open log fires glow in our reception rooms and all your needs will be attended to. Soft restful colour schemes harmonize with the natural charm of the surroundings in our tastefully decorated bedrooms. Ballynahinch Castle's close association with the history of the area is reflected in each of its individually appointed bedrooms. Rest comes easily when surrounded by the casual country elegance that is Ballynahinch Castle.
Local fresh produce is used to create culinary delights in the dining room with its panoramic view of Ballynahinch River. Ballynahinch Castle is surrounded by 350 acres of woodlands, rivers and lakes, which offer miles of scenic walks. Ballynahinch Fishery is world-renowned as one of the finest salmon and sea-trout rivers in Ireland. Fishing is reserved for Hotel guests, and what better way to spend the day than casting a fly to tempt an eager salmon. Ballynahinch Castle holds sway over 13,000 acres of prime woodcock shooting. This driven shoot is highly-prized among discerning sportsmen, and the sparkling log fire in the pub is a welcome sight to the returning shooters after their day's sport. Tennis, pony trekking and hill climbing are all close at hand and the Connemara Golf Club, 17 miles from the Castle, offers a fitting challenge to any golfer. The beauty and majesty of Connemara can be enjoyed to the fullest while staying at Ballynahinch Castle, which has an aura of its own that few forget and most return for.
Accommodation at Ballynahinch Castle Hotel
Warm colours throughout the Castle enrich the stately rooms, which are complimented by panoramic views of the river and the beauty of the Ballynahinch Estate. All of the forty bedrooms have private bathrooms and are decorated to the highest standards with your comfort in mind. Choose from an elegant standard, superior or luxury bedroom or a Riverside Suite. Standard Rooms all have private bath and shower, TV, and direct dial telephone. These are comfortable rooms with varying shapes and situated in the main section of the house with views either of the mountains, river or courtyard. Superior Rooms are large individually appointed rooms with king size beds and a sitting area to savour the view of the river. All superior double rooms have 4 poster beds.
- All rates are per person sharing, breakfast included
- Open all year except 3 - 28 February and 22 - 27 December
First, be assured that I will be recommending Irish Tourism to all my friends, business acquaintances, etc. You did a fabulous job of putting together a wonderful itinerary and the written material and maps you provided were invaluable.
Kinsale was a wonderful place to start. The Hotel was easy to find and perfectly located to walk around Kinsale. We particularly enjoyed the hotel pub's restaurant for a meal and drinks. And breakfast was fabulous!
As I said earlier, of course the Manor in Killarney was a huge hit and our favorite. I honestly did not want to leave. Our hosts were helpful at every turn. Breakfast there was wonderful as well. I am so glad we booked the bus tour of Ring of Kerry so that I could enjoy the scenery too!
We also loved the B&B in Galway. The owners were not there, but Kathleen and Anne were and we were treated like royalty! And the only day we had rain while we were in Ireland was our 2nd day in Galway, but it didn't stop us from Kylemore Abbey and Connemara National Park.Finally on to Dublin via Newgrange. Once again, a perfect selection of hotels - great breakfast and enjoyed dinner both nights in each of the restaurants. . We can't wait to return!
Lynn, Thomas & Michael Dempsey, West Peoria, USA