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Glin Castle

Glin Castle

 

Sleeps: 22   Bedrooms: 15+  Ensuite Bathrooms: 15  Dining for up to 85 people

Type: Celebration, Family, Seclusion, Outdoor active, golfers

Features & Activities: Boating, fishing, tennis, golf, cycling, rural

Location: Co Limerick., Ireland. 55 minute drive from Shannon International Airport.  90 minutes from Cork Airport and 2 hours 30 from Dublin Airport

Those looking for: An authentic castle experience, time to recharge or celebrate and the only luxury accommodation near Ballybunion Link Golf Course.

OVERVIEW

Situated on the Wild Atlantic Way, experience an authentic Irish castle which is still a family home.

Glin Castle, is a unique historic property, which has been home for 800 years of the FitzGerald family, hereditary Knights of Glin, and stands proudly in the middle of its 400 acre wooded demesne on the banks of the Shannon. The toy-fortress like quality is echoed by three sets of battlemented Gothic folly lodges.

Glin Castle is available to hire exclusively for private rental accommodation, events, weddings, golf tours, group tours of castle and gardens with lunch and film location.

It is also the perfect venue for any number of corporate activities; from executive lunches and dinners, product launches, team building activity days and day conferences. We can tailor a package to suit your needs.

 

TOP 5 EXPERIENCES

  • Golf at Ballybunion links course – Glin Castle is the nearest luxury accommodation to the Ballybunion course and can provide a wonderful evening’s entertainment after a day playing golf.
  • Outdoor pursuits including rough shooting & fishing on the Feale river at Listowel, and cycling to the Kerry coast.
  • Traditional musicians from the locality accompany Irish whiskey tasting evening in the hall.
  • Irish dancing display in the hall to accompany botanical cocktail evening in the hall with expert from Co Clare who makes his own cordials and uses botanicals from the Burren.
  • Visits to local private gardens can be arranged and tea with owners.

ACCOMMODATION

The Castle, with its superb interiors and decorative plasterwork has a grand hall and dining room plus 3 further reception rooms all with open fires. There are 15 luxurious en-suite bedrooms.

DINING

We offer the best in Irish Country house cooking using fresh vegetables and fruit from the working walled garden and locally sourced fish and meat. The Dining room can comfortably seat up to 30 and we can cater for up to 55 for a special party.

ACTIVITIES

On site experiences

Beautiful Gardens. Peaceful 10 acre pleasure grounds and walled garden to enjoy and ‘the Knights Walk’ (strenuous 5 k scenic walk to view the Shannon estuary from a viewing point).

Talk on the dramatic History of Knights of Glin by local historian.

Experience Guinness and  oysters in one of the most historic pubs in Ireland – O’ Shaughnessy’s in the village of Glin.

Traditional musicians from the locality accompany Irish whiskey tasting evening in the hall. Irish dancing display in the hall to accompany botanical cocktail evening in the hall. 

Casino night – post dinner entertainment.

Irish Cooking & Flower Arranging Demonstrations

Scavenger Hunt Over the Demesne and Village

Yoga

Off site experiences

Situated on the Wild Atlantic Way, you are in the perfect location for day trips to:-

The Lakes of Killarney, the Ring of Kerry, the Cliffs of Moher, Loop Head Co. Clare, the Burren, and Dingle peninsula.

Boat trip to Scattery Island home of St. Senan, with churches, round tower and deserted village.

Visit to the Foynes Flying Boat Museum – the home of Irish coffee.

Visit to unique independent whisky bonder Louise McGuane – home of the award winning Irish whiskey JJ Corry.

Golf at Ballybunion links course – Doonbeg, Lahinch, Tralee and Adare are also within easy reach. We are the nearest luxury accommodation to the Ballybunion links course and can provide a wonderful evening’s entertainment after a day playing golf.

Rough shooting, and fishing on the Feale river at Listowel.

Cycling tours to the Kerry coast.

PODCASTS

Podcasts. Holly chats to Catherine FitzGerald about all the experiences to be had while staying at her family’s Private Castle and Estate in Ireland. Click here to listen to the full conversation.

LOCATION

Glin Castle is situated on the banks of the River Shannon in Glin, Co. Limerick – the gateway to Southwest Ireland and the Wild Atlantic Way. Shannon International Airport is just a 55-minute drive away, Cork Airport a 90-minute drive and Dublin Airport 2 hours and 30 minutes from us. And with connecting flights to most major European and US cities from all three airports, Glin Castle is easily accessible to all.

SAMPLE ITINERARIES

See here sample itinerary ideas that can include a stay at Glin Castle :

The Wild Atlantic Way

Golfing the Wild Atlantic Way

  • "Glin Castle is just stunning and steeped in so much history, it is truly magical"

    Holly Tobin

 

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