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Ballaghmore Castle

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Free Parking
Non-Smoking Hotel
Family Rooms
Golf Course
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Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and I found this castle quite by accident. The lovely Grace greeted us warmly, sent us to tour the castle, then invited us in to enjoy her company. We were treated like old friends, Grace helped us with family history, then gave of...More

3  Thank bergins2017
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Organised a stag party in ballaghmore castle last weekend. We had the most amazing time. The owners Lady Grace and Kevin were very accommodating and we were made feel very welcome. The castle was incredible and was an amazing place to have a party. Will...More

3  Thank Jamie F
Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

Ballaghmore Castle is such an authentic and truly pure place! The owner Grace is surely the 9th wonder of the world. We enjoyed our stay with delight! Thanks grace! Highly recommended for the genuine experience seeker. The bed and breakfast is absolutely outstanding and the...More

1  Thank Petey S
Reviewed 21 January 2016

I was visiting Leap Castle nearby to discuss setting up a photoshoot. I saw Ballaghmore Castle from the road and decided to have a look. After all there was a sign on the place advertising visitors could look around the castle for €5. On my...More

4  Thank Paul T
Reviewed 17 November 2015

As surreal as it is to be able to rent a Castle for the weekend, it has to be said that the whole experience of spending a weekend here was magical for me and my 15 friends who stayed here. As the whole weekend was...More

4  Thank Donal L
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Ballaghmore Castle 1480 Celtic castle - perfect for family holidays. Only one and a half hours from Dublin yet set in beautiful peaceful countryside rich with activities and amenities. The castle is rented ...More exclusively to your family group giving you the peace and privacy of the whole castle for the duration of your stay. Set in thirty acres of private grounds the castle offers sleeping accommodation for up to twenty family members over two floors of shared sleeping accommodation. The castle includes shower, bathroom and four WCs.The spectacular banqueting hall with its long tables, minstrels' alcove and roaring log fire forms the centre for gatherings in the castle. Off the Banqueting hall is a well equipped self-catering kitchen including large oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, washing machine and dryer. In addition, the fabulous Great Hall at the top of the castle also offers its cosy open fire, comfortable arm chairs and fun areas for table-tennis, snooker and games. On the ground floor of the castle is the generous flag-stoned basement that is ideal as a bar area if you are having a party whether inside or outside of the castle. The main entrance to the castle leads you to the beautiful mature and natural garden, ponds, woodlands and covered barbecue area with its long banqueting table for all the family. Adjacent to the castle is the owner's Manor House B&B which offers additional accommodation if required for those needing their own bedroom such as parents with babies and older members of the family (the B&B is offered at a separate cost). The Castle is positioned in the centre of its own land with a long grass lined avenue, surrounding paddocks and plenty of space to relax and for children to play. The countryside, small towns and villages within the locality of Ballaghmore Castle are rich with amenities including fishing, golf, horse riding, hiking, sightseeing, ancient heritage sites, eating out, shopping and pubs. A holiday at Ballaghmore Castle is a rare, unique and thrilling experience. The castle has been restored and maintained as close as is possible to its original and thus to stay here gives you a true experience of castle living. Less
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
Family Rooms, Non-Smoking Rooms
Room types
Family Rooms, Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
6
Location
Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Laois > Borris-in-Ossory
Room types
Family Rooms, Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
6
Location
Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Laois > Borris-in-Ossory
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Dining (4)
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"This is not a hotel but a self-catering castle. The major house has bed and breakfast rooms which are very..."
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"Views from the bedrooms are limited ( small castle windows) but the view from the roof is unbeatable!!"
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"Rooms in the BnB, which is a beautiful mediaeval house beside the castle and which oozes the good taste and..."
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"If your tall ask for the eight footer poster bed!"
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