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Cabra Castle Hotel

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Why We Love It

  • This 19th-century castle is set in 100-acres of parkland & gardens
  • The castle grounds are part of Dún na Rí Forest Park
  • Previous guests include Oliver Cromwell & James II
  • There is a 9-hole golf course & tennis courts on site, plus horse riding, clay pigeon shooting, archery & fishing are available nearby

Map & Directions

The castle is just outside the town of Kingscourt and stands on the borders of Co. Monaghan, Co.Meath and Co.Cavan. The hotel is just off the A179 and A165. Dublin and Belfast are 1.5 hours away by car.

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Step back in time and stay in a 19th-century castle set in 100-acres of parkland and gardens in County Cavan in Ireland. The Cabra Castle Hotel was built in 1760 and anyone staying here will be following in some illustrious footsteps -- previous guests include Oliver Cromwell and James II.

The 4-star hotel is set in 100 acres of parkland and is now part of the Dún na Rí Forest Park. Stroll around the wall garden or visit the original wishing well or Lady’s Lake. Other attractions include the Ice House, Toba na Splinne Holy Well, Cromwell’s Bridge and the ruins of Fleming's Castle. The park has a range of wild animals including red and grey squirrels, stoats and rabbits. Mink and the occassional otter have also been spotted along the river.

The castle has high ceilings, ornate chandeliers, antique oil paintings and rich fabrics and tapestries. There are 108 bedrooms, all of which are uniquely-designed. The Castle rooms are designed in a mediaeval-style complete with four-poster beds and the Courtyard rooms are in the 17th-century converted courtyard buildings and overlook the walled gardens. There are also  six cottages, some with self-catering facilities and views of the countryside.

You can eat like a medieval lord in the hotel's Court Room Restaurant, or for a more laid back atmosphere dine in the Derby Bar. Treat yourself to tea and scones in the Drawing Room or relax with a drink on the terrace overlooking the gardens.

There is plenty to do at the castle; there's a 9-hole golf course, tennis courts and plenty of forest walks. Horse riding, clay pigeon shooting, archery and fishing are available nearby. The World Heritage Site of Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth are within a 45-minute drive. These ancient temple and passage tombs are over 5,000 years old, older than Stonehenge in England and the Pyramid of Giza in Egypt.



  • Bar
  • Golf course (on-site)
  • 100% smoke-free


  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)

Room amenities

  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Safe


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Hair-dryer
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Complimentary parking


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: Pets not allowed Check-in time starts at 3pm Check-out time is 12pm

National Rating
Fáilte Ireland (The National Tourism Development Authority) assigns an official star rating for accommodations in Ireland. This Hotel property is rated 4 stars.

Know Before You Go

  • The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.


The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Rollaway beds are available for an additional fee

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Renovations and Closures
This property is closed from 24 December 2018 to 26 December 2018 (dates subject to change).

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Customer service available Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm GMT + 8.

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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