Ballynahinch Castle

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • This 18th-century castle is set in a 700-acre estate near the Connemara National Park
  • Frommer's calls the property an "angler's paradise"
  • You can hire a bike and explore 10 kilometres of trails on the estate
  • The riverfront restaurant is recommended by Fodor's

Enjoyed This
"We were upgraded to a river room that was beautiful. We enjoyed being able to walk out along the river. The staff was outstanding."
Mar 17, 2019 - Thousand Oaks, CA, USA
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Ballynahinch Castle is an 18th-century castle with a riverfront setting in wild Connemara. The 700-acre estate is an hour by car from Galway City, and 30 minutes from Connemara National Park and the Twelve Bens mountain range's "pewter-tinged quartzite peaks" (Lonely Planet). Kylemore Abbey and its Victorian walled garden are also a short drive, and it's an hour by car along the Wild Atlantic Way to Rossaveel harbour, where the ferries depart for the rugged Aran Islands in Galway Bay.

There's plenty to do on site. From early spring until the end of September, the estate has exclusive fishing rights on the Owenmore River. The casting piers and fishing huts are a short drive from the hotel and the fishery manager is available in the bar at 9:30am every morning to help you plan your day. Alternatively, guests can hike 10 kilometres of mapped trails on the estate or take a more leisurely guided tour of the grounds (supplements apply).

The hotel's Owenmore Restaurant is "the best for miles around", according to Fodor's, and has "enchanting" river views. The menu makes use of local produce and there's also a traditional pub on site, where an open fire burns in the winter and the food is hearty.

Bedrooms have a traditional country-manor feel, with thick bedspreads, floral curtains and antique-style furniture. Most of the standard rooms are in the historic main building, while higher-category rooms are situated in the two more modern wings and have river views. Wi-Fi and bottled water are free.



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Restaurant
  • No pets allowed


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour security
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Bike rental
  • Chauffeur service (fees apply)
  • Concierge service
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • DVD / CD player & library
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower
  • Luxury toiletries


  • Complimentary parking


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.
Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Extra beds are not available.

Pets: No pets allowed.

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.

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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

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.

Enjoyed This
(7 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Ballynahinch Castle over the past 15 months.
4.6 Ambiance
4.9 Location
4.4 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.4 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
We were upgraded to a river room that was beautiful. We enjoyed being able to walk out along the river. The staff was outstanding.
Robert Mar 17, 2019 Thousand Oaks, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Fabulous location, comfortable beds, roaring log fires and beautiful grounds with easy walks
Other Comments
So relaxing away from the madding crowds
Rosemary Mar 13, 2019 Bangor, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The castle and grounds
Anne Feb 02, 2019 Newry, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The room facilities were first class. Amazing scenery, walking experiences around the castle. Friendly and helpful reception staff made our stay all the more enjoyable.
Other Comments
The main restaurant food for dinner was not up to the standard we expected, or were we expecting too much....? Breakfast was excellent. Staff, overall, were friendly and very professional, if a little 'stiff' at dinner.
MR V ROGER Dec 05, 2018 Brough, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Comfortable & cosy with great public areas, stunning grounds & walks
Jacqui Nov 21, 2018 Dubin, Ireland

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