Abbeyglen Castle Hotel, Co. Galway
It was built in 1832 for John d'Arcy founder of the town of Clifden in 1812. In 1969, the Joyce family sold the property to the Hughes family, who has improved the castle and gardens to their present state. This luxury 4-star manor house hotel is surrounded by trees and hills with spectacular views of the Twelve Bens Mountains as well as views of the sea.
Adare Manor House Hotel, Co. Limerick
The manor-house, dating from 1862, has been converted into the majestic 5-star hotel set in a beautiful 840-acre estate with Medieval ruins, an 18-hole championship golf course, luxurious Spa. 52 chimneys to commemorate each week of the year, 75 fireplaces and 365 leaded glass windows are decorating the house.
Ashford Castle Hotel, Co. Mayo
The castle was built in 1228 by the Anglo-Norman de Burgo family. Now it is a luxury 5-star hotel which offers a huge range of activities, from walks within the 350 acre estate, golfing on Ashford's 9-hole course, to fishing for trout and salmon on Lough Corrib and lake cruises.
Ballygally / Ballygalley Castle Hotel, Co. Antrim
This beautiful castle was built in 1625 by James Shaw from Scotland and now is a 4-star hotel, with more than 40 rooms. The castle features dormer windows, corner turrets and walls that are five feet thick in places. It is reputed to be one of the most haunted places in the province.
Ballynahinch Castle Hotel and Gardens, Co. Galway
Built in the 1750's by the wealthy Martin Family, it was originally home to the "ferocious" O'Flaherty clan. It was once the home of Grace O'Malley, pirate queen of Connaught. The castle is today well known as a 4-star high-end hotel with a focus on fly fishing for salmon and sea trout.
Ballyportry Castle, Co. Clare
This late 15th century medieval tower house was constructed by the O'Brien Clan. The castle consists of a large 4-story tower enclosed by a wall. Visitors to the castle can now book rooms and experience what it must have been like for those who previously lived in this glorious residence.
Barberstown Castle Hotel, Co. Kildare
Barberstown Castle is a structure originally built in 1288 in Straffan, Co. Kildare. It has been operating as a hotel since 1971 and is surrounded by 20 acres of gardens. One of the most famous owners is modern times was Eric Clapton who purchased the property in1979 and sold it in 1987 to its current owners.
Cabra Castle Hotel, Co. Cavan
The castle and the land surrounding it is believed to have belonged to the O'Reilly Family until it was confiscated in the mid 17th century by Cromwell's orders and given to Colonel Thomas Cooch in 1666. The castle is now used as an impressive 4-star hotel.
Castle Durrow Hotel, Co. Laois
It is now one of Ireland's most luxurious 4-star Country House Hotels. Built by Capt. William Flower (later to become Viscount Ashbrook) in 1716 as his family home, it is pre-Palladian in design. It is also Ireland's leading Castle Wedding Venue.
Dromoland Castle Hotel, Co. Clare
The present building was completed in 1835. It was the home of the O'Brian clan who were descendants of Brian Boru, the last High King of Ireland. The complex includes 5-star hotel, an 18-hole parkland golf course, spa, swimming pool, fishing, horse riding, archery and clay pigeon shooting.