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Amazing Castle experience. Prime location. Family holidays; weddings; reunions

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Castle (sleeps up to 10) & optional extra (to sleep 15 more) in the Coach House

Vacation rental (self catering) homes don’t get any better than staying in Ballyhannon Castle very near Ennis in Co. Clare. Offering YOU the opportunity to experience a stay in a 600 year old authentic medieval Castle - enjoy it - and all to yourself. Treat yourself, your family or friends or wedding guests to a special venue you will never forget.

The Castle tower is over 100 feet high and is built over five storeys, each with it's own medieval (yet comfortable) charm.

Ranked by the Sunday Times newspaper in London as among the top 50 Castles in Britain & Ireland, we are one of the most unique and authentic Castles Ireland has to offer that you can actually stay in!

Built in 1490, during the ‘Golden Age of Castle-Building in Ireland’, you can look but you will not find a better location or example of a Celtic Castle in Ireland, especially with the combination of sleeping and living accommodations offered between the Castle and the optional addition of the adjacent Coach House. (Each property can be rented separately or together, as required).

But don’t just take our word for it – read all the amazing guest reviews left over our 11 years in business.

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Margaret Moore
Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
November 8, 2017


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation castle rental in Clare, Ireland

Property Type:
  • castle
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 25
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Candles must be contained in jars/on plates to avoid wax spills.
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , ground level
  • Castle has two bathrooms and a ground level toilet room. Separately, the adjacent Coach House has three bathrooms. There is an out-house wc in the yard, beside the bar-room
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 25
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 4-poster antique bed (sleeps 2)
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 4-poster Super-King antique bed at the pent-house level
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 4-poster antique bed (sleeps 2)
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2 bunk bed , Sleeps up to 4
  • Castle: 1 x superking 4-poster antique bed (UK/Irish size); 3 x king beds (4-poster antique beds); 2x single (bunk beds in family bedroom). Coach House: optional extra property 2 x king (Uk/Irish size); 2 x double beds; 3 x single bunks plus 1 x double bed (underneath single bunk). Convertible sofa to a double bed in the downstairs room with en-suite. Futon & baby crib: available on request
  • Books
  • Music Library ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • alternative lifestyle
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Each building can be rented separately if required, so rental rates vary accordingly - please enquire for your own specific booking. Our fantastic venue/holiday accommodation is not staffed although we have contacts for all sorts of service providers (caterers, musicians, event managers, etc.) to share with our booked guests. Organising events (even weddings) can easily be done by guests or have an event manager take care of it all. Full payment required to confirm and secure dates (industry norm here in Ireland, like buying airline tickets, etc...) Visa and Mastercard accepted. EFT bank transfer payments possible For THE most enjoyable, authentic, comfortable and memorable Irish Castle stay you could ever begin to imagine - we have it all to offer. If you like what you see so far, then there is no doubt you will LOVE Ballyhannon when you come. It's truly a very special place to be. Welcome.


Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Shannon International Airport
Nearest Barpub
On Site
Nearest Ferry
90 Miles
Cork (Ringaskiddy) Ferry Terminal, Co. Cork
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Dromoland Castle Golf Resort
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
25 Miles

No words can describe the beauty on our doorstep, and the abundance of adventure and fun activities available. Surrounded by Ireland’s most popular tourist attractions strategically and conveniently at the heart of the West Coast of Ireland and along the Wild Atlantic Way.

By pure, though indeed fortunate, historic coincidence, Ballyhannon Castle is exceptionally well located for visitors to Irish shores.

The nearest airport is 15 minutes drive, and there are 3 local villages, all within 3 miles of the Castle, 2 towns within 10 minutes and 2 cities less than 1 hours drive. The Cliffs of Moher, the Burren, Bunratty Castle, Blarney Castle, the Aran Islands, Dingle, Killarney, Dublin City, Galway City to name the most popular tourist attractions within easy reach.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation castle rental in Clare, Ireland

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Castle only, Winter 17
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 20 2017
1 night minimum stay
Castle only, Xmas 17 & NYE
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 7 2018
2 night minimum stay
Castle only, Low Season 2018
Jan 8 2018 - Mar 22 2018
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$1.51

Rates above are for Castle Only rentals (sleeping 10 guests) There is the additional option to also rent the adjacent Coach House (sleeps a further 15 guests) making 25 in total between the two properties. They can rent separately. Please ASK US for your own stay specific quote (discounts may available).

As per our Rental Agreement, a refundable damage/security deposit is payable at check in, in euros cash only. This is not included in the quote you're offered on this site online, it is additional to the rental rate (a refundable security/damage deposit); see the Rental Agreement for more details on this and lots more, or please enquire.

Optional extras available for rent at this property; the Coach House, the Bar (on-site pub), kegs/stocked bar, additional furniture, marquee, etc... please enquire for more details.

This amazing holiday/venue property is rented privately, so you get to enjoy privacy and freedom within the grounds.

We have lots of great local contacts for catering, music/entertainment, blessing & ceremony officiants, florists, etc .... for guests who may wish to avail of some additional services, or for assistance in planning and arranging an event (eg. weddings, birthday parties, reunions, etc....), please enquire. (Some guests prefer to arrange all themselves).

For couples - please enquire about any EXTRA special discounts that may be available (eg. using only one bedroom).

Payments for bookings can be made (much cheaper) to us by phoning us with card details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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