A traditional, elegant yet unpretentious castle hotel in the heart of Connemara

Facilities & services
  • A 700-acre estate
  • Mountain and river bedroom views
  • Owenmore Restaurant
  • The Fisherman’s Pub
  • Open log fires
  • Castle library
  • Fishing
  • Woodcock shooting
  • Hiking
  • Clay shooting
  • Guided boat trips on Roundstone Bay

Found on a private 700-acre estate filled with enchanting woodlands and rivers, perfect for long walks in the heart of Connemara, you’ll find the impressive Ballynahinch Castle Hotel. This authentic historic Castle Hotel stands in front of a backdrop of the beautiful 12 Bens Mountain range where it regally overlooks its own famous salmon fishery.

Bedrooms and suites here are elegantly decorated with soft furnishings to compliment the surroundings and while some rooms have views of the grounds, the courtyard or mountains, others offer wonderful views of the woodlands or the river meandering past.

Enjoy the magnificently appointed terraces above the majestic Salmon River at the Owenmore Restaurant where you can dine on authentic local produce in elegant surrounds. Or for a more relaxed environment head to The Fisherman’s Pub and Ranji Room which represent all that is great about Connemara.

Activities are plenty at Ballynahinch, with fishing, woodcock shooting, hiking, and clay shooting available on the estate as well as with guided boat trips on Roundstone Bay and plenty of cycle routes around Connemara from the hotel. Yet for those who wish to enjoy a stay with a slower pace, there are several open log fires to lounge besides, as well as a traditional castle library to read in, ensuring there is something magical here for everyone.

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