Conveniently located in the heart of the Ballynahinch Estate, this sporting country estate offers a secluded retreat of peace for any visitor. The hotel stands proud and majestic overlooking the famous Ballynahinch Salmon River, whilst being surrounded by the splendour of the Twelve Bens Mountain Range. Each of the 40 guestrooms and suites are decorated to the highest standards with your comfort in mind. Comprising 455 acres of beautiful woodlands, gardens, lakes, rivers, 13,000 acres of prime woodcock shoot, tennis and cycling, the castle offers all the attractions of a large private estate. Moreover, a championship golf course, sea fishing and horse riding are all within easy reach of the hotel.
Ballynahinch Castle Hotel is one of the finest 4 star luxury castle hotels in Ireland. Set in a private 450 acre estate of woodland, rivers and walks in the heart of Connemara Co. Galway. This luxury, yet unpretentious Castle Hotel stands proudly overlooking it’s famous salmon fishery, with a backdrop of the beautiful 12 Bens Mountain range. Few Castle Hotels in Ireland offer rooms with aspects to match Ballynahinch Castle. The accommodation comprises 40 rooms, of which nearly half are classic rooms situated in the older part of the castle, and two riverside wings of superior rooms and luxury rooms and suites.
Standard Classic Rooms are situated in the original house and are all decorated to a very high standard. Each room is individually furnished with differing sizes and aspects; these character full hotel rooms evoke a sense of a time gone by in a fine country house in the beautiful castle hotel in Connemara Co. Galway.
These large spacious rooms at Ballynahinch Castle Hotel Galway are situated in a riverside wing and are designed very much in keeping with the house. Ample seating space, dressing rooms and panoramic views combine to make these hotel rooms very comfortable for longer stays. These hotel rooms can also accommodate a further full size single bed.
Suites enjoy unrivalled comfort with spectacular views over river and woodland. The one bedroom suites feature beautifully appointed bathrooms with separate dressing rooms and exquisite furnishings combine with a magnificent 4 poster bedroom and a spacious lounge to provide that sense of luxury.
The kitchens of Ballynahinch Castle,under the careful stewardship of Head Chef Xin Sun, have been delighting both visitors and local diners for years. The Owenmore restaurant offers elegant yet unpretentious dining in a stunning location, using only the finest and freshest ingredients, Xin and his team take advantage of the wealth of fresh fish, and game available on the West Coast, to produce wonderfully balanced yet creative dishes. Dinner in the Owenmore Restaurant is one of the highlights of any trip to Ballynahinch Castle. Changing the Menus regularly to reflect the seasons ensures that regular visitors to Ballynahinch can enjoy a varied and interesting selection of dishes.
The Fishermans Pub with open log fires, wholesome local produce and friendly personal service is the ideal place to meet the Connemara locals over a pint or enjoy the catch of the day for dinner. Enjoying the local and seasonal produce of the region; fresh fish, shellfish, wild mushrooms, woodcock, duck and more while soaking up the atmosphere.
With 450 acres of woodland, river & lakeside walks, and situated in the heart of Connemara, Ballynahinch Castle is the perfect location for leisurely estate walks and extended hikes. With 10km of looped walks, guests can take a map from reception and explore the estate at their own pace.
The Owenmore river is the heartbeat of Ballynahinch. Passing through the estate on its route to the sea it offers some of the finest fly-fishing water in the West. The qualified guides can give tuition to the novice, guide the experienced or give advice to the seasoned angler. With private waters extending over 4 miles & quality equipment available there are packages to suit all.
The terraced gardens by the river, the walled garden with its labyrinth and tennis court and the ten kilometres of river and lakeside paths, provide the perfect environment for a quiet and reflective walk. As you stroll the grounds of Ballynahinch Castle you might encounter some of the other inhabitants of our area. Among the many species of wildlife one can expect to meet are mallard, teal, foxes, maybe a view of a swooping kestrel or merlin or perhaps if you are lucky you may glimpse the elusive tree dwelling Pine Martin.
Every turn brings a new delight to discover and walking maps are available at reception. For those feeling a little more energetic there is the tennis court, bikes for hire and of course fly-fishing for salmon on the famous Ballynahinch River. There is so much to see and do without even leaving the grounds of Ballynahinch Castle 4 Star Hotel Connemara.
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