A luxury castle to rent in County Limerick, Ireland
Price Guide 2021:
Rates available on request
- Fully staffed
- 15 bedrooms, all en-suite
- Tennis court & croquet lawn
- Walled kitchen garden
- WiFi, TV & DVD
- Clay pigeon shooting, archery, falconry & yoga on request
- Shannon airport 55 miles
- Cork airport 90 mins
- Dublin 2 hrs 30 mins
- Balybunnion 30 mins
- Cliffs of Moher 1 hr
- Dingle Peninsula 1 hr 30 mins
- Killarney & Ring of Kerry 1 hr 15 mins
- Adare golf course 35 mins
- Tralee 1 hr
- Local attractions include: Adare village, Shannon boat trips & fishing, Chapel Gate whiskey, surfing at Lahinch, Clonshire Equestrian Centre, Gap of Dunloe & sailing at Foynes
Glin Castle has been in the FitzGerald family for over 700 years. It stands proudly on the banks of the Shannon, surrounded by 400 acres of gardens, woodland and dairy farmland, and is ideal for family celebrations, intimate weddings or golfing groups.
Inside are 15 luxurious en-suite bedrooms, some with views of the garden and others overlooking the river. The reception rooms are filled with 18th-century mahogany furniture, family portraits and Irish pictures line the walls, the library bookcase has a secret door leading to the hall and a flying staircase, fires are lit in the cosy sitting room before drinner, the dining room is filled with baronial oak furniture, and the drawing room looks out on the manicured croquet lawn.
There are also two kicthens, a commercial kitchen that can cater for up to 80 people, and a family kitchen complete with an Aga and Irish country furniture.
Glin Castle offers the best in Irish country cooking, using fresh vegetables and fruit from the working walled garden, and locally produced meat and fish.
Irish whiskey tastings can easily be arranged, as can all manner of local activities, such as golf, shooting, riding, archery, falconry, yoga and Irish country dancing.
Shannon airport is under an hour’s drive away and the castle makes a great base from which to explore some of Ireland’s most popular attractions, including the breathtaking Cliffs of Moher, the Dingle Peninsula, Killarney town and the Ring of Kerry, and the heritage town of Adare, often cited as the prettiest village in Ireland.