Kilkea Castle

A stunning 12th Century Castle, Kilkea is one of the oldest inhabited Castles in Ireland situated in the rolling Kildare countryside, an hour's drive from Dublin City. Following a recent major refurbishment that redefines luxury, Kilkea Castle will be delighted to welcome you. 

A stunning 12th Century Castle, Kilkea is one of the oldest castle hotels in Ireland situated in the rolling Kildare countryside, an hour's drive from Dublin City. Following a recent major renovation that redefines luxury, Kilkea Castle is delighted to welcome you. 

Prepare to feel like royalty as you enter the grounds of Kilkea Castle. Kilkea Castle captures all the mystical charm of a 12th Century majestic castle with an overwhelming allure of timeless sophistication and style.

Kilkea Castle's history dates back to 1180 when it was built by Hugh de Lacy for one of his Norman noblemen, Walter de Riddelsford. In 1414 the local O'Moores and the O'Dempsey clans were defeated in battle at Kilkea by the Lord Justice Kildare. The castle was rebuilt in 1426 and was later restored in 1849.

Today Kilkea Castle is truly an impressive sight and is family owned and managed. The Cashman Family's aim is to share their passion for the destination through providing authentic, enriching experiences and thoughtful, intuitive service. 

 The 140 Bedroom Resort boasts several accommodation options to suit all tastes and budgets. Guests can choose from a luxurious Castle Bedroom, a Carriage Bedroom, a Self-Catering Lodge or a Lodge Bedroom.  Each room is uniquely designed, with a selection of rooms in the castle and some within the sympathetically designed courtyard buildings.

The impressive 11 bedroom Irish castle itself can be rented exclusively to private groups.

The stunning formal dining room, extends almost the full width of the castle, it provides the perfect venue for large private functions and menus, which can cater for all tastes can be provided as part of the self catering package. The hotel also hosts a separate bar which is hugely atmospheric, decorated with suits of armour, shields and family crests.

Kilkea Castle offers a whole host of activities with tennis, fishing, horse riding and in particular golf. Kilkea's golf course measures 6,100 metres from the championship tee and has been developed to take in the magnificent setting besides the castle and the two lakes in the grounds.

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