Kinnitty Castle

Europe Ireland
Kinnitty Castle
Kinnitty Castle
Kinnitty Castle
Kinnitty Castle
Kinnitty Castle
Kinnitty Castle
Kinnitty Castle
Kinnitty Castle
Kinnitty Castle
Kinnitty Castle
8 May 2021

Kinnitty Castle Hotel, Ireland offers luxury accommodation in the picturesque village of Kinnitty, Co. Offaly. Nestled in the foothills of the Slieve Bloom Mountains, our 4* Castle Hotel offers the perfect accommodation for any break, and we have fantastic gift vouchers for many occasions.

Arrive up the winding avenue, opening into breathtaking views of the 13th century castle seated on 650 acres of parkland, inclusive of 60 acres of rolling lawns. Enter the lavish medieval revival castle, drenched in original features, heritage colours and regal atmospheres dating back to 1209.

Wander through the fine settings of the Library Bar, The Sli Dala Restaurant and the Drawing Room all with magnificent character. Relax beside our unique open fires, enjoy the best of local cuisine prepared by the Kinnitty Culinary Team.

Rest, in the opulence of our 37 distinctively styled guest bedrooms take in the high ceilings, cast iron roll top baths. Whilst staying at our Hotel in Offaly, why not take a look at some of the sights or try out some local “things to do”.

Here at Kinnitty Castle Hotel, we have everything to make your stay one to remember. That’s why we’ve gained a reputation for being one of the most luxurious castle hotels Ireland has to offer.

There are 37 distinctively styled en-suite guest rooms within the Castle. Each luxurious room retains an original, cultivated style that is in keeping with the period of the property. Spaciousness and high ceilings, along with opulent fabrics and period furniture effortlessly highlight the singular heritage of the Castle.

Kinnitty Castle Hotel offers Four different types of guest rooms, Abbey Court Rooms, Baronial Rooms , State Rooms and Castle Suites. Each of the bedrooms has been named after historic people and places linked with the notable and enduring history of the Castle. The tradition steeped in the hotel is one of the reasons it’s amongst the top castle accommodation Ireland has to offer.

Ireland has an unsurpassed reputation for providing guests with the very finest accommodation. Each guest room is individual, even down to the keys & many of the 37 rooms retain their original features. Every room offers guests a sense of Irish tradition and hospitality.

Kinnitty Castle Hotel prides itself in the comfortable and immaculate style of service it presents itself in. Many of the current team are second generation Castle staff; following in the time honoured service of their forebears and keeping the tradition of Kinnitty alive.

An extensive range of toiletries are available in your room, and we provide a 24 hour reception to ensure you are looked after around the clock. If you wish to have a newpaper delivered to your room please let us know and we would be happy to organise this for you.

Stay in the Best Guest Rooms in the House with large spacious rooms with views of the front of the Castle. You may even get to see the Estates Deer in the front field when you are looking out the window..The Castle Suites are beautifully appointed and are all individually styled in keeping with the Castle’s history and Heritage

Choosing the Splendour of an Castle Suite with its spacious elegance, luxurious surroundings and warm restful colours will guarantee you a pleasurable stay and ensure that you feel like a King or Queen.

With a variety of excellently prepared dishes in our Slí Dala Restaurant, light refreshments and relaxing drinks in the Library Bar or Traditional Food, Irish Music and Drinks in the Dungeon Bar, Kinnitty Castle Hotel offers something for everyone.

Whether a special occasion with family, friends or an intimate table for two, our Culinary Team have designed Menus to offer our guests a wide selection of tastes, all locally sourced. Their experience in travelling and working throughout the world shows through in the authenticity of his cuisine.

The dishes are complimented by an extensive wine list. Kinnitty Castle Hotel can cater for guests who prefer private dining, offering rooms from small groups of six to large groups of 200 in the Great Hall of the O’Carrolls.

Our Dining Options are extremely popular with guests and visitors who return time and time again. Delights that will tempt every taste bud…..

The warm ambience of the Slí Dala Restaurant offers an elegant fine dining experience, situated at the front of the Castle overlooking the Front Gardens. Our well appointed restaurant offers guests the perfect setting to enjoy a candle lit evening.

Visit our unique, bright and spacious Library Bar. The warm and relaxing atmosphere is perfect for a place to sit back and relax with a book of your choice. In the evening indulge yourself with your favorite drink, relax and unwind beside an open log fire. The Library Bar is open daily serving a light bite menu from 12noon until 9pm.

Return to a period in time where Traditional Music and Dance were an important part of Irish Culture. With decor and atmosphere resembling an old Irish Pub. If you wish to have a drink with a friend or loved one then the Dungeon Bar can offer a great atmosphere.

It is an ideal place for relaxed family gatherings for Christenings, Communions and Confirmations and much more, please contact us as we have full private dining facilities available.

Our Private Dining Room is the perfect setting for an intimate occasion, with a maximum capacity 10 guests, this room also boasts period features such as floors, furniture, fire place and artwork, the main feature of this room is the window, opening out onto our wild gardens, giving the room its own private entrance. An ideal space for a private lunch or Afternoon Tea.

The Drawing Room is one of Kinnitty Castle Hotels finest areas, it resembles regency times; decorated to an extremely high standard focusing on the Louis XV era. Recently decorated, featuring original architectural features such as the magnificent stone fireplace, providing this room with the warmth and comfort it deserves.

We can offer this room to our guests for mid morning coffee and a newspaper, or perhaps afternoon tea. Why not relax and unwind in the evening with a book beside the open fire, this room can also be used for private dining or parties, for example, christening, communion & confirmation lunches, family dinner parties and small intimate weddings.

The Antisocial Cafe opened Summer 2020 offering delicious homemade Treats from The Castle Bakery as well as a full Takeaway Menu.

Serving Barista ‘Warbler & Wren’ speciality Coffees, The Antisocial Cafe, is the perfect location to grab some homebaked Treats to take home or to bring along with you on one of the Slieve Bloom Walking or Biking Trails.

Our most popular items include our Red Velvet Cupcakes, Carrot Cake, Giant Chocolate Chip Cookies, and many more…During the Winter months, November through until March, The Antisocial Cafe will be open Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays.

Is it your dream to have your wedding in an Enchanted Irish Castle…Kinnitty Castle Hotel, Ireland’s Most Romantic Castle Wedding Venue is where these dreams can actually become a reality.

Kinnitty Castle Hotel is the perfect choice for Civil and Blessing Ceremonies in Ireland. Why not choose to get married in a luxurious and romantic Castle setting where you and your guests can enjoy and relax in the privacy and elegance of Kinnitty Castle Hotel.

Together we can create your perfect and magical day with as little stress as possible. Our Award Winning Team will ensure to make your day a dream come true, from the Ceremony to the Castle wedding reception and everything in-between.

Talk to our team about Using the Great Hall of the Carroll’s’ and other rooms in the Castle for Civil Ceremonies and Blessings and the different rates that may apply.

With its stunning location, excellent cuisine and four-star friendly service, Kinnitty Castle Hotel is the ideal venue for all your banqueting and function needs.

Kinnitty Castle Hotel is renowned for its intimate atmosphere and unique design and decor. With 37 original and individually designed luxurious bedrooms, Kinnitty Castle is the ideal venue for you or your group to hire exclusively for yourselves. Become King or Queen of this beautiful Castle and it’s wonderful grounds.

Kinnitty Castle Hotel is the perfect location for all outdoor pursuits as it is situated at the foothills of the Slieve Bloom Mountains, some of which we offer guests within the Castle Grounds.

Tennis Courts

The Hotel boasts a fully tarmaced tennis court which guests may use at anytime, rackets and tennis balls are provided. Our Reception Team will be happy to provide you with these.

Whether it’s a Communion, Confirmation, Birthday, Anniversary or significant celebration in your life, why not speak to our Events Co-ordinator now to discuss the various options. We have seven unique banqueting facilities to cater for groups from 2 up to 200. Private dining is also a specialty of ours here at the Castle.

Kinnitty Castle Hotel can offer a unique corporate event venue. Team building activities can be organised upon request. The extensive range of games, tasks and challenges includes quad bike racing, orienteering, murder mystery, and much more.

Hike, Bike and Stand Up Paddle Board

Mid Ireland Adventure offers guests of Kinnitty Castle the opportunity to experience the best adventure activities in the Irish Midlands. Based in Kinnitty and Banagher of the Shannon, they provide a range of activities from Mountain Biking and Hiking Tours in the Slieve Bloom mountains to water based activities including Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP) safaris, on the majestic river Shannon.

Nestled in the foothills of The Slieve Bloom Mountains, Kinnitty Castle is the perfect location for those looking to enjoy the unparalleled beauty of forest paths, folling hills and breathtaking scenery.

Walking Trails

Get off the beaten track and submerse yourself in the natural unspoilt and uncongested Slieve Bloom Mountains where there are a great choice of walking and hiking trails ranging in distance from 4km to 75km.

Choose from 17 Slieve Bloom Looped Walks of varying length from trailheads at Kinnitty, Cadamstown, Clonaslee, Glenbarrow and Monicknew. Tthere are lots of walks around the Castle with varying degrees of difficulty.

Mountain Bike & Cycling Trails

The Sliebe Bloom Mountains offer a mix of wide forest paths, folling hills and exciting single tracks, providing some of the best places for cycling in Ireland.

Whether you are a beginner cyclist looking for a fun, an adventurous day out in the beautiful countryside, or are an experienced mountain biker seeking a thrill through varying terrain blanketed by sprawling trees, the Slieve Bloom Mountains has the route for you.

For more accomplished riders who want high-speed action, there are currently 35km of new bountain bike trails (MTB), with trailheads at Kinnitty and Baunreagh. These trails, which are waymarked in one direction and designed specifically for mountain bike use, vary in difficulty.

There will eventually be 100 km of biking trails to explore on the Slieve Bloom Mountain Bike Trail, so stay tuned for further developments.

Equestrian Pursuits

Kinnitty Castle Hotel In Ireland can organise Treking in the Slieve Bloom Mountains or alternatively we can organise private lessons. Please let us know what your preference would be as we have good relationships with Equestrian Centres in the localility.

Kinnitty Castle Hotel – A little bit of Magic in the Heart of the Midlands, Awaiting your Arrival…. Kinnitty Village and the surrounding areas have a wide variety of activities and wonderful places to visit, there is something for everyone no matter what age you are…..

The High Cross

Standing in the grounds of Kinnitty Castle, at a height of 2.40 metres is a sandstone cross. The cross was commissioned by St Colman to commemorate the conversion of his father to Christianity by St Patrick in Cashel.

It is believed to be of 12th century date. The sandstone of which it is made is not of local origin. (Similar crosses of Durrow and Tihilly are also of sandstone, the material thought to have come from glacial boulders.)

As you leave the Castle’s main entrance look across the car park to the right and you will see the pathway which leads to the High Cross.

The Bernard’s Pyramid

The pyramid in Kinnitty village is a burial tomb and is located on the foot of Knocknamann at the rear of the Church of Ireland. It was built by one of the Bernard family in 1834, an architect and an engineer who did military service in Egypt.

He was probably so impressed and influenced by the huge pyramids he saw there, that he decided to build an exact replica of one of them, at a much smaller scale for a last resting place for the Bernard family.

It is about 30ft in height and is thought to be the only one of its kind in Ireland. Steps lead down about 8 feet below ground level where the coffins were placed. Records show that 6 coffins have being placed there.

The first Bernard to be buried there was Margaret Bernard, aged 24, in 1842, and the last Bernard to be buried there was Ellen Georgina Bernard in 1907.

To view the pyramid: turn left out of the Castle gates into Kinnitty village. Take the Roscrea road turning left at Peavoy’s shop. The Church of Ireland is just up on the left hand side of the road.

Go into the churchyard and follow the path around the back of the Church. Enter through the black iron gates at the right hand side of the graveyard and the pyramid is at the top of the steps.

Slieve Bloom Mountains We are located at the foot of the Slieve Bloom Mountains and there are many walks of varying Grades in the locality. We have access within the grounds to the Kinnitty Loop Walks within the beautiful forestry. Please click on the following links to view maps of some of the walks around Kinnitty Castle Hotel.

Leap Castle This famous haunted Castle is located just outside Roscrea and is owned by the Ryan Family. Tours can be arranged with the owners for a small fee, although this must be arranged in advance. If you wish to make arrangements to visit please contact Reception, who will also be happy to provide directions.

Monastic Site, St. Kieran’s Bush and St. Kieran’s Well, Clareen

In Clareen you will find a Monastic site with remains of a Round Tower, Augustinian Priory and Turret, and the base of a High Cross. St Kieran’s bush is situated about 1km from Clareen cross on the Clareen to Roscrea road.

The bush is easily identified from all the items which have been attached to the bush over many years. The people of the parish have great attachment to this bush and tie medals, strings, twines, bits of clothing etc. on it.

The bush here fell in 1884 but a young one was growing at the time and this now occupies the site. St. Kieran’s Well is situated in a field a few metres off the road which leads from Clareen to Roscrea. It is surrounded by an iron railing and a number of steps lead down to the well.

The well has a reputation of never going dry. To reach Clareen, turn left when leaving the gates of Kinnitty Castle Hotel, follow the road through Kinnitty village. As you leave Kinnitty village take the road to the left which is signposted Clareen. It will take approximately 10 minutes to reach Clareen from Kinnitty.


Cadamstown is the next village along from Kinnitty on the Dublin road. To reach Cadamstown turn right out of the gates. There are walks along the Silver River either side of the village, and if you are lucky you may even meet the local historian, Paddy Heaney, who lives in the heart of the village and enjoys narrating the history of the area to visitors. Take a visit to the Dolman on the hill above Paddy’s house, accessible on foot along the Ballyboy road.

Tullamore Town and Charleville Castle

Tullamore is approximately 20 minutes drive from Kinnitty Castle Hotel Ireland. Turn right out of the Castle gates and take the R422 left turn to Tullamore approximately 3 miles after Cadamstown village. You will see Charleville Castle on your approach into Tullamore Town, which has beautiful grounds to walk.

Brittas Woods and Lake, Clonaslee

There is a Lake located on the mountain road in Clonaslee which was built in the 1800’s by the Dunne family of Brittas Castle, for private bathing and fishing. To reach this take a right turn out of the gates of the Castle, drive through Cadamstown, and you will reach Clonaslee in approximately 8 miles.

As you arrive in Clonaslee village take the right turn signposted Brittas Lake, and follow this road for just under 1 mile. There is a nice walk around the Lake and also walks into the forestry accessible from the far end of the Lake. Brittas Castle is currently under reconstruction and is unfortunately inaccessible to the public.

Tearaways Pet Farm & Activity Center

This play centre consists of a 2 level adventure play area, with a 4 lane wave slide, 2 tunnel slides, crawling tunnels, cargo nets, ball pits and a separate toddler area for the little ones.

The outdoor facilities include our Pet Farm, outdoor playground, sports area and go-cart track . They have lots of friendly animals to see including our goats, pigs, ponies, emu, sheep, calves and our Scottish Highlander.

There is a coffee shop for you to relax in whilst your kids play and have fun. There is plenty of comfortable seating in the viewing area. You can purchases various hot and cold food and drinks including tea, coffee, latte, cappuccino, minerals, juice, sandwiches, muffins, scones, hot food, chocolate, sweets and crisps.

Tearaways have baby changing facilities, wheelchair access and disabled parking. There is a loyalty scheme in place at Tearaways.

Glendeer Pet Farm

Glendeer Pet Farm is an award winning 12 acre open farm situated in Drum, Athlone, Co. Westmeath, it takes approximately 50 minutes to reach from our Irish Castle Hotel. Glendeer provides a safe and carefree environment for children of any age.

The farm itself comprises of 6 acres and an additional 6 acres of a nature walk.The farm has over 50 species of animals but new ones are always arriving!

Glendeer Farm is a fantastic day out for families. It is both fun and educational and a great opportunity to interact with both farm & exotic animals. Children are provided with a bag of food to feed the monkeys, goats, sheep, emu, donkeys, cows, llama and lots more animals.

Lough Boora Parklands

Lough Boora Parklands, a beautiful new landscape situated just 20 minutes from this castle hotel in Ireland, offers a unique visitor experience. A range of activities ensures that there is something for every visitor.

Roam the walkways and meadows and engage with this extraordinary landscape. Relax in a peaceful, natural environment. Interact with art and nature in one location or use it as a place to take some exercise. Pursue your favourite hobby (cycling, angling, birdwatching, photography) or use it as an educational resource.

The visitors pavilion provides information about Lough Boora Parklands extraordinary past, as far back as 9,000 years ago, the unique flora and fauna, industrial peat harvesting and the artwork created in the parklands since 2002.

Lough Boora Parklands is open 365 days a year with open access for all. Bikes can be rented at the Parklands, for further information please visit Lough Boora Parklands

Birr Leisure Centre

Birr Leisure Centre is situated only 10 minutes from this Irish Castle Hotel and offers the following: a fully equipped gymnasium, jacuzzi, steam and sauna rooms. Underfloor heating installed throughout together with upgrade of pool and pool hall. Including new toddlers pool.

Roscrea Leisure Centre

Roscrea Leisure Centre is situated only 20 minutes from the Hotel. It has a number of slides and water shots which are very appealing to Children, For further information please do not hesitate to contact +353 505 23822

Children’s Playcentre, Cosmic Bowl and Adventure Golf

Turn right out of the Castle gates and take the R422 left turn to Tullamore approximately 3 miles after Cadamstown village. Follow the signs for Tullamore town centre. At your first set of traffic lights turn left past the Train Station. Follow this road and the signs for Sragh Business Park.

Omniplex Cinema, Bridge Centre, Tullamore 0818-719719

Turn right out of the Castle gates and take the R422 left turn to Tullamore approximately 3 miles after Cadamstown village. Follow the signs for Tullamore town centre, driving down the Main Street you will come to The Bridge Centre on your left. Turn left here and then left into the car park where you will see the Cinema entrance. This is a pay-and-display car park.

Clonaslee Village Park

There is a park for children located next to the community centre in Clonaslee village. Turn right out of the Castle gates, passing through Cadamstown and through Clonaslee village. As you enter the village you will see a left turn for the Community centre, and the park is just on the left. There is ample free parking.

The National Stud

Established in 1946, the Irish National Stud combines an active role in the development and promotion o­f Irish bloodstock with its role as one of the country’s major tourist attractions.

The National Stud was proud to showcase Ireland’s Thoroughbred industry to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II during her state visit to Ireland on Thursday 19th May. The Stud is in County Kildare, this is approximatly 50 minutes away from Kinnitty Castle Hotel Offaly.

Tullamore Dew Heritage Centre

Visitors taking the 45-minute guided tour can get a glimpse of the long-gone times when the distillery dominated the town. The intriguing origins and inter-linked history of Tullamore Dew, the town and canal are celebrated through a series of audio-visual presentations, exhibits, models and tableaux.

As they walk through the old warehouse rooms, visitors can learn about life in a small Irish town in the 1800’s, how whiskey was made, and how Mr Daniel E Williams – using his initials to create a distinctive name – developed Tullamore Dew into one of Ireland’s greatest exports.

At the end of the tour, visitors can relax in the Centre’s own bar and bistro and enjoy a complimentary glass of Tullamore Dew. Before leaving, visitors looking for souvenirs and gifts can browse a wide range of merchandise at the Centre’s shop.The Tullamore Dew & Heritage Centre is approximately 25 minutes from the Hotel.

Kilbeggan Distillery ( Lockes Distillery)

Lockes Distillery is situated in Kilbeggan, Co. Offaly and is now open as a Museum of Industrial Archeology to show people how whiskey was produced in the past. There are self-guided or guided tours available. Guided tours must be reserved in advance.

The tour follows the process of making triple distilled Irish Whiskey, from the grinding of the grain to the casking of the final product. Watch and listen as the 19th century water wheel drives the machinery.

Most of the original machinery has now been restored and can been seen working daily. Peer into 9 meter high fermentation vats. Learn about the lives and the working conditions of the people that worked here.

At the end of the tour you will receive a complimentary sample of Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey. Lockes Distillery is approximately 45 minutes from the Hotel.

Clonmacnoise Monastic Site

An Early Christian site founded by St. Ciarán in the mid-6th century on the eastern bank of the River Shannon. The site includes the ruins of a cathedral, seven churches (10th -13th century), two round towers, three high crosses and the largest collection of Early Christian graveslabs in Western Europe. The original high crosses and a selection of graveslabs are on display in the visitor centre.

The long and varied history of Clonmacnoise is recounted in an audiovisual presentation shown in the visitor centre. There are also exhibitions that deal with the flora, fauna and landscape of the region. Clonmacnoise Monastic Site is approximately 45 minutes from the Hotel.

Emo Court

Emo Court was designed by the architect James Gandon in 1790 for the Earls of Portarlington and is a magnificent example of this neo-classical style. During the middle of this century it was owned by the Jesuits, it was then acquired and extensively restored by Mr. Cholmeley-Harrison in the 1960s.

The house is surrounded by beautiful gardens and parkland which were first laid out in the 18th century and contain formal lawns, a lake and woodland walks with many very fine trees and shrubs.

The house and gardens were taken into State ownership in 1994. Emo Court is approximately 20 minutes from this Castle Hotel In Ireland.

Mountmellick Embroidery Museum

Mountmellick Embroidery is unique as it is the only form of embroidery from the 19th century that can claim to be entirely Irish in design and is currently enjoying a revival being adapted for more modern uses like designer dresses, light shades and corporate gifts.

The Museum also tells the story of the town’s rich Quaker and industrial history. A tour of the Museum consists of an Audio Visual presentation followed by a guided tour.

Rooms: 37
Price: from 150 EUR per night


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