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Address: Newmarket-on-Fergus, Ireland
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+353 61 368 144
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Transformed into a luxury hotel in 1962, this castle is a magnificent...

Transformed into a luxury hotel in 1962, this castle is a magnificent Renaissance structure built in the 16th century and once served as the royal seat of the O?Brien clan.

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An amazing experience!

We recently stayed at the castle and cannot say enough wonderful things about the experience. The property is incredible, the staff members were extraordinary, and the food was... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We recently stayed at the castle and cannot say enough wonderful things about the experience. The property is incredible, the staff members were extraordinary, and the food was amazing. I highly recommend staying and dining at the castle and can't wait to return.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The castle is stunning , a tranquil place , with great walks , beautiful natural surroundings with a lake

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Indian Lake Estates, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

So much to do on property and near by. The staff were extremely helpful and professional. They tell you to treat it as if it were your home and they mean it. Excellent experience and perfect way to round off our visit to Ireland! We will definitely be back.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is gorgeous "castle" and golf course. It's nice even when it's raining. We had tea here one day and then dinner another day.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this was the most amazing experience for my husband and I. the grounds were beautiful. There was so much to do from shooting, hunting, falconry, horseback riding, or just spend some time on their golf course or at their spa. We plan on going back to Ireland and staying here for as much time as possible. everyone was amazing and... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great stay. The staff was attentive and very professional. The food excellent and the grounds beautiful Wonderful place to stay. We would come back any time!

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent an hour with the falconer's daughter who is about to start her own business. Each of the four of us had a large leather gauntlet and the Harris Hawk we worked with would swoop down from the highest treetops and land lightly on that glove. We learned about falcons and hawks and owls, and even got to pet... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed a 90 minute hawk walk with a harris hawk named Sanchez, who is a rescued bird. It was one of the highlights of our trip! The mews, which house the birds, had two species of owl, peregrine falcons, harris hawks, a red-tailed hawk, and a lanner falcon (looks like the Ancient Egyptian god Horus). We were able... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 9 April 2017

Made a return one night stay and it was simply superb like our previous visit. Afternoon tea was perfect - sat and chatted for ages with plenty tea refills. Lovely stroll around the grounds and visit to the leisure centre. Staff as always faultless with their hospitality and courtesy. Looking forward already to another visit.

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Reviewed 5 April 2017

The afternoon tea was fantastic, and the presentation made it that much better. The sandwiches and pastries were presented on lovely platters, each person getting their own, and the room we sat in was wonderfully cozy. They let us enjoy our tea by the fireplace. After tea we went down to the spa and had the "Head to Toe Tingle."... More 

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