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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A group of us stayed at this location on the first weekend in February and it was an incredible experience. Patrick and Shelia were great hosts. From our first to last email the correspondence with the castle was excellent.We needed nothing at all, and they also gave us plenty of space. If however you need anything, which we did, Patrick...

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Sheila O, Owner at BlackWater Castle, responded to this review

Thanks so much Barry for your kind words. You must come back for that tour! Best wishes, Sheila & Patrick.

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 7 February 2017

We got married in Blackwater Castle in January. It was the most magical setting and every guest was blown away by the sheer beauty of the location. The Castle, with its own bar, was the perfect setting for a 3 day celebration. A local trad band played til the wee hours. The rooms were huge and very comfortable. Sheila &...

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Sheila O, Owner at BlackWater Castle, responded to this review

Thanks so much Restaurant104, it was a pleasure to have you all here. We must pop into your restaurant next time we are in Dublin. Best wishes for now, Sheila & Patrick

Arklow, Ireland
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

We had the pleasure of spebding the weekend in blackwater castle for my husbands 50th birthday party and everything was first class. We had an amazing weekend and sheila & patrick were so friendly and helpful. Cant wait for an excuse to go back

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Sheila O, Owner at BlackWater Castle, responded to this review

Thanks Vanessa for your kind words! Best wishes, Sheila

Reviewed 4 November 2016

My husband and I hired the castle for a week during August this year for his 50th birthday party and also a 'surprise' wedding vow renewal ceremony that I had secretly arranged for my husband. I was waiting for photographs to put up with my review but I am still awaiting them so I will post them at a later...

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Sheila O, Owner at BlackWater Castle, responded to this review

"A blend of perfection" - high praise indeed! We are delighted everything worked out so well - we were determined to make that renewal ceremony the best ever!! Best wishes to you two and the girls, Sheila, Patrick, Moya and Uncle Liam!

County Cork, Ireland
Reviewed 4 November 2016

Myself and my new hubby got married in Blackwater Castle in July of this year and wow we could not fault anything about the venue or the family who run it. Sheila and Patrick were fantastic. Sheila and Patrick were always at the other end of the phone or computer for any questions we had and were always accommodating with...

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Sheila O, Owner at BlackWater Castle, responded to this review

Thanks so much CorkCity88 for such a glowing review - it was a pleasure to have you at the Castle and we are delighted you and all your guests enjoyed your Castle wedding experience so much. Best wishes, Sheila & PAtrick

Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Blackwater Castle We got married in Blackwater Castle August 2016. Right from the first time we contacted Sheila & Patrick they were fantastic to deal with. We knew that the venue was amazing…. but we were so happy to find ourselves working with such caring and helpful people. We were organising our wedding from England but this was not an...

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Sheila O, Owner at BlackWater Castle, responded to this review

Thanks so much H & B for such a brilliant review. It was a pleasure to have you here and we are delighted everyone had such a memorable time. Best wishes, Sheila & PAtrick

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 17 October 2016

I organised a corporate weekend away for my company to Blackwater Castle. It was for our Irish and New York teams.The entire experience from start to finish was wonderful and seamless. The Castle is the perfect location for creating a unique experience where you can do whatever you like. It was such a novelty for everyone to take over a...

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Sheila O, Owner at BlackWater Castle, responded to this review

Dear Alannah, thank you so much for a lovely review! A pleasure to have you here with us - so pleased it all worked out so well. Best wishes, Sheila

Wicklow, Ireland
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Before I go off on a tangent I can summarize my review by saying Blackwater Castle was the perfect venue for our recent gathering of 29 family - mother, daughters, grandchildren and great grandchildren and all the other halves - exceeding our expectations. It is a castle, on a very ancient, spectacular woodland site - but it just felt so...

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Sheila O, Owner at BlackWater Castle, responded to this review

Dear JD, thank you so much for your kind words. You had the type of gathering that we aim to provide for our extended families. And you are right about the TV's and absence of WIFI - our decision to provide a medieval experience in one of the oldest continuously occupied houses in Ireland has been vindicated as even the...

Cork, Ireland
Reviewed 2 October 2016

My wife and I got married in the Blackwater Castle two weeks ago. We live in Cork but she is French and I'm from Galway so we had a lot of people travelling from all over. When we got engaged I jokingly promised her her dream wedding and I think we got it. The place was spectacular, and Patrick and...

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Sheila O, Owner at BlackWater Castle, responded to this review

Thank you so much D&D for such a lovely review. We are delighted you had such a beautiful event and we wish all three of you all the very best in the future. Kind regards, Sheila & Patrick.

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 30 September 2016

What an amazing place to hold a wedding. Our son got married on the 2nd September 2016. The sun came out and the ceremony was held in the walled garden surrounded by apple and pear trees. We had drinks in the castle and out on the terrace and the dinner was served in the coach house. There was a huge...

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Sheila O, Owner at BlackWater Castle, responded to this review

Thank you so much Anne, it was a pleasure to host you all here at the Castle. Kind regards, Sheila & Patrick.

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History, heritage, nature, and outdoor activities meet in a spectacular setting at Blackwater Castle, a twelfth century Castle on the banks of the River Awbeg surrounded by woodlands and a private river. Beautifully appointed suites, welcoming reception rooms, historical tours, and extensive activities from zip-lining to fly fishing are on offer at one of Ireland's more interesting and best preserved Castles for rent for an Irish Castle wedding, family reunion or private party. Courtyard accommodation can sleep 7 in family apartment and a further 40 in dormitory style accommodation. ... more   less 

Additional Information about BlackWater Castle

Address: Castle Widenham, Mill Road | Castletownroche, Cork, Castletownroche, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Castletownroche
Price Range: $72 - $87 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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“Using the accommodation in the courtyard we were able to cater for over 80 people on site at a very reasonable rate”
Restaurant104, 7 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms in the castle are lovely and all very different and quaint and big”
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“We chose the "James Joyce Suite" as our bridal room. It was perfect!”
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