Ballynahinch Castle Hotel

“Natural hospitality underpinned by sound professional procedures” - AA Inspector



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Located on a 700-acre wooded estate in the heart of Connemara, Ballynahinch Castle is a warm and welcoming country house that is sure to impress. The management and staff are knowledgeable and very hospitable. Bedroom suites are in a traditional country-house style and many have river views. The hotel has a number of relaxing lounges, all with real log fires, and the atmospheric Fisherman's Pub & Ranji Room serve food daily from 12.30–9.30pm. Dinner in the Owenmore Restaurant is the highlight of a stay; menus reflect both the seasons and what is best from local producers. The magnificent walled garden is not only a joy to walk around, you can also enjoy a Ballynahinch picnic which provides some fruit, salad and vegetables to the hotel.

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4 Star Country House Hotel
2-Rosette restaurant
Ballynahinch Castle Hotel
Recess,Connemara,Co. Galway,Ireland,H91F4A7
Phone : 095 31006


  • En-suite rooms: 48
  • Family rooms: 8
  • Bedrooms Ground: 6
  • Satellite TV available
  • Free TV
  • Broadband available
  • WiFi available
  • Children welcome
  • Babysitting service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Cots provided
  • High chairs
  • Children's portions or menu
  • Private fishing
  • cycle hire
  • Weekly Entertainment
  • Christmas entertainment programme
  • New Year entertainment programme
  • Lift available
  • Night porter available
  • Outdoor parking spaces: 60
  • Accessible bedrooms: 1
  • Walk-in showers
Room rates
  • Single room, minimum price: £215
  • Double room, minimum price: £235
Opening times
  • Open all year
  • Holds a civil ceremony licence

About the area

Discover County Galway

County Galway on the west coast features Galway a very lively city, filled with shops, cafes and bars. Thanks to its university and the number of industries that have come to the town, it combines traditional appeal with modern-day attractions. It is also one of the places where you are likely to hear Irish spoken.

In July there’s the Galway International Arts Festival, and in the last two weeks of July or the first week in August, the Galway Races are on, so things can get very busy. Medieval Galway enjoyed great prosperity through trade with the rest of Ireland, Spain and beyond.

It all came to an end after the city was attacked by Oliver Cromwell in 1652, and again by King William III in 1691, but you can see evidence of this former wealth in the decoration of ancient doorways, window frames and walls. Rich merchants would employ the best stone-carvers to adorn their town houses with their coats of arms, and with grotesque sculptures and heraldic beasts.

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