Barberstown Castle

“Comfortable Irish castle that pleases on many levels” - AA Inspector

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STRAFFAN, COUNTY KILDARE

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With parts dating from the 13th century, this castle hotel provides the very best in standards of comfort. The inviting public areas range from the original keep which houses one of the restaurant areas, to the warmth of the drawing room and its cocktail bar. Bedrooms, some in a purpose-built wing, are elegantly appointed with relaxing seating areas. The airy Tea Room serves light meals throughout the day. The Castle is a popular venue for weddings and other family celebrations.

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4 Star Hotel
Barberstown Castle
STRAFFAN, Co Kildare
Phone : 01 6288157

Features

Rooms
  • En-suite rooms: 55
  • Family rooms: 2
  • Bedrooms Ground: 21
  • Satellite TV available
  • Broadband available
  • WiFi available
Children
  • Children welcome
  • Cots provided
Leisure
  • Weekly Entertainment
  • New Year entertainment programme
Facilities
  • Lift available
  • Night porter available
  • Outdoor parking spaces: 200
Accessibility
  • Accessible bedrooms: 2
  • Walk-in showers
Room Rates
  • Single room, minimum price: £195
  • Double room, minimum price: £230
Weddings
  • Maximum number of guests: 280

About The area

Discover County Kildare

Just to the left of Dublin, County Kildare is one of Ireland’s richer counties. It’s home to 140 racehorse stud farms, and a number of hi-tech industries.

Kildare also has a large number of peat bogs, the largest of which is the Bog of Allen. This amazing area has provided Ireland with peat for centuries, as well as preserving some of the nation’s most interesting and revealing archaeology. The bog holds up to 20 times its own weight in water and, in places, the peat can be 32 feet or more in depth.

For centuries Kildare was a struggling frontier town on the edge of the English Pale (area controlled by England). However, with the development of the Curragh, and the construction of the turnpike road from Dublin to southwest Ireland in the middle of the 17th century, the town’s fortunes revived.

You can see the last vestiges of Kildare Castle behind the Silken Thomas public house. Although a motorway cuts across its heart, the area known as the Curragh, which begins on the eastern edge of town, is still the largest tract of semi-natural grassland in Europe.

 

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