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This hotel is a hidden gem in The Burren area, and the delightful restaurant and bedrooms enjoy splendid views towards Galway Bay. The Haden family, together with their welcoming staff, offer a high level of personal service. Bedrooms are individually decorated; superior rooms and suites are particularly comfortable; some are on the ground floor and have patio gardens. There are welcoming fires in the comfortable drawing room and the cosy cocktail bar where afternoon tea is served. Dinner is a highlight of any visit; the chef shows a real passion for food which is evident in his cooking of top quality local and organic produce. The area is rich in archaeological, geological and botanical interest, and cycling and walking tours can be organised. There is a beautiful garden to relax in.

Awards, Accolades & welcome Schemes

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3 Red Star Award: Inspector's Choice
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3-Rosette restaurant

Hidden gem with an enviable Galway Bay outlook

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- AA Inspector
Gregans Castle
BALLYVAUGHAN, Co Clare, H91 CF60
Phone : 065 7077005

Features

Rooms
  • En-suite rooms: 21
  • Family rooms: 3
  • Bedrooms Ground: 7
  • Broadband available
  • WiFi available
Children
  • Children welcome
  • Babysitting service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Cots provided
  • High chairs
  • Children's portions or menu
Leisure
  • Croquet Available
  • Cycle hire
Facilities
  • Outdoor parking spaces: 25
Accessibility
  • Accessible bedrooms: 6
  • Walk-in showers
Weddings
  • Maximum number of guests: 75

About The area

Discover County Clare

If you’re hoping to get married, but don’t have a partner, Lisdoonvarna in County Clare may be the place to start. Each year, this 19th-century spa town is home to a matchmaking festival. Tens of thousands of people come from all over the world to look for a partner, a good time, dancing, and live music; not necessarily all at once, or in that order.

The other thing you should come to Clare for, – although it isn’t quite as much of a craic – is The Burren, a place like nowhere else in Ireland. From the northwest corner of County Clare it rises as a cluster of grey-domed hills with terraced sides, whose western feet slope to the sea at Galway Bay. There are no bogs and very few pastures. Instead there are huge pavements of limestone called clints, their vertical fissures known locally as grimes. However bleak it appears, it is home to some wonderful plant life and there is evidence that people settled here as long ago as the Stone Age. Villages are scattered around the fringes: Ballyvaughan on the north coast, Doolin and Lisdoonvarna to the west, and Kilfenora with its Burren Visitor Centre in the south.

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