Lough Eske Castle

“There is much to commend Lough Eske Castle. It is located in acres of wild woodland and well tended landscaped areas.” - AA Inspector



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Located a ten-minute drive from Donegal Town, Lough Erne Castle is a lakeside retreat that dates back to 1861. Much of the original Victorian features have been retained, particularly in the many relaxing lounges and public areas. Bedrooms are in both the main house, and in the Courtyard, where facilities can be made available for canine friends. All are spacious, and furnished and decorated with comfort and luxury to the fore. The Cedar Room is the award winning principal dining space in the more recently built part of the hotel, with less formal options in the Gallery Lounge and in Fr. Browne’s Bar. Flexible events spaces are available, proving popular with wedding receptions and international conferences. Guests have complimentary use of the Wellness facilities, which are located near the Spa in the grounds.

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5 Star Hotel
2-Rosette restaurant
Lough Eske Castle
Phone : 074 972 5100


  • En-suite rooms: 97
  • Family rooms:
  • WiFi available
  • Children welcome
  • Spa Available

About the area

Discover County Donegal

Even though it’s not part of Northern Ireland, Donegal is Ireland’s northernmost county. Likewise, although it’s part of the Republic of Ireland, it is also part of the Province of Ulster. The same political position applies to County Cavan and County Monaghan.

Like most Irish counties, Donegal is overwhelmingly rural, and most towns are small. Much of the coastline is cliffs and rocks, although there are some spectacular beaches, mainly in the Gweedore region, which also has a reputation as a centre for Irish traditional music. Clannad and Enya, both internationally-famous musical acts, are from Gweedore.

County Donegal has the largest Irish-speaking community (Gaeltacht) in Ireland, as you’ll notice from the road signs. The town of Donegal isn’t actually the county town, as that title has been awarded to Lifford, its administrative centre. Donegal is good for shopping, and seeking out the area’s most famous export – Donegal tweed.

Letterkenny is the largest town in the county, and is the only one with a Cathedral, the Catholic Cathedral of St. Eunan and St Columba – built in the late 19th century.

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