The Douglas Hyde Restaurant

“A Modern Irish nod at traditional country house cooking” - AA Inspector



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Named after Douglas Hyde, the first President of Ireland (1938-45) who was born about 20 miles away, this charming restaurant is part of the magnificent Kilronan Castle Estate. There are three different dining areas, all are elegant and intimate, and all serving modern Irish dishes with a nod to the traditions of country house cuisine.

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2 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
The Douglas Hyde Restaurant
Kilronan Castle Estate & Spa,Ballyfarnon,ROSCOMMON,Co Roscommon
Phone : 071 9618000


  • Seats: 80
  • Private dining available
  • On-site parking available
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome
Opening times
  • Open all year
Food and Drink
  • Wines under £30: 14
  • Wines over £30: 40
  • Wines by the glass: 11
  • Cuisine style: Modern European
  • Vegetarian menu

About the area

Discover County Roscommon

County Roscommon, with the River Suck on its western border, and the River Shannon joining a series of loughs on its eastern border, is very popular with anglers. Roscommon is a small country town with some attractive Georgian and Victorian shops in the centre, and a huge ruined castle standing in a field on the northern outskirts. Roscommon Castle dates from the 13th century, with Tudor mullions added in the 16th century. The quarrelsome O’Kelly and O’Conor clans seized it periodically, but its last definitive remodelling took place at the hands of Cromwellian troops, and its drum towers now stand broken and hollow around a rectangle of neatly mown turf. During the 18th century Roscommon employed the notorious Lady Betty as its hangwoman for some 30 years. Apparently, she was the only hangwoman in Irish history.

Strokesdown Park is a major attraction; an 18th-century Palladian mansion owned by the Mahon family for centuries until it was sold in 1979. The stable block contains the Famine Museum, which details one of the most shocking episodes of Irish history; the death by starvation of some one million Irish people between 1845 and 1852.

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