All 40 bedrooms have private bathrooms, all individually names and decorated, some offering picturesque views of the river or mountains. Offering panoramic views of Ballynahinch river, offering culinary elegance, all drawn from fresh local produce. The original house dates back to the 1800's. Small traditional reception area. The castle is steeped with a wealth of tradition dating back to the sixteenth century. (11/05tm)
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Set in the heart of Connemara, on its own 450 acre private estate, offering miles of scenic walks through woodland and by riverbank. For those feeling energetic the castle has a fine tennis court. There is pony trekking through the surrounding countryside, and hill climbing on the nearby Twelve Bens is surely one of the most exhilarating ways to spend the day. Ballyconneely Gold Course is just 12 miles away and is classed as one of the best courses in the country. Galway City is 41 miles away from the Ballynahinch Castle, a city of great character charm and culture.
We stayed in the hotel on St. Patrick's Day, as well as the Sunday, and it was our second time staying in the hotel. I simply cannot say enough wonderful things about the hotel. The staff are incredibly friendly and cannot do enough to help you. The rooms are lovely and the food is simply divine. The setting in Connemara is breath-takiningly beautiful and there is no end of things to see and do in the vicinity of the hotel - including, for example, Kylemore Abbey. The roaring fires in many of their lounges is perfect for a romantic evening in.
Overall, if you stay anywhere in Connemara, it has to be here.