Prepare to feel like royalty when you enter the grounds of one of the oldest inhabited Castles in Ireland. After a major renovation that redefines luxury, Kilkea Castle is delighted to welcome guests.
Only an hour’s drive from Dublin, once the medieval stronghold of the FitzGerald’s, Earls of Kildare, the Castle was built by Hugh de Lacy for one of Strongbow's Norman Noblemen, Walter de Riddlesford. Today it stands proudly ready to extend a warm Irish welcome to guests from around the globe.
Located in Castledermot, Co. Kildare along Ireland's Ancient East and set on 180 acres of its own wonderful woodland, gardens and golf course, Kilkea Castle enchants from the moment one drives down the beech-lined avenue overlooking the Killeshin Hills, only minutes from the ancient Mullaghreelan Woods.
The 140 bedroom resort boasts several accommodation options to appeal to all tastes and budgets. Guests can choose from a luxurious Castle Bedroom, a Carriage Bedroom, a Self-Catering Lodge or a Lodge Bedroom. The 11 Bedroom Castle is also available for exclusive hire.
Food lovers will enjoy Restaurant 1180, the Fine Dining Restaurant. Whilst the Clubhouse is home to the Bistro and Hermione’s Restaurant, both offer a more informal option to guests and visitors alike. Guests can also enjoy the 18-hole golf course as well as activities like Whiskey Tasting, Tennis, Falconry and our newly open Luxurious Boutique Spa.