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Ballinalacken Castle Hotel is a charming 4 star hotel located close to the picturesque town of Doolin in County Clare. The hotel stands on the grounds of the ancient ruins of the 15th Century Ballinalacken Castle - if you ask the owner Denis O Callaghan nicely you might get the chance to climb the castle and see awe-inspiring views of the area from the top.
This is a peaceful location brimming with history, culture and tradition. Take a walk around the grounds and appreciate the wonderful vistas of the Cliffs of Moher, the Atlantic Ocean, the Aran Islands and the rugged and windswept hills of Connemara.
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From Limerick/Shannon Airport
Travel on the N18 towards Ennis. Once you reach Ennis, take the N85 to Ennistymon and then the N67 for Lisdoonvarna. On approach to Lisdoonvarna, do not enter the town but follow the Coast Road (R477) to Ballinalacken. The hotel is located on this road.
Travelling from Galway travel to Ballyvaughan Village. At the T-junction take a right hand turn. Travel along the Coast Road (R477) through Black Head and Fanore until you reach Ballinalacken.
Ballinalacken Castle is a countryside setting yet everything you need is within easy access. Hop on the ferry at Doolin Village and experience a simpler and more laid back lifestyle on the Aran Islands. Inis Mor is the largest of the three islands where you can find a lot of unique and quirky craft items to bring home with you.
You don’t have to go to the Aran Island for crafts as Doolin Village is a treasure trove of galleries and traditional workmanship. Enjoy a round of golf at any one of the championship golf courses in the county. The pubs and restaurants scattered throughout the village are great hangouts for lively entertainment, local banter and great laughs. There are a number of great scenic drives around the area. Step into your car and take a spectacular drive to the Cliffs of Moher or The Burren – not to be missed!
County Clare offers an enticing combination of history, culture, and ‘ceol agus craic’. Come and find out for yourself – you won’t be disappointed!
It was bought by Daniel O'Callaghan in 1938 from Lord O'Brien and re-opened its doors as a hotel to the public in 1939. The hotel has remained in the O'Callaghan family since and they take great pride in taking care of the day-to-day running of the property.
Ballinalacken Castle is perfect for treating yourself to something a little more special. Take that important someone in your life here for a romantic break. Hide away from the hustle and bustle of modern living with a restful retreat to this peaceful country oasis in County Clare.
There are a total of 12 guestrooms in the property. Each of the bedrooms are beautifully decorated and fully equipped. The accommodation consists of two suites, three doubles with four-poster bedrooms and a mix of rooms with super king double rooms, twin rooms and double rooms.
Each of the guest bedrooms has been renovated recently and most of them have wonderful seaside views. In-room facilities include hair dryer, telephone, TV as well as a complimentary hospitality tray. All of the bedrooms in the hotel are non-smoking.
Bridget from Medford
This hotel truly had the feel of a gracious country home. Interiors common spaces were lovely yet cmomfortable as were the rooms. Wonderful location on a hill with a distant view to the bay and the cliffs.
Cheryl from Invergowrie
Stayed 05-2012A few friends
Anonymous from Canton
Stayed 07-2011Mature couple
Dine in style at the elegant restaurant at Ballinalacken Castle. The restaurant is renowned for its culinary delights and has been highly recommended by a variety of sources. Full bar and wine list is also on offer.
A la Carte dining is available daily, except on Tuesday from 6.45 to 8.45pm. It is advisable that you reserve your dinner reservation prior to arrival as the restaurant can be in high demand.
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