Five Exquisite reception rooms
The entrance hall with a screen of Corinthian pillars has a superb Neo-classical plaster ceiling and the enfilade of reception rooms are filled with a unique collection of Irish 18th century mahogany furniture. Family portraits and Irish pictures line the walls, and the library bookcase has a secret door leading to the hall and the rare flying staircase. There is a Snooker table in the library and a cosy sitting room with board games and large TV screen with Netflix etc for guests to retreat to. Traditional musicians from the locality come to play in the hall before dinner on request. Crackling wood fires burn in the grates and add to the welcoming Irish atmosphere.
Elegant rooms for entertaining
After a stroll in the wonderful pleasure grounds, the large light drawing room with its 6 big windows looking out towards the estuary makes an ideal gathering place for drinks before dinner. It has an elegant Neo-classical ceiling, a handsome Bossi marble chimney piece and open fire. After dinner coffee and lemon verbena tea are served here and it leads on to the adjoining Library with the snooker table for evening entertainment.
The Dining room with its deep claret coloured walls can seat up to 35 people and has seen many feasts and celebrations. The windows catch the setting sun and candle light is reflected in the many pieces of shining silver on the sideboards. The room is filled with baronial oak furniture and a gallery of former Knights including a number of notable eccentrics such as ‘the Knight of the Women’ and the ‘Big Knight’!
For larger groups and special wedding parties we set up tables in the hall for dinner and can seat up to 65 people. We also can provide wonderful displays of traditional Irish dancing on the shining wooden floor.
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Glin Castle is a unique historic property, home of the Knights of Glin for 700 years, offering wonderful comfort and atmosphere for our guests.